This is a cool tip to find and select any text in your drawing that has an object that is overlapping or “invading” it.

This command will create a selection set of the text objects that have geometry and even other text objects that overlap it.

command: TSPACEINVADERS <enter>
Select objects by a window or type ALL <enter> to select everything in the drawing.
The commandline will now say something like “2 text objects were found to have overlapping objects. Step through each one for visual verification? <N>:”
It asks you if you would like to verify each instance that it found. By deafault it is set to No. If you answer “Y” for yes, it will automatically move and zoom around the drawing and show you each instance and ask if you want to add this instance to the selection set. The only problem that I found was that it doesn’t highlight or distinguish which instance it is refering to.
After you either filter through the selection or you take the default <N>, the command ends and it created a selection set that you can now edit by moving or adjusting.




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This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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  1. Moji says:

    I wish there was such a thing for attributes as well :/

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