Searchable AutoCAD drawings
In both version 11.0 and 12.0 it is possible to search content in a drawing file from MasterExplorer. That makes it easier to find the drawing that you need to access.
What do you need to do?
The drawing files must use a font that is a TrueType font for the text to be searchable. We have changed this on out templates so new drawings will have Arial as a default font.
But how about our old drawings?
We have a solution for this also. We update the drawings when the are open using a epc_hook.lsp
- Put the file “changeStyleToArial.lsp” in Custom Directory (%appdata%/ides/Master Concept 12/Custom)
- Add following to the “epc_hook.lsp” located in (%appdata%/ides/Master Concept 12/Custom)
– (princ “\nChange style to ARIAL”)
– (load “changeStyleToArial.lsp” T)