Revit 2017 - Easy Tools to Increase Efficiency

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By Garry Stockton

Drag to Copy - Hold down the Ctrl key and drag a component to make a copy of it.

Control the Project Browser - Expand/Decrease the Project Browser. This is a standard Windows feature that works in any Explorer-type listing. Using Ctrl + will expand all folders and Ctrl - (dash) will collapse them. Using the +/- keys on the number pad is easier.

As an experienced AutoCAD user, you probably have customised key-ins which made you faster in AutoCAD, consider using the same ones in Revit. Here are some typical AutoCAD commands and the Revit commands that go with them.

AutoCAD - Revit

Break  -  Split Element
Copy  -  Copy
Erase  -  Delete
Fillet  -  Trim/Extend
Hatch  -  Filled Region
Insert  -  Link Revit
Line  -  Detail Line
Mirror  -  Mirror
Offset  -  Offset
Quick Save  -  Ctrl S
Trim  -  Trim/Extend

Most of these commands can be found in the Modify Panel on the Ribbon Bar.


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