I’m now trying to make my workflow more efficient. I’m being (I think) methodical about naming components so they are well sorted in Outliner. I’m rethinking how the model I’m drawing correlates to the workshop and trying to build the model using similar steps as I would building a project in the shop.
I’ve worked out some issues by searching the forums and Help, but many remain. That’s OK, I’ll get there. But as I attempt to move to the next step I’m having problems. Bear with me, as the terminology used here still confuses.
For this type of cutting board the next step is to make an identical, but unique, glueup with reversed materials. i.e. “glueup second maple” has alternating strips of maple and walnut. “glueup second walnut” will have alternating strips of walnut and maple (the reverse of “glueup second maple”.
OK, so I move/copied and “Made Unique” to get the second glueup to start modifying. I need to change the colors in the unique copy so that they alternate walnut, maple, walnut, maple, etc. I have tried following the Help, but can’t get it to work. What am I missing?
Have I made this more complicated than it needs to be? That is my first inclination since it became clear that if I attempted to do something to a lower component in “glueup second walnut” it also did it to the same component in “glueup second maple”. That made me realize each lower component need to be made unique, but trying to do that has my head so screwed up I can’t think straight.
So - I’m sure I made a mistake somewhere early on, but I don’t for the life of me know where. HELP?
On a similar note, if a mistake is discovered, is it better to try to edit it, CTRL-z to back up, or just start over?