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How to get rid of spaces in AutoCAD layer names?

A - answer Although space characters are perfectly legal in AutoCAD layer names (as long as EXTNAMES is on), there may be older add-on utilities which do not properly handle layers with spaces.

To quickly replace spaces in layer names use the following VBA macro (use e.g. the _VBASTMT command to run it):

For Each objLayer In ThisDrawing.Layers : objLayer.Name=Replace(objLayer.Name, " ", "_") : Next
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applies to: AutoCAD 2000 · AutoCAD 2004 · AutoCAD 2006 ·

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