Architects and draftsmen work long enough hours as it is, so any time-saving initiative (read: ability to do more work faster) should be encouraged by both employees and employers alike.
As the most popular architecture software program among Architecture & Design readers, we thought we’d start a conversation about which Revit keyboard shortcuts our audience use to save time when modelling projects.
To kick things off we’ve listed 21 basic keyboard shortcuts under ‘Create’, ‘Annotate’, ‘View’ and ‘Modify’ subheads that we’ve used ourselves when modelling in Revit. Please share your favourites in the comment feed below.
DL - DETAIL LINE / Creates view-specific lines
RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools
DR - CREATE DOOR/ Adds a door to the building model
WA - CREATE WALL/ Creates a non-bearing wall or a structural wall in the building model
WN - CREATE WINDOW/ Places a window in a wall or skylight in a roof
TX - TEXT / Adds text
DI - ALIGNED DIMENSION / Creates an aligned dimension
MP - MOVE TO PROJECT / Move the model relative to a shared coordinate system
AD - GROUP/ Creates an attached detail group
UG - UNGROUP/Ungroups members of a group
EG - EDIT GROUP/ Edits a group
HH - HIDE ELEMENT / Hides an element
EU - UNHIDE ELEMENT / Enables a hidden element to appear in view
WT - TILE WINDOWS / See all open views at the same time
HI - ISOLATE ELEMENT / Isolates selected elements
CM - PLACE A COMPONENT / Place a component
AR - ARRAY / Creates a linear or radial array of selected elements
CO or CC - COPY / Copies selected element(s)
LW - LINEWORK / Overrides the line style of selected line in the active view only
SL - SPLIT ELEMENT / Cuts an element (such as a wall or line) at a selected point
OF - OFFSET / Moves a selected model line, detail line, wall, or beam a specified distance perpendicular to its length
Autodesk also recently published a Revit Keyboard Shortcut Commands on its website.