Added the possibility to generate same RTF and HTML reports
for scanned polished diamonds as in the OctoNus
Helium Polish software. Users may customize report templates
to fit their needs. Such reports may be generated using files
with 3D model of the stone obtained by OctoNus scanners as well
as using any other imported 3D model. There are examples of
new DiamCalc reports for Helium and Sarin scanned polished brilliants:
The OctoNus Helium software can export a 3D model of the scanned
diamond and its parameters to the DiamCalc's DMC file. DiamCalc
can read such files and display the scanned model and its parameters.
DiamCalc can generate the same reports on scanned diamond as
Helium Polish does
using the data provided by the Helium Polish. If the loaded
file contains the scanned diamond parameters, some of them will
be displayed on the "Advanced" and "Advanced 2" tabs:
When you work with scanned or imported 3D model a special button
«Scanned reports» becomes enabled. This button is located to
the right of parameters list. It invokes a new window that allows
creating reports for 3D models of diamonds obtained by OctoNus
scanners as well as for any other imported 3D model. The DiamCalc
installation contains a set of sample stones with different
cuttings scanned on Helium. They are placed in the SAMPLE_STONES
If you loaded the DMC file that was created by Helium, the window for reports will look similar to this:
The cutting type of the model is already defined; all facets of the model are colored according to their types. Generally you will not need to alter these. You may adjust extra parameters like "Model name". In order to make a report choose report template from the list and press the "Make report" button. RTF reports require MS Word to be installed. If you choose report from "Open RTF" tab the DiamCalc will fill the chosen template with report parameters and pictures and launch MS Word. If you choose report from "Print RTF" tab the filled report will be sent to default printer and MS Word will close. Reports from "Open HTML" tab will be shown in your default browser.
If you imported 3D model or loaded DMC file that doesn't have report data yet, the window for reports will look similar to this:
At first specify correct cutting using drop-down list. Please note, that there are different sets of report templates for different cuttings. The list on the screen will show templates available for the selected cutting. Then you will need to specify types of each facet so that the software will be able to calculate stone parameters. Check the "Edit facet types" checkbox. If it is the first time when you begin to edit facet types on this stone the DiamCalc will try to detect facet types automatically (the same is done when you press the "Run auto detection now" button). Verify that all facets are colored correctly and adjust colors where necessary. Refer to sample stones included with DiamCalc to see how different cuttings should be colored.
In the window with the model left mouse button rotates the model, right mouse button moves the model, mouse wheel changes zoom. In the edit mode (when "Edit facet types" is checked) use the table of colors to choose the facet type. Press left mouse button on the facet and its type will be changed to the currently selected. Press right mouse button on the facet and the currently selected color will switch to the color of this facet. Color boxes in the table show the quantity of facets of the given type. It may be useful as a quick check, e.g. it is known that the full round brilliant cut should have 8 main facets and 16 halves.
Once you specified types of all facets enter values for extra parameters that you need and press "Calculate report parameters button". DiamCalc will measure stone parameters based on the Cutting type and facet types that you provided. In order to see the result, choose report template from the list and press the "Make report" button.
For more detailed step-by-step instruction of making
report for a model obtained by Sarin scanner click here
The DiamCalc installation contains a set of report templates
for different cuttings. They are placed in the REPORTS subfolder.
You may customize provided RTF report templates in MS Word or
create your own taking existing templates as examples. Please
note, that MS Word report templates should be saved in RTF format.
HTML report templates also may be customized. Use your favorite
HTML editor for it. The examples of how the MS Word "Illustrated
color report for round brilliant" looks like are in the begining
of the section.