The search function helps you to search for specific symbols in the Catalogue Browser. It is an extensive search function which lets you search for part numbers, description of symbols, symbol names, company names and much more. The result of a search is shown below the Search Result section, as shown below.
The search function for the Catalogue Browser
Using the right/left arrows, you can browse through the symbols generated from the search, if the search generated more than one symbol. Simply click the arrows to go forth and back among the symbols:
Each symbol also has a blue and a yellow tab:
The blue tab is for replacing a symbol. Clicking the Symbol replace tab will present you with the Symbol Replace dialog.
The yellow tab is for visualization. Clicking the Visualization tab will display all symbols from the search result as thumbnails. Hovering with the mouse over a symbol will show a tooltip with extended information:
Clicking on the yellow arrow shows the extended info about the search result
Right-clicking a thumbnail will present you with three options:
- Symbol replace: Opens the Symbol Replace dialog.
- Save to Catalogue favorites: Adds the symbol to the Catalogue Favorites section on the Catalogue Browser component tab.
- Show symbol in Catalogues: Opens the source location of the symbol in the Catalogue Explorer.
The Search selection checkboxes, below the Search Result, gives you the ability to choose which type of information you want to search for a certain symbol. This is useful if you, for example, want to do a more detailed search but don’t have the entire part number. By keeping only the Part Number option checked, you can make sure that the search result excludes all other information.