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rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 178 EDU
Please make naming 'cascading' by letting new names being inherited from the generating process. 

I start with a sketch and give it a name, say 'gripper'
Then I extrude it, please let it inherit the name 'gripper' both as operation and resulting part so instead of the feature being named the useless 'Extrude #' then its called 'gripper' (anyway the icon tells what operation it is  so calling it Extrude is redundant).
The resulting part should also inherit the name 'gripper' instead of  'Part #' 
 It would really make the documentation a hole lot easier. 


  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 627 PRO
    I would disagree with this functionality. Its not uncommon to do more than one extrude operation from any given sketch, so now I wold have a sketch and multiple extrudes all named "gripper". So, in this case, I like the generic names until I'm able to set them how I want. 

    In a similar manner its very common to have a part made up of multiple extrudes, revolves, and other features. How would Onshape know which feature name to use for the part? 
  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 178 EDU
    tim_hess427 I don't get your point. As of now you get Part1....Part100. Better to have 'gripper1' to 'gripper100'. If you like the insignificant Part better and like to rename many times I suggest to put it as a toggle option in settings for people like you. 
    [Smart naming] /  [Nerd naming]
    Right  now a boolean of multiple instances results in the name of last instance right? 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,106 PRO
    Like @tim_hess427 I regularly use a sketch for multiple extrudes
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  • rune_thorsen229rune_thorsen229 Member Posts: 178 EDU
    edited March 2020
    And you dont rename? Or do you like these insignificant redundant names? I don't understand the common attitude to be against improvements. I wonder if you were contrary to inferred constraints as well?
    Maybe my proposal is not clear enough?
  • badmechanicbadmechanic Member Posts: 3
    Naming in onshape can become a mess when many parts are created by extruding. For example, when used for architecture I will extrude a dozen studs from a profile. These all get named "Part [x]" and must be renamed individually.

    A group rename function would be much appreciated. Select all the parts and rename them according to a pattern. It may be possible to do this using a "multiple cursors" analogy (a cursor appears in the rename input field of each box, and your keyboard affects all the inputs simultaneously). Alternatively, the rename could be a simple pattern  - enter "Stud" and the studs get renamed "Stud1", "Stud2", etc.
  • badmechanicbadmechanic Member Posts: 3
    This is even more of a mess because parts cannot be grouped. A directory for related parts would also help keep a complex workspace organized.
  • robert_scott_jr_robert_scott_jr_ Member Posts: 88 ✭✭
    Perhaps an alternative could be to have the NAME field highlighted and ready to accept keyboard input when creating a new feature or the part, or surface that is the result of a feature operation. I would also like this available in the tab when creating a new part, assembly, etc. This would eliminate some mouse work and would be a be a nice nudge to 'just go ahead and do it now'.- Scotty
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