Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Enhanced Search Feature

Well it is that time of year again where we start to think about how we go about improving Family Browser for the next release.  Since the last release we have received allot of suggestions and enhancements that could be included.  The first one I would like to get more detailed feedback on is for an enhanced search function.

As you will be aware the existing search feature of Family Browser searches by Family Name and populates a search tab on Family Browser.  If you are unaware of this feature check out this video.

Now while this works really well and is very quick to find families by name we have had requests by a few that a more in depth search function would be use full at times.  My question for you is:

  • What extra info would you like to search for?
  • Would searching for family type names be of any use?
  • What about some specific parameters and if so what ones would be use full?
  • Would some sort of search filter be use full,  ie search by category, then by type and then by parameter?
  • What about "and"  "or" search variables?

Along with your help we have the chance to create a rock star search function for Family Browser.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions.




  1. The ability to search for type name would be a huge help for families that have large type catalogs. Also with 2012 the ability to save out type catalogs make its more user friendly to use larger type catalogs.

    Variables could come in handy from time to time.

    Yes by categoty would be nice. IE Detail components vs model objects.

  2. "Auto complete" would be helpfull.

  3. I have the trial installed and when i try to get the window tabs to flip to the left by dragging to the edge of my screen, it doesnt flip. How can I fix this? sorry wasnt sure where to ask this question since I am evaluating your product for our use.


  4. Hi Jaysyn.

    Can you email me through the "Contacts US link" on the left hand side bar of this blog, and we will get this sorted for you.