The integrated reporting function introduced in version 3.4.4 lets you customize reports, automate their creation, and store them directly in your .vgl project. In the first half of 2023, the integrated reporting will completely replace HTML reporting. "Reporting via Excel" will not be affected by this.
The main benefits of the new reporting:
The new reporting function is continuously being expanded with exciting new features. Depending on the version you are using, not all features described in this FAQ might be available.
This functionality can be accessed via the Reporting tool in the tool dock.
A report consists of multiple section groups. When you create a new report, a dialog is displayed where you can select the content to be added to the report. When the report is opened in the reporting dialog, the section groups are listed in the left column:
You can add or remove sections from the individual section groups. To be able to do so, you have to switch to Edit mode.
Each section contains layout elements and content from the reported objects.
There is no difference in the capabilities of the Reporting tool in myVGL compared to other VG software. However, you cannot save the project.
Pages are always part of a report section. Individual pages can’t be removed from a section but you can remove the entire section from the report.
2. 2 You can add a section in the Sections area the left-hand side by clicking ☰ :
Copy the content from one object or analysis (e.g., image or table) and paste it to the desired page. The initial content can be deleted. For some content, such as coordinate measurement results, there also exist dedicated overview tables that can be added via the main menu and that display all available results in a single table.
The default report layout stores a layout based on the reported object types, such as volume objects, CAD models, surface meshes, ROIs, analyses, geometry elements, and GD&T features, and the global background layout.
When you create a report, all section groups based on objects of the same type will use the same section configurations and layouts. Default report layouts can be applied to arbitrary scenes.
The specific report layout defines the layout of a report for a specific scene content. The layout of section groups and sections of the same type can vary within reports with such a layout. The constellation of the objects to be reported must be the same as in the initial report the layout is based on.
This can also be applied to tables.
You can copy images, shapes, and text boxes from many other applications and paste them as images or text in your report.
Reference bookmarks on the Images tab of the Object or Analysis properties dialog. Then, the bookmark images will be displayed in the Bookmark snapshots section.
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