- When using tools like Mirror or Offset, hold ‘Ctrl’ after triggering the command – this toggles the tick box in the Options bar. Very handy! From Revit OpEd.
- If you want to make sheets quickly, just use Ctrl+C from the Project Browser, then Ctrl+V. From Revit OpEd.
Thanks to Steve Stafford for these awesome tips.
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Whether you use Revit or not, I challenge you to find a faster way to access your frequently used folders.
However, since upgrading to Vista x64, I am struggling to find a good replacement!! I’ll let you know when I do…
We recently invested in some new workstations for our office. After doing some research, the following specification was settled on:
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor, 3.33 GHz
12GB (6 X2GB) Corsair DDR3 (1600MHZ) 9,9,9,24 Matched Triple Kit, 1.65V, TR3X6G1600C9
Quadro FX-580, PCI-E 2.0, OEM, 512Mb, GDDR3, 128-Bit
WD Caviar Black 1000GB / 1TB SATA-II, 7200RPM, 32Mb
Genuine Microsoft Windows VISTA BUSINESS 64-Bit DVD OEM SP1
I am also running dual monitors, one being a Samsung 740B 17 inch monitor, and the other a beautiful Samsung 2443BW 24 inch HD monitor.
And Revit loves it!
Revit has a nice GUI, and it is okay to use the mouse at times.
But to truly be productive, you must use shortcut keys! This is vital for commonly used commands.
I have set up my shortcut keys to primarily use my left hand – in this way I can have one hand on the mouse at all times. If you assign only one key to a shortcut (in the Keyboard Shortcuts file), you can then use that command by pressing ‘spacebar’. For example, open your Keyboard Shortcuts file, then set the shortcut ‘C’ to ‘Copy’. Restart Revit. Now, to start the copy command, just press C-Spacebar. Very fast indeed!
Another example – you want to edit two objects, but your view is obscured. First, set the shortcut key for ‘Temporarily Hide Element in View’ to ‘TE’. Set the ‘Reset Temporary Hide/Isolate’ to ‘AR’ (and restart Revit). Now, when attempting to edit just a few objects, select them using Ctrl, then press T-E. You now have a clear view of these objects. When you have done what you need to, press A-R.
Revit’s very nature inspires us to be productive. So, increase YOUR productivity by giving Revit what it wants, and use Shortcut Keys!