Revit Tip: Boost Your Revit Productivity with Essential Keyboard Shortcuts and Customizations

June 12, 2024 2 min read

Revit Tip: Boost Your Revit Productivity with Essential Keyboard Shortcuts and Customizations

For Revit users looking to enhance their modeling efficiency and workflow, understanding and utilizing keyboard shortcuts is essential. These shortcuts allow you to execute commands quickly, without having to navigate through menus. Here's how you can leverage Revit keyboard shortcuts to speed up your project workflows:

  • Learn the Basics: Start with the most common and helpful shortcuts, such as UN for UNDO, CO for COPY, and MV for MOVE. These are easy to remember and will save a considerable amount of time.
  • Customize Your Shortcuts: Revit allows you to create your own shortcuts for commands you frequently use. Go to the 'Keyboard Shortcuts' dialog from the 'View' tab or simply type 'KS' in the command line to access and customize your shortcuts.
  • Consistency is Key: Use shortcuts consistently to develop muscle memory. With practice, they will become second nature, allowing you to work more intuitively within the software.
  • Multifunctional Keys: Familiarize yourself with keys that serve multiple purposes. For instance, the 'Spacebar' can be used to rotate elements during placement or to flip elements in different directions.
  • Use Temporary Hide/Isolate: Quickly focusing on specific elements without altering your view can be done using 'TH' for temporary hide and 'TR' for temporary isolate.
  • Take Advantage of Selection Shortcuts: Use 'TAB' to cycle through elements that are close to one another and 'Ctrl' to add to your selection. 'Shift' + 'Ctrl' can be used to remove elements from your selection.
  • Accessing Properties and Options: 'PP' or 'Ctrl' + '1' will open the properties palette, while 'Ctrl' + 'X', 'C', and 'V' are your standard cut, copy, and paste shortcuts, which are invaluable for efficient workflow.
  • Filtering Your Selection: Use the shortcut 'SM' to access the 'Selection Box' tool when you have multiple elements selected, and you want to focus on a particular area.
  • Dimensioning: 'DI' quickly activates the dimension tool, allowing for fast dimensioning as you work.
  • Quick Access Toolbar: Add commands to the Quick Access Toolbar and use the 'Alt' key followed by the number that appears next to the command to activate it.

As with learning any new skill, becoming proficient with Revit keyboard shortcuts takes time and practice. Committing them to memory and using them daily will significantly speed up your workflow, making them an invaluable tool in your Revit arsenal.

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Remember, the key to efficiency in Revit is not to work harder, but smarter. Integrate these keyboard shortcuts into your daily routine and watch your productivity soar!

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