Converting the input-file into a 3D graph

The creation of the spatial graph is the easiest part of the process. With all data collected and available in the input-file, the only thing to be done is to feed the numbers to the AnRep3D generator.

We have to start the generator first, of course. I took the .jar-file (the actual generator program) and placed a copy in the folder where I keep all the relevant data (Annual Reports, screenshots and the input-file). This way it’s easier, because the generator will offer its own folder first as a default-environment.

The first screen to appear after double-clicking the .jar-file (a link on the desktop would also do) is the one below.

Start screen

This first screen a bit of a concise manual, presenting the most important properties of the generator. Usually we will ignore it and just click OK like I did now.

Then the selection-window comes up and the input-file can be chosen. We called it AnRep3D.txt –  a very original name. After selecting the file from the list the name is shown below the left button and the button for the output-file become available. Now the output-file will be created (or overwritten). The name I chose this time was even more creative: blog – no need to add an extension, because it will be .htm anyway! No warning came up, because the file didn’t exist yet.

Below the sequence is presented in a cartoon-like image.

Input-output process

After clicking “start” the graph is ready as the final screen indicates. This final screen will present the name of the licensee in the versions commercially sold.

Final screen

For this example I didn’t take the demo-version, as it only creates one building. The plan was to show four banks during three years so we would need the fully functional generator to get the twelve related buildings. Fortunately I didn’t have to buy a licence, because it’s my own company’s product!

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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