I have been working a lot more with blocks recently as they are the only way I can focus on only a part of the model without interfering with other parts. Generally, I assume this is what groups should offer: The capability of going “inside” the group, and greying out or locking the rest of the model. It’s a very powerful function, especially because layers, locking, etc. don’t always make sense in complex models. And I feel like this function has not been given enough attention. Now, what have I noticed so far? Some are bugs, some are probably missing features.
- Nested blocks within blocks are sometimes visualized locked / grey as if they were outside the block. This is random, even for the same instances of blocks within a block. Once selected, they turn on their colors
- When editing blocks within blocks, the parent block visualizes a grey copy of the nested block I am editing, and it doesn’t change until I exit the nested block. Very confusing.
- If a layer is locked, the blocks on that layer do not become grey when I edit a different block
- In ghosted view, I cannot snap to objects outside a block that are not “directly” visible, basically it’s acting like normal shaded view
Probably regarding functionality:
- I cannot double click on a nested block to edit it
- There is no good way to see quickly where other instances of a block are - or which ones are mirrored or scaled
- In rendered view objects are not getting greyed out when I edit a block