Everyone using Revit uses shortcuts which are by default good, but after a while we add new and maybe adapt old one. When creating a model in Revit, you use same commands hundreds and hundreds of times which accumulated can result in time gain or loss. If you change tabs, point and click on commands then you are losing time which you can spend on drawing, thinking and stretching. In this post, we will talk about setting up shortcuts and our modifications to them. Also if you would like what we use you can download a printable sheet with shortcuts and simple instructions at the end of the post.
WHEN TO CREATE SHORTCUT?
Repeating one command three or more times in a minute?; make a shortcut
Annoyed by the amount of pathing it takes to get to a command?; make a shortcut
You get Déjà vu off your sufferings?; make a shortcut
BASIC CONCEPTS IN CREATING SHORTCUTS
Beginning letters of shortcut (e.g. Cut Geometry - CU)
Something close to fingers and fast
Using symbols that make no sense (reversed logic - we easily remember strange things)
MARINS MODIFIED SHORTCUTS
DA Angular Dimension
DR Radial Dimension
FV Type Propeties/Family Types - this is one if not the one new shortcut that I have been using the most
TT Thin Lines - train yourself to use this option frequently, keeping it close makes it easier
33 3D view
OS Object Styles
Ctrl + A Paste; Aligned to Current View
CU Cut Geometry
UC Uncut Geometry
AA Align - my fingers are grateful for this change
MM Mirror - Pick Axis
MD Mirror - Draw Axis
TE Trim / Extend Multiple Elements
ES Measure; Measure Between Two References
EA Measure; Measure Along Element
WJ Wall joins
EEE Override graphics in view; By Element
GG Sync with Central
EB Edit profile / Edit Borders - you don't know you need this until you try it
FE Finish edit mode / Finish editing circuit / Finish editing path / Finish editing zone / Edit extrusion - goes along the Edit profile command
HH Hide Element
You can download printable pdf with shortcuts HERE. It has all basic shortcuts and instructions paired with my modifed. This is first blog post in a series of instructions for Revit which will always include printable PDFs which you can print and keep nerby for easier work.
If you have any suggestions on shortcuts or format of this instructions feel free to comment so we can make them better together.