Report Sections

For most sections in a report, you can add comments in the Section properties Comments box. For some sections, you can set additional options as listed below. Many of these options are self-explanatory and are listed here only for completeness.

This table shows the report sections for each report format.
Description X X X X X X X X X X
Assumptions X X X X X X X X X X
Model Information X X X X X X X X X X
Study Properties X X X X X X X X X X
Units X X X X X X X X X X
Design Study Setup         X          
Material Properties X X X X   X X X X  
Thermal Loads       X            
Loads & Fixtures X X X     X     X X
Connector Definitions X X X     X     X  
Contact X X X X   X X   X  
Mesh Information X X X X   X X   X  
Sensor Results X X X X   X     X X
Resultant Forces X         X        
Beams X         X        
Study Results X X X X X X X X X X
Conclusion X X X X X X X X X X
Appendix X X X X X X X X X X


User-defined comments


User-defined comments

Model Information

  • Names of all referenced components and subassemblies
  • Configuration name used in study
  • Path to all documents listed
  • Revision or last modified date
  • Physical properties of each body
  • Ply information for composites

Study Properties

  • Solution information including study name, analysis type, and mesh type
  • Solver information including solver used in the study
  • Solver options including properties of the selected study
  • Result folder


Unit system for:

  • Length/Displacement
  • Temperature
  • Angular velocity
  • Stress/Pressure

Design Study Setup

Material Properties

  • Material details such as name, yield strength, tensile strength
  • Values and graph of the material table
  • Descriptive information for custom-defined materials
  • Custom material properties defined by the user for the custom-defined materials.

Thermal Loads

Thermal load names, images, and details

Loads & Fixtures

  • Fixture names, images, details, and resultant forces
  • Load names, images, and details
  • Values and graphs of the loading for transient analysis

Connector Definitions

  • Types of connectors and details
  • Connector forces


Types of contacts, images, and properties

Mesh Information

  • Mesh details and image
  • Mesh control information (name, image, and details)

Sensor Results

Sensor names, locations, and details

Resultant Forces

  • Reaction forces
  • Reaction moments


Select to include beam stresses or forces at:

  • Joints
  • Ends
  • Extreme values
  • Entire length

Study Results

Includes images of all the plots in the Results folder. Clear to manually add the desired images using insert image.



Includes an Appendix with external data, either embedded or linked.

Adding a User Defined Section

You can add an Appendix to a report that contains a custom section.

  1. Select Appendix.
  2. Under Section properties, type a name or add comments.
  3. To add a file, select External Data, select Embed or Link, then browse to the file. Common SOLIDWORKS, Microsoft Office, and image files are available.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes and continue editing the report, or click Publish to generate the report.