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David Metcalf
David Metcalf
AEC Industry Expert at CADsoft Consulting

Tales from the Helpdesk Crypt – Install, uninstall Revit 2015 Content Libraries

June 30th, 2014 by David Metcalf

This help topic has come up due to users reporting issues with missing parts of or all of their content on install of Revit 2015 to their systems.

New for Revit 2015 users, a new method to add Revit Content Libraries has arrived. A separate install exists to manage the Revit content libraries on the hard drive and server to download copy and install for users. Since many firms have gotten away from using the stock Revit Libraries due to the need to define exact requirements of dimensional and specifications of content even early in the design stages. For example stock content of Revit VAV boxes are nowhere near matching the overall dimensional sizing of real world content. So as far as placeholders, they’ll not be sufficient early in the design iterations.

This indicates a few things in my opinion that in the future we will have more direct content and tighter integration to what’s real in Revit than ever before from Manufacturers and standards bodies.

As before, with any Revit installation, an internet connection is required to have content downloaded to the hard drive.

To add or remove content:

  • Go to Windows Control Panel>Programs and Features
  • Select Autodesk Revit Content Libraries 2015, and click Uninstall/Change.
From Control panel Program and Feature

From Control panel Program and Feature

  • On the installation page, click Add or Remove Features.

02 Add or Remove

  • From the Add or Remove Content Libraries page, check content to be installed. Unchecking content will remove the content. Note:  the Add content will allow you to add customized manufacture specific or content purchased from 3rd parties.

03 Check and Uncheck

  • After checking or unchecking content click Next to update Revit content installation. Depending on content download size, internet speed or if it is on media expect so time to complete.

04 Finished

This new feature to manage our libraries will have a help us have a better way to manage out content and am looking forward to 3rd party content developers to take advantage of this new flexibility to managing our content.

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