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Creating and Organizing OptSim and ModeSYS Project Reports

OptSim and ModeSYS provide a user-friendly way to generate web-ready reports. The reports are HTML files that can be edited in external software such as Microsoft Word, archived using external software such as WinZip, or converted to PDF using Acrobat. Reports can contain screenshots of the project layout, user-entered descriptions, results in the form of graphs and tables, parameters used in the project and their numerical values in tabular form, etc.

With the project file open for which a report is to be generated, click Schematic Reports in the upper-left side of the OptSim or ModeSYS window, and you will see an expanded list of choices as shown in the following figure, including the GenerateOrganizeEdit and Display buttons.

Schematic Reports

To generate a new report, click the Generate button. A dialog box, as shown below, is displayed.


You can write/add a new description in the Description section, or an existing description from the File → Properties will be included.

The Add Graph button includes desired plot(s) for the project in the report. A sample project report looks like the following figure.

sample project report

The reports can be removed, exported, or imported using the Organize button in the Schematic Reports tab view. The Reports Organizer dialog, shown below, is displayed when this button is clicked.

The Export Report button packages all the relevant report files into a single zip file that can be sent to another user.

The Import Report button unpacks a report that was previously packed by OptSim. The unpacked report will be added to the selected group for easy editing and viewing. 

Import Report

In addition to serving as collaborative aid, the report can also help archive design layouts with full sets of parameter values of the final designs. In addition, the report lists all the components used in the design, which can help you prepare a bill of materials (BOM).

We hope you found this information helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Important Changes to RSoft Products Platform Support in 2014

In April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. In addition, usage of several other platforms currently supported by the RSoft products, such as Windows Vista, has drastically decreased. Therefore, RSoft products versioned 2013.12 are the last versions to officially support the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • All 32-bit Windows and Linux versions

Please note that service releases for RSoft products versioned 2013.12 will also support Windows XP, Windows Vista, RHEL 4, and 32-bit versions of Windows and Linux.

Beginning in mid-2014, RSoft products beyond version 2013.12 will only officially support the following platforms:

  • 64-bit Windows 7
  • 64-bit Linux

We encourage you to migrate to 64-bit Windows or Linux computers, since official support for 32-bit versions of these operating systems will end in mid-2014. If you have any questions, please contact