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Andy Broomell

"Unable to delete the objects" pop-up when deleting class

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Every so often I encounter this pop-up when trying to delete a class, and have never really understood the context of why it sometimes appears and sometimes doesn't.

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The message seems to suggest that the class is being used by a Plug-in Object, but I know this isn't the case because typically it's a class I've made myself and it hasn't been used in any special way.

 

Today I finally realized the circumstances that cause this pop-up: objects in that class are being cut through in a Section Viewport.

(Regarding the text of the pop-up... perhaps a Section Viewport is technically considered a PIO? But I wouldn't have assumed so).

 

As it stands, I doubt a typical user understands what this pop-up means or what to do about it. It should be solved in one of two ways:

1.  Make it so that you can delete these classes, and it would brute force delete the objects even if they're being cut through in the Section Viewport.

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2.  Alter the pop-up to better describe why the class can't be deleted, such as specifically saying it's because of a Section Viewport.

 

Note that this only applies when trying to use first option shown below, not when reassigning objects to a different class which is always possible but not the goal:

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VE-101608

 

 

Edited by Andy Broomell
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