Hello All just a question when working with components and the TRIM TOOL. Say I make one 10’ 4X4 fence post a component with an array of 7 more solids. If I trim a circular hole anywhere on any face with a solid dowel and using Trim Tool then do one after another. I NOW HAVE seven " Difference" instances and they no longer share the editing features of one to all. So is Difference another form or instance of a groups attributes??
I was finally able to figure out with copy / paste in place, how to maintain them all as like components and still sharing edit functions. BUT the difference characteristics still carries over to each one. The 1st file is of the array with paste in place. But if you do them one at a time AS MOST newer user’s would… selecting the dowel as # 1 and the 4X4 as #2 and trimming each one down the line. If they did not have Outliner opened to see it. Somewhere down the road they would be in for a surprise trying to edit them an finding out. But having no clue as to what happened or why… The first file is with copy paste and place. The second I trimmed each post separately and in the Outliner you can see what I mean. They are no longer shared components as a edit to one only effects that one, but you still can edit all in the first file. … WEIRD…???
Copy paste.skp (31.0 KB)
Trim individual .skp (42.4 KB)