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Model Documents and Report Packages

You can develop virtual documentation for output in both printable document and web page formats, using Report Package and Model Document elements. The process for generating web virtual documentation differs from that for printable documentation in two ways:

  • You use a standard or customized HTML template, which you select in the 'Style' field on the 'Publish as HTML' dialog; you do not specify or use any templates defined in the Model Document element 'RTFTemplate' Tagged Value
  • You create a Package list to select the elements for the report, and not a Model Search (which would be defined in the 'SearchName' and 'SearchValue' Tagged Values in the Model Document elements)



Publish > Model Reports > HTML > Standard HTML Report or

Specification-Specify > Element > Documentation > Publish as HTML

Keyboard Shortcuts


Context Menu

On a diagram, right-click on the Model Document element | Documentation | HTML Report

In the Browser windowHamburger arrow. | Documentation | Publish as HTML

Generate web documentation from a Report Package and/or Model Documents



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On the 'Publish as HTML' dialog, set the options for your web document as required.

Select your preferred template - such as a customized Model Document template - in the 'Style' field.

Create a Web Page Report


Click on the Generate button to generate the documentation.

The HTML Report Generator works through the defined content of the Report Package element and/or the Model Document elements, and pulls in the information from the listed Packages, formatted according to the template identified in the 'Style' field.


Click on the View button to view the documentation.

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