Parametric Editing Tools – OSR

OSR enables a Search and Replace for Any Object – even custom entities.

The OSR menu,is the simplest of all the PET menus, with only those properties that All entities have in common – Layer, Color and Linetype.

Search criteria  allows searching by Layer, Color & Linetype.

Replace Criteria allows the same.

Search & Replace using Object Data

Of course ASR allows Searching using Object Data (AutoCAD Map only), the same as all PET functions. When you pick the Search Using Object Data Button , A dialog box is displayed allowing you to select the Search Object Data Table . Any Object Data Table in the current drawing is available. Once the Object Data Table is selected, All Fields  in that Table are available.

In this example notice that the Search Object Data uses Wildcards to Search For any object with a Field name of SEG_ID that begins with RC_12. And Replaces the data in the INSP_DATE field with 11/12/13

Working with PET Menu’s

All PET menus work in a similar manner to create an Action List made up of any combination of Search actions and Replace Actions. The menu will initially have no Action items and the default action of all Criteria is to Find Everything and Change Nothing, so if you pick OK in the ASR menu with no Action Items, all blocks will be found and selected (they are also stored in a named selection set).

Here’s an example of creating an Action: First you choose which Criteria you want to set  – in this example we will set the Search Block Layer criteria in the ASR menu. When you pick it from the pulldown, it will be entered into the Action Entry area. You will see the Criteria name and a Help string to remind you of the setting choices. Next you make your entry in the Value field and click the Add Button. This will Add your entry to the Action List and you are ready to enter the next item.