That’s what i have had to do. But it is hardly efficient and it increases the size of the file considerably. I inadvertently exploded all the text and hatch also as it’s difficult to keep track of how many levels deep you need to explode to get all the nested blocks and change every object in the block to layer 0
One of the tools the script offers is to assign all block objects to a selected layer, including all nested blocks. You can also control which types of objects within blocks are affected. It’s a relatively old script but I think all still should work OK.
If you make a copy of the entire file, do the ugly work with ExplodeBlock or SuperExplodeBlock to find out where the changes need to be made, then go back to the original file and edit the offending block(s) in place, that reduces the disruption.
Even that is an ugly solution to the problem though.
That’s why I suggest making a copy of the main file (including all blocks) to find out where objects/layers/line types etc reside. You can just delete the copied file once you’ve found out what needs to be done. That way, you leave all of the block structures in the original file intact.
The root of the problem is that blocks (i.e. the block definition) shouldn’t really reside on a layer. But there isn’t a way around that
In Rhino 8 WIP, you can double click into blocks to edit them. It brings up the Block Edit window which shows the hierarchy of nested blocks and you can select a child and then double click into that and edit it as well.
Ideally you could double click into the first level (parent block) and then double click into the child block(s) without having to touch the Block Edit window at all though.
Here a simple example - two door plates in a block. The right part is a “bad object”, it has an invisible tiny error and I used this block over weeks without problems for 3D-viz. But now it is removed by Block Edit New.
Also strange, you don’t have a chance to edit the block and to repair it, since it is immediately removed if you edit the block. Only explode … helps.
I wrote to the plugin developer but he dosn’t answer.
I can’t use the nice plugin anymore. It push me to repair bad objects but I don’t know how to repair it. For example I got an airplane seat from my client and anything is fine since weeks. But the plugin removes all bad objects and destroys the model.
Can someone please send me the original BlockEdit.rhp of Rhino 7 and 8 please? The plugin removed the original BlockEdit.rhp and I have no backup. An install repair doesn’t help.