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Copy Design, Replace first "x" amount of text

Status: Implemented
by Advocate Carl_mgfx on ‎05-13-2013 04:35 AM

Hi all


I have seem many request for better file renaming within "Copy Design", this request is to add the renaming functionality.

It would be good to be able to replace a selected string length, within a name, with a new set of text.


My example is as follows:  The first 5 characters of my file name are a code linked to the specific internal project number for the design.  If I want to copy designs from various internal projects for reuse in a new project I need to replace the first 5 characters with a new text.




Project 1 code = 12345






Project 2 code = xx12x





If I run a rename of just the first 5 characters I can rename all the parts at once to have a new project number, instead of having to do a replace all for each project code copied from.

What would be nice is to be able to specify a seperator (in this case "-") and replace all text before it.

Use of wildcards would also help.

Status: Implemented
By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎09-13-2013 12:24 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎09-09-2014 09:45 AM
Status changed to: Accepted

Hi Carl,


Please test this again in 2015 R2 version of Copy Design - we have changed file numbering to include auto numbering schemes and the "none" file numbering scheme allows you to find and replace text strings.


We do not have a "replace first 5 characters" type rule but a wildcard "Find *-" will work.

By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎09-09-2014 10:02 AM
Status changed to: Implemented
By: Advocate RonnieWilkins
| Posted ‎09-15-2014 11:28 AM

Why not implement Regular Expressions for search/replace?


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