This is a pretty basic question on something I thought I had full control over. But probably I do misunderstand something here?
TestingInstanceNames.skp (169.5 KB)
The attached Sketchup file contains two very simplistic components, they differ in appearance by having one or two vertical lines, called MyComp1 and MyComp2.
Otherwise, MyComp1 has no attributes added, MyComp2 has one single attribute added (in this case the Description field to the component top container).
MyComp1 has been given the Instance name (via Entity Info) C1_1. MyComp2 has been given the Instance name (via Entity Info) C2_2.
Looking at the Component Attribute dialog, MyComp1’s Instance Name “shines through” to the top level name field (which seems logical to me). This does NOT happen for MyComp2.
Actually, itappears that if any attribute field is added to the component top level, then the Instance name ceases to show up as the component top level name.
The point of this is that whenever I give each component instance its Instance Name (via Entity Info) the given name does not anymore appear as Entity Name when I generate a report. Is this not exactly what it is meant to do??
BTW, I currently use Sketchup 20.0.373. Is this problem related to the version?
Anyone to enlighten me?