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Nick Davies
Advanced Member
Username: Nikkkko

Post Number: 106
Registered: 02-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 05:50 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi,

I managed to take an embedded component and make it a new component by not paying attention when copying and pasting from one file to another. In other words, it became a nested component of itself. When I then saw I had two identical components one of which couldn't be purged, I became mightily confused for a while.

Do we actually need nested components? If 'yes', then it would be great to have a pop-up when we create a new component telling us that our new component contains components...

Just a thought.
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markus groeteke
Senior Member
Username: 3dworks

Post Number: 385
Registered: 11-2002


Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 06:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

yes, nested components are needed badly ;)

agreed, a sort of warning would be useful, it's an operation which does not happen that often and the consequences of doing this by error could be annoying.
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Nick Davies
Advanced Member
Username: Nikkkko

Post Number: 108
Registered: 02-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 07:29 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Annoying? Luckily the electricity went out so I lost my mornings work and went back to an earlier version, otherwise I'd never have figured it out.
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support@formZ.com
Moderator
Username: Tech

Post Number: 17538
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Nick,

Nested Components are quite useful, but if it would be helpful to have an (optional) warning when creating a component that includes an existing one, it could be possible to do this. We will see if this can be added for the future...