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Revit Keyboard Shortcuts.


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Autodesk Revit is a building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, designers, and contractors.

In this blog, we will list out a set of Revit Keyboard shortcuts:


DI - ALIGNED DIMENSION / Creates an aligned dimension.


DL - DETAIL LINE / Creates view-specific lines.


EL - SPOT ELEVATION / Displays the elevation of a selected point.


FR - FIND/REPLACE / Find and replace.


GP - MODEL GROUP:CREATE GROUP;

DETAIL GROUP:CREATE GROUP / Creates a group of elements.


RT - TAG ROOM; ROOM TAG / Tags the selected room.


TG - TAG BY CATEGORY / Applies tags to elements based on their categories.


TX - TEXT / Adds text.


AA - ADJUST ANALYTICAL MODEL / Adjusts the analytical model of the

structural member in relation to those of the elements to which it joins.


DC - CHECK DUCT SYSTEMS / Examines the mechanical systems in a

project to verify that each system is assigned to a user-defined

system, and properly connected.


EC - CHECK CIRCUITS / Verifies all circuits for proper connections to panels

and valid system assignments.


LD - LOADS / Applies point, line and area loads to a model.


LO - HEATING AND COOLING LOADS / Prepares a heating and cooling load

analysis report based on an existing building model.


PC - CHECK PIPE SYSTEMS / Examines the piping systems in a project

to verifythat each system is assigned to a user-defined system,

and properly connected.


PS - PANEL SCHEDULES / Generates a panel schedule for a specific panel.


RA - RESET ANALYTICAL MODEL / Restores the analytical model

alignment method to auto-detect.


CL - COLUMN; STRUCTURAL COLUMN / Adds a vertical load-bearing element

to the building model.


CM - PLACE A COMPONENT / Place a component.


DR - DOOR / Adds a door to the building model.


GR - GRID / Places column grid lines in the building design.


LL - LEVEL / Places a level in view.


RM - ROOM / Creates a room bounded by model elements and

separation lines.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.


RT - TAG ROOM; ROOM TAG / Tags the selected room.


SB - FLOOR:FLOOR: STRUCTURAL / Adds structural floors to a

building model.


WA - WALL; WALL:WALL: ARCHITECTURAL / Creates a non-bearing wall or

a structural wall in the building model.


WN - WINDOW / Places a window in a wall or skylight in a roof.


ER - EDITING REQUESTS / Displays a list of usersí requests to

borrow elements in worksets, as well as pending requests.


RL or RW - RELOAD LATEST / Loads the latest version of the central model.


MP - MOVE TO PROJECT / Move the model relative to a shared

coordinate system.


R3 - DEFINE A NEW CENTRE OF ROTATION / Relocates centre of rotation

when rotating elements.


RA - RESTORE ALL EXCLUDED / Restores all excluded parts and elements.


RB - RESTORE EXCLUDED MEMBER / Restores an excluded member.


RC - REPEAT LAST COMMAND / Repeats the last command.


SA - SELECT ALL INSTANCES: IN ENTIRE PROJECT / Selects all of

the elements that are similar to the selected element in the

current view, or throughout the project.



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// - DIVIDE SURFACE / Applies a division grid along a surface in

a conceptual design.


AA - ADJUST ANALYTICAL MODEL / Adjusts the analytical model of the

structural member in relation to those of the elements to which it joins.


AD - ATTACH DETAIL GROUP / Creates an attached detail group.


AP - ADD TO GROUP / Adds elements to a group.


BS - STRUCTURAL BEAM SYSTEM; AUTOMATIC BEAM SYSTEM / Creates a

layout that is used to control the number and spacing of a series of

parallel beams.


CG - CANCEL / Cancels an action.


DI - ALIGNED DIMENSION / Creates an aligned dimension.


EG - EDIT GROUP / Edits a group.


EL - SPOT ELEVATION / Displays the elevation of a selected point.


EP - EDIT PAR / Edits a part element.


EU - UNHIDE ELEMENT / Enables a hidden element to appear in view.


EW - EDIT WITNESS LINES / Edits a witness line.


FG - FINISH / Finishes editing a group.


HT - SHOW HELP TOOLTIP / Displays the Help Tooltip.


JP - JUSTIFICATION POINTS / Sets a justification point for relocating elements.


JY - ZOFFSET / Offsets an element in the z direction.


JZ - SHOW HELP TOOLTIP / Displays the Help Tooltip.


LI - MODEL LINE; BOUNDARY LINE; REBAR LINE / Places a new line.


RA - RESTORE ALL EXCLUDED / Restores all excluded parts and elements.


RG - REMOVE FROM GROUP / Removes elements from a group.


RH - TOGGLE REVEAL HIDDEN ELEMENTS MODE / Toggles the Reveal

Hidden Elements Mode.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.


UG - UNGROUP / Ungroups members of a group.


