2.10.1 Checking Structural Analyses
their numerous changes and additions innate to complex documentations, errors easily sneak in. Therefore the document undergoes extensive and vigorous tests in order to detect
The test checks the following:
- Page numbering and directory numbering
- Data from stored tables
- All detailed proofs and calculation lines
- Spelling as well as blank pages
- Links to outsourced files
The dialogue box indicates which test is currently running. If an error is found the box
shows more information regarding the detected error.
test is performed interactively. It stops at faulty spots and highlights
the corresponding line. The error can be patched without having to close
the dialogue box. Messages can be ignored by clicking on the button
A green checkmark is shown, when the test has been completed successfully.
The wizard does not start automatically for various reasons: Permanently
checking structural analyses is time-consuming and disrupts the work
flow. After several dependent values have been modified it is possible
structural analysis is only temporarily unfulfilled. VCmaster can't
assess this situation properly, because it cannot foresee the users next
order to edit units of measurement simply click on it and the dialog
will appear, displaying a list of units.
list containing preallocated units of measurement can be extended or edited.
In addition, VCmaster facilitates switching between different lists.
This is a good idea if calculations are compiled for countries whose
common units of measurement deviate from one another (e.g. inch and cm).
Switching between common units of measurement can also be useful for
engineers working in different fields (e.g. building and construction
industry and machine and plant construction).
Editing is done
using the WindowsTM
The program interprets each ASCII text file in the VCmaster directory
with the extension "*.btm" as a list with units of measurement, in
which the displayed groups can be extended as
line format- Edit units list
The standard calculation line formats are entered in the dialog shown on the
These presettings are used for the formatting and alignment of calculation lines.
line format- Calculation line format settings
many cases displaying the syntax of the
or the IF() function
the final printout is not necessary (see also Chapter 2.3
). For this reason VCmaster offers a hiding feature.
The same circumstances
apply to specifications of calculation tables (for more details, see
). In this case,
the line and the column in which the mark for the calculation table is
located is hidden.
The option Use space on cover sheets optimally
allows a different format for selected pages. Using the area usually occupied by headers and footers. This is helpful, for example when inserting project information on cover sheets.
The print option Print in black
is required in order to
obtain a black printout from color printers or from printers with an
output in greyscales. Note
: In many devices this option can be
activated in the printer driver.
|File-Settings-Print options / Hiding