AutoCAD Find & Replace

Good morning!

Here is a really quick tip, but one that I just love.  I don’t do a whole lot of work in AutoCAD, mainly just 2D schematics, but there are some tools I’ve really learned to love.  One is the lasso tool for selection sets.  it tooks ome time to get used to, but it really makes life easier moving large chunks of a drawing at a time on a very crowded P&ID.

But for this tip, I wanted to show off the Find & Replace tool for text.  Hopefully you know it’s there, because it’s a really handy tool.  If not, simply type FIND at your command prompt.  Type in the text you’re looking for and the text to replace it with and hit the Find button.  You can then select Replace or Replace All, and boom.  Done.

But did you know that you don’t have to search the entire document?  You can also use this tool on selected viewports, or even selected items.  Now, in my world, I do a lot of copying of blocks.  Some of my blocks have multiple instances of the same attribute value.  So, rather than edit the same attribute 5 or 6 times, I just use Find & Replace on a selected block or group of blocks and change them all at once.  Watch the attached video for a really quick demo of this, and then try it out.  If you’re like me, and simple things sometimes make your day, you’ll love it.

Enjoy!

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CAD Department Supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing, Inc. CAD Designer & Detailer specializing in Inventor Tube & Pipe, Frame Generator, Content Center, Vault Professional. Autodesk Expert Elite member. Blogger. Autodesk University Speaker 2014-2018. Husband and father. Photographer.

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