Exclude words in search?


Can words be excluded when searching the 3D Warehouse?

Filtering Searches Feature Requests

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"


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.


Jim, thanks, as always for the feedback!



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!


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