The Find text dialog provides controls to quickly find specific or partial text in accordance with defined search options in the active Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf).
From the PcbDrawing Editor, click Edit » Find from the main menus or use the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut.
Text to find
Text To Find - use this field to enter the text string for which you want to search. Either enter the full word or search for a partial string. The latter requires the Whole Words Only option to be disabled. The string can contain the wildcard characters ? (single character) and * (any group of characters).
Wildcards are always case insensitive.
Each string searched will be added to the field's drop-down list for quick retrieval.
Sheet Scope - use this field to determine the scope of the text search in terms of the draftsman documents involved. Choose from the following options:
Current Page - search the current active page.
Entire Document - search across the entire draftsman document.
Selection - use this field to further constrain the scope of the search based on the current selection status of objects. Choose from the following options:
Selected Objects - limit the search to only those objects that are currently selected.
DeSelected Objects - limit the search to only those objects that are currently deselected.
All Objects - no limitation; search all objects irrespective of their selection status.
Identifiers - use this field to further constrain the scope of the search based on the type of text-based object. Choose from the following options:
All Identifiers - no limitation; search across all text-based objects (text strings, text frames, pins, net identifiers, and designators).
Texts - limit the search to only text.
Designators Only - limit the search to only component designators.
Case sensistive - enable this option to perform a case-sensitive search, meaning the target text must match the case of the search text entered into the Text To Find field.
Whole Words Only - enable this option to restrict the search to whole words only. This means the search text must exist fully as is and not be part of a larger text string. For example, if this option is enabled, when looking for "cat", the software will not consider the first three letters of "category" - a valid search match. Disable this option to freely search for partial strings.