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Find & Replace text in BricsCAD - Tuesday Tips

By Rose Barfield 4 min 3 augusti 2020
Find & Replace - Tuesday Tips

The FIND (Ctrl+F) command lets you find, zoom to and replace text in BricsCAD®. You can search for text in blocks, attributes, dimensions, and hyperlinks. It works the same way as the Find & Replace tool on a word processor.

To find and replace text in BricsCAD, you can use the "Find and Replace" tool:

  • Type "FIND" in the command line or select "Find and Replace" from the "Express" menu.
  • In the "Find and Replace" dialog box, enter the text you want to find in the "Find" field.
  • Enter the text you want to replace within the "Replace with" field.
  • Specify the search options, such as case sensitivity and the search scope.
  • Click "Replace All" to replace all occurrences of the text or "Replace" to replace only the current selection.
  • Note: The "Find and Replace" tool in BricsCAD can also find and replace text in attributes and tables.

How to Find Text

Finding text in a drawing in BricsCAD is simple:

  1. Enter Find.Find & Replace - Tuesday Tips- dialog
  2. (Optional) Set the Find and Replace options.Find & Replace - Tuesday Tips -options
  3. Type the text to search for in the Find Text String box.
  4. (Optional) Click the Select Entities button to compose a selection set. The Find and Replace dialog will temporarily close to let you select entities. Once you have finished, hit Enter. The Search in field will now read Current Selection instead of Entire Drawing.
  5. Click the Find Next button. The content of the first text entity that contains the search string is displayed in the Search results pane.
  6. (Optional) Click the Zoom To button.
  7. Hit Esc or click the Close to stop.

NOTE
Only text entities in the selection set are searched if a selection is active when you launch the FIND command.

How to Replace Text

You can find and replace text one by one or all matching entities in one go.

  1. Enter Find.
    Find & Replace - Tuesday Tips- dialog

  2. (Optional) Set the Find and Replace options.Find & Replace - Tuesday Tips -options

  3. Type the search text in the Find Text String field.

  4. Type the replacement text in the Replace with: field.

  5. (Optional) Click the Select Entities button to compose a selection set.

    • The Find and Replace dialog temporarily closes to let you select entities.
    • Right-click to conclude the selection of entities.

    The Search in field will now read Current Selection instead of Entire Drawing.

  6. Click the Replace All button to replace all matching text.
    OR
    Click the Find Next button. The content of the first text entity that contains the search text is displayed in the Search results pane.

    1. (Optional) Click the Zoom To button.
    2. Click the Replace button.
    3. Repeat this step to find another text entity that contains the search string. Repeat until you have made all the required changes.
  7. Hit Esc or click the Close to stop.


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by Rose Barfield - CAD User Experience & Interface Design Specialist

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Rose is responsible for taking user feedback and improving the BricsCAD product. Before coming to BricsCAD, she was a CAD user and worked in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense industries as a Technical Illustrator. She loves finding out how things work, taking them apart, and (hopefully) putting them back together again.

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