How to Search your Specs

This article gives an overview of the different features available while searching your specs

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Written by John Chun
Updated over a week ago

The primary search bar in AutoSpecs is located at the top of each page within your project.

This search bar will look through your all of your CSI identified specifications for the key words you are searching for. To search, simply click on the bar and type your key words in, then hit enter on your keyboard. This is also where you can create and manage your Custom Searches, and view your recent search history. To exit the search feature, click the X next to the search bar.

When you search for a key word, the results will pop up on a search page. By default, AutoSpecs will search your specs for variations of the key word you searched. For example, searching "Warranty" will also show results including "warranties". To search for exact matches only, select Show Exact Match.

The search results are grouped by Spec Section by default. You can also group the results by Submittal Type by selecting Group By from the right, then select Submittal Type.

Use the Filters on the right to narrow down your search results to the Division, Spec Section, or Submittal Type you need. If you need to reset the filters you've chosen, just select Clear All under the Filter tab.

Your search results can be exported as an excel file. If you have used the filters, then only the information you filtered for will be exported.

When you click on an item, the spec section it is located in will be viewable on the right. The information is also highlighted on the PDF for you to easily locate. To close the PDF viewer, click the arrows to the left of the page.

To create a submittal from a search result, select the 3 dots to the right of the item, then choose Add to Submittals. Items that do NOT have 3 dots are already submittals in your Smart Register.

Verify the information that will be in the submittal and make any necessary changes. When you select Save the item will be added to your register!

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