# Creating Point Numbers

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When creating new points is there a way to add a letter to the beginning of the sequence?

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Please refrain from double posting as it only causes confusion.

Is this in reference to a drawing being done using Civil 3D?

You may want to look into Lee Mac's Incremental Numbering Suite. Very versatile.

http://lee-mac.com/numinc.html

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Do you mean adding a letter to the set of points in a batch or adding a letter to the set of coordinates in a point? In other words, before one point or a group of points? Or do you want to label each point with the same letter? Or do you want to label each point with a different letter? Is this in the drawing or in a text file or spreadsheet listing the coordinates? The more information you can give us about your question, the better we can answer it.

Thank you!

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I want my point numbers to have a letter in front of the number for example A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3.

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THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME WITH THAT!

I wish there was a way for us to delete our own post when we make an error.

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Did you check out the link I provided in my first response? Are you going to answer the question(s) CyberAngel asked?

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As far as I know, point numbers are just that--numbers. The system stores them as numeric data so that it can manipulate them numerically, renumber them, store them in a database, etc. A side effect of this requirement is that you can't have duplicate numbers. Imagine the confusion if every point in the drawing had the number 1.

The obvious solution is to use Civil 3D point label styles to add the letter in front of the number. How complex that gets depends on how your letters and numbers break down.

It's possible I had this situation before (many years ago, it's hazy). One clunky solution may be to augment the points with blocks. Use an attribute for the letter and define the insertion point as the point, with the label next to the point number. Make sure to keep the different sets of points in distinct ranges of numbers, so you can select them individually.

There are some things Civil 3D makes easier. This isn't one of them.

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There is a way around this just tried it you can have points like A1 A2 etc but they will be automatically numbered but the A1 will be assigned to "Name" other quirk is it makes A to be "a1" not sure why lowercase. Tried 22A but still 22a. You can then Have "Name" as part of a lable style.

"Point file format" Style is Name,E,N,Z,D

```1,100,100,1.0,pt1
A2,110,100,1.2,pt2
3,120,100,1.3,pt3
a5,120,120,1.0,pt5
a6,90,120,0.8,pt5
B27,99,99,1.4,pt6
```

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there is a way around this just tried it you can have points like a1 a2 etc but they will be automatically numbered but the a1 will be assigned to "name" other quirk is it makes a to be "a1" not sure why lowercase. Tried 22a but still 22a. You can then have "name" as part of a lable style.

"point file format" style is name,e,n,z,d

```1,100,100,1.0,pt1
a2,110,100,1.2,pt2
3,120,100,1.3,pt3
a5,120,120,1.0,pt5
a6,90,120,0.8,pt5
b27,99,99,1.4,pt6
```

How do i get the point file format to include name?

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I will find it again its a setting something like "Turn Name on", hidden in the 1001 styles hint manual that I can not find again. Still working on my degree in Styles.

```22,100,101,1.0,DDDD
A34,105,105,2.0,AAA
105,105,106,3.9,TEST
```