When I open a file in Rhino 5 and do whatever I am going to do to it and then save it as another name, the title bar does not change to the new file name. Is this the way it should work? Also when I exit out of that file or session, Rhino asks if I want to save the original file which is not what I want to do at all. I don't think it should work that way. I think it should close the original file and replace it automatically with the newly saved file. Also, that new file name does not show up in the recent file list when you open Rhino 5!
Am I missing something?
If you save it as a V5 3DM file it will change. If you use SaveAs and save the file to another file type it can't change because it's not the native file type.
Check your file type. It's session sticky.
You know I hate to bring up AutoCAD but, when you save a drawing out to an older version, all indications change and stay there for the duration of the session. Here is an example of what happened today. I was working on a project where I merged another file into the one I was working on, BTW, that file was a V4 type for compatibility reasons, I then saved it out as whatever name I needed and as a V4 format. Then I did some manipulations and just saved. Well guess what, Rhino over wrote over the original file and not the merged file I just created. Now then, back to the I hate to bring it up application, I just did this while writing this post. I open a file that was made for the 2007 file format in AutoCAD 2010, I then inserted (merged) a 2010 file format file into that drawing and saved it out as a 2000 file format. The title bar indicated the new name right off the bat and I could save to that older the rest of the session.
There is a got ya on this: In AutoCAD, if you set the default file format to an older format from their Options panel, all your files will be saved as such. I am bringing this up because this should be a relatively easy problem to fix within Rhino. Like with AutoCAD, if Rhino's Options panel under "Files", include the option of setting what file format you want all your files to be, and then have Rhino look at that option when it reads and writes out files, it's always going to be in that format. Then to finish that off, if for some reason you need a different file format still, you would have the overrides that you have now!
I bring all this up is because my clients have some flavor of either AutoCAD or Rhino and I have found over the years that saving out the files to the most common flavor of the day file that my clients have, then I can be more productive on the creation side then file format headaches.