I have a component (unique in the much larger model it was part of) which accidentally got named ‘o’ because Mac dialogue boxes don’t lose focus when you press Enter to complete an edit. The cursor was in the instance name line of Entity info, and the user (not me) typed ‘o’ for Orbit.
We can’t get rid of the name. I delete it, press Enter, or click on another component in the drawing, then click back on this component, and the ‘o’ instance name is still there.
It’s a great nuisance, because Outliner seems to sort components by their instance name, not their definition name, which means that components that accidentally get instance names aren’t together with other instances.
Is this a bug, a Mac ‘feature’, or designed behaviour?
The same behaviour also easily causes components to lose their names altogether, and appear at the top of the list in the Component browser with no name at all. At least I can work out which component it is, and reinstate the name.
But I can’t blank out, or delete, or otherwise get rid of an accidental naming of a component instance.
Can anyone suggest a workaround?
Here’s the offending component. Unfortunately, the user’s large model contains scores if not hundreds of such accidentally named component instances (he either hasn’t got or doesn’t use a scroll wheel mouse without typing ‘o’ for Orbit, and like me, uses a Mac.)
Undeleteable component instance name.skp (29.2 KB)
PS. This may be relevant. I’ve just noticed that component contains another component, which it shouldn’t, named for a different floor in the building.
But if I explode the inner component, I still can’t get rid of the instance name of the outermost one.