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Test 1: Creating a New Revit Project

Overview

In this test, you'll create a new Revit project using the Project Template that Autodesk provides for your discipline.  

Steps to Follow

  1. Open the Revit 2021 application.

  2. On the Revit home page, click the New... button in the Models section of the navigation bar, then choose the Template file that matches your discipline and units system from the New Project dialog:
    • Imperial - Architectural Template
    • Imperial - Structural Template
    • Imperial - Systems Template (for MEP)
    • Imperial - Construction Template
    • Metric - Architectural Template
    • Metric- Structural Template
    • Metric- Systems Template (for MEP)
    • Metric- Construction Template

  3. Click OK to create the new project.

  4. Confirm that the new project has been created with no error messages.
    • If a new project file is created with no error messages, this confirms that the Revit application and the base content libraries (which include the project templates) are installed properly on your computer.  
    • If you receive an error message or a dialog asking you to locate the template files, the Revit Project Templates are not installed at the expected location.  If this happens:
      • Use your web browser to go to this site:  Autodesk Revit 2021 Content
      • Download and install the Revit Family Templates and Revit Libraries for your preferred language and unit system.
        • For example, in the US, you would download:
          • RVT2021_ENU_Imperial_Libraries.exe
          • RVT2021_ENU_Imperial_FamTemplates_Templates.exe
      • For some locales, you can download and install the Family Templates and Libraries for multiple unit systems.  For example, the English - United States libraries are available in both Imperial and Metric versions, and you can install both.
      • If that doesn't work, please contact Renate and the course assistants for guidance.

  5. In the new Revit project, switch to the Insert tab and open the Load Family tool (Insert > Load from Library > Load Family).  
    • This should open the Revit content library installed on your computer, and you should see a list of folders including Annotations, Boundary Conditions, Casework, and so on.
    • If you do not see this list of folders, the Autodesk Sample Content libraries are not installed. If this happens:
      • Use your web browser to go to this site:  Autodesk Revit 2021 Content
      • Download and install the Revit Family Templates and Revit Libraries for your preferred language and unit system.
      • If that doesn't work, please contact Renate and the course assistants for guidance.

  6. Navigate to the Furniture > Seating folder (or the equivalent for your language) in the content library and load a chair family into your project.  The specific families included in the Sample Content Library vary with each of the language versions, so choose any chair family that is available in your library.

  7. Place an instance of the new chair component in the Revit drawing area.

  8. Switch to the Architecture tab and open the Model Text tool (Architecture > Model > Model Text), then place a text object displaying your name in the drawing area next to the chair component.

  9. Save a screenshot of the drawing area window showing the chair component and your model text, then send it to the course assistants.

What's Next

When you've completed this test, proceed to:

Test 2: Open an Existing Revit Model

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