When creating points from cad, like in this example, is there any settings to get the numbers in order? The way BC creates the points now looks completely random.
I just ran a couple of tests here and it appears that BC-HCE numbers the object in the reverse order to the way that were selected - in this example I selected the squares on layer K-15S---EJ- from Top Right along the North Most Row to the Left and then the same on the second and third rows etc. You will see that I numbered the points starting with ASZ 1 and it numbered them from Bottom Left to Right along each Row in the Reverse order to the way that I selected them.
I am going to put in a change request so that it will Number the objects based on the Order that you select them (this seems like a bug (but a bug with some logic at least ...).
This will work when you have one point per object of course but where you e.g. would use the Centroid option to create the center of the squares - however if you pick by Segment End Point - in your data - selected in the same way as above - it numbers 1 2 3 4 in anticlockwise order from the lower Right corner of each square.
So to solve your issue - if you want numbering from Lower Left to Top Right in this data set, you will need to individually select each rectangle in turn from Top Right to Lower Left and it will get it right for you.
If you group select - then the order that the CAD objects were imported into BC-HCE will be the order of creation I believe.
Hope this helps
I believe that this process creates points in the order that the source data is encountered - if you select 100 objects to create points from and they were defined in an entirely random order then the points created will follow that entirely random order.
Different data sets have different requirements of course - what would you like to see (numbering from Lowest E,N to Highest E,N for example (while that will work with this data - if the Square was rotated 20 degrees that would not work any longer for example - please give us your ideas of how "Numbering Should Work" or at least the options you would want to see and I can add it to the list of requests in our system.
I could see
1) Lowest E,N to Highest E,N
2) Lowest N,E to Highest N,E
3) Lowest Station, Offset to Highest Station, Offset (Left to Right)
In this data set - to get a numbering that works eg (1) above, you could output to .CSV (p,e,n,z,d) and then sort the data in Excel based on Easting or Northing etc. and then apply numbering as you want it and then re import the data (not ideal but an option).
Let us know what you would want to see in different scenarios and we can review
I will take a look at your data and let you know if I can suggest anything else
Thank you for answering!
It would be nice to be able to choose in a menu in what order it will be numbered, but I would like the standard setting to be from top left to bottom right.
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