Mahapatra, S., "Automatic Report Generation in Model-Based Design," SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-2000, 2010, doi:10.4271/2010-01-2000.
In recent times, Model-Based Design has been recognized and adopted as a platform for innovation within the automotive industry. The future trends of continued globalization and convergence of the engineering disciplines will pose new challenges for engineers in communicating their design ideas with various stakeholders within their organizations. Automated report generation from software models, rich in information content, can offer a novel solution for addressing these challenges and enhancing process efficiency. We explore the technology in detail with regards to automation, document formats, templates, and interactivity. With examples borrowed from different stages of the development process, we illustrate the types of information that can be captured from a software model as a report for analysis and discussion. We conclude with a set of best practices for reporting that organizations can leverage to strengthen design processes centered on Model-Based Design.