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Is there a way to search multiple drawings for a text string?

Question asked by Robert Pickeral on Oct 11, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2019 by Jeremiah Feist

I've been tasked to find all Drawings with a specific part number. Our Drawings are a mix of (what I call) "intelligent" Drawings (linked to models) and some are not, only drawn in Solidworks - with no related model data.

 

Is there a way inside of Solidworks, or a separate search utility - to search a folder of SLDDRW files for a specific text string?

 

I did something like this in AutoCAD. AutoCAD has a command called DATAEXTRACTION that dumps to an Excel spreadsheet, where I can then search the spreadsheet for the string.

 

OR - is there a way to convert a folder of SLDDRW files to AutoCAD?

 

 

 

Help?  Thank you!!

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