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Advanced Component Selection - Define Search Criteria

In an assembly, you can select components based on searches for certain component characteristics. You define search criteria by specifying categories, conditions, and values.

To define search criteria:

  1. Click the down-arrow on Select (Standard toolbar) and click Advanced Select, or click Tools, Component Selection, Advanced Select.

  2. On the Define Search Criteria tab in the dialog box, specify categories, conditions, and values.

  1. Select And or Or as a logical operator for combining the criteria when you add another line.

  2. Specify all the necessary criteria and click Apply.

The selected components are highlighted. If needed, you can modify the selection, and click Apply again.

  1. Perform the desired editing operation, such as Suppress, Hide, or Copy.


For the following commands, click the numbered cell in the left column to highlight a row. Hold down Ctrl to highlight multiple rows.

  • Delete. Deletes the selected row.

  • Clear All. Deletes all rows.

Name of Search. Type a name and click to save the selection criteria. Click to select previously saved searches.

From the Manage Searches tab, you can add saved searches to Favorites.


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