Express Pattern Find/Replace

Express Pattern Find/Replace

Win32 and 64, English

BIMsoft
A utility that allows the user to select a block or object, find all similar patterns in a 2D drawing, and convert the result to a block or group object.

General Usage Instructions

A. BF_SSP (Pattern QSel): It is a function to find and select a pattern like a specific object from the 2D drawing you are working on.

  • Select pattern entities: Select multiple objects to use as patterns.
  • Finds similar patterns in the current drawing and displays them in the selected state.
  • (You can check the number detected in the command window) 

 

B. BF_E2P (Entities Pattern): Command to search by pattern of selected objects and convert to block or group

  • Select pattern entities: Select a pattern to search.
  • Select target entities: Select all objects to search in the drawing.
  • The results found are displayed in a dialog box.
  • Check the cloud markings by adjusting the rotation angle when converting to blocks.
  • Click the Run button to convert it into a block and check the cloud mark. 

 

C. BF_B2P (Block Pattern): It is a function to select a block and convert the visited pattern into a block or a group.

  • Select insert entity: Select the block to search.
  • Select target entities: Select the objects to search in the drawing.
  • Confirm the resulting pattern in the dialog box.
  • Adjust the rotation angle when converting to Block and check the cloud mark.
  • Click the Run button to convert to Block and check the cloud mark. 

 

D. Change dialog: This is a dialog box for setting the conversion of patterns found by the 'BF_E2P' and 'BF_B2P' commands.

  • (1) Selected Patterns: Pattern or block information of the object selected by the user (In case of block, block name is displayed)
  • (2) Create New block: Creates a new block with the pattern of the user-selected object.
  • (2) Find Patterns: Shows a list of similar patterns found in the drawing.
  • (3) List item icon: The preview of the pattern is displayed.
  • (4) Displays Cloud Mark on drawings: Display the boundary area of the list item in Cloud Mark.
  • (5) Layer name: Specify the layer name of Cloud Mark.
  • (6) Arc Radius: Specifies the Arc radius of Cloud Mark.
  • (7) Replace Pattern: The block to be changed (No. 15) is displayed in the block.(Left mouse button: rotate, mouse wheel: middle in / out, mouse wheel click: pan)
  • (8) Rotate: Enter the rotation value of the block specified by the user directly.
  • (9) X Mirror: Set the X-axis mirror of the block directly.
  • (10) Y Mirror: Set the Y-axis mirror of the block directly.
  • (11) Redraw: Display the block by changing the rotation value, X and Y-axis mirror value.
  • (12) Apply current block transform: Applies the changed settings of the block to the item selected in the list box.
  • (13) Do not replace: Does not convert to blocks or groups (default selection)
  • (14) Replace with selected block: Convert list items to blocks.(In the case of "BF_B2P" command, the rare of the selected block and inserted object is initialized)
  • (15) Delete patterns: Delete Entities of the target pattern.
  • (16) Block name: The block of the current drawing is displayed in the combo box and you can select the item to see the preview.
  • (17) Layer name: Set the layer of the Insert object when changing the pattern to Block.
  • (18) Replace with group: List items consist of groups.(If you do not select Anonymous, the names of the items in the list are automatically given)
  • (19) Anonymous group: Set the name of the group to anonymous.
  • (20) Zoom Extend: Enlarges and displays the selected list item in the drawing.
  • (21) Selected all similar patterns: Selects the same items as the selected items all at once from the list.
  • (22) Remove: Delete the selected item.
  • Execute: Start the conversion and exit the dialog box.

 

E. BF_CFG : Preferences dialog

  • (1) Tolerances: Sets the tolerance used when comparing objects in patterns.
  • (2) Match number of patterns: Sets whether the number of objects that make up the found pattern must match.
  • (3) Match percent: If the objects of the pattern match, it is 100%, at this time, set the percentage allowed by the user.
  • (4) Match layer name: Sets whether the layers of the objects of the patterns to compare have the same name.
  • (5) Match color: Set whether the objects of the patterns to compare have the same color
  • (6) Match text string: For TEXT and MTEXT, set whether the string values are not the same.
  • (7) Match block name: For block, set whether the names should be the same.
  • (8) Displays Cloud Mark on drawings: Set whether to display Cloud Mark of the pattern.
  • (9,10) Layer name, Arc radius: Set the layer name and arc radius of the Cloud Mark object.
  • Save: Save the settings and exit the dialog box.

 

F. BF_REG : Enter license key for product activation.

  • Send Product ID by e-mail
  • Make a payment with PayPal.
  • Enter your License Key in the registration dialog box for the authentication.

  

[Supported pattern elements]

The user-selectable elements of the pattern are:

  1. Line
  2. Arc
  3. Circle
  4. Text, MText
  5. Polyline(LWPolyline)
  6. Insert
  7. Ellipse
  8. Solid
  9. Trace
  10. Hatch
  11. Insert

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

BF_SSP

Command for quick selection in drawing with pattern of selected

BF_E2P

Command to convert block or group to selected pattern

BF_B2P

Command to convert the entities found in the selected block to a block or group

BF_CFG

Commands for setting the Express Pattern Find / Replace environment.

BF_REG

Product activation command

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: BIMsoft
Support Contact: arx119@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

BIMsoft

Support Information

Company Name: BIMsoft

Company URL: http://www.bimsoft.co.kr

Support Contact: arx119@gmail.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.1

Initial release version.
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