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Find symbols or images with VisualSearch

With the VisualSearch feature, you can search for all instances of a visual cue or object that occurs in a document. Once you’ve found all the instances of an object, you can apply an action—such as highlighting or hyperlinking—to all of those instances at once. If you’re working with hard copies of drawings, you can scan them to PDF and apply VisualSearch.

To use VisualSearch:

  1. Open the Search panel (Ctrl+F or Alt+1).
    If you don’t see the Search panel in the sidebar, go to Window > Panels > Search.
  2. Click the Visual Search button.
  3. Click Get Rectangle.
  4. Draw a rectangle around the object you want to search for. To draw a square, hold Shift while dragging.
    A preview will display on the left. If it doesn’t appear, try widening the Search panel.
  5. Click Search. The search progress will display at the bottom of the panel.
  6. If you have too many irrelevant results, or too few relevant ones, go to the Options section and adjust the Sensitivity slider for better results. Lower sensitivity allows for more variation in results, while higher sensitivity creates a stricter search.
  7. Once you have your results, you can select some or all of them and then right-click to hyperlink, add bookmarks or highlights, and more.

Defining the search rectangle

VisualSearch considers everything included in the search rectangle, including empty space. Creating rectangles that are too large can keep relevant items from being included in the search results. It’s best to create a rectangle that’s as close to your object as possible.


Find symbols or images with VisualSearch
With the VisualSearch feature, you can search for all instances of a visual cue or object that occurs in a document. Once you’ve found all the instances of an object, you can apply an action—such as highlighting or hyperlinking—to all of those instances at once. If you’re working with hard copies of drawings, you can scan them to PDF and apply VisualSearch.
To use VisualSearch:

Open the panel .

If you don’t see the Search panel in the sidebar, go to > >

Click the Visual Search button.
Click Get Rectangle
Draw a rectangle around the object you want to search for. To draw a square, hold while dragging.
A preview will display on the left. If it doesn’t appear, try widening the Search panel.
Click . The search progress will display at the bottom of the panel.

If you have too many irrelevant results, or too few relevant ones, go to the section and adjust the slider for better results. Lower sensitivity allows for more variat

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