Search for the refined user

Back in August I wrote about the new innovative Search capabilities included in SolidWorks 2007.  Many of you gave the new Search a try and found it to be a very handy tool.
So I thought I’d expand on it’s capabilities a bit more.

Did you know that you can refine your search using keywords?

If you select on the arrow next to the SolidWorks icon in the search bubble, you will be presented with a list of your last used searches and at the bottom you will see ‘Search Keywords’. Selecting the arrow will produce a list of keywords that can be used to refine your search. So, if you are looking for a document that starts with the number 140 and you know you want a DWG file, simply type in 140 in the search bubble, then select the keyword ‘FileExt’ and type dwg and your search results will only return those item which matched your criteria.

To learn more about this capability simply review the SolidWorks on-line help topic ‘SolidWorks Fundamentals > Search’.


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