How to use filters in the batch tool

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What is the Batch tool?

To learn about the basics, check out How to use the batch tool first.

Drew batch process assembly or folder

How to use the filters

Filters for folders

If you select a folder as the source for a batch, there are seven filters:

  1. Show files in sub-folders
  2. Show importable files
  3. Show parts
  4. Show assemblies
  5. Show drawings
  6. Show parts and assemblies that do not have a drawing
  7. Show parts and assemblies that do have a drawing

Drew batch panel filters for folder

Click a button to toggle the filter.

Filters for assemblies

If you select an assembly as the source for a batch, there are nine filters:

  1. Show root assembly
  2. Show sub-components
  3. Show parts
  4. Show assemblies
  5. Show Toolbox components
  6. Show suppressed components
  7. Show virtual components
  8. Show parts and assemblies that do not have a drawing
  9. Show parts and assemblies that do have a drawing

Drew batch panel filters for assembly

Click a button to toggle the filter.

How to use the search bar

Underneath the toggle buttons for the filters is our Custom filter, or search bar:

Drew batch tool search bar

Normal search

Delete the default *.* (or click the button on the right to clear it) and you can enter any text. We’ll show all files that contain that text in their filename.

How to use wildcards

We support two kinds of wildcards, just like Windows Explorer does:

  • ? for a single character
  • * for multiple characters

The default *.* means any filename, any file extension.