Google-like search, with batch replacement, arrives for AutoCAD and MicroStation users

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Previously released for MicroStation, CadExplorer now supports AutoCAD drawing files too, which allows users to find virtually any type of DWG file object across multiple files.

New technology can peer into hundreds or thousands of CAD files at a time and rapidly find any elements or objects (including text, cell or block names, circles, lines, shapes and many others), based on a wide range of search criteria, including text strings, cell or blocks names, level or layer, color, weight, style and many more. CadExplorer, formerly released for MicroStation, now supports AutoCAD drawing files too, which allows users to find virtually any type of DWG file object across multiple files and to make batch modifications to those elements.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA — Axiom, one of the world’s most experienced developers of time-saving CAD software products, announces the release of CadExplorer version 4.0. Previously released for MicroStation, CadExplorer now supports AutoCAD DWG files. With the new CadExplorer, users can now find virtually any DGN or DWG file objects (including text, cell or block names, circles, lines, shapes and many others) across multiple files based on a wide range of search criteria, including text strings, cell or block names, level or layer, color, weight, style and many more. It can also make certain batch modifications of DWG objects, a capability which CadExplorer’s MicroStation users have been enjoying for nearly a year now.

 

Working across MicroStation and AutoCAD can’t be this easy! CadExplorer puts all your CAD data in one place and makes it easy to quickly find any DGN or DWG file objects in thousands of CAD files.

Per Axiom, CadExplorer is new technology that lets users ignore the boundaries between CAD files (both MicroStation and AutoCAD) and interactively find, display, analyze, explore, report on, investigate and edit CAD file data in ways never before possible. In addition, Axiom reports that there is no easier way to select, preview and modify text across multiple MicroStation and/or AutoCAD files in batch than with CadExplorer. With CadExplorer, users can modify found text strings in any imaginable way — even using wildcard and regular expression substitution — and can preview proposed text changes before committing them to all their selected CAD files.

CadExplorer shows users virtually all the data contained in one, ten, hundreds or even thousands of design and/or drawing files in an easy-to-use and intuitive grid. Need to see all the cells or blocks that are being used in any project on the network and get a count of each one? A few mouse-clicks is all it takes.

What are the chances of catching an oddball mistake before submitting the project to a client, like a misspelled level or layer name or some text that happens to be on the wrong level (or layer)? Without CadExplorer, locating these can be virtually impossible and requires someone to laboriously go through each CAD file ? one file at a time. Spotting errors like layer name misspellings or a cell or block that was only used once (usually a CAD-standards violation) becomes much easier and faster when using CadExplorer.

Other features include:

  • Quick Search — just type in any string and CadExplorer instantly locates occurrences of that string across all project files. For MicroStation, CadExplorer supports search of text elements, filenames, cell names, cell descriptions, model names, model descriptions, reference filenames, logical names and descriptions, tag names and tag values. For AutoCAD, CadExplorer supports search of text objects, filenames, block names, block descriptions, model names, model descriptions, external reference filenames, logical names and descriptions, attribute names and attribute values.
  • File thumbnails in carousel view.
  • File previews.
  • Dramatically enhanced user interface experience. Looks like iTunes for CAD.
  • Support for Windows Vista 64-Bit operating systems.
  • Support for Windows 7 64-Bit operating systems.

How to Contact Axiom

For more information on CadExplorer or to see a free, online demonstration, call Axiom at 727-442-7774 extension 1638 or e-mail 1638@AxiomInt.com or visit Axiom on the Web at http://www.AxiomInt.com/autocad/cad-explorer/ to find out more about the main features of CadExplorer as they relate to AutoCAD.

About Axiom
Axiom is the world’s most experienced developer of time-saving MicroStation (and now AutoCAD) software solutions and the largest third-party provider of general-purpose add-ons and e-learning for MicroStation. Axiom focuses on making CAD work easier by creating time-saving and productivity-boosting tools based on real-world problems CAD users encounter. Based in Clearwater, Florida, Axiom has been developing software for over 25 years.

MicroStation is produced by Bentley Systems, Incorporated of Exton, Pennsylvania. AutoCAD is produced by Autodesk, Incorporated, of San Rafael, California.

CadExplorer, and Axiom are trademarks of Axiom. MicroStation is a registered trademark of Bentley Systems, Incorporated. AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Incorporated.

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For Immediate Release

Press Contact:
Kris Nickerson
Press@AxiomInt.com
727-442-7774

Axiom
1805 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida 33765

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