In a Dashboard, you can create visual charts and graphs to help you visualize information in your scene. You create them from data reported in the CGA rules. With the Dashboard feature, you can display the results of reports in real time. You can also see the results of the reports in the Inspector.

Open dashboards

Open the Dashboard menu by choosing Window→Show Dashboard.

You will see the default Dashboard set-up tile.

As you add charts to the dashboard, the dashboard configuration is saved in a .txt file located in ProjectName\data\confDashboard-<scene>.txt . The configuration automatically saves when you change it.

When you open a new scene, you will start with a new configuration.

Add chart

Click Add Chart to add a new chart to the dashboard.

Delete chart

Click the Delete button in the upper right corner of an existing chart to remove the chart from the dashboard.

Configure the chart

Configure the chart by clicking the Configuration button in the upper right corner. You can configure your chart with the following options:

Click Apply to set the configuration.

Title and Subtitle

You can enter your own text for the title and subtitle of your chart. The subtitle appears on a line below the title.

Chart Types

You can create your Chart Type from the following choices:

Key Number

Choose Key Number to display numerical values and the history values of the selected report.

Column Chart

Choose Column Chart to display values of the report with columns. No history values are shown for column charts.

Pie Chart

Choose Pie Chart to display values of the selected report and its history with pie models. The history values will be displayed as inner rings.


Choose from a list of reports created by the applied CGA rule(s) (e.g. Area by flooring type, Area by interior space type, Number of work places, etc.), and choose the aggregate type.

The aggregate type defines the how to combine all the reported values from the whole scene into a single number for each report or sub-report, which will then be shown in the chart:

If you select a report with sub-reports, Pie and Column charts will display all the sub-report values. Key Number will just display the main report. For example, the report Chair is divided into the following sub-reports:

The resulting chart in the dashboard displays the sub-report values.

Apply Division

There is also an option to divide a report by another report. By using the reportName.* notation, corresponding sub-reports (with the same sub-report name) can also be divided.

For example, this chart shows the energy used by different types of buildings.

Since our scene consists mostly of retail buildings, this might explain why retail stores use the most energy. This chart shows how the gross floor area (GFA) is distributed across building types in our city.

Using the Apply Division option, we can create a chart that divides energy by floor area. This chart shows energy per square meter for each building type. The Retail Store column now displays EnergyByType.Retail Store/GFAByType.Retail Store.

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