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    21 Revit keyboard shortcuts every architect should know

    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.

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