When creating a project in Revit Architecture, you can:

■ Use default settings, which are defined in a project template. Revit Architecture includes a default template called default.rte, which contains several settings to help you begin the design process immediately.

Creating a Project Using Default Settings

Use this procedure when you want to use the default template. It skips the step of specifying the template
to use when creating the project.
Do one of the following:
■ Press Ctrl+N.
■ On the Recent Files window, under Projects, click New.
Revit Architecture creates a project file, using settings in the default template. The default project name
displays in the title bar of the Revit window. To assign a different file name, click ➤ (Save As).

■ Use a custom template.
Creating a Project Using a Template
Use this procedure when you want to be able to specify the template to use when creating the project.
1 Click ➤ New ➤ (Project).
2 In the New Project dialog, for Template file, click Browse.
3 Navigate to the location of the desired project template, select the template file (with the file type RTE), and click Open.

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Revit Architecture provides several project templates, which reside in the Metric Templates or Imperial Templates folder in the following location:
■ Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\\
■ Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\\
You can use one of these templates or create your own templates as needed to maintain corporate standards or to simplify the setup process for different types of projects.
For Create new, click Project.
Click OK.
Revit Architecture creates a project file using the settings defined by the specified template. The default project name appears in the title bar of the Revit window. To assign a different file name, click ➤