Allows you to search for documents based on common properties such as out-of-date status, approval, or documents that have been published to a certain contract in integrated environment. You create a search folder by right-clicking the root model or a folder in the Management Console or the Drawing Console and selecting New > Search Folder.
After running the query defined for a search folder, you can perform such tasks as Update or Publish as if you are working from the actual component for the documents.
The documents found by a search folder query are listed in the Detail View. You are able to interact with the search folder documents just as if you were dealing with the actual components that own the documents. Search folders can also be used for reports.
Right-click a search folder component to display the shortcut menu.
Runs the query specified by the search folder setup definition. If you have not run the search folder Setup command, this command is not available.
Publishes a single document or all documents in the imported folder. This command is only available if the model is registered with SmartPlant Foundation.
Update and Publish
Updates and immediately publishes a single document or all documents in the search folder. This command is only available if the model is registered with SmartPlant Foundation.
Specifies the query to run for the search folder. For more information, see Setup (Search Folder).
Setup for the search folder does not perform the individual setups for any of the drawing by query documents found in the search folder query and shown in the detail view.
Copies the search folder. It does not copy the associated documents shown in the detail view area. The search folder setup information is saved with the copy. After you paste the copy to a different location in the Console hierarchy, you can run Setup again as needed for the new search folder.
Deletes the search folder. It does not delete any of the documents found in the associated detail view.
Renames the search folder. It does not affect any of the documents found in the associated detail view.
Allows you to revise all documents in the search folder without publishing them. This command is only available if the model is registered with SmartPlant Foundation. For more information, see Revise.
Allows you to save the search folder and its definition as a package to be reused in other folder locations in the hierarchy. If you have not run the search folder Setup command, this command is not available.
Displays the Configuration Properties for the document.
To change properties on the document, go to the root location of the document. The search folder does not participate in any propagation of properties to its documents.
After a search folder is placed in the console, it follows the same localized naming convention as a folder, such as "New Search Folder" and "New Search Folder (2)."
Unlike a folder , you cannot create child components in a search folder . This includes pasting existing components; however, you can copy the search folder and paste it elsewhere in the hierarchy.
Performing Publish, Update and Publish, and Revise on a folder does not include documents under a child search folder. The commands need to be performed separately on the child search folder in order for its documents to be affected.
You can run commands from the search folder level to modify all of the documents within the folder, or you can modify the individual documents by selecting them in the Detail View.