I’m losing my mind trying to determine the best naming conventions for components. I realize it can be different for all different types of items but it seems like there could be some kind of general best practices.
The biggest problem I run into is having to create really long names so that they show up sorted in the Components tray. But with long names they can be a big problem in the Outliner since they run off the window.
I’ve tried to create my own “code” for things. For example “CSI L 4D 0D 36W” means “Cabinet Shaker Inset Lower 4 Drawers 0 Doors 36 Width”. But that’s the tightest code I’ve got. If I need to describe a lower corner, I have to add at least “C” and god forbid I have have to create a hutch component with an appliance garage. It’s insane.
The other thing that drives me crazy is the “Expand” feature in the Component tray. I like that I can expand and collapse displaying the innards of a component. But wouldn’t it make sense to display the components more like how the Outliner does, as a tree. Because once you expand something, if the innards don’t start with the exact same thing, they get spread out over the entire list of components and if you weren’t the creator of the component, it takes forever to find all the pieces.
That said, does anybody know of good naming conventions or maybe some resources that talk about best practices with regards to naming conventions?