AutoCAD How To: FIND & REPLACE Text in An Entire Drawing Automatically – 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

Hope you’re doing well and having a great week so far!

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In this week’s Tip post and video, I walk through exactly how to use the built in find & replace tool within AutoCAD. It’s just like many word processors and can seriously save us a lot of time when editing/updating drawings!

You can use it to for a ranges of cases including finding a specific word or text string throughout an entire drawing, including xrefs and layouts/paper spaces, as well as automatically replace text based on what you find, giving you the ability to quickly find and replace outdated drawing references, detail numbers or product specs to name a few.


It really is a great tool to know and I’m sure you’ll like it!

Check out the video below:

That’s all for today’s quick tip, I hope you all were able to take something away from it and able to add a new tool to your CAD toolbox!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: