Search terms are individual words or strings of letters and characters with no white space. Search phrases are multiple terms that are enclosed in double quotation marks to indicate that terms will be found in a specific order. You can enter one or more search terms in the search field. If multiple search terms are entered without quotation marks around the words, the search procedure displays hits where:
The search terms appear in any order.
The search terms may or may not be adjacent.
All search terms appear within a section or subsection (see “Default search proximity and highlighting,” Section 4.1.1).
Advanced search allows you to control the proximity range (see “Limiting the search results by proximity or context,” Section 4.5.3).
Search phrases are made up of multiple search terms enclosed in double quotation marks. The search procedure displays hits only when the documentation contains an exact match of the phrase in the search field. For example, if you search for “finite strain”, you will find occurrences of "finite strain." This search will not locate occurrences of the phrase "finite plastic strain." For additional information about searching techniques, see “HTML search details,” Section 4.4, and “Using the Advanced Search options,” Section 4.5.
You can combine search terms and search phrases in a single search procedure. For example, if you search for plastic “finite strain”, you will find occurrences of "finite strain" and "plastic" within the proximity range.
The default search proximity range is used when you search for multiple terms and when you use the advanced search options to search for one term without another. In most Abaqus manuals the default search proximity range corresponds to the smallest section size that appears in the table of contents for that book. However, the following manuals use a slightly different default proximity range:
This manual (Using Abaqus Online Documentation)
To locate search results in any book, you should use the table of contents to open a section that indicates a number of search hits and scroll through the section or use the Next Match and Previous Match buttons to locate highlighted search terms.
Note: If you click a section title in the table of contents for which no search hits are displayed, the section will open without search hit highlighting, even if search hits are included as part of a larger scrollable HTML page.