I know that with regards to layers in Sketchup, best practice is to draw all geometry on Layer0. If you create groups or components you then use other layers for those groups or components.
If this is the optimal workflow/methodology why does Sketchup behave in a way that seems to run counter to that? What I mean is this…let’s say: You have some geometry, all on Layer0. You then group that geometry and place the group on Layer1. You then decide to explode that group. All the geometry inside the group has inherited the former group’s layer; it is no longer on Layer0, where it was before it was grouped. The geometry is now on Layer1. Isn’t this sort of odd considering best practices dictate that these entities should reside on Layer0. Is there some sort of workflow or functionality that this behavior facilitates that I’m overlooking? If not, it seems kind of strange that the program would lead a user towards a condition that is considered to be less than optimal.
I was sort of laughing to myself and thinking, This is sort of like if an AA group used a pub for their group meetings.