Autostruts don't recognize grandparent parts across symmetry and strut only per one side.
In KSP versions before 1.7.1 autostruts in symmetry strutted parts not only per side, but across as well. Now this doesn't seem to work anymore, autostruts only strut parts per side, not across. That may result in breaking of many crafts built prior version 1.7.1 and this change at this point doesn't seem wise if you want to minimize update impact on the game. See attached pictures for example.
#3 Updated by Azimech almost 2 years ago
Had I noticed this before 1.7.1 I'd have reported it as a bug. The part on the other side is not the grandparent of the mirrored part.
I'm very surprised you didn't notice. You'd report it as a bug, everyone else immediately recognized it as a feature and started to build this way.
I probably have 100+ designs on KerbalX relying on this feature, so yeah ... this is a bug.
#4 Updated by dok_377 almost 2 years ago
- Tracker changed from Feedback to Bug
- Subject changed from A question about autostruts. to Autostruts don't recognize grandparent parts across symmetry and strut only per one side.
- Description updated (diff)
- % Done set to 0
Changing this to a bug report, as I also don't believe this was intentional and it indeed does seem strange to change well known behavior of autostruts at this point.