How can I search for an in-model component (on Mac)?


#1

I have a long list of named components in a model.

I wanted to find one by name in the component browser, to use Select Instances to see where it is used i the model drawing window, and/or to place a new one.

I know I can do the former using Outliner (provided I have Expand All selected).

But if I type something in the Components Window Search box, I only seem to be able to search in the 3D warehouse.

I can’t find anything useful in SU help with the search term ‘Components Window’.

I’ve got the Model icon clicked to show components in the model, and Model ticked under the down-pointing triangle to its right.

But as it says in the search box, searching for anything goes straight to the 3D warehouse to look, not in my components list.

Am I missing something? If I am not, could this be made into a Feature Request?


#2

This can’t be done in the Component Window. The Outliner, which has a search box for internal components and groups is indeed the way to do it. If you have a great number of Components it is best to have a strict naming-convention to organize your model (EXT_CONS_COLUM_name) and also in your Layers.
Other workarounds:
-You could upload all your Components in your 3D warehouse and use tags for searching purposes, so they would show up in MyModels or MyCollections in the Component Window.


#3

The Component Window show every component that is in this model, even if there is not an instance placed into the model, currently (components can be saved as a part of a file without being placed in the model). As @MikeWayzovski mentioned, to see all the components in a given file, you should use the Outliner.


#4

Thanks to you both for confirming that the Outliner is the only way to search within the model.

Pity.