Automatic Sustainability Report Generation
Capture and communicate the results of your environmental impacts assessments by automatically and instantaneously generating sustainability reports. SolidWorks Sustainability software automatically generates a professional-quality sustainability report that details your product assumptions, the results of the Environmental Impact Dashboard, a hot-spot analysis of components in the assembly, and comparison to the baseline design. The report also includes a glossary of terms relevant to environmental life cycle assessment.
Key content included in each sustainability report includes:
- Product Assumptions - The report, formatted in Microsoft® Word, begins with a product overview that includes your company’s name and logo (if desired), and the name and image of the product design. This overview captures the basic assumptions of the environmental assessment, such as the time period over which the assumptions are being performed (duration of use), the manufacturing and use regions of the world, and the weight of the product. Easily customize the report (deleting undesired portions or inserting additional details), and modify the report template to your specifications.
- Environmental Impact Dashboard Results - The information from the Environmental Impact Dashboard, including results for the four environmental indicators (carbon footprint, total energy consumption, air impacts, and water impacts), is displayed in the report using the same pie chart format used in SolidWorks Sustainability software. The report includes absolute numerical values for each life cycle stage (material extraction, manufacturing and assembly, transportation, product use, and end of life) broken down for each environmental indicator, as well as the total value for each indicator.
- Hot-Spot Analysis of Assembly - The sustainability report for assemblies includes a graphic and tabular display of the parts in the assembly having the greatest environmental impacts for each environmental indicator.
- Baseline Design Comparison - When comparing sustainability assessments against a baseline design, the report details the comparison results for each life cycle stage and environmental indicator, using red and green bars, which can be helpful in making decisions on environmental tradeoffs.