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

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.

Analyze

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 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.

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 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 behavior 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.

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.
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.

Snaps

PC SNAP TO POINT CLOUDS / Snaps to point cloud.
SC CENTERS / Snaps to center
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.

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, 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.

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 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.

View Control Bar

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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