I have created a rivet and made it a block, named it Rivet7mm. It resides on layer called master rivet and is orange as per layer.
If I need to alter it to e.g. 8mm I can visit this original and altering its diameter and naming it Rivet7mm should see all instances become 8mm. As such that name isnt so clever !!
I copy inPlace and place it on another layer called backplate 7mm rivets, make that layer dk green and rivet remains orange.
I need it dk green, reading the above, I make it ByParent, it appears to then take its colour from the master rivet as its still orange.
I wish it to take its colour from the layer it is on. I need it dk green and its on the dk green layer.
What do I need to do so as to keep the master orange and have the children dk green ?
I turn off the layer the master is on and the children who are on another layer also vanish. is this normal ?
It means keeping turned on a layer I dont want on.
Is it best practice in that case to have the master as one of the objects in its actual required location on the same layer as the children and thus not identifiable as would be the case on a separate layer ?
As such, I decide to delete the one on the orange layer, have the one on the dk green layer as the master, yet its still orange, even with property set to ByParent. There is nothing now on the orange layer, except the central axis line I had drawn that went with the sphere before I trimmed it down, yet if I turn that layer off, the block instance on the dk green layer also vanishes.
Also should the master block be any different in properties to one of the instances from it, selecting both rivets they both say block instance. How can one tell the original apart from the offspring ?