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    Summary: I would like to see the 'Find' command enhanced

    Description: The Find command is a very powerful tool, but could be greatly enhanced with the following additions:
    1. The ability to keep the results and edit in the drawing without having to close CUI (which is standard for excel/word etc);
    2. The ability to search multiple DWG files outside the file that is open, not just xrefs;
    3. Numbering of results.


    Product and Feature: AutoCAD - Text

    Submitted By: Andrew Fisher on 11/08/2013


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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    1+

    I've been using Lee's Batch Find & Replace Text routine since I was only a padawan learner.
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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    add the ability to find text strings within vertical product annotation, and it's a winner

    PS -- fix the borked wildcard S&R!!!! yes, it works 'as designed'. but the design is borked
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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by cadtag View Post
    PS -- fix the borked wildcard S&R!!!! yes, it works 'as designed'. but the design is borked
    +1!!!!!

    (amen to that)
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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    If I'm searching for particular text, the FIND command should be able to tell me (WITHOUT checking the List Results option):

    - Where it found the text, i.e. Model Space, Layout, Block, etc.
    - Zoom should work while the FIND dialog box is open so I can get a better idea where I am in a large drawing.
    - Repeated FIND attempts should preserve the last used setting, i.e. look in Entire Drawing, Current Space/Layout or Selected Objects.

    FIND was a very helpful with a current project and actually saved me from having to plot multiple paper copies to double-check my take-off and detailing of a number of components.

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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.tulis View Post
    If I'm searching for particular text, the FIND command should be able to tell me (WITHOUT checking the List Results option):

    - Where it found the text, i.e. Model Space, Layout, Block, etc.
    - Zoom should work while the FIND dialog box is open so I can get a better idea where I am in a large drawing.
    - Repeated FIND attempts should preserve the last used setting, i.e. look in Entire Drawing, Current Space/Layout or Selected Objects.

    FIND was a very helpful with a current project and actually saved me from having to plot multiple paper copies to double-check my take-off and detailing of a number of components.
    I fully support one wish but, to put it better, the FIND dialogue should be dismissable.
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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by jaberwok View Post
    I fully support one wish but, to put it better, the FIND dialogue should be [modeless instead of modal].
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    Default Re: Text 'Find' command enhancements

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackBox View Post
    FTFY
    Ta !
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