Thank you for the response.
That is a bummer. If that was a possibility to add to version 3 that would be awesome.
We create lots of different railclone templates here for arch viz purposes and realtime arch viz purposes. My current script uses the railclone mesh placeholders with a large MSO on it, each individual placeholder utilizes a single material from the MSO which then a script I wrote reads what each material on each placeholder is using and then replaces that placeholder with a vray proxy that has a pretty intensive mso on it as well....that's why I can't just put the vray proxies in for the railclone template. If there was a way to instantiate all the railclone placeholders and keep the local position and rotation as your railclone tools utility does, but do it via script....we would be able to make all sorts of templates that would be extremely helpful to our pipeline. We can still do that now, but in the script I have to prompt the user to access the railclone tools and instantiate into separate objects before replacing the placeholders(just converting the rc object and then separating the elements does not keep the local transforms). It would be much nicer if it was just one button click.
Again, thank you for your response.