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    Purging Materials

    Anyone have a good process for cleaning out excess Materials and their Assets in families?
    I'm finding most of our Families have a bunch of unused (and unwanted) Materials and Material Assets/Appearances
    Things like
    • Render Material 0-255-255
    • Analytical Surfaces - Air Openings
    • Site-Grass

    I find I have to Purge Unused, then go into Materials and manually delete Appearances, then go back into Purge Unused again.
    And the dangerous part is that I can delete a Material in the Material Editor without warning that its in use.
    So, there are things that don't get Purged, but the only way to get rid of them is to remember which ones you DO want to keep and make sure you don't accidentally delete those.

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    And Poche!!!!

    Use Dynamo

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    This is where Guardian rocks.

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    +1 on Guardian. Great stuff.

    You can also check into Ideate Style Manager. Powerful tool for cleaning up garbage in families and projects.

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