Revit 2016 – Install Content After the Fact

Revit 2016 – Install Content After the Fact

How does one install content if one did not do it the first time around? This blog investigates that after showing how to go about installing Revit.

When installing Revit one should remember to first of all temporarily disable virus protection and set the Windows User Account Control Setting to its minimum. This should be done for the installation and until the software is first run.

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

The rationale about whether or not to install the Autodesk content Libraries is as follows: If you have already obtained the relevant libraries from a 3rd party, there is no need to install the libraries afresh as they will be downloaded off the internet. Instead just copy the content across. Otherwise install the libraries.

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

I install the content the first time around (SA and UK libraries for South Africa) and copy it to a hard drive. When I install again, I always check to install the Revit Content Libraries (shown below), but then I expand and uncheck the all the individual content. This creates the C:\Program Data\Autodesk\RVT20X1X folder and makes it easy to copy content across later on. This folder is a Windows hidden folder, so make sure to set Windows Explorer to show Hidden items

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

After installing Revit the RVT20XX library will look something like the following:

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Now if the libraries were not downloaded to start with, one can download them afterwards. Open Windows Programs and Features and search for “Revit Content 20XX”. Click on the content libraries and then on ”Uninstall / Change”.

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Add or Remove Features

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Choose the relevant content

Revit, Install, Additional Content

Next

Revit, Install, Additional Content

After installing the content it should appear in: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2016\Libraries

By | 2017-08-10T07:09:05+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

About the Author:

After concurrently manufacturing for the Radar EW industry and reading incompletely toward Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, I realigned toward the Architectural. Today I support the AEC professions in Cape Town as an Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. I support and facilitate training on the following software platforms: Revit (Architectural, Structural and MEP); Civil3D; AutoCAD; SANSCalc and Lumion.