Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: July 7, 2022 | Updated: July 7, 2022
Applies to Altium NEXUS Client version: 5
This documentation page references Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (part of the deployed NEXUS solution), which has been discontinued. All your PCB design, data management and collaboration needs can now be delivered by Altium Designer (with Altium Designer Enterprise Subscription) and a connected Altium 365 Workspace. Check out the FAQs page for more information.

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command allows you to quickly find specific text, or partial text, in accordance with defined search options.


This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and the Schematic Library Editor by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Find Text command from the main menus.
  • Using the Ctrl+F keyboard shortcut.
In the Schematic Editor, the command can also be accessed by right-clicking in the workspace, and choosing the Find Text command from the context menu.


After launching the command, the Find Text dialog will appear. Use this dialog to specify the existing text to find, along with scoping and additional options. Once ready, click OK. All matching text will appear listed in the Messages panel. In addition, if the Jump to Results option was enabled in the Find Text dialog, the Find Text - Jump dialog will be displayed and the first occurrence of the text - specified in the Text To Find field of the Find Text dialog - will be located and centered in the design window.

Jump to another resulting occurrence of the searched text by:

  • Using the Previous and Next buttons in the Find Text - Jump dialog.
  • Using the Find Next command (through its F3 shortcut).
  • Cross-probing from a corresponding message entry in the Messages panel.


  1. The target string can contain the wildcard characters ? (single character) and * (any group of characters).
  2. You can only search within or across schematic documents or schematic library documents - not a combination of the two document types.
  3. In the Schematic Library Editor, a Sheet Scope of Current Document will perform a search through all part sheets contained in the document.


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