Empty Layer name on Mac

bug
mac
ui
layers

#1

On Mac, You can (accidentaly) create Layers that are empty by tapping spacebar and clicking outside or hitting Enter.
These empty Layers can create huge problems with .dwg export (SketchUp quits without bugsplat)


#2

Have you tried purging?


#3

You can also get non-empty layers with blank names, and layers whose names are other shortcut keys. We’ve complained for years about how the Mac SketchUp GUI leaves an entry field focused and all selected after you hit enter, but to no avail. Usually it’s just a nuisance, but a crash elevates it to a bug!


#4

The created Layer is activated as well, so by the time you’ll notice, it’s not empty anymore…


#5

Yes, I meant the blank names, I knew about the p, m and c named layers. I just didn’t knew about the toolbar layer-panel creating blank names, for it is not possible in the floating Layer-Panel (You get prompted that a layer name cannot be blank)


#6

I recently found a file of mine with a blank layer name. You’re left wondering what is/was on that layer. I wish there were better debugging tools for layers.