FEATURE REQUEST - Change/Improve the sorting of formulated materials
It appears that formulated materials 1st sorting criteria is the material name, rather than the alias, even though the alias comes first. It seems odd (and unlike any other programs I've used) to have a list that is sorted by the 2nd object in each line, rather than the 1st. It makes it hard to locate materials.
In our formulated material file, several panels' materials end up using the same string, so the 1st criteria for sorting is identical. I can't tell what the 2nd criteria is, if there is one, but it produces some odd results. In the example below, I have 3 types of materials that all are formulated to have the same material name. However, the order of the aliases varies in all 3. This makes it even harder to find what you are looking for.
Personally, I would prefer it to sort by the alias, since it is the static piece of information. If it is going to sort by the material name, I'd much rather have that come 1st in the row, so that the strings would all align. And, if that is the case, could the alias be the 2nd piece of information, since it is the other visible thing in the interface?