May I ask if there is anyone working on this (like for real)?
We are reaching half a year now since this thread started.
On you-track I see that implementing such an easy functionality as that, is shifted to Rhino 7, which means waiting a couple of years and buying a new product just to have this inconvenience resolved.
Block Manager should have not only a search bar (pretty obvious for me) but also more organization options and be more user-friendly (maybe tags or folders?).
One of my pretty big files started to be very clunky so I decided to split it into three pieces.
Right now I’m cleaning all the crap which some CAD file brought into.
I’m deleting blocks in the Block Manager. I found it very stressful because I have there also blocks which I would like to avoid deleting by accident.
All the blocks are mixed up in the list so I am precisely picking up dozens of them to delete. Adding prefixes to the names, so they sort is not enough, especially if we import blocks with external files.
I am not a fan of using Purge command in big files because it is very aggressive.
MORE GENERAL OBSERVATION:
Maybe I could use some grasshopper tricks to deal with this situation and many other, but I noticed how much time I spend on stuff which IMO should be built-in and easy to do, but is not. Power users and developers usually deal with them by grasshopper/coding acrobatics.
I have a feeling that many of the (devs/power users) can have so much knowledge and experience that they are somewhat blind to some problems. They are resolving those situations with “just a few lines of code” which for every other “normal” user is absurd. Not because normal users are uneducated or too lazy to do it this way, but because they are pursuing also other things than being coders/software experts by themselves.
I’m fine with going deeper and deeper into the software but sometimes a pile of things to resolve by workarounds gets so huge that there is no time left to design.
Sorry for the emotional tone, but I’m a bit frustrated.