Revit uses 2 versions of the Revit.ini file:
UserDataCache folder: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\<product and release>\UserDataCache
User Profile folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\<product name and release>
The UserDataCache folder contains default copies of files that are used to populate the user’s profile, including Revit.ini. When Revit starts up for the first time for a new user, it receives a copy of Revit.ini from the UserDataCache folder.
Revit.ini contains an [Install] section with a unique InstallGUID value that is generated when a deployment is created or when the product is installed. When you install Revit to multiple computers from a deployment, each computer will have the same InstallGUID that was created when the deployment was created.
The following table describes when and why the User Profile version of the Revit.ini file changes.
|InstallGUID does not match.|| |
UserDataCache Revit.ini replaces the User Profile Revit.ini.
No action is taken on the Update key or the ReinstallGUID key.
Revit reverts to default settings from the UserDataCache.
|Update key does not match.|| |
The Update key sections and keys in the User Profile Revit.ini file update to match those in the UserDataCache.
No action is taken on the ReinstallGUID key.
For example, suppose you add the following line to the UserDataCache Revit.ini file:
As a result, the Documentation section, the OnlineHelpServer key, and its value are written to the User Profile Revit.ini file.
ReinstallGUID key does not match.
NOTE: ReinstallGUID key is added to Revit.ini only after performing Add/Remove, Repair, or Reinstall.
|The values for the FamilyTemplatePath, DataLibraryLocations, and DefaultTemplate keys in the User Profile Revit.ini file will be updated from the UserDataCache Revit.ini file.|