VU - UNHIDE CATEGORY / Enables a hidden category to appear in view.


CM - PLACE A COMPONENT / Place a component.


D - ALIGNED DIMENSION / Creates an aligned dimension.


FR - FIND/REPLACE / Find and replace.


GP - MODEL GROUP:CREATE GROUP; DETAIL GROUP:CREATE GROUP / Creates

a group of elements.


LI - MODEL LINE; BOUNDARY LINE; REBAR LINE / Places a new line.


LL - LEVEL / Places a level in view.


MD - MODIFY / Enters selection mode to select elements to modify.


PP or CTRL-1 or VP - PROPERTIES; TOGGLE PROPERTIES PALETTE / Toggles the Properties palette'.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.


TX - TEXT / Adds text



ES - MEP SETTINGS:ELECTRICAL SETTINGS / Accesses dialog box to specify

wiring parameters, voltages definitions, distribution systems, cable tray

and conduit settings, and load calculation and circuit numbering settings.


MS - MEP SETTINGS:MECHANICAL SETTINGS / Accesses dialog box to

configure component sizes, and the behaviour and appearance of the

mechanical systems.


SU - ADDITIONAL SETTINGS:SUN SETTINGS / Opens the sun settings dialog box.


UN - PROJECT UNITS / Opens the Project Units tool.



AL - ALIGN / Aligns one or more elements with selected element.


AR - ARRAY / Creates a linear or radial array of selected elements.


CO or CC- COPY / Copies selected element(s).


CP - COPE; APPLY COPING / Applies coping to steel beam or columns.


CS - CREATE SIMILAR / Creates an element of the same type as the

selected element.


DE - DELETE / Removes selected element(s) from the building model.


DI - ALIGNED DIMENSION / Creates an aligned dimension.


DM - MIRROR - DRAW AXIS / Reverses the position of a selected

model element, using a user-generated line as the mirror axis.


EH - HIDE IN VIEW:HIDE ELEMENTS / Hides an element from view.


EL - SPOT ELEVATION / Displays the elevation of a selected point.


EOD - OVERRIDE GRAPHICS IN VIEW:OVERRIDE BY ELEMENT / Changes the

graphic display settings for selected elements in the current view.


LI - MODEL LINE; BOUNDARY LINE; REBAR LINE / Places a new line.


LW - LINEWORK / Overrides the line style of selected line in the active

view only.


MA - MATCH TYPE PROPERTIES / Opens the Match Type tool to convert

one or more elements to match the type assigned to another element.


MM - MIRROR - PICK AXIS / Reverses the position of a selected

model element, using a selected line as the mirror axis.


MV - MOVE / Moves a selected element.


OF - OFFSET / Moves a selected model line, detail line, wall, or beam a

specified distance perpendicular to its length.


PN - PIN / Locks a model element in place.


PT - PAINT / Opens the Paint tool.


RC - COPE:REMOVE COPING / Removes coping.


RE - SCALE / Resizes the selected element.


RO - ROTATE / Rotates selected element around an axis.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.


SF - SPLIT FACE / Divides the face of an element into regions for application

of different materials.


SL - SPLIT ELEMENT / Cuts an element (such as a wall or line) at a

selected point.


TR - TRIM/EXTEND TO CORNER / Trims or extend one or more elements

to form a corner.


UP - UNPIN / Unpins an element that is locked in position or an element

that is driven by its host system.


VH - HIDE IN VIEW:HIDE CATEGORY / Hides an element category from view.



32 - 2D MODE / Navigates the view using only 2D navigation options.


3F - FLY MODE / Simulates flying through a model.


3O - OBJECT MODE / Navigates and reorients the view in the direction of the

controller cap.

3W - WALK MODE / Simulates walking through a model.


ZA - ZOOM ALL TO FIT / Zooms to fit all in view.


ZE or ZF or ZX - ZOOM TO FIT / Zooms to fit.


ZO or ZV - ZOOM OUT(2X) / Zooms out the project view by 2X.


ZP or ZC - PREVIOUS PAN/ZOOM / Returns to previous pan or zoom.


ZR or ZZ - ZOOM IN REGION / Zooms to a region.


ZS - ZOOM SHEET SIZE / Zooms to sheet size.



PC - SNAP TO POINT CLOUDS / Snaps to point cloud.


SC - CENTRES / Snaps to centre


SE - ENDPOINTS / Snaps to endpoints.


SI - INTERSECTIONS / Snaps to intersection.


SM - MIDPOINTS / Snaps to midpoint.


SN - NEAREST / Snaps to nearest.


SO - SNAPS OFF / Turns snaps off.


SP - PERPENDICULAR / Snaps to perpendicular.


SQ - QUADRANTS / Snaps to quadrant.


SR - SNAP TO REMOTE OBJECTS / Snaps to objects that are not near the element.


SS - TURN OVERRIDE OFF / Turns off override feature.


ST - TANGENTS / Snaps to tangent.


SW - WORK PLANE GRID / Snaps to the work plane grid.


SX - POINTS / Snaps to points.



BM - STRUCTURAL FRAMING: BEAM / Adds a load-bearing structural

beam element to the building model.


BR - STRUCTURAL FRAMING: BRACE / Adds diagonal members that

are connected to beams and columns.


BS - STRUCTURAL BEAM SYSTEM; AUTOMATIC BEAM SYSTEM / Creates

a layout that is used to control the number and spacing of a series

of parallel beams.


CL - COLUMN; STRUCTURAL COLUMN / Adds a vertical load-bearing

element to the building model.


CM - PLACE A COMPONENT / Place a component.


FT - STRUCTURAL FOUNDATION: WALL / Creates a wall foundation for the

building model.


GR - GRID / Places column grid lines in the building design.


LL - LEVEL / Places a level in view.


RN - REINFORCEMENT NUMBERS / Defines or edits numbering sequences

by partition for rebar and fabric sheets.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.


SB - FLOOR:FLOOR: STRUCTURAL / Adds structural floors to a

building model.



AT - AIR TERMINAL / Places a register, grille or diffuser.


CM - PLACE A COMPONENT / Place a component.


CN - CONDUIT / Draws a rigid conduit run.


CT - CABLE TRAY / Draws a cable tray run.


CV - CONVERT TO FLEX DUCT / Converts a section of rigid duct to

flexible duct.


DA - DUCT ACCESSORY / Adds duct accessories, such as dampers, in

duct systems.


DF - DUCT FITTING / Places duct fittings (elbows, tees, end caps, and so

on) in duct systems.


DT - DUCT / Draws ductwork in the building model.


EE - ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT / Places electrical equipment, such as

panels and switch gear.


EW - ARC WIRE / Draws an arced wire run.


FD - FLEX DUCT / Draws flexible ductwork in the building model.


FP - FLEX PIPE / Draws flexible pipes.


LF - LIGHTING FIXTURE / Adds a lighting fixture element.


ME - MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT / Places mechanical equipment such

as boilers, furnaces or fans.


NF - CONDUIT FITTING / Places conduit fittings.


PA - PIPE ACCESSORY / Adds pipe accessories.


PF - PIPE FITTING / Draws a pipe fitting in a piping system.


PI - PIPE / Draws rigid piping.


PX - PLUMBING FIXTURE / Places a plumbing fixture.


RP - REFERENCE PLANE / Creates a reference plane using drawing tools.

SK - SPRINKLER / Places a sprinkler


TF - CABLE TRAY FITTING / Places cable tray fittings.




KS - KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS / Assigns key sequences to tools.


RD - RENDER IN CLOUD / Renders 3D views online.


RG - RENDER GALLERY / Enables access to multiple versions of

renderings, render images as panoramas, change rendering quality,

and apply background environments to rendered scenes.


RR - RENDER / Creates a photorealistic image of the building model.


TL - THIN LINES / Displays all lines on the screen as a single

width, regardless of zoom level.


VG or VV- VISIBILITY/GRAPHICS / Controls the visibility and

graphic display of model elements, datum elements, and

viewspecific elements for each view in a project.


WC- CASCADE WINDOWS / Arranges all open windows in a series in

the drawing area.


WT - TILE WINDOWS / See all open views at the same time.




CX - TOGGLE REVEAL CONSTRAINTS MODE / Toggles the constraints in

a view.


GD - GRAPHIC DISPLAY OPTIONS / Opens the Graphics dialog box.


HC - HIDE CATEGORY / Hides all selected categories in the view.


HH - HIDE ELEMENT / Hides an element from view.


HI - ISOLATE ELEMENT / Isolates selected elements.


HL - HIDDEN LINE / Displays the image with all edges and lines drawn

except those obstructed by surfaces.


HR - RESET TEMPORARY HIDE/ISOLATE / Restores any temporarily

hidden elements or categories.


IC - ISOLATE CATEGORY / Isolates selected categories.


RD - RENDER IN CLOUD / Renders 3D views online.


RG - RENDER GALLERY / Enables access to multiple versions of

renderings, render images as panoramas, change rendering quality,

and apply background environments to rendered scenes.


RH - TOGGLE REVEAL HIDDEN ELEMENTS MODE / Toggles the

Reveal Hidden Elements Mode.


RR - RENDER / Creates a photorealistic image of the building model.


RY - RAY TRACE / Opens Ray Trace visual style, enabling a

photorealistic rendering mode that allows panning and zooming

around the model.


SD - SHADED WITH EDGES / Applies a shaded edge.


WF - WIREFRAME / Displays the image of the model with all edges and

lines drawn, but with no surfaces drawn.


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