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CADWorx Spec Editor

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20.1 (2020 R1)

CADWorx Spec Editor Home tab: Editing > Find and Replace

Finds and replaces specific values in the Spec Editor data.

Look in

Current Project

Searches in the current project.

Current Specification

Searches in the current specification.

Find options

Search keyword mode

Matches the search to the keyword in the Find what box. If you use the Replace option, the software replaces the keyword with the word you type in the Replace with box. For example, if you type COMPTYPE in the Find what box, then type Steam in the Replace with box, and then click Replace All, the software replaces any component long descriptions that have the keyword COMPTYPE with the word Steam. For example, COMPTYPE_CMP_TBL becomes Steam_CMP_TBL.

The software also changes the keywords into non-keywords. In the above example, the software displays Steam_CMP_TBL as the name of your component.

Match case

Matches the search to the case (lower or upper) in the Find what box.

Match whole word

Matches the search to the exact whole word in the Find what box.

Search Up

Matches the search moving upwards in the Spec Editor rather than downwards.

Find type

Long description

Matches the search to the long description.

Short description

Matches the search to the short description.

Tag

Matches the search to the tag data.

Long description, Short description, and Tag can be selected at the same time so that the search finds all types associated with the text.

Find

  1. On the Home tab, click Find and Replace on the Editing panel.

    The Find and Replace dialog box displays.

  2. Type the text you want to find in the Find what box.

  3. Specify parameters for Look in, Find options, and Find type.

  4. Click Find Next.

    The value displays.

Replace

  1. On the Home tab, click Find and Replace on the Editing panel.

    The Find and Replace dialog box displays.

  2. Type the text you want to find in the Find what box.

  3. Select the Replace with check box.

    The Replace with box activates.

  4. Type the text to replace in the Replace with box.

  5. Specify parameters in Look in, Find options, and Find type.

  6. Click Find Next, and then click Replace.

    OR

    Click Replace.

    OR

    Click Replace All.

    Replace All replaces every instance of the text in the Find what box throughout the Spec Editor for the open project. Use this option with caution.

    The value replaces.