Revit 2022 Material Library Installation Error

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When one receives the following error, typically one needs to reinstall the Revit Material Library:

“Rendering features are currently disabled. You must install the Rendering library to use rendering features.”

I found this useful link that works well with Revit 2021.

It works on the assumption that options are available to the user when running the Revit installation executable. When I recently installed Revit 2022, I noticed that the installation dialogue only exposed two options. Where to install the software and where to install the content library.

I got the suspicion then that the above method might not work for Revit 2022. To test this, I did two things. Firstly, I checked what the Windows system dialogue offered in terms of uninstalling/changing the installation. Only uninstall was available.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

Secondly, I ran the Revit Setup.exe. This can usually be found in C:\Autodesk\Revit_2022_G1_Win_64bit_dlm

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

Firstly the terms and conditions are explained.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

After that, the only option is once again to install.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

This does not result in an option to modify the installation either.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

The solution I would recommend is then to follow the instruction from one of my earlier blogs (below)

https://www.mgfx.co.za/blog/building-architectural-design/revit-2018-reinstall-material-libraries/

You will find the necessary files in the following directory:

C:\Autodesk\Revit_2022_G1_Win_64bit_dlm\Content\ADSKMaterials

Autodesk, Micrographics, Revit 2022, Reinstalling Material Library

If this does not work, then I would recommend uninstalling Revit 2022 and then reinstalling it again. While the installation is not as versatile as before, I believe there is an advantage to the general user in the simplicity that was introduced to the installation process.

If you need help adopting Revit 2022 and BIM in your practice, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance.

 

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