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Files Missing from Metric Library

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02-06-2011 09:06 PM

Hi Everyone,


I'm just having a few problems with the Metric Library in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011. I downloaded & licenced revit from the Autodesk Education Community. I have tryed a number of times to redownload & uninstall & reinstall the software with little success.


The problem is that I'm missing files from the Metric Library > Structural > Columns the folder "Concrete", "Precast Concrete" and "Wood" are missing, the folder "Steel" is the only one in the available in the Columns directory. I know they are missing becasue I am trying to complete this tutotial - which requires it. 


I have also checked on the University computers & these files are also missing. 


Would greatly appreaciate your help!


Thanks, Jeremy

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

02-07-2011 01:17 PM in reply to: JeremySie

Hi Jeremy,


I would suggest downloading the Metric Content again from here: The file you want to save and extract is


Please let us know if this helps!

Katie Langan
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Customer Service & Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

02-07-2011 11:55 PM in reply to: kathryn.langan

Worked ike a charm! Thank you so much! 


For anyone with a similar problem, unzip the .cab into the Metric Library folder found at "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RAC 2011\Metric Library", that does the trick!

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

01-10-2012 08:43 AM in reply to: kathryn.langan


My issue is that there is no Metric library folder any ideas?

thank you Marina

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

02-21-2012 06:55 PM in reply to: JeremySie

Thak you so much!! :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

03-22-2012 02:45 AM in reply to: marina84

I also had no Metric Library or Metric Templates folder in my R2011 installation from download. So I simply made myself the folders (next to the Imperial ones) and installed the contents as per other instructions in this thread ( and respectively) into those folders.


Puzzled why this problem would arise though...?

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

05-20-2012 04:12 PM in reply to: roundhay125

Thanks for all information, i have the same problem with revit 2012. and i need some template families for make some doors, need the template door in metric.

where i put this if i dont have any folder named library or something like that?? i created a new folder when i installed revit and i didnt use the default one.

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Re: Files Missing from Metric Library

12-18-2012 03:58 AM in reply to: JeremySie

Where can i find the metric library for Revit 2010?  need reinforced concrete columns. Thanks

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