I am using blender 2.8. This is a contrived example, I am working on another project with many 'assets'.
I have created a collection called 'gizmo', grouped under 'Assets'. This is at (0,0,0) in world space. I turned off render for this collection.
Now I add some instances of gizmo in my scene, and arrange them. For these I set render on.
When I render the scene the gizmo instances are not rendered unless I turn on render for the original collection (gizmo). But I don't want to render the original because it's at 0,0,0. What I expected was for the collection instance render setting to be used rather than the asset render setting.
Is this a bug or is it intended to work this way? is there some other better way for me to achieve this?