Global Search


Search can be used to search all projects (also called Global search) or to search within a project. Clicking on any of the search results will load the particular result, for instance if you have clicked on a 3D file then it will be opened in the 3D Viewer.

A user can search for and filter by the following objects:

  • Projects

  • Folders

  • Files

  • ToDos

  • Releases

  • Snapshots/Views

  • Clashes

  • Users

Accessing Global Search

Global search allows you to search across all the projects you are part of (it is not region specific). To execute a search across multiple projects, use the Search button located in the header of the application starting on the project page. You can also click the Search other projects button on the search results page if you had executed a search inside a project.

Note: If you are searching for files based off file metadata attributes, you will not be able to use global search.

To use global search

  1. Open your project Trimble Connect for Browser.

  2. From the projects page, click on the search button (located in the application header)

  3. The Search field will be displayed.

  4. Enter the search term.

  5. Hit the Enter key to run the search.

  6. The Search Results page will be displayed.

Accepted Search Parameters

Object name or title
Results will be shown for Partial or full matches

Object description
Typing keywords or phrases from a ToDo description will return results

File extensions
Searching for .PDF or .IFC for example will return results

By tags
Use the tag operator to research for tags: tag:tagName

Quick Tip
Use the back arrow to be taken back to where you were before you executed the search

Supported Operations

The following operations can be done for the search results.

Delete files2, folders, ToDos, views, Draft Releases from the project. Project delete is also supported3.

View single file
Click on the file name to open the file in the 2D Viewer or in the 3D Viewer.

Export to Excel
Export a list of files to Excel.

Checkin or checkout files or files inside a folder.

Filtering Results

You can also use the filters displayed on the page to refine your results.

Filter Functions

Multi-selection of projects to search within is supported

Object type
Projects, Folders, Files, ToDos, Releases, Views, Clashes

Modified date
Today, Yesterday, Past 7 days, Past 30 days, Custom date range


  1. Dependent on users role or permissions in the project
  2. Files that are attached to ToDos or Releases cannot be deleted
  3. Some restrictions apply
  4. Dependent on users role or permissions in the project