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2.6.10.  LIVEsearch

When LIVEsearch is enabled, the model is scanned on the fly in the background and geometrically similar parts are filtered from a specified search area and shown in the dialog area LIVEsearch [18].

In this way the modeler gets information on already available parts for a possible reuse or on adequate supplier parts.

LIVEsearch sample in Inventor

LIVEsearch sample in Inventor

  • LIVEsearch activate or deactivate

    When clicking on LIVEsearch activate or deactivate, you can activate or deactivate the LIVEsearch anytime.

    Alternatively, you can click on the respective button in the toolbar.

    Example Solid Works: LIVEsearch in PARTsolutions Toolbar

    Example Solid Works: LIVEsearch in PARTsolutions Toolbar

    You will receive a short message on the current state.

    In deactivated state no search is running in background.

  • Automated call of LIVEsearch

    You can determine when a new search should automatically be executed by clicking on the button Event handling.

    • LIVEsearch on change: New search when model is changed. Fine tuning of update frequency can be performed via config file. See here.

    • LIVEsearch on save: New search when model is saved.

    The best result part can automatically be loaded into the Part comparison. See here.

  • Open LIVEsearch manually

    Independent of the set search mode, you can call the LIVEsearch manually anytime.

    Hereto click on Display LIVEsearch results.

  • Display position of LIVEsearch: The LIVEsearch is displayed on the very bottom in the CAD system. However, you can freely move the bar on the desired position. When double-clicking, the bar returns to its origin position.


[Note] Note

Before using LIVEsearch, make sure that under $CADENAS_USER/seamless.cfg, in key SearchFolders, the desired search folders are entered. Several catalogs can be entered separated by comma.



After this PARTdataManager or Seamless has to be restarted.

[18] You can set how long the pop-up window should be visible. See here.

Search interval can be set via config key. See here.