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Search capabilities of the Modeler


On top of Microsoft Visual Studio’s search, the modeler adds its own searching capabilities which get to be very convenient when working on large models.

The first one is the Model Search, accessible from the Modeler Pad tab of the ribbon or from the surface context menu:

A Model Search is a “Google-like” search of a string within your entire model. It’ll then display all matching results in a hierarchical grid. For instance, I can type-in a string like “order” and the grid will contain all concepts matching the “order” string. However, instead of having a big list of the matching results, I get a tree view filtered by the string:

The second one is the Shape Search, also accessible from the Modeler Pad tab of the ribbon or from the surface context menu:

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This time, a small dialog will pop-up and when typing the shape your looking for (entity or enumeration), and it’ll automatically take you to the corresponding shape by zooming on it and setting the focus on it.

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