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About Rules and Criteria for Searching Entities
You can search for an entity in a model by using the Search tool. To refine the search, use the different rules and their corresponding criteria available in the Search Tool. These rules are available for each of the Attributes, History, Status, or Geometry tabbed pages in the Search Tool dialog box. The Criteria section displays the various comparison options, values, categories and other criteria based on the rule set for searching items. These rules and criteria change according to the selected Look for and Look by values.
You can refine the search by building a query with a combination of one or more than one rule and the corresponding criteria in the required tabbed page. You can also create rules using wildcards. For example, the rule Name is equal to A* searches for entity names that begin with the letter A.