When materials of a global material database are shared between a PLAXIS 2D and PLAXIS 3D version, an error might occur when trying to access the materials. After encountering this problem the material database will not be accessible anymore through the latest installed version. This issue occurs due to additional information included for the materials in the latest versions of PLAXIS 2D and 3D. When trying to access the materials in the PLAXIS Input program it will result in a bug report:
When looking more into the details (show bug report), the first line in the call stacks will refer to an error in
The combination of versions in which it is possible to encounter this issue are listed in the following table:
The issue does not occur if you have the latest version installed for both programs (2D 2015.01 or later and 3D AE.00 or later).
This issue is now resolved in PLAXIS 2D 2015.02, and PLAXIS 3D AE.01.
In order to solve the problem with your existing database files, please open the Plaxis program with the oldest version, which is installed in your computer. The simplest solution would be to remove the materials from the global database that were added in the older PLAXIS version after installing the latest version.
If this is not possible, then, do the following: