Three weeks and counting until Autodesk University!!! I can hardly wait. With over 7000 already signed up it's going to be our biggest AU ever! My goodness there will be tons of energy and excitement at our 14th annual Autodesk University. If you go to AU and you see me among the masses be sure to say "hello" to me! I love meeting blog readers (fellow users) and let's face it - with that many people roaming around it will be great to find some friendly faces in the crowd.
I'm in Orange County, California for a Manufacturing event tomorrow...the Southern California Manufacturing Solutions Premiere. I'm not presenting - just attending (and looking forward to that!). It sounds like a great day of all things manufacturing along with some great training (and I plan on learning a few things).
So on to an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Text:
Sometimes we have drawings that are jam-packed full of text. Attribute text, single line text, multi-line text, dimension text - all types of text! If you've ever gone on a text treasure text to find a specific text string then you can appreciate the fabulous FIND command.
Now ironically, it's a little tricky to find the FIND command. You won't find the FIND command in any of the pull-down menus or toolbars. You will find the FIND command in the default short-cut menu though (and I'm hoping you have discovered it at some point). With nothing highlighted, right click to bring up a shortcut menu and here you will find the FIND command (I just love saying that).
What can the FIND command to for you? It will find any darn text you have on the screen for starters! Whether you are looking to do a Search and Replace or just to Zoom in on the text the FIND command can help you out. The figure below shows you the different types of text the FIND command can locate.
You can choose to do a search and replace or to Zoom to the desired text string(s). And if you remember wildcards from the old DOS days you'll find that the FIND command now allows you to use wildcards! For example, A* would display all the text strings that start with the letter A.
So stop wasting your design time by hunting for text strings - use the fine FIND command!
I'm going to go FIND some dinner now...