The FIND (Ctrl+F) command lets you find, zoom to and replace text in BricsCAD®. You can search for text in blocks, attributes, dimensions and hyperlinks. It works much the same way as the Find & Replace tool on a word processor.

How to Find Text

Finding text in a drawing in BricsCAD is really simple:

  1. Enter Find.find and replace text dialog
  2. (Optional) Set the Find and Replace options.find and replace options
  3. Type the text to search for in the Find Text String box.
  4. (Optional) Click the Select Entities button to compose a selection set. The Find and Replace dialog will temporarily close to let you select entities. Once you have finished, hit Enter. The Search in field will now read Current Selection instead of Entire Drawing.
  5. Click the Find Next button. The content of the first text entity that contains the search string displays in the Search results pane.
  6. (Optional) Click the Zoom To button.
  7. Hit Esc or click the Close to stop.
NOTE If a selection is active when you launch the FIND command, only text entities in the selection set are searched.

How to Replace Text

You can either find and replace text one by one or all matching entities in one go.

  1. Enter Find.
    find and replace text dialog
  2. (Optional) Set the Find and Replace options.find and replace options
  3. Type the search text in the Find Text String field.
  4. Type the replacement text in the Replace with: field.
  5. (Optional) Click the Select Entities button to compose a selection set.
    • The Find and Replace dialog temporarily closes to let you select entities.
    • Right-click to conclude the selection of entities.

    The Search in field will now read Current Selection instead of Entire Drawing.

  6. Click the Replace All button to replace all matching text.
    OR
    Click the Find Next button. The content of the first text entity that contains the search text displays in the Search results pane.

    1. (Optional) Click the Zoom To button.
    2. Click the Replace button.
    3. Repeat this step to find another text entity that contains the search string. Repeat until you have made all the required changes.
  7. Hit Esc or click the Close to stop.

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