Exclude words in search?


#1

Can words be excluded when searching the 3D Warehouse?


Filtering Searches Feature Requests
#3

It appears you can use the word NOT to exclude terms. Capitalization of the word “NOT” is required.

Ex1 - Searching for a clock that is not a wall clock:

clock NOT wall

Ex 2 - Searching for a clock that is not a wall clock and not a small clock:

clock NOT wall NOT small

Quotation marks can be used to search and exclude exact phrases:

Ex 3

  clock NOT "travel alarm"

#4

Just a minor afer-thought here. To me it is intuitive to use the - symbol to exclude search terms. So using the previous example:

clock NOT wall NOT small NOT "travel alarm"

should also be allowed to be written as:

clock -wall -small -"travel alarm"

Thanks for considering.


#5

Jim, thanks, as always for the feedback!

-Mike


#6

Agreed. I searched for "trailer chassis" and I see some but also a bunch of trucks.

So I naturally try to use modifiers that the major search engines allow like “+” and “-”, ie:

"trailer chassis -truck" but only get MORE trucks!


#7

This has been rolled out to a percentage of users, with NOT. You can also use AND or OR for trailer, chassis. For example the most limited search result would be via

trailer AND chassis NOT truck