Allow Filtering Linked Elements or Elements With Duplicate Names
1) Ignore linked elements (this seems the most direct but there would probably be a use-case where this would cause a problem)
2) Allow blocking or “ignore” of selected paths to prevent the search from finding elements not wanted in the results
3) Maybe a variant of #2 – provide a “preferred path”
4) display switch(s): “Unique only”, “Ignore Linked” or something like that.
A similar issue occurs when elements are given duplicate names (ie: Factory 1 and 2 both have a Unit 1 and 2). CS will find 2 Unit1 but it’s not immediately obvious which factory it belongs to. Hovering over the name will show the full path but it’s still a nuisance. Maybe a “Display Name” or “Alias Name” in an element’s definition would help.
While we appreciate the interest the community has for this suggestion, we have decided to decline this item in favor of other high priority work the product needs. Thank you for your feedback, and please continue sharing suggestions for how we can improve PI Vision for you!
Rick Smith Jr commented
I have the same issue... I can't think of a case where one would want to see all the instances, but perhaps it exists...
It looks like any of the options provided would meet my requirements. #4 seems like the easiest to explain