GSA report collation
easier building output into report - compiling text and graphical views, page numbers
Please refer to the engineering report function in SCIA Engineer as something to aspire to. It is really powerful and pretty much makes a full building control pack in 10 clicks - complete with live updating etc.
Andrew Mole commented
I would suggest that this be accommodated by adding scripting support and then get individual locations to do their own customisation. The MSWord COM interface could be used to place diagrams in a document in one go, or in specific locations.
All engineers should have programming skills...
Zhou Zhiqin commented
I would like to include loading diagram, bending moment / shear force diagram (envelope) and required reinforcement diagram (envelope) in the beam/slab design output report.
Sammy Yip commented
This one should go hand in hand with the section analysis in Adsec. If both analysis results and verificaiton results can be printed out professionally from GSA easily, it will save everyone a lot of time. Certainly for both bridges and buildings type structures where people are increasingly or already have to submit calculations to authorities.
Mark de Melo commented
More and more we are required to submit calculations and it’s not easy to produce readable graphical outputs, eg. Numbers in front of filled areas, etc. Other packages such as Robot and Midas prepare much more ‘professional’ looking outputs.
Generating outputs is also cumbersome with limited opportunity for producing outputs for a number of load cases or envelopes automatically.