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Replace texts with blocks of the same name - Txt2Ref.

A - answer With a simple freeware utility Txt2Ref you can replace selected texts in your DWG drawing by block references of the same name (or of a single block). So e.g. all occurrences of the text "LAMP" in the drawing are replaced by references of the block "Lamp". The replacement honors layers, rotation, scale and color of the "placeholder" texts.

Download the Txt2Ref application from www.cadstudio.cz/download, load it into AutoCAD with APPLOAD and start it by typing the TXT2REF command. Select the replaced texts, enter the scale ratio (text height to block scale) and optionally modify the name (text contents) vs. the block name as defined in the drawing (prefix, suffix, or a fixed name). The blocks of the given name must already exist in the DWG drawing.

Example of usage:

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See also:
Tip 12933:Purging small objects from a DWG drawing - PurgeSmall.
Tip 12926:How to import point coordinates from Excel to AutoCAD?
Tip 12837:RenameCSV - rename layers, blocks, layouts, views, linetypes using Excel tables
Tip 12830:Converting pseudo-tables consisting of lines and texts to TABLE objects in AutoCAD DWGs.
Tip 12685:ReLinkField - re-link fields to source objects.


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