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How to input pictures in the Engineering report?

There are five different ways to input a picture in the Engineering report. You can choose to

  • Send a screenshot from the workspace to the ER
  • Send a live picture from the workspace to the ER
  • Send a live picture in scale from the workspace to the ER
  • Input a picture from the Picture Gallery
  • Input an external picture

 

1.Screenshot into ER

When you are in the workspace and right click, you can choose to send a screenshot into the Engineering report:

Screenshot from SCIA workspace to Engineering report  

A screenshot will use the current view of the workspace and cannot be changed after the screenshot is taken. If you want to have another view, you will need to retake the screenshot.

2.Live picture into ER

To send a live picture into the ER, you right click in the workspace and select this option:

Live picture from SCIA workspace to Engineering report

A live picture will use the current view of the workspace but will be updated along with modifications to the model. Also, it is possible to change the view of a live picture or choose to display loads of a certain load case, etc. This can be done by the Edit pictures options in the Engineering report:

Edit pictures in Engineering report

3.Live picture in scale into ER

This is the same as sending a live picture into the Engineering report. However, with this option you can also set a certain scale to be used for the live picture:

Live picture in scale from SCIA workspace to Engineering report

The scale can be set while sending the picture into the ER or afterwards in the properties of the picture in the ER:

Set scale in Engineering report

4.Picture from Picture Gallery

A picture can also be sent to the picture gallery. Here it can be edited, for example: adding text or dimension lines. The edited picture can then be inputted in the Engineering report by going to Gallery pictures in the available items:

Picture from Picture Gallery in Engineering report

The picture can still be edited afterwards, but only in the picture gallery.

5.External picture

The last option is to input an external picture that is saved on your computer. You can simply add the item External picture and set the correct path to the picture in the properties:

External picture in Engineering reportAdd path to external picture