The FeatureManager Design Tree Search box located on top of the FeatureManager Design Tree is a useful tool to quickly search for items in a model. Some uses include verifying if certain types of features are used in a model or if an item is hidden or shown. You can search on generically named features like axis, extrudes, revolves and planes or search for renamed features.
Searching and reviewing items in the tree, including sketches, can shed light on how well a model was built. The image below shows how to use search box to filter sketches in the Feature Tree. By typing “sk” or the whole word “sketch” in the search box will show all the sketches associated with a part, assembly or a drawing. This is a quick check that can be used to see if there are any minus(-) or plus(+) signs in parentheses indicating an underdefined (underconstrained) sketch or an overdefined (overconstrained) sketch respectively. Rib features are the only acceptable underdefined sketches that can be allowed but should still be reviewed to ensure that the location information is adequate.
This search also shows which items, in this case sketches, are hidden or shown. Shown sketches will be blue and hidden sketches will be black. Showing sketches can be particularly useful when trying to tie new geometry to existing sketch geometry. One final note is that other reference geometry will have different colors to indicate if they are hidden or shown. Shown Axis, Points and Coordinate Systems will be green in the feature tree and shown Planes will be yellow versus black if they are hidden.