Human Task Simulation Report Procedures

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This functionality produces comprehensive report files from specifications. This gathers the results of the various analyses found in the Human workbenches including an analysis of the manikin's vision.

  1. The Human Task Simulation workbench, select the Inserts a new Report   This is located in the Menu bar under Tools > Manikin Tools, or in the Manikin Tools toolbar.

  2. Make sure that this option, Update Analyses During Simulation, is activated the in the Tools > Options > Ergonomics > Human Task Simulation > General tab.

  3. Selecting the Inserts a new Report, you are prompted to select the manikin the new object will belong to.  Once the manikin is selected, the Report  Definition panel appears:


  4. You can choose any combination of analyses to populate the report, by toggling them from the Available column to the Selected column.  The Output File field contains a default path, pointing to the V5 temporary directory (CATTemp), but you can change the output file of the report by clicking the File... button.  This field also contains a history of the last few report files used (hence the combo).  If the output file name's extension is .htm or .html, then the report written to this file will be in html format, Otherwise, the report will be written in text format.

    Each report object must be associated to a specific log file; however, it is permitted to assign two or several different report objects to the same log file. You will be able to choose from the following list of analyses, on any report object:

    • Push/Pull analysis
    • Carry analysis
    • RULA analysis
    • Detailed RULA analysis
    • Biomechanics analysis - summary
    • Biomechanical - Spine Limit
    • Biomechanical - Joint Movement
    • Biomechanical - Reaction Forces and Moment
    • Biomechanical - Segment Angle
    • Postural Score analysis - All DOF Result
    • Postural Score analysis - All DOF Detailed
    • Detailed Postural Score analysis - DOF1
    • Detailed Postural Score analysis - DOF2
    • Detailed Postural Score analysis - DOF3
    • Constraint Results
    • Vision Analysis
    • Walk Distance-Single Walk
    • Walk Distance - Cumulative


  5. Any combination of analyses can be activated, and each report object must point to a valid output file.  A specific analysis in the above list will be selectable for activation only if the proper product license check succeeds for this analysis.  For instance, the Push/Pull and RULA analyses will be selectable only if the Human Activity Analysis product is installed.

  6. While editing the report properties, clicking another manikin will switch that report object to the new manikin selected.  The name of the manikin associated to the report object appears in the Manikin field. Also, a default name (i.e. Report1 Report2...) is given to the report object. Change the name before selecting OK. Keep the name different from any of your activity names, or standard activity names (i.e., WalkSU, or MoveToPostureSU, etc)

  7. When completed, the new report object appears under the selected manikin, in the specification tree:


  8. Right-clicking on the Reports.1 shows the options available.


  9. The Define Input Parameters dialog box contains all the explicit parameters for each analysis, organized in dialog’s tab pages.

  10. Descriptions can also be created for the vision, the anthropometry, or the posture of the manikin using the Adds a description to a manikin object command. Select the appropriate node in the specification tree (Manikin, Anthropometry, Vision, or Body) and the corresponding description will appear in the text field.

  11. The walk distance report will be updated only when the process simulation is called on either the process node or a task. Analysis of subsequent runs will be appended to the log file.

For Scenario's see:

Walk distance - Each walk

Cumulative Walk Distance - Simulation

For Reporting Capabilities see:

Lift-Lower analysis

Push-Pull Analysis

Carry Analysis

Log File txt Format

Log File HTML Format

RULA analysis in XML Format

Vision analysis