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Search Tool - Search by Name

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Alexandrite

Search Tool - Search by Name

Hi.

 

There is something interesting that I found working with Search Tool and I have no idea why Creo works in this mysterious ways.

If I Look for/Look by: Feature > Attributes > Name and I enter Value: Extrude 1 (or Extrude, Ext*, E* , etc.), the Search Tool finds nothing.

Extrude 1 is default name, given by Creo.

 

But if I Rename a Feature in something like MAIN_EXTRUDE, and I Search again by Name it will find it.

This is true for all Features.

 

So why this strange behaviour from Creo. Why won`t it search for and find default feature names?

 

Thx.

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Re: Search Tool - Search by Name

If you haven't "named" the feature, then its name does not exist. I know it shows up in model tree such as "Extrude 1", "Extrude 3", "Datum Point id 1361" or whatever. These are auto-generated based on feature type / ID; note that these types of strings can't be used as valid names - they're not all caps and they contain spaces.

And you'll see that the "Feature Name" field is missing until you manually rename the feature (have a look at the feature info page before/after "naming" your feature).

Also, the way to find these "unnamed features" is to search for Feature by Feature where Name is not equal to *

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Re: Search Tool - Search by Name

In that first example, it should return "Extrude 1" and "Extrude 3", shouldn't it?

Perhaps ProE makes a distinction between a name you apply to a feature and the default name? Why, I don't know.

Re: Search Tool - Search by Name

If you haven't "named" the feature, then its name does not exist. I know it shows up in model tree such as "Extrude 1", "Extrude 3", "Datum Point id 1361" or whatever. These are auto-generated based on feature type / ID; note that these types of strings can't be used as valid names - they're not all caps and they contain spaces.

And you'll see that the "Feature Name" field is missing until you manually rename the feature (have a look at the feature info page before/after "naming" your feature).

Also, the way to find these "unnamed features" is to search for Feature by Feature where Name is not equal to *

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