Removing Duplicate Object Labels

Reference Number: KB-02968
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I keep seeing duplicate callout labels on my doors, windows, cabinets, or other items.  What is causing this, and how can I get rid of the duplicates?


Double labels associated with an object means that there is more than one schedule of that type in the plan.

There are several methods to remove the extra labels, depending on what you want to achieve, so we will go through each option in order.

To remove the extra callout labels

  • Delete the extra schedule(s).
  • Choose to not include objects from all floors.
  • Uncheck the Show Labels option in the appropriate Schedule Specification dialogs.

To delete extra schedules

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click on the unwanted schedule to select it.

  2. Next, click on the Delete  edit button, or Delete key on your keyboard, to remove it.

  3. If you are not certain where the duplicate schedules are located, use the following suggestions to help locate them.

  • Switch to the All On Set, double check to make certain that all layers are enabled to display, then starting on Floor 0, use the Window> Fill Window  tool and go up through each floor and repeat the process to try to locate any duplicate schedules in floor plan view.

  • If you cannot locate the duplicate schedule in floor plan view, using the All On layerset, then the extra schedule may be located instead in a Cross Section/Elevation View, or a CAD Detail window.

    If you still cannot locate it after checking these other saved views in your plan, please submit the plan to the Chief Architect Support Center with a detailed description of the problem and our Technical Support team would be happy to assist you.

If you want to have multiple schedules on each floor of your plan, then you should change the schedule so that it only applies to the applicable floor, and doesn't generate an extra callout label on other floors.

To change what floors a schedule applies to

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click to select the schedule. 

  2. Click on the Open Object  edit tool to display the Schedule Specification dialog.

  3. On the General panel, uncheck Include Objects from All Floors, then set the appropriate floor that this schedule is located on.

    You may also find it helpful to adjust the Main Title of the schedule.

  4. Click OK to apply the change, and repeat for any other schedules remaining on other floors.

If you want to keep the extra schedule, and not have it be floor specific, but do not want duplicate labels, then you need to specify that one or more of the schedules should not generate labels.

To uncheck Show Labels

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click to select the schedule. 

  2. Click on the Open Object  edit tool to display the Schedule Specification dialog.

  3. On the Label panel, remove the checkmark beside Show Labels.

  4. Click OK to apply this change.