Searching for elements in delivered models and designs

You can search project dashboards, models, diagrams, and reviews within a project or across projects on the Design Management Server or across servers for specific design elements. You can search for design elements by scope types. You can also filter the search results or navigate to information about a particular design element.

Before you begin

You must be logged in to the product and at least one model must be available on the Design Management Server.


  1. In the upper-right corner of the Designs dashboard, from the Quick Search list, select the search scope and scope type.
  2. In the Search field, enter a search term and click the Search icon. By default, all models are included in the search. Search results are listed on the page.
  3. Optional: To narrow the scope of the search, click the down arrow and select one of the available options.
  4. Optional: To view information about a particular element, click the name of the element in the list of search results. Details about the selected element are displayed in the editor.
    Tip: You can also see a preview of the element or navigate to the element in the Explorer view by clicking the icons in the Actions column.