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revit 2013

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04-23-2012 11:35 AM

hello, i am using revit 2013 student edition on my laptop and for some reason when i open the program it says "Rendering features are currenty disabled. You must install the Rednering library to use rendering features"

well i looked on google and i couldn't seem to find the library and i called customer support and they were absolutely no help at all. if anyone has had this problem or knows of a fix please do let me know. 

 

thanks much 

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Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: coltondewitt

Try this:

 

Start Button>Control Panel>Programs>Add/Remove/Repair--and select Repair.

 

It may ask you for a disk; since you do not have a disk, see if you can locate the installer file

called Revit.exe or perhaps with a .msi (installer file) extension, and double click it.

 

It seems like you did not install the Revit 2013 Materials Libraries when you first installed it.

 

( I would hope the student version does not somehow exclude rendering tools! )

 

good luck.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 11:53 AM in reply to: coltondewitt

i looked in my add or remove programs and there isn't even a material library like there is for revit 2012. all i have is revit 2013. is there any way i can just download it online? 

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Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 12:11 PM in reply to: coltondewitt

In Programs, don't look for the Materials Library--the Repair needs to happen in the Revit program.

 

No--you cannot download the Materials separately--they are part of the installation of Revit--which apparently

did not happen when you first installed it.

 

You could also try Uninstall/Reinstall.

 

You should see all the Revit 2013 Materials Library components in Control Panel>Programs and Features (Win 7)

 

see attached.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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Message 5 of 15 (1,510 Views)

Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: coltondewitt

Just use the 2012 materials, they are the same.

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Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: coltondewitt

i saw the attached and im missing all the circled programs. i suppose i will uninstall and re install the program. i have no idea what happened :-/ 

 

thanks much for your time 

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Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 12:18 PM in reply to: vector2

The way I understand it, Revit 2013 Materials are NOT the same as 2012.

 

They have new features such as "assets" and Thermal Properties which did not exist in 2012.

 

To be safe, I would uninstall and reinstall 2013, and make sure the 2013 Materials Libraries appear in the installed Programs list in Control Panel.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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vector2
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Message 8 of 15 (1,473 Views)

Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 04:53 PM in reply to: ccollins

The materials UI has changed for 2013, but materials are

only jpeg and png images that you can get from anywhere.

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Message 9 of 15 (1,452 Views)

Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 07:47 PM in reply to: vector2

the materials in 2012 ARE NOT THE SAME as the ones in 2013.  In appearance, yes, they are the same.  BUT the 2013 library has added Thermal properties to all OOTB materials.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you do not follow misleading information here and "just use the 2012 materials."



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North American Sales
Autodesk, Inc.

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Message 10 of 15 (1,431 Views)

Re: revit 2013

04-23-2012 09:01 PM in reply to: ccollins

ccollins wrote:

The way I understand it, Revit 2013 Materials are NOT the same as 2012.

 

They have new features such as "assets" and Thermal Properties which did not exist in 2012.

 


 

ccollins, the "new features" is the ability to add "assets" (Thermal Properties for one) 

to the "materials". You can add those assets to ANY render material. A render material

is an image, that's all it is. 

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