Most of you would be aware of keyboardshortcuts.xml in Revit. However, did you know about RoamerCommands.xml? This file lives in the Layout folder under you Navisworks install, and it can be edited to modify keyboard shortcuts in Navisworks.
Note: This process is very risky, so this file should be backed up before editing it. During experimentation, I had a lot of crashes and often had to restore this file to fix the issues.
Backup RoamerCommands.xml (rename the backup or copy it somewhere, like this)
Edit it in a text editor like Notepad++ or Sublime Text
Look for something you want to change / add
Modify the file
Make sure there are no duplicate entries, like this
If Navis crashes on opening, restore the old file from Step 1 and start again
If it doesn’t crash, see if your keyboard shortcut works
I was able to change the keyboard shortcut for File Open as shown below:
Video showing that my modified RoamerCommands.xml worked:
File location on my system: “C:Program FilesAutodeskNavisworks Manage 2015LayoutRoamerCommands.xml”
I’ve been waiting for this! Keyboard shortcuts can make you ridiculously more productive in any CAD software, and that certainly includes Revit. Harry has made a little ‘tutor’ program that gives you visual cues on what Keyboard Shortcuts you can and should be using (like Veodin Keyrocket for Windows / Office).
Unfortunately, the full version isn’t free – but I guess the guy has to make a crust somehow 🙂 And I have a feeling that $5 will pay for itself in about half a day of improved productivity.