Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

October 21, 2020

What are Reports?

Reports are lists that show information applied in the project. They are many different types of reports. The Report Manager controls which reports are used in the project.

The reports are SQL queries that display filed data from joined database tables in the form of columns.

Step 1 Add a report to project

Open an electrical project and click “Project” tab in command manager. Click “Reports“.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Click “Add” to add a report to project.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Tick a box to select a report, untick a box to deselect a report.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Step 2 Access Report Properties 

Highlight a report in the list and click “Properties” to access report properties.

In the general tab, you are able to change the description for a report. In the Styles tab, you are able to change the format of the report table.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Step 3Column Management

The columns available for inclusion in a report are defined in the report query. Columns are related to database field.

It is possible to add or remove available columns by modifying the query, it is also possible to define the column title to assist with selecting the column data.

In the Columns tab, click “Column Management”. Select or deselect to add or remove existing columns from report.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Step 4Add and Delete Columns

Click “Add” to create a new columns in report manager by giving a description, choosing a formula as well as defining the column width.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Click “Delete” to delete a column in report manager.

Reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical