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Symbols in Ressource Browser

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- I'ld like to assign colors to symbol names

(just in any Browser Window like Classes, Viewports, Layout, etc. like in Finder)

- I think the Thumbnails should show the Number of how many of

that symbol is used in the file

- there should be an option to select all (visible) symbols instances in the

file of that (one ore more) symbols

- Symbol thumbnails should always have all subelements classes visible

when updated !

- There should be an option to (really) lock Thumbnails view orientation and

render mode

- There should be an option to globally make symbols subobjects being

visible, at least in gray, even if their classes are invisible in the drawing

area, as long as the top class of the symbol is visible.

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Plus,

It would be nice if under scores "_" would break the Symbol name

the same way as minus "-" does.

(No this aren't new Smileys ;) )

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+1 Assign colors in lists!

+1 Show number of instances. With thumbnail? Right click Context menu? Hover with magic wand tool?

+1 Select all instances, and/or all visible instances. Context menu item?

Still thinking about the others.

-B

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+1 Show number of instances. With thumbnail? Right click Context menu? Hover with magic wand tool?

I would like to see it in the icon as for me it is more important

to see if a Symbol is used

(at all or too less, to clean up as there are always too much*)

than if it is n+1D.

Meanwhile i have 3 steps of hierarchy in Subfolders.

+1 Select all instances, and/or all visible instances. Context menu item?

Right Click would be fine for me

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Plus,

when I Replace a Symbol by an other one,

I want to see all Symbols in the path !

Even the current Symbol.

Maybe the current Symbol is grayed out.

I really would prefer to accidentally assign the same Symbol again instead

of totally loosing overview.

(I remember the order of the Symbols from resource browser when I inform

myself if there is a better suited Symbol, before I click replace.

F.e. There are 2 similar Symbols, I'll choose the other one.

When I get the selection of Replace, everything looks different and I don't

find my Symbol because I expect to look for one of the Pair,

but there is no pair anymore.)

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Another thing:

When you delete a symbol from the resource browser, you currently get options to either delete instances completely or replace with loci. There should be a third option which converts all existing instances in the drawing to groups. Then it would no longer be a symbol definition but you'd still have the objects in your drawing.

An example of this being needed is sometimes after importing a Sketchup model there are hundreds of symbols, each named something like "Component #158" which don't need to be symbols. With this new option you could quickly select the unwanted symbols in the resource browser, hit delete, then convert them to groups.

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Another thing:

When you delete a symbol from the resource browser, you currently get options to either delete instances completely or replace with loci. There should be a third option which converts all existing instances in the drawing to groups. Then it would no longer be a symbol definition but you'd still have the objects in your drawing.

Absolutely !

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A few of these look like I've submitted them already, will get the rest on the list now.

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