This will be old news for some of you, but if you head over to http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?t=97765&highlight=EDIT+KEYNOTE&page=4 you will find a link to http://www.emc2architects.com/revit_tools.html where you can download a very handy Revit Keynote Manager for free!
Keynotes are a powerful tool that Revit wants you to use. They are often overlooked and under-utilised. If you want to increase your productivity and add more intelligence to your model while annotating, have a serious look at Keynotes.
hover over the item on the Ribbon, and the tooltip will show you the assigned Keyboard Shortcut in brackets.
Nikhil Nayak shows how you can make good use of the Viewcube to visualize a single element from various perspectives.
Use Viewcube with selection – Power tool
David Light shows in his post (and associated video) how you can now change commands while maintaining the same selection set of elements with the new Subscription Advantage Pack.
Revit 2010 subs advantage – selection sets
UPDATE: Check out my Supertip post at http://wrw.is/2010/04/supertip-3-keyboard-shortcuts.html
The Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 has generally been received quite well. I am a little annoyed that I recently spent quite some time creating some parametric truss families, and now they give us the Structural tools! In reality though, it is a welcome and helpful update.
The new Keyboard Shortcuts dialog is great – it allows for easy viewing and updating of shortcuts. However, it does not allow you to ‘sort’ the priority of shortcuts that begin with the same letter. Here are a few tips on using the new dialog:
- To open the dialog, go to the View tab, User Interface button, Keyboard Shorcuts…
- To import your old shorcuts, click on Import, change the ‘Files of type’ drop down list to *.txt files, browse to your ‘Program’ folder and select the ‘KeyboardShortcuts.txt’ file. You can choose to overwrite or merge your shortcuts.
- To ensure that a given shortcut works with a single key configuration (ie. Move triggered by M-Space, remove all other shortcuts beginning with ‘M’ and reassign them.
- TIP – You can use the ‘number’ keys and assign shortcuts to these! If you are a gamer, it will be quite natural for you to select the number keys to trigger various weapons, powers or actions. Now, you can set Move to 1, Copy to 2, Rotate to 3 and so forth. These are your powers now!
- TIP – By clicking the ‘shortcuts’ column heading in this dialog, it will sort the commands by their related shortcuts. This is a quick and easy way to see if there are any duplicates.
Enjoy the new Keyboard Shorcuts dialog and feel free to post any tips or comments you may have.PS – Here are some relevant AUGI forum links for your perusal:Help w/ new keyboard shortcuts?Subscription Advantage Pack for Revit
…and I’m excited!
I have a feeling that this release is going to be VERY helpful.
Just login to Subscription Centre to download it.
Reposted from an email I received today from Autodesk. Direct link to registration page here.
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Some drawings inspire the imagination
Some drawings are inspired by the imagination
Some drawings are devoid of inspiration and imagination
What kind of drawings do you create with Revit?
Steve Stafford has posted about a highly detailed guide related to family creation.
“The purpose of the Revit Model Style Guide is to define Autodesk guidelines and standards for model creation in Revit® Architecture, Revit® MEP, and Revit® Structure.”
Have a look at the post over at Revit OpEd.
Steve also provides a link to the download.