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I found I had about 100 colors in the current document with most being unused and some duplicates. Purge did not remove unused or duplicates.

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If you run the command twice in a row, does it then remove these colors, or does the second Purge command not result in it finding any resources to remove?

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I made some changes to classes (color used) and then ran the command and it removed a few more, but the button "purge unused" is still ...um err... "live", not grayed out that is.

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I made some changes to classes (color used) and then ran the command and it removed a few more, but the button "purge unused" is still ...um err... "live", not grayed out that is.

Are some colours still manually assigned (i.e. not "by class") to objects and/or symbols? If yes then you will not be able to purge that colour. Especially with imported dwg symbols this can be a pain at times.

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So I've been trying to get rid of the Colors that appear in the Fill and Pen List under Active document, is there any way of achieving this? Can't see the item under the Purge command...

 

I tried deleting everything from the file, run the Purge command twice but nothing gets rid of the Colors from the list.

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To purge unused colors, go to the "Attributes" panel and select the fill color

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In the top right is the "Color Palett Manager", select this

 

Then on the LHS select "Colors in Active Document" the "Purge Unused" button at the bottom is now active, press and it will ask you to confirm you want to purge unused colors.

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Hope this helps

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If you still have colors not deleting check the resource manager for the active document and see if you have any objects or symbols that have not been placed, some may have the colors in that will not purge

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Expanding on this, I wish there was a way to delete used colors and replace them with another color in the document (much like the prompt you get when deleting a Class that is in use).

 

For example, I often end up with two different named colors like "Gray-50" and "50% Gray" that are otherwise identical (often happens when importing other resources). It would be nice to consolidate the colors.

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