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Search for CAD words.

Capability: Google Desktop Search indexes files on your desktop PC and displays the results in a Google search page. The General CADD Desktop Search Plug-In expands that search function to CAD, allowing you to search your computer for words contained within CAD files. Say you created a CAD drawing--using any common file format--that contains the words Ajax Builders somewhere in the drawing. When you launch the Google Desktop Search--with the CADD plug-in installed--and type in "Ajax Builders," the application shows you every desktop file that contains the phrase. It's particularly helpful in tracking down old CAD drawings that you may not view or need very frequently.

Hardware: PC running Windows 2000, or XP.

Developer: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View, CA 94043; (650) 253-0000; fax (650) 253-0001; http://desktop. google.com.

Cost: Free.

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Title Annotation:software exchange
Publication:Mechanical Engineering-CIME
Date:Oct 1, 2006
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