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Jeff H

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Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:18:11 PM »
Here is something I just tried and it worked, we had a bunch of drawings that had mleaders that called out “CAT 6 in ¾” CONDUIT” and needed to remove the “in ¾” CONDUIT”.
I did the following
 
  • Open new empty drawing
  • Used XA(XREF ATTCH) command(you can attach more than one drawing at a time)
  • Selected all 60 sheets
  • Unchecked all “Specify On-Screen” checkboxes so it would not prompt me for insertion point, etc… for each drawing.
  • Used FIND command(Made sure I had search xrefs option checked)
  • Did a Replace and it updated text and saved drawings.
  • Charged job 4 hours
  • Plan on spending next 4 hours watching cat videos on you tube

ronjonp

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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 09:36:24 AM »
Nice .. glad it worked for you :) .. I've had CAD crash more often than not when doing a find and replace within xrefs.

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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 11:33:43 AM »
I would have never tried that. Thanks Jeff. :)  And definitely no cat videos. LOL
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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 12:13:57 PM »
DUDE!

That is a great trick! gotta try it.
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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 01:28:38 PM »
I am creating a file just to try it, great tip.
Thank you for sharing.  :-D

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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 01:48:18 PM »
Wow that is a cool trick I would never have thought of, thanks!
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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 02:52:27 PM »
lol ...Nice!
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Re: Updating text in multiple drawings using FIND
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 05:20:27 PM »
Excellent idea Jeff!