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    By Martin Phelps 

    To add a “Shortcut” to a specific command, first access the Keyboard Shortcuts by typing “KS”, (do not press enter as in AutoCAD), Revit will recognise the key-in “Shortcut”, the “Keyboard Shortcuts” dialogue box will be displayed as in Figure 1.

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    Figure 1. 

    Only a few commands have allocated “Shortcuts” by default, these can be displayed by using the “Filter” dropdown at the top of the dialogue.

    Note: - a command can have several key-in “Shortcuts” and the same “Shortcut” can be used for many different commands, however this can lead to confusion.

    Select the command to which the “Shortcut” will apply. For example, the “Properties” command as shown in Figure 2.

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    Figure 2. 

    In the “Press New Keys” field add the required key-in “Shortcut”. In this example the characters “PA” will also be allocated to the “Properties” command, confirm the “Shortcut” by selecting “Assign”, as shown in Figure 3.

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    Figure 3. 

    If the “Shortcut” has already been assigned to a command the “Duplicate Shortcut” dialogue will be displayed, as shown in Figure 4.

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    Figure 4.

    Revit will still allow the shortcut by selecting “OK”.

    The new key-in “Shortcut” has now been added to the selected command, as shown in Figure 5.

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    Figure 5.