Printer history and usage reports

With Reports, you can view and export print history, materials usage, and printer utilization of all the printers on your company account. Reports are available in the secure online interface at print.grabcad.com.

To enable Reports...

Go to print.grabcad.com and log in, then click the Reports tab and click Enable Reports. This turns on Reports for the whole company account. 

Reports are powered by GrabCAD Print Server. If you haven't set that up yet, you can learn how here:  Printing and monitoring remotely with GrabCAD Print Server.

Materials Usage

You can change the units shown for material volume in your  profile settings.

Printers Utilization

Note: you can turn off individual printers from displaying in this chart with the dropdown menu at the top: 

Printer History

You can export this data as a CSV by clicking "Save history" in the upper right: 

You can change the units shown for material volume in your  profile settings.

Filtering your data

Reports will show all the data available for all the printers on your company account. If you want to view the data for a specific printer, select it from the dropdown in the upper right. You can also narrow the date range here. 

FAQs about Reports

How does it work?

GrabCAD Print Server reads the log files on the printers and reports this data to the secure web interface available at print.grabcad.com

What data is shown here?

The data in Printer History is the same as what's available in Catalyst and Control Center. In addition to generic information about each job such as material consumption and print time, the only specific information is the name of the job and the PC which sent it. The list of files on the tray and any print settings are not shown. 

How often are reports updated?

The reports are refreshed every 2 hours. 

Who can access this data?

Only people who are members of your company account can log in and see this information. If you are an account admin, you can add and remove members from the Company Admin page

What if GrabCAD Print Server goes offline or is out of date?

If GrabCAD Print Server goes offline temporarily, all the interim data will be populated in the Reports page momentarily after it comes back online. 

GrabCAD Print Server must be up to date in order for reports to work. However, you shouldn't have to take any action because it automatically downloads and installs updates in the background as soon as they are available. To double-check, open GrabCAD Print Server and go to Help > Check for Updates. 

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