Thursday, April 17, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 - Find and Replace, no zoom

It has been brought to my attention that when using the Find and Replace function in AutoCAD 2009, that you can not actually go to the text you find. While in the function, 2009 zooms to that object automatically. When you end the Find command, it zooms back to where you were when you started.

This means that you will have to FIND (automatically zoom to within the command), make your changes within the Find command, then close.

It used to be that when you zoomed to text in the find command you could then close the function and be where your text was. Evidently not any more.

But you can edit the text right there within the find command, just not anything else.

The automatic zoom is a nice feature, but I really want to end up where I am editing my drawing at. Follow me here? What is happening now, is that I have no idea where it was that I changed my text!! It could have been anywhere.

Keep this in mind when you use the find replace command.

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