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Revit Keyboard Shortcuts



Revit shortcuts & hotkey guide

Work faster and more efficiently by using the Revit Keyboard Shortcuts below. You can find a downloadable list of shortcuts and commands in the Revit Keyboard Shortcuts PDF.

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Annotate  |  Analyse  |  Architecture  |  Collaborate  |  Context Menu  |  Contextual Tabs  |  Create  |  Manage  |  Modify  | Navigation Bar  |  Snaps  |  Structure  |  System  |  View  |  View Control Bar

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Shortcut commands by category

Below, you'll find an abbreviated list of commands that can be used in Revit.

Annotate

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.

Analyse

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 userdefined 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 verify that 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 methods to auto-detect.

Architecture

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.

Collaborate

ER EDITING REQUESTS/Displays a list of user requests to borrow elements in worksets, as well as pending requests.
RL or RW RELOAD LATEST/Loads the latest version of the central model.

Contextual Tabs

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

Create

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

Manage

ES MEP SETTINGS:ELECTRICAL SETTINGS/Accesses dialogue 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 dialogue box to configure component sizes and the behaviour and appearance of the mechanical systems.
SU ADDITIONAL SETTINGS:SUN SETTINGS/Opens the sun settings dialogue box.
UN PROJECT UNITS/Opens the Project Units tool.

Modify

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

Snaps

PC SNAP TO POINT CLOUDS/Snaps to point cloud.
TC 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.
TS STRAIGHTS/Snaps to straight.
SW WORK PLANE GRID/Snaps to the work plane grid.
SX POINTS/Snaps to points.

Structure

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.
WA WALL; WALL:WALL: ARCHITECTURAL/Creates a non-bearing wall or a structural wall in the building model.

System

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, etc.) 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.
IP 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.

View

FN9 SYSTEM BROWSER/Finds components that are not assigned to a system.
KS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS/Assigns key sequences to tools.
PP or CTRL-1 or VP PROPERTIES; TOGGLE PROPERTIES PALETTE/Toggles the Properties palette.
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 view-specific 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.

View Control Bar

CX TOGGLE REVEAL CONSTRAINTS MODE/Toggles the constraints in a view.
GD GRAPHIC DISPLAY OPTIONS/Opens the Graphics dialogue 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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