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Revit Can't Find Textures

What to do when Revit can't find the textures for Blocks families?

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When Revit can't find the texture paths for materials, the materials in realistic view mode may appear with a dark gray color.

There are two ways to fix this issue:

1. The Blocks Plugin Is Not Updated

This problem may occur if the Blocks plugin is not updated. To check your plugin version, follow the steps indicated in the article below:

To find out the latest available version of the plugin, contact Blocks support.

2. Texture Paths in Revit

The material textures in Revit are not stored within the .rvt or .rfa files. They are external files stored in different locations on your computer. For Revit to find these texture files, follow these steps:

2.1. Access Revit options

Revit Options

2.2. Check the paths

In the "Rendering" tab, manage the path to the texture folders. Ensure the following paths are configured in your Revit:

2.3. Set the Correct Paths

If the paths are not configured, add them by clicking the green "+" icon:

C:\ProgramData\Blocks BIM\Textures\

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Materials\Textures\1\Mats\

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Materials\Textures\2\Mats\

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Materials\Textures\3\Mats\

Important: It's okay to have other paths configured in Revit, but it's highly recommended that the four paths above are configured. One is for Blocks textures, and the others are for Autodesk standard textures.

To verify if the texture folder is installed correctly, open File Explorer and enter the path: C:\ProgramData\Blocks BIM\Textures. If the folder does not open, we recommend reinstalling the plugin.

If you have any questions, contact our support via chat on our website: blocksrvt.com.

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