Find and Replace Name and Description

Find and Replace Name and Description

Win64, English

Red Transit Consultants, LLC
Performs find and replace on a number of Autodesk® Civil 3D® Object type's Names and Descriptions.

General Usage Instructions

1. In the 'Find What' text blank, enter a find string. Use the match case checkbox to find exact matches.

2. In the 'Replace With' text blank, enter a replacement string.

3. Under Object Types (Abbreviations) [Counts], Check/Uncheck the object types desired. These checkboxes will automatically check/enable themselves if the current drawing contains that object type. If an object type does not exist in the drawing, corresponding checkboxes will be disabled.

4. Under Modify Options, Check/Uncheck Name or Description for the Find/Replace. Click Find Matches; objects found with matching names/descriptions based on the selected options will appear in the left window and the Replace button will appear. Note that if nothing is entered in the 'Replace With' blank, then the Replace button will not appear. If needed, use the Clear Results button to restart the search.

5. In the left window, use control and shift keys to select the desired objects to be revised. Right-click in this window to Select All or Clear All. Note, that only selected objects will be revised.

6. Use the Replace button to replace the Find What string portion with the Replace With string in all of the selected objects' names/descriptions. Upon replacement the right window will appear with the replaced names/descriptions and the drawing objects' names will reflect these modifications. NOTE: Grading groups are not included for renaming as they are not exposed within the API at this time. Please note that these will need to be renamed manually.

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Performs find and replace on several Autodesk® Civil 3D® Object types' Names and Descriptions.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the 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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This product has been tested for both Windows 64-bit systems.

Known Issues

1. Grading groups are not included for renaming as they are not exposed within the API at this time. Please note that these will need to be renamed manually.2. Renaming Corridor surfaces with the Civil3D default naming of "COR:" is not allowed due to specific characters not being allowed in Civil 3D Object Names, thus this app simply removes the ":" from the name. This does not cause any issues with surfaces, labels, etc. just a minor defect in the naming.


Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

Contact at any time for support.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Upgraded for 2024 product (No change in version number).

Added App Licensing and Updated Icon. App name change per Autodesk® request.

Dialog box improvements. Fixed issue where replaced object names lost their casing. App now preserves casing.

Updated Help Menu

This product has been tested for both Windows 32bit and 64bit systems.

Original Release

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