In Active Workspace 3.4, Siemens PLM has made some significant improvements to search capabilities. Here are some of the highlights
Numerical Range Filters
Users can now filter and narrow down search results by entering a range of values for numerical properties in the filter panel so that they get results only in the range of what they’re have specified. For example find bolts with a length between 60 and 100 mm. They can also use open ended ranges by leaving the lower or upper range value blank. This is supported for both classification & object properties in both global and in-context search using integers and real numbers.
Pre-filter for Add Objects
Active Workspace 3.4 allows application of property based pre-filter for in-context search. This provides a better control of allowable choices when adding related objects with the ability to retrieve context sensitive search results via configuration. The configuration is to set a “query type” pre-filter in the XRT definition of the “Add” command, which can be based on any property value. User can always widen the scope by deactivating the filter.
Search for Business Objects based on Form Properties
Users can now search and filter on properties of Master Forms and other Forms attached to any item revision without using compound properties . Master forms are supported OOTB, other forms (including custom forms) require adding a reference to the form storage class . The properties from forms can be configured to display as Form Name.Property or only Property . This is used in filter panel and search string syntax. This can be also used in conjunction with dynamic compound properties (DCP) to avoid making schema changes to enable search and filters for properties on related forms.
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