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How do I search for text in a file

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07-25-2013 08:34 AM

I am brand new to Inventor and I am being given the seemingly simple task of finding the tooling files that needs to be checked for correction on account of parts manufactured out of tolerance. The plotted drawings I'm given has text on in that can help me find the files, but the drawings are huge. Is there a way to find text like I've been doing when given the similar task in Autocad? I see no edit menu in Inventor.

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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 08:40 AM in reply to: immunoman

Welcome to the forums....

 

Um, what exactly are you searching for?  A file, or text within a file? 

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07-25-2013 10:05 AM in reply to: cbenner

That would be text in a file. Even better if there's a way to do through multiple files. Thanks for asking :smileylol:

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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 10:58 AM in reply to: immunoman

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have vault?

Any chance any of this text embedded in properties?

I ask because advanced searches can be done within vault.

 

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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 11:02 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

I'm not seeing any kind of text searching tools in Inventor... what's up with that?  Am I missing it?  This would seem to be basic functionality, some sort of "find and replace" feature.  We do put text notes on drawings after all.

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07-25-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: cbenner

As far as I know there is not functionality that allows Inventor to search for key words or any words on drawings within notes.  Like I said in my first posting, if Vault is involved there are more search functions in that as long as properties are used with values.

 

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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 12:52 PM in reply to: Cadmanto
What is vault? Isn't Inventor supposed to be the latest and greatest AutoCad version. Thanks for trying to help me out!
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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 12:59 PM in reply to: immunoman

This link should help describe what Vault is.

http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-vault-family/compare

 

Inventor is completely seperate from Autocad.  While they are both owned by Autodesk one is 2D and the other is 3D.  Yes, there is Autocad 3D, but that is a very watered down version of what Inventor brings.

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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 01:04 PM in reply to: immunoman

Hi immunoman,

 

This functionality is missing, but you can go here and add a kudo to show your support for this idea:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Inventor-IdeaStation/Find-and-Replace-text-search-in-Inventor-files/id...

 

As a work around, what I do for drawings is export the drawing as a PDF file and then use the Find tool in Acrobat Reader to locate the text. I don't run into this need very often, since so much of the information in Inventor files can be linked to some source property or symbol definition where it can be changed, but it would be a nice tool to have from time to time.

 

Keep in mind that if you're

 

I hope this helps.
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Re: How do I search for text in a file

07-25-2013 01:07 PM in reply to: immunoman

immunoman wrote:
 Isn't Inventor supposed to be the latest and greatest AutoCad version.

Hi immunoman,

 

Autodesk Inventor is a completely separate program than AutoCAD. The two are both CAD applications, and are both owned by Autodesk, but as far as I know, they are maintained and developed by different programming teams.

 

I hope this helps.
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