A wildcard is a symbol that stands for one or more characters. You can use wildcards to shorten strings, for example in filtering.
Matches any number of characters
HE* matches all parts with a profile name that begins with the characters "HE".
You can also this symbol at the beginning of a word: *BRAC*.
? (question mark)
Matches a single character
HE?400 matches parts with profile names such as HEA400, HEB400, and HEC400.
[ ] (square brackets)
Matches whatever is enclosed in the brackets
LX4X1/2 matches parts with the profile names L7X4X1/2 and L8X4X1/2.
The characters * and ? may also be used in object names in Tekla Structures. If the object name you want to filter contains * or ?, you need to enclose these characters in square brackets. For example, to find the profile P100*10, enter P100[*]10 in the filter field.