Designate a dummy module as a Group, show alternate formatting for clearer model building experience
Similar to how you can set a line item to different formats to help readability and organization, I would like to have similar functionality in the module view window. Organizing the module view in a similar way would be really helpful as module count grows in large models.
Currently the "best practice" is to create a dummy module and give it some way to stand out, such as "---" or "<<<" in the title. My idea is to create a column in the modules view so the model builder can set the dummy module's style as a "group" which in turn should:
- Change the formatting of the module line to a different color, bold text etc. so it stands out
- Enable all modules underneath it to roll up / collapse (until the next group) using a little clickable triangle
- Inherit properties etc. (Example, Model builder can quickly set the "Functional area" of the group and it would pass that on to child modules)
Here's a visual mockup of how I believe it would look when implemented:
Design with proposed changes
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