Search 
Text
in AutoCAD

Replace exactly what you want and see Exactly what happened
Introducing the new alternative to AutoCAD's FIND command.
 Faster, Clear Results, More Options, Convenient Palette
Replace Attribute Tags and Prompts and Text inside Blocks
Regular Expressions, Lists of Searches
Coming soon: Batch Replacements, Lisp &  .NET API, Command-line


How to use Your Free Trial. This version of CAD Replace runs on Windows 7 - 10 x64, it runs in AutoCAD.
Download it - click the green button. After you check the download for my digital signature (that's a good habit to get into), run it, it is the installer for CAD Replace. Next time you open AutoCAD you should get a notice that you are running a trial of CAD Replace. When AutoCAD is ready for you, start CAD Replace with the command: CADreplace.

For more information, please see the support site at https://help.CADreplace.com

To buy CAD Replace, please go to this page at https://www.cadreplace.com/buy/

the CAD replace Palette

The convenient Palette is here when you need it and out of your way (but still there!) when you don't.
Forget the frustrations of opening-closing-opening-closing-opening...the FIND command window
when you need to copy some text, select a few more things, pan a little, or just check something. 

CAD replace keeps your results for you instead of losing them forever when you need to close that infernal FIND window. That drove me nuts. Not any more.

You won't miss your Findings and your Replacements. You can see exactly what happened. Select any combination of results to Replace or Select only those you chose in the drawing - buttons will appear at the bottom when you select any Results in the list. Double-click any result to zoom to it in your drawing for a closer look. The Search Settings hide away if you want to clear the clutter for a little while.

The second tab on the right - "Searches" - that is where you can make a list of different searches to do all at the same time. You can load, save and edit these searches and lists. The third tab - "Files" is coming soon, that is where you will be able to have a list of drawings to do searches and replacements with. CAD replace will save all the results of those searches in an Excel file (with the same highlighting as your results list) so you can see exactly what happened. 

CAD replace is fast, about 10x faster than the standard FIND command.

Replace Attribute Tags inside Blocks and keep them in sync with their block definitions - and keep all your attribute values.

Version 2 will run a list of searches on a list of drawings, no programming required. Version 2 will also have APIs for Lisp and  .NET and  so you can also include searches in your scripts - batches of searches through batches of drawings. Everything you can do in the CAD replace Palette you can also do in a script. Those batch searches can load and use searches you have made, tested and saved. 

You are looking at the AutoCAD® version - if you want to have it in BricsCAD® (coming soon, actually, with their encouragement), IntelliCAD®, NanoCAD® or any other CAD then let me know - I am building this for All of Us. Have Your Say.

  Find However You Want

Wildcards in the standard FIND are All or Nothing, not so in CAD replace where you can pick and choose your way, your wildcards, your settings. Don't panic if you forget what things do, there are plenty of pop-up hints and documentation at your fingertips to guide you on your way. 

Did you even know there was a . wildcard?
Did you know * is lazy in AutoCAD's FIND command?
That's why you can now have the ** option - sometimes you just need to be greedy. 

Find Whatever You Want

Yes, You do see Attribute Tags and Prompts in that List. It will replace them inside blocks (and nested blocks too) while keeping their original values (usually ATTSYNC will reset the values of modified attributes to their default if you don't modify it with BATTMAN). It also works in REFEDIT

Want to know more? Want more options? Want something like Find and Select, use a search to select specific things for your next search?  Just ask.

See EXACTLY what you have Found and Replaced
Find What You just Found

See exactly what you found, what type of object it is including the name of the block it is in, the Tag of the Attribute etc, and what the Replacement will be. You can easily sort by any of the columns.

From this list You can zoom to any result, selectively Replace any number of results, all with UNDO.

What about results for Batch Replacements? I'm glad You asked, those results will be in Excel. If you see anything you want to undo then you can undo it. That's coming in Version 2.​

Regex is another league of text manipulation
The Power of Regular Expressions

Nothing is more powerful for manipulating text than Regular Expressions. If you don't know Regular Expressions then...I kind-of envy you...but take my word for it, it is awesome.

Or, you can safely ignore it for now if you don't want to go down that rabbit hole. You don't need to know it.

Oh, No, you're not going mad - the Search Settings section toggles away so you can focus on Your Results, I just clicked it before I took this nice and compact screenshot (of an earlier version).

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