Report Manager - SOLIDWORKS Utilities

Article by Heather McHale on Jan 25, 2021

The Report Manager allows SOLIDWORKS users to manage HTML reports generated from the following SOLIDWORKS Utilities: Compare (Document Properties, Features, Geometry, BOMs), Geometry Analysis, Symmetry Check, and Thickness Analysis.

SOLIDWORKS Utilities Report Manager

Saving a Report

After running one of the above utilities, choose Save Report. Within the save dialog, specify the location and the report name. You can also have the report open once saved and add it to the design binder of the file(s) you are running the report on. Additionally, Thickness Analysis results can also be saved to eDrawings.

Saving a Report in SOLIDWORKS Utilities

To further customize the report, choose Options. Here you can customize units, Tolerance, colors, and specify the views to be exported.

Compare Options in SOLIDWORKS Utilities

Using the Report Manager

The Report Manager can be accessed in the Tools menu in SOLIDWORKS. Tools>Compare>Report Manager. 

The Report Manager lists reports located in the default file location. Use Browse to search a different location during this session or select Change Folder to modify the default location. The Report Manager provides the name of the report, the utility that generated it, the location it is stored, and the date and user that saved it.

Select a report and choose View to open it in a web browser.

Select a report(s) and choose Delete to remove them.

To export to the briefcase, select the report(s) and choose Export Reports. Browse to the location you would like the Briefcase saved and an HTML file will be generated.

If you would like to learn more about the powerful tools found within SOLIDWORKS, see our available Self-Paced Training Courses.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Utilities

 Find and Replace Annotation - SOLIDWORKS Utilities

The Power of Power Select- SOLIDWORKS Utilities

BOM Compare - SOLIDWORKS Utilities

Geometry Analysis - SOLIDWORKS Utilities

About Heather McHale

Heather McHale is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineer, Instructor, and Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert. Heather has over 13 years of design experience since earning her degree in Computer Aided Drafting from Kellogg Community College. Heather joined the VAR channel in 2017 first with DASI and now GoEngineer. Based out of western Michigan, Heather enjoys camping, hiking, and scrapbooking in her free time.

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