Hi All, I do alot of 2D linework for CNC cutting, but this request not only applied to just lines but surfaces and solids too.
Basically I use the object name of a parts curves to keep track of it through processes like nesting etc.
I also use object names in the model to keep track of parts through the process of 3D to 2D.
The problem comes in with editing anything that you have already named. eg. filling in a gap in a 2D curve, or adding a surface to a solid with a hole
In these cases if the original object has a name , and the join command is used to join it to an object which has No Name, then the new joined object inherits the No Name, instead of carrying over the name from the object of the pair which actually DID have a name.
I understand that this can be the default name method when 2 or more of the objects have different names and then No Name would make sense, but when joining 2 or more curves and only one has a name and the others have no object name then I think logically the name from the one that has a name should be inherited.?
This is a pain when editing thousands of CNC curves and always having to remember that after joining a curve which may be an extension, a gap filler or various other, that you must first copy the object name of the ‘base’ curve and then paste in into the object name of the output curve once joined.
The same goes for editing solids, and surfaces and joining any number of them which have no name to one that has an object name. If there is a single name amongst the group being joined then that should be carried through to the new object. Please.
Regards. Michael VS