Where to Find and Download Revit Content and Family Libraries

Revit content and family libraries is a great resource when you are starting out using Revit. But what are the best sources of Revit Content and Libraries and how do you download them?

What is Downloadable Revit Content?

Revit content is a set of collections of specific files to install with your application based on location and discipline. This content allows you to work on projects while referencing appropriate standards for each geographical region. The same goes for a Revit content library. This collection of files and content allows you to work on Revit projects, referencing appropriate standards for each geographical region. Revit content varies depending on the content library being installed.

Autodesk content (templates and families) associated with the annual release are installed by default with the program. However, there are some cases where it is necessary to manually download the content.

Use the appropriate link below to download the content:

Important Information

  • The downloaded content will extract to the default content locations (C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT <Version>). Finally, once completed, the path can be modified when extracting.
  • The folder “ProgramData” may be hidden. Unhide following these steps View hidden files and folders in Windows 10.
  • If the extraction fails, run it one more time under Administrator mode (Right-click the file and select Run as Administrator).

Revit Template Troubleshooting Guide

Use the link above for help with issues in accessing the default Revit content beyond downloading.

Where can I get additional BIM-Compliant Revit Content

BIMobject is a global marketplace for the construction industry, providing digital product information to the world’s architects and engineers, while giving building product manufacturers a better way to reach, influence and understand them.

Architects: 21 Sites to Download Revit Families for Free –  is a great resource for when you are looking for an object, digital product but aren’t exactly sure what Revit family you are looking for.

ArchVision RPC provides intelligent and integral design parts of your design. Made by architects, for architects.

Manufacturer websites – Many manufacturers are now providing their products as BIM-ready downloadable files. here are just a few of our favourites:

Union Industries – High-speed Industrial Doors

CHR Equipment – Catering and Food Service Areas

Protec – Safety and Security Systems

W H Good – HVAC systems

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