Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Templates and Families Not Installed

A not too uncommon issue, in the world of installing Revit, is missing content;templates and families. The issue often relates to the fact that content is downloaded separately during the install process, so internet connectivity is important.

The problem is often obvious immediately when you first open Revit, with a prompt like "The path to the default family template files is invalid". In this post I will provide a few pointers on how to get this issue resolved.

For Revit 2016 - 2018.1 versions...
you can download (and extract) the content separately using the following links (and then go through the steps below to correct the paths within Revit):
It appears the 2017.1 content updates, LED light fixtures and pumps, are a separate download from the 2017 content linked above. That content can be downloaded here:

The File Locations tab, within the Options dialog, tells Revit where to look for templates and content.

The Revit.ini file also defines several paths where Revit looks for files. Be sure to make a copy of this file before changing it. The default location for this file is: C:\Users\Your User Name Here\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2018

If you are still having problems with content, read this Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN) article: Revit: Templates and families not installed

On a related note, I wrote about the new content provided with Revit 2018.1 in these posts: