Make unlimited changes to multiple design files quickly and easily.

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Global File Changer Will Make You Look Like a Super Hero

Imagine walking into work one day, firing up your desktop and facing hundreds of files containing text that needs changing. For example, you need to replace every instance of “Pennsylvania Avenue” with “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”.

Doing them one at a time is not an option (would take weeks).

Time to panic?

Not at all.

Global File Changer will make global changes to multiple design files with a few simple key strokes. It will execute almost any imaginable task on multiple design files, from counting cells in design files to exceptional control over text and cell replacement.

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How is Global File Changer Going to Help You?

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Global File Changer will:

  • Change any design file settings, like global origin and view attributes, on a whole set of project design files automatically.
  • Move or re-map elements from old level names or numbers to new levels throughout a whole set of design files.
  • Do any number of text search and replace combinations, on any number of files using wildcards or regular expressions.
  • Make the same type of change to a specific set of elements in a whole set of design files.
  • Modify the properties of text elements in multiple DGN files.
  • Run a series of key-ins on multiple DGN files.
  • Replace cells in multiple DGN files.

Custom Features Accomplish Tasks Beyond Key-in Scripts

Global File Changer is a powerful batch file processor that can execute MicroStation key-in commands on any number of DGN files. It can help you standardize your views, replace old cells with a revised version or update your text to meet the new standards a customer has ordered at the last minute. Global File Changer has a robust and growing set of custom features that accomplish tasks that just would not be possible with key-in commands alone.

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Powerful Element Selection Utility

Global File Changer also has its own potent element selection utility which gives you the capability to easily isolate very precise selection sets, assign them names and then easily utilize those named selection sets to make the changes you want, in all your project files, to just those selected elements. The MicroStation V8 version includes ProjectWise support.

What Our Customers Say

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“Personally, I’m especially fond of Global File Changer. It’s the one product that without question has saved me more times than I can count. When we plot drawings, it’s often hundreds of design files and sometimes we discover changes need to be made in every one. However, when changes need to be made, even small ones, it takes forever to edit each drawing. With Global File Changer, all the changes can be made overnight — it’s an extraordinary timesaver!

"One particular project, we were down to the wire when it was discovered that all 1,200 drawings needed some last-minute corrections. This would have taken at least a week, but [we used Global File Changer] and were able to batch-process all the drawings and made all the corrections — on time! We never would have made it without Global File Changer.”

Greg Mullins
CAD Manager

Bechtel Corporation

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“We have been using Global File Changer for the past 18 months…It operates smoothly and definitely saves us time and money. Support has been great...”

Michael Conte
Drawing Desk Supervisor

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