Autodesk Fabrication FABmep 2013 add-in not appearing in the Autodesk Revit 2013 for MEP Engineering
Add-in not appearing within the Autodesk® Revit 2013 for MEP Engineering environment.
The conversion of Revit 2013 for MEP Engineering families into Autodesk® Fabrication FABmep™ 2013 parametric items requires the configuration and set-up to be completed correctly.
The user must determine the location of the appropriate add-ins folder for their version of Revit 2013 for MEP Engineering. In this case, Fabrication FABmep 2013 requires the following add-in files and dynamic link libraries, (please note - these are determined automatically by the operating system):
32-bit operating systems (x86)
64-bit operating systems (x64)
Manifest files are read automatically by Revit when they are placed in one of two locations on a user's system:
In a non-user-specific location in "application data":For Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2013\For Windows 7
In a user-specific location in "application data":For Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2013\For Windows 7
The following ADSK_Export.addin must be copied and pasted into either of the location’s as indicated above.
To check the configuration of the add-in, a text editor can be used (see below for an example).
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Name>FAB to RME Import</Name>
The path where the required dynamic link libraries are installed is illustrated in bold. Note – this is dependent on the installation directory and operating system.
If the Add-in still does not show up, go through the steps below:
- Close Revit.
- In the user specific location (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2013), open the ADSK_Export.addin file in Notepad (not Word).
- Hit Save.
- Close Notepad.
- Restart Revit.