Creating Structural Reports 

This task shows you how to report data into a html file.

A .CATProduct document must be loaded.
You can also use the Analysis1.CATProduct document.

  1. Select the objects for which you wish to generate a report. The objects and the parent of higher level are selected.
    You can select them either in the specification tree or in the 3D geometry.

    You can modify the selection once in the command.
  2. Click BiW reporting  in the Fasteners Review toolbar.

    The Report dialog box opens.
    The directory for the report file is the one defined in Customizing General Settings.
    You can modify the path by clicking the Browse icon. The Select file report dialog box opens letting you choose the file.
    The dialog box enables you to customize the report through several options:
    • Sort by process: fasteners are grouped by process category and type. If a standard has been imported, the process types are ordered accordingly. 
    • Long report: projection results and specific process category data are added for each fastener
    • Browse once exported: the file opens in your current html browser once you click OK.
    • Translate coded values: attribute values belonging to a predefined list of codes are translated according to the NLS set-up. For instance if the value of the joint element's finish attribute is "B", on using this option, it will be displayed with the translation "Class B" in the report.
    • Real numbers precision:  corresponds to the number of decimal digits of all the real numbers written in the neutral file and of the discretization values displayed in the dialog box above. This number is between 0 and 10.
    • Unit: either millimeter or inch
    • Scientific notation: power of 10
    • Discretization: specify the discretization method:
      • Polyline with sag: define the sag value used in the exported file.
      • Polyline with step: define the value used in the exported file.

        Refer to Export in the Automotive BiW Fastening User's Guide.

  3. Click OK.

    The progress bar shows you the remaining exported percentage.
    The BiW Fasteners report opens. It displays:
    • General information:
      • the date
      • the product name
      • the unit
    • a summary (number of features) containing fasteners sorted by process type and process category.
    Fasteners belonging to a same process type or process category are displayed in the same order as they appear in the specification tree.
    The following tables are contained into domains:
    • Joint attributes
      • joined components
        • Part path ID, Part Number, Version, Material
    • joint bodies
      • BiW Body Name, Stacking, Thicknesses Count, Zone ID, Layer number for each joined contact zone, etc.
    • BiW Fasteners sorted by process type and process category (if option checked)
      • general attributes: BiW Joint and Joint Body Names, Process Category, K Flag, I Flag, Layer number, X, Y, Z coordinates of the fastener's reference tangent vector (U), etc.
      • projection attributes (only in long reports): Zone path ID, Normal and projection point coordinates, Material, Thicknesses
        Values and order of the projection attributes depend on the thickness crossing computation. For further information, refer to the Ordering Thickness Crossing Criteria chapter.
    • Curvilinear fasteners discretization attributes (only in long reports)
      • Point Count, for each point the localization coordinates (X, Y, Z), the reference normal (W) and the tangent vector (U)
    • Projection fasteners attributes (only in long reports)
      • ID, Projection zone
  • You can only report BiW objects.
  • A warning message is issued in case errors occur during the report process. They are logged in a .xml file.
    Refer to the Import chapter in the Automotive BiW Fastening documentation.
  • One single log file is issued per structural report.
  • Deactivated features are not reported; they appear in the log file.
  • If no object is selected, all the active BiW objects as long as the sub-products are reported.
  • The products coordinates are reported relatively to the active product coordinates.
  • The header always displays the active product information even if the report is for an assembly.
  • When you have just created a feature, the latter is taken into account when clicking the BiW reporting icon. Expand the specification tree to ensure you have selected the correct objects.