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How to replace texts in many AutoCAD drawings? (regular expressions)

A - answer To search and replace substrings or complete texts in an AutoCAD drawing, including an option to use scripts and replace texts (and dimtexts and attribute texts and multileaders) in many DWG files at once, you can use the free/trial CADstudio's utility - srxTEXT. For search and replace you can also use regular expressions and perform even complex text replacements of the type:

D19-457-03667 --> Part:457/03667 Code:D19

or add strings to the beginning or to the end of your texts or individual words, or replace only a single/first occurrence of a substring, etc.

You can also use scripts to replace texts in multiple drawings (batch mode). Replace strings defined by search-replace pairs loaded from an Excel table (CSV file; the srxTextCSV command).

More details on srxText. This utility can be downloaded from, see also

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31.7.2003    41565×   FAQ  

See also:
Tip 12803:How to add double line-spacing to AutoCAD paragraphs?
Tip 9265:RENAME on steroids - complex renaming of AutoCAD objects.
Tip 8065:How to add prefix or suffix to selected drawing texts?
Tip 7892:How to find blocks with an empty (not-filled-in) attribute?
Tip 7890:How to find missing numbers in a series of numbered blocks?

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