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I am in a need for a batch xref rename lisp routine at a minimum. At this time I am having to open each drawing and rename and repath the xrefs. This will take years.


I am not sure on how to make a lisp command, but I know how to load them into AutoCAD.


I have hundreds of drawings that need the xrefs renamed and/or repathed. I am looking for a batch lisp command that I could load a bunch of those drawings up at a time and run it.

The company has sold and of course they want the new name on all the title block xrefs.


I will need to rename the title block name most important.

Old name: Building 1 - Titleblock xxxx 24 x 36

New name: Building 1 - Titleblock company name 24 x 36


I can use the reference manager to repath the xrefs in batches.


The situation I have right now all the old xrefs go into an archive folder and the new title blocks are outside of that folder.

Old title blocks: K:\Engineering\EN Controlled\Drawing Files\AutoCAD Files\Title blocks\archive

New title blocks K:\Engineering\EN Controlled\Drawing Files\AutoCAD Files\Title blocks


Hopefully, this makes sense. Thank you for your help.

Edited by dutch724
needed to include more details

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