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3.1.6.4.  Search methods

3.1.6.4.1. When to take which search method?
3.1.6.4.1.1. Advantages and disadvantages / limitations of single methods
3.1.6.4.1.2. Search methods combined
3.1.6.4.2. Full-text search
3.1.6.4.2.1. Full-text search example
3.1.6.4.2.2. Full-text search: Search options in detail
3.1.6.4.2.2.1. Wildcard query for a whole directory
3.1.6.4.2.3. What is searched?
3.1.6.4.2.4. Automatic phrase completions
3.1.6.4.2.5. Full-text search supplemented with synonyms
3.1.6.4.2.6. Full-text search in link database using ERP integration
3.1.6.4.3. Search for Order number / Type name
3.1.6.4.4. Variables search
3.1.6.4.4.1. Variables search : The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.4.2. Variables search: Call from dialog area "Suggestions"
3.1.6.4.4.3. Variables search: Call directly from variable value of a search result
3.1.6.4.5. Geometric search (3D)
3.1.6.4.5.1. Geometric search (3D): The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.5.2. Define search part / Settings
3.1.6.4.5.2.1. Define search part
3.1.6.4.5.2.1.1. Select project
3.1.6.4.5.2.1.2. Select 3D file
3.1.6.4.5.2.2. Settings
3.1.6.4.5.3. Search results
3.1.6.4.5.3.1. Percentual degree of similarity
3.1.6.4.5.3.2. Mirrored parts
3.1.6.4.5.3.3. Quick compare
3.1.6.4.5.3.4. Sorting results
3.1.6.4.5.3.5. Minimum similarity
3.1.6.4.5.3.6. Part comparison
3.1.6.4.6. Sketch search (2D)
3.1.6.4.6.1. Sketch search (2D): The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.6.2. Example
3.1.6.4.6.3. Different operation methods of sketch search
3.1.6.4.6.3.1. Create sketch from picture
3.1.6.4.6.3.1.1. Default
3.1.6.4.6.3.1.2. Segmentation
3.1.6.4.6.3.1.3. Cut
3.1.6.4.6.3.2. Create sketches automatically from 3D and modify
3.1.6.4.6.3.3. Create sketches manually
3.1.6.4.6.4. Settings / Actions
3.1.6.4.6.5. Drawing Tools
3.1.6.4.7. Color search
3.1.6.4.7.1. Color search: The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.7.2. Color search: Details
3.1.6.4.7.3. Color search: Examples
3.1.6.4.8. Search for unmachined parts
3.1.6.4.8.1. Search for unmachined parts: The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.9. Partial search
3.1.6.4.9.1. Requirements
3.1.6.4.9.2. Partial search: The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.9.3. Partial search in CAD
3.1.6.4.9.4. Partial search: Examples of use
3.1.6.4.9.4.1. Partial search: Search for multiple planar faces and their relation
3.1.6.4.9.4.2. Partial search : Search for a face including inner contour with a complex shape
3.1.6.4.9.4.3. Partial search : Search for a hole pattern by selecting a face
3.1.6.4.9.4.4. Partial search : Search for negative parts
3.1.6.4.9.4.5. Partial search : Search for letters
3.1.6.4.9.4.6. Partial search: Ignore cylinder lengths
3.1.6.4.9.4.7. Partial search : Different similarities with or without consideration the geometrical arrangement
3.1.6.4.10. Classification 2.0 search
3.1.6.4.10.1. Classification 2.0 search: The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.10.2. Administrative additional information
3.1.6.4.11. Topology search
3.1.6.4.11.1. Topology search: The most important at a glance
3.1.6.4.11.2. Topology search: Search results
3.1.6.4.11.3. Topology search - Settings in detail
3.1.6.4.11.3.1. Size
3.1.6.4.11.3.2. Area/Volume
3.1.6.4.11.3.3. Symmetry
3.1.6.4.11.3.4. Distances
3.1.6.4.11.3.5. Angle
3.1.6.4.11.3.6. Material
3.1.6.4.11.3.7. Cylinder
3.1.6.4.11.3.8. Cone
3.1.6.4.11.3.9. Hole
3.1.6.4.11.3.10. Elongated Cylinder
3.1.6.4.11.3.11. Rectangular hole
3.1.6.4.11.3.12. Circular pattern
3.1.6.4.11.3.13. Linear pattern
3.1.6.4.11.3.14. Slot pattern
3.1.6.4.11.3.15. Rectangular Slot Pattern
3.1.6.4.12. Part selection via index tree
3.1.6.4.12.1. Modus "Symbols"
3.1.6.4.12.2. Modus "Details"
3.1.6.4.12.3. Item "Catalogs"
3.1.6.4.12.4. Item "Classifications"
3.1.6.4.12.5. Item "Favorites"
3.1.6.4.12.6. Item "History"
3.1.6.4.12.6.1. Rubric "History"
3.1.6.4.12.7. Navigation via navigation path (breadcrumbs)
3.1.6.4.12.8. Common variables
3.1.6.4.13. "Delivery country" as filter
3.1.6.4.14. Filter assistants
3.1.6.4.14.1. Docking window Filter Assistant: Quick filter search with auto filter
3.1.6.4.14.2. Customized filter assistants
3.1.6.4.14.3. Global filter assistants
3.1.6.4.14.3.1. Assistants provided by CADENAS
3.1.6.4.14.3.2. Search filter assistant (provided by PARTsolutions administration)
3.1.6.4.15. Web assistant (provided by customer)

By default, only the Full-text search is fully visible. The other search methods are hidden . You can open the area anytime to add other search methods or alternatively use them.

In the input field, enter a search term and click on Start search.

[Note] Note

You can combine textual and numerical terms. Both the table (ERP columns and characteristic attributes) and topological values are searched.

Search with "Full-text search"

Search with "Full-text search"

When which method?

Beside the Full-text search some other search methods which can be combined [35] are available in addition:[36]

How you can add a search method?

Beside or instead of the full-text search other search methods can be used.

Open the area of search methods with the arrow key .

-> Then you will see a listing of all search methods.

Click on the link of the desired search method.

-> The respective settings dialog opens. After committing the settings the search method is displayed below the Full-text search with checkbox and "Remove" button . Furthermore you can see used setting parameters beside the search method.

Example: Search extended with Topology search (search condition "Hole")

Example: Search extended with Topology search (search condition "Hole")

In this exemplary figure all search methods have already been used and so are listed. Full-text search and Topology search search are activated and are used for the next search run.

In this exemplary figure all search methods have already been used and so are listed. Full-text search and Topology search search are activated and are used for the next search run.

How to remove a search method from the list?

Click on the "Remove" button .

How to deactivate a search method for the next search run?

Deactivate the checkbox .

Compact display of the search methods (for experienced users)

In order to add a search method click on the green plus button and then on the desired method.

-> The respective settings dialog opens. Once committing the settings the respective icon of the selected method is displayed with activated checkbox.

Checkbox and icon of topology search visible

Checkbox and icon of topology search visible

Manual searching of the directory structure

Beside using the search functions, of course you can manually search the directory structure.

For example, on the tabbed page Part selection, select the subitem Catalogs or Classifications and search the respective directory structure for the desired component.

Detailed information on the single subitems (Catalogs | Classifications | Favorites | History | Document scan) can be found under Section 3.1.6.4.12, “ Part selection via index tree ”.



[35] only Sketch search (2D) and Geometric Search (3D) not together

[36] Full-text search and Variables search are always available by default. For all other search methods the license "CNS200x*PSADDONS*COMPLEXSEARCH" is required.

Information on how to check whether a certain license is available can be found under Section 6.6.1, “ License information ”.