This is quite amusing because Alan added the “Disable auto update referenced objects” option to the “Reference Block by Name” component following a crash report I made.
I sent him my file and definition, and he acknowledged there was an issue.
It fixed that crash alright, but I still have crashes with that test file I’m working on.
It’s a typical model for our company, an it’s got over 300 blocks, 200 of which are sub-blocks.
Sadly, sending out my model is out of the question and would get me fired instantly.
Seriously, properties management is such a strategic topic for CAD nowadays with BIM and all the murky competition it generates (yes, I’m looking at you AutoDesk), that I find it suicidal on the part of McNeel not to beef-up Rhino and Grasshopper to be a viable alternative.
Sure there are plugins, but such an important functionnality of the software should have a native, rock-solid feature set.
I, for one, would hate it if I had to switch to another tool when BIM becomes preponderant and more strictly enforced in the construction industry.
Instead of rising up to competition, McNeel is opting to make Rhino a submissive plugin of others.
Some will declare their love to Rhino by flattery and complacency ; my cry is :
"You guys rock, I know you can beat the crap out of Autodesk ; just try a bit harder !!!"