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By Carstenem
Hi all

I created a container with a surface material created by myself. Followed the exact procedure as per GRAPHISOFT Website. The container is created correctly ( I did extract the container and the folder has the correct contents in there )
Now I am trying to add my new surface:

- Loaded the container in to my library , fresh ARCHICAD file for testing ( did a reset all )
- clicked new in surface window
- new form catalog
- choose my catalog ( container ) created
- choose my surface material
- click ok

Then I get this error message: Failed to create surface.

I have attached a screen shot.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers Carsten
new surface error.png
Got it ! I did have a suspicion and I was right. I am testing the new Corona plug in at the moment. The Corona plug in seems to conflict when saving out a surface material you want to add to your container.

I did unistal Corona and went through the whole process again. This time no problem with loading a new surface from my own created container .lcf file.

You only find out btw when you do what I wanted to do. The saving out works perfectly even with Corona installed but somehow when creating the container .ifc file the Corona plugin is creating a conflict.

I will get them at Corona feedback of this, as they need to fix this problem.

Cheers Carsten