AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Renaming drawings project-wide

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08-22-2012 10:10 AM

Does anybody know if is there an easy way to rename the drawings project-wide? I am looking for an option similar to the one you get when you copy a project and you have the option to find/replace part of the old filenames. Right now I am using an external utility (Panda Batch File Renamer) to rename the drawings and manually change the file names in the wdp file (of course while the project is closed...).


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Re: Renaming drawings project-wide

08-22-2012 08:25 PM in reply to: stefan.stamate

The best way to rename all files in a project is to copy the project and use the built-in method you described.  Of course you can rename one file at a time by right-clicking over it in project manager and selecting rename.  Hint: You cannot rename the file if the drawing is open.

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Re: Renaming drawings project-wide

08-23-2012 04:33 AM in reply to: dougmcalexander

Thanks for the information. I knew that one, I was trying not to create another duplicated project...

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Re: Renaming drawings project-wide

10-24-2014 11:58 PM in reply to: stefan.stamate

im using "advance renamer" its free

it allow to rename files by masks

regurding the WDP file, it is easyer to create a new one and add the renamed files


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Re: Renaming drawings project-wide

10-25-2014 12:49 AM in reply to: KOBI1912

i use bulkrename utilty another free app which has multiple formats and wildcards



then i copy a blank standard project

and use Pat murrens app which you can find here


to update all the data



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