With the new Quick Search feature included in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, it’s possible to search within multiple variables right from Windows Explorer;
By default, when searching using an AND or NOT operator, it will search for both values within the same variable.
In this example, we want to search all files for any parts that contain Brace in the Description variable AND Stainless Steel in the Material variable;
Brace AND Stainless Steel
This search returns blank because none of the selected variables to search contain both values Brace and Stainless Steel
How to search in different variables using Quick Search
To search within different variables when using a AND or NOT operator requires a colon (:) prefix;
: Brace AND Stainless Steel
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