Generating and exporting reports

Generating reports

Most reports can be generated inside a drawing and exported as tab separated values (.tsv). To generate a report inside a drawing, simply drag and drop a report symbol from the Report stencil, then right click and select Generate.

Report Stencil
Report Stencil

Report symbols can be resized by dragging on their handles and when a report is generated, Electra automatically create additional report symbols if the content overflows a single symbol. Columns in report symbols can be resized by clicking on the report symbol, then on any column, and dragging on the handles. Some columns may contain options to hide a column, simply right click on a column when it is selected, and choose Hide Column.

Resize Columns
Resize Columns

Cross reference report

The cross reference report list all references, descriptions, symbol master and their locations.

Cross Reference Report
Cross Reference Report

Material reference report

The material reference report list all references, grouping, component information and descriptions.

Material Reference Report
Material Reference Report

When exporting Material Reference, the Reference tab will be shown. By default, all references will be exported. Users can click on the references selectively, to export a smaller set of references. Export a smaller set of references for editing in a .tsv file.

Bills of materials report

The Bill of Materials report list all components used in a schematic, including component information, subtotals and totals.

BOM report
BOM report

Exporting reports

To export reports:

  • Click on menu Export Report, then select the report to be exported.