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alan1959
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Registered: ‎12-14-2011
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Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

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01-06-2012 10:08 AM

I am trying to change text in hundreds of drawings. What I have is a line of text say "the brown fox" and I need to change it to "the black dog". I have probably 1500 drawings I need to do this in. I am not versed in scripts of lisp and was looking for some help. I know the ACAD commands to do this but could use some help in developing a script file to batch this. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.

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Patchy
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

01-06-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: alan1959

This will do what you are looking for.

 

http://lee-mac.com/bfind.html

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alan1959
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

01-06-2012 11:58 AM in reply to: alan1959

Thanks this lisp routine works like a charm. Much appreciated.

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AppelG
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Registered: ‎08-25-2009
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

03-10-2013 12:36 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thank, Igot it to work and is working great.

 

:manhappy:

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SK141984
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Registered: ‎06-09-2014
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

06-09-2014 09:25 AM in reply to: AppelG

i m trying it, it preparing report but in the drawing the texts are remain same

plz help

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dmfrazier
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Registered: ‎05-13-2003
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

06-09-2014 01:22 PM in reply to: SK141984

Check to see if you have "Search only" checked under the "Replace with" field.

Also, be sure to check the Options page for what kinds of text objects may be changed.

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abubakars
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Registered: ‎10-04-2006
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Re: Changing Text in Multiple Drawings

06-10-2014 07:36 AM in reply to: alan1959

Since you have huge number of drawings (1500) to be corrected, as an alternative you can try the another free utility which runs without opening the drawing to  do the same task quicker than opening and editing it.

 

The tools is available to download from Autodesk Exhange Apps BatchInDatabase

 

Text Find and Replace.PNG 

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