Select Points - Overview

To display or edit a point, first enter points mode by pressing the Points Mode button on the toolbar, the points toolbar buttons will be displayed. You can then select a point by clicking on the point with the mouse. The point is marked as selected by a small square box over the point.

To select multiple points, hold down the Shift or Ctrl key and click the mouse on each point and each selected point will be highlighted with a small box.

You can show the point properties by pressing the I button on the points toolbar or at the keyboard by pressing Ctrl/P. Another way to show a point properties is to double click on the point. The properties of the point can now be edited if required.

To select a different point, simply click on it with the mouse and it will be selected. To de-select a point, press the ESC key (top left key on the keyboard).

When multiple points are selected and the properties are displayed, when a change is made to the properties, the change is made to all selected points. When multiple points are selected not all the properties can be changed. For example, it doesn't make any sense to be able to change the Easting or Northing of a set of Points.

Close Points
There is a way to select a point when several points are too close together to distinguish on the screen. In points mode, if you right click on the point on the screen, the program will search for up to five close points near the mouse cursor and will display them in the context menu. Thus you can select the required point by the menu option. Note that if you are selecting multiple points, you must hold down the shift key when selecting the menu option.

Select Points - Other Methods
Select All Points
Select by Layers
Select by Window
Select Outside Window
Select by Viewport
Select by String
Select Non String/Text Points
Select Unselected Points
Select by Height Range
Select Non Contourable Points