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Edit text in DWG-file with notepad?

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PIOTRR View Drop Down

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    Posted: 07.Jun.2022 at 18:54
Hi i want to be able to edit MTEXT in my DWG with the help of notepad. This way i could just print the drawing in DWG-trueveiwer. When i try this, AutoCad thinks there is something wrong with the file and wont open it. 

Any thoughts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote John Connor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08.Jun.2022 at 13:45
I think it is a dumb idea.  Notepad is a generic text editor that is used to create, open and read plain text files.  If the file contains special formatting or is not plain text it cannot be read by Notepad.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vladimir Michl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14.Jun.2022 at 13:11
DWG files are binary encoded, with lots of checksums. You cannot edit them with Notepad. On the other hand, their text version - DXF - can be edited quite conveniently for this purpose.
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