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How to batch-rename a group of layers? (translate table)

A - answer For table-driven renaming of a bunch of layers (and possible change of layer colors) you can use the free RNL LISP utility by CAD Studio (for download on

The rename/translation-table RNL.TBL looks like:

;List of renamed layers for RNL.LSP
;format: "ORIGINALNAME" "NEWNAME" "newcolor"
"AAA" "XXX" 3

Since AutoCAD 2002 you can also use the Layer Translator (LAYTRANS).

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1.11.2004    22572×  
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