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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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See also:
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables
Tip 11967:How to apply a changed drawing template (DWT) to existing drawings?
Tip 9265:RENAME on steroids - complex renaming of AutoCAD objects.
Tip 7585:Plotting/exporting a series of drawing frames composed in a DWG drawing (or creating layouts).
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.

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