I’d like to lodge this feature request to change Explode behaviour:
If the to-be-exploded group/component is at the lowest level of the hierarchy, (i.e. containing only raw geometry), that the default behaviour is to assign to Layer0
That there be an Explode Preferences toggle for behaviour on nested groups/components, with the default being that it explodes to Layer0, and the option to explode to the layer of the parent group being exploded.
In my own workflow, I virtually never want the parent layer to be assigned to child groups on explode, and when I’m not paying attention it can cause no end of problems.
There is no reason or excuse that exploding a group of raw geometry assigns to other than Layer0. For beginners this is yet another mysterious way that faces and edges end up on wrong layers (anything other than 0), but even for experienced users it can be problematic. I can’t think of a single use case where this is ever actually desirable behaviour.
I know that I’m not the first to suggest this — as I have seen similar comments in other threads — but when I searched the forum I didn’t pull up any feature requests for this change. If it already does exist as a feature request, then apologies and maybe a moderator can move this comment there.