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Message: The material was duplicated. It was renamed to avoid confusion.

Reference Number: KB-01326 Last Updated: 09-27-2013 01:50 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


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QUESTION


In one of my plan files, I often encounter a message that presents repeatedly and says "The material "___" was duplicated. It was renamed to avoid confusion."  What is causing this and how can I prevent it?


ANSWER


This message will display when the program detects multiple materials in a plan file that have the same name. To prevent the message from continuing to appear, you can purge unused materials from the plan.




To purge unused materials from a plan

  1. Open the plan file in question.


  2. Select 3D> Materials> Plan Materials  from the menu.


  3. In the Plan Materials dialog:




    • Scroll through the list of materials on the left and notice the number of materials that do not have a checkmark beside them.

    • Click the Purge button.

    • Notice that the materials in the list with no checkmarks are now gone.

    • Click OK to close the dialog.