Report Options


You can access Report Options by selecting Edit, Report Options, or by pressing the  button on the Toolbar.

Report Options allow you to change the results and graphs that are displayed on the Elevate standard reports.

You can change all of the Report Options and immediately regenerate the report without re-running the analysis.

When you are satisfied with the Report Options, print in the usual way.

Figure 12   Report Options dialog

Choosing the results to display

If you have selected a range of configurations (different numbers, sizes and speeds of cars) to analyse in Elevator Data, you can choose to display only the results that meet criteria specified criteria.  The options available depend on the analysis type.

If the Analysis type is Up peak, results can be rejected on the basis that the configuration achieves less than a specified 5 minute handling capacity.

If the Analysis type is Enhanced up peak, General analysis or Double Deck General analysis, results can be rejected on the basis that the interval, capacity factor by mass or by area is higher than specified.

If the Analysis type Simulation, you can choose to see the results for any individual run, or for an average of all runs.  You can also choose to look at the results for passengers who arrive in a specified time frame.  Based on this selection, you may also choose to reject results on the basis that the Average Waiting Time, Average Transit Time, or Average Time to Destination is greater than specified.  The maximum queue input allows you to reject results where the total queue across all floors exceeds a specified percentage of the building population.  This variable is checked during the simulation run, so can save time by aborting unacceptable solutions without the need to complete the simulation.

Selecting Graphs to plot

Elevate will plot a wide range of graphs, according to the boxes ticked in the Report Options table.  You can choose whether to plot graphs in black and white or colour.

For a discussion of the simulation results graphs, please refer to  Viewing the Viewing the Results.  By default the graphs are set to scale automatically.  Select the scale tab if you want to set the scale yourself.