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.
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.
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
After installing Revit the RVT20XX library will look something like the following:
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”.
Add or Remove Features
Choose the relevant content
After installing the content it should appear in: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2016\Libraries