You have to have an internet connection as the content is downloaded durning the install process.
One other thing you may try is the following document.
I'm trying to install Revit Architecture 2013, but get the following error:
I've downloaded it twice already, so it isn't a download error. How can I fix this? Thanks!
first of all I would not waste your time with 2013 I have found fare too many problems I would go for revit 2012 this perrticual revit has architect structure and mep all in one plus 2012 is rather stable in compare to 2013.
If you still want to stick to 2013 and having problems with family/ library I would find a computer with working revit any from 2006 to 2013 the library in all of them are similar and have not really changed.
copy from one working revit and paste into your library
sir my internet connection is always ACTIVE
i tried evry possiblle thing
installed it more than 10 times now yet encountering same problem
any solution sir???
You can download family components seperately.search and dowload after that place the files in
then choose these path default in app menu option
Ok folks...here's what I got to work as this thread doesn't really explain what needs to be done and why.
1. Get connected to the Internet
2. Add https://*.autodesk.com and http://*.autodesk.com to Control Panel -> Internet Options, click the Security tab and then click on Trusted sites (green checkmark) and then click the Sites button to add them. You will need to turn off the checkbox that requires https to add the http only exception.
3. Go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features depending on your version of Windows
4. Click on the AutoDesk Revit 2013 item in the list and then click on Remove/Change or Uninstall/Change depending on your version of Windows
5. Now it gets interesting, per the instructions in prior posts, click on Add or Remove Features option in the Revit installer screen that opens
6. Now, two get installed by default, Imperial and Metric for US users, uncheck the one you want and leave the other checked
7. Click next and let it do its thing
8. Guess what, do it again, go to the Revit 2013 item in the Add/Remove Programs - Programs and Features Control Panel and walk through the steps above but this time uncheck the one you don't want and check the one you do want, I chose US - Imperial and unchecked the Metric option
9. Click next
If all goes well you should see a "Revit Preparing Content" dialog which will mean that it downloaded the templates and is now extracting them into place. If it yells at you about a CD, click past that. It still worked for me.
What a ridiculous flaw in the installer! How come this hasn't been fixed? My guess is it won't get fixed now that 2014 is out. That didn't seem to have a problem installing so they seem to have fixed that issue with the new version.
Good luck all. BTW, my Windows firewall, Symantec Endpoint and Malwarebytes were all running happily while doing this. My guess is it was the trusted sites issue and then a bug in the installer that wasn't actually putting the templates in place.
OMG!!! If I could downvote all of the responses from the Autodesk guys I would. They were absolutely no help.
Thank you sooooo much for this SADsupport. It worked exactly as you outlined it. I wish I could give you 100 kudos.
For anyone else that finds this, FYI for Windows 7 users:
The second time you install the content you actually want (Imperial for us in the states) it may give you a popup that says it's missing a .msi file. Its a really long name and asks you to browse to it. Just click canel and then it will say there was an error and Windows Installer will shutdown. Click "OK" and the revit progress will still complete.
Thanks again SADsupport!!!
I like your suggestion, but if you're taking a student class, they only let you download 2013 and 2014 version of Revit. I can't download the old version. So we're kind of stuck with this problem.
I've tried copying over some templates like you mentioned, over to the Revit folder library/template folders, but how do you load new walls? When I hit the "Edit Type", when making a new wall, I don't have the option to add walls. I only have 3 walls to choose from, Basic, Curtain and Stacked.
Any ideas as to how to add more wall to the Revit library?
FYI, I'm having the same problem as everyone else when it comes to installing Revit. I opened all my Firewalls and let Autodesk through on security, and the files still didn't download. I think Autodesk, you need to fix something in the downloading process of Revit, casuse not everything is getting downloaded.
I tried the method you mentioned, but the folder just end up empty. It's not working for me.
I'm going to try installing 2014 and doing this trick on this version.
Thanks for the suggestion.