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3.1.6.3.  Search for Parts | Part families and Parts

Do you want to search for parts or parts and part families?

"Search for": List field opened

"Search for": List field opened

In the search results, for each of these settings, you can choose the Symbols or the Details mode and switch between these two modes anytime.

In the following the differences are explained:

  • Show parts :

    Searching for parts is especially useful for Geometric search (3D), Sketch search (2D) and Topology search.

    This mode is also important when own part catalogs are searched, because often heterogeneous parts with completely different shapes are collected in a classification project.

    In the case of Full-text search this option makes sense, when specific table variables are used or the search is combined with a Variables search and thus the search delivers specific characteristics.

    Example 1: Full-text search with term plus variable values

    Hexagon bolt D=10 L=50

    or

    Hexagon bolt 10 50

    You can find detailed information on syntax or the various insert options under Section 3.1.6.4.2, “ Full-text search ”.

    Example 2: Full-text search combined with Variables search

    [Note] Note

    When a full-text search without specification of parameters is performed and large tables are searched, use of this option makes no sense.

    • Search results in Symbols mode

      All results are marked with the parts symbol .

      When double-clicking on a part you reach the Part view.

      • The filter symbol signalizes that the table is restricted.

        Part view in "Table" mode

        Part view in "Table" mode

      • Only those characteristics are displayed, which exactly meet the search condition.

        Example:

        Hexagon bolt D=10 L=50

      • When you want to see all lines, then click on the filter icon.

      Via context menu command parts/characteristics can be ...

      • ... opened in the part view

      • ... directly transferred to the CAD system

      • ... Transferred into the part comparison

      Details on this are found under Section 3.1.20.6, “Context menus ”.

    • Search result in Details mode

      All results are listed and marked with the parts symbol .

      You can recognize the characteristic in the Summary column. The single parameters of the search term are highlighted in yellow.

      When you move the mouse over a line, the respective buttons are displayed, so that you can reach the Part view or the Part comparison or export the respective part into your CAD system.

      Among others the following context menu commands can be performed at each part/characteristic:

      • Open it in the part view

      • Directly transfer it to the CAD system

      • Transfer it into the part comparison

      Details can be found under Section 3.1.20.6, “Context menus ”.

  • Show parts and part families : Result in Symbols mode

    Select this mode, when you do not want to find a specific characteristic in the first step, but just want to find adequate part families.

    The found parts are displayed with preview image and name.

    Search results in "Symbols" mode

    Search results in "Symbols" mode

    The selection of a concrete characteristic then happens in the Part view or in the Part comparison.

    • Via double-click on a part or via context menu command Open you can reach the Part view.

    • Via context menu commands under Part comparison, the respective dialog box opens, meaning you can transfer parts into the part comparison. Or directly draw parts on the tab Part comparison in order to transfer them into the part comparison.

  • Show parts and part families : Result in the Details mode

    In this mode you can access both the part family and the contained characteristics. First the result list is displayed compactly only with part families. However, when you click on the button at a result part, the found characteristics are displayed below. These are marked with the respective icon .

    Below the part family, the found characteristics are displayed.

    Below the part family, the found characteristics are displayed.

    You can recognize the exact characteristic in the Summary column. In the result list the single parameters of the search term are highlighted with yellow.

    When you move the mouse over a line the buttons for actions are displayed. Clicking on the respective button you can reach the Part view or the Part comparison or can export the respective characteristic into your CAD system.

    In each line various context menu commands are available. Compare figure above.[34]

[Note] Note

When you open PARTdataManager always the last setting is active.



[34] Details on this are found under Section 3.1.20.6, “Context menus ”.