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Replace Exactly what You want 
See Exactly what happened
Multiple Searches 
Multiple Drawings 
Command-line Replacements
Results you can see,
More Options,
Convenient Palette
Replace Attribute Tags and Prompts inside Blocks and keep their ATTSYNC
 Regular Expressions, selective wildcards
a much better alternative to the ordinary FIND command
screenshot of CAD replace

the CAD replace Palette

Perform multiple searches in multiple drawings in one step. 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. The Palette is here when you need it and out of your way (but still there!) when you don't. CAD replace always keeps your results for you instead of losing them forever when you need to close that infernal FIND window. 

You can see exactly what you Find and what you Replace it with. It's not all or nothing, select any combination of results to Replace  - those 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 can hide away if you want to clear the clutter for a little while.

Don't freak out at my "Find" text in the picture, that's a regular expression - think Wildcards (* ? # etc.) on steroids. CAD replace does normal text, and normal wildcards too.

The "Searches" tab is where you make a list of different searches to do all at the same time, in a single step. You can load, save and edit these searches and combine lists of searches to do all at once. The "Files" tab has a list of drawings to do your list of searches and replacements with. You choose what to replace and what to skip and then tell CAD replace to do the work. 

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

Replace Attribute Tags inside Blocks and keep them in ATTSYNC with their block definitions - and keep all your attribute values. When it does a Block Definition replacement the results will list every Block Reference that was modified too so you can zoom in and see them.

You are looking at the AutoCAD® version, the BricsCAD® looks very similar. If you want to have it in IntelliCAD®, NanoCAD® or any other CAD then let me know.

  Find However You Want

Wildcards in the standard FIND are All or Nothing. In CAD replace where you can pick and choose 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. If you don't find it, just ask.

Did you even know there was a . wildcard? Yeah, a dot.
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 Wherever 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 values. Usually ATTSYNC will reset the values of modified attributes to their default if you don't modify the Attribute Tags with BATTMAN. CAD replace also works in REFEDIT

Want to know more? Want more options?  Just ask.

See EXACTLY what you have Found and Replaced
Know 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, just click on the heading.

You can double-click any result to zoom to it, selectively Replace any of  your results, all with the usual UNDO we all know and love.

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.

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

Ah, no, you're not going mad - there is something missing in that picture, the Search Settings toggle away so you can focus on Your Results.

Download your free trial, just click the green button.

How to use Your Free Trial. CAD Replace runs on Windows 7 - 10, x64, it runs in AutoCAD or BricsCAD, depending on which one you download.

To Download it - click the green button above for your CAD. After you check the download for my digital signature (right-click, "Properties", "Digital Signatures" - that's a good habit to get into), run the installer you just downloaded. Next time you open AutoCAD . When AutoCAD is ready for you, start CAD Replace on the command line with: CADreplace - just type that in on the AutoCAD command line, then you should get a notice that you are running a trial of CAD Replace.

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