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For all the work you do in Revit, there’s a keyboard shortcut that can help you do it faster. Here’s a roundup featuring some of my favorite Revit keyboard shortcuts to create and organize your model. Keep reading to learn how to create your own shortcuts.

50 Autodesk Revit Architecture Shortcuts

ShortcutTask
CL- COLUMN; STRUCTURAL COLUMNAdds a vertical load-bearing element to the building model.
CM -PLACE A COMPONENTPlace a component
DR -DOORAdds a door to the building model
GR -GRIDPlaces column grid lines in the building design
LL -LEVELPlaces a level in view
RM -ROOMCreates a room bounded by model elements and separation lines
RP -REFERENCE PLANECreates a reference plane using drawing tools
RT -TAG ROOM; ROOM TAGTags the selected room
SB -FLOOR: FLOOR: STRUCTURALAdds structural floors to a building model
WA -WALL: ARCHITECTURALCreates a non-bearing wall or a structural wall in the building model
WN -WINDOWPlaces a window in a wall or skylight in a roof
CM -PLACE A COMPONENTPlace a component
DI -ALIGNED DIMENSIONCreates an aligned dimension
FR -FIND/REPLACEFind and replace
GP -MODEL GROUP: CREATE GROUP; DETAIL GROUP: CREATE GROUPCreates a group of elements
LI -MODEL LINE; BOUNDARY LINE; REBAR LINEPlaces a new line
LL -LEVELPlaces a level in view
MD -MODIFYEnters selection mode to select elements to modify
PP- or CTRL-1 or VP -PROPERTIES; TOGGLE PROPERTIES PALETTEToggles the Properties palette.
RP- REFERENCE PLANECreates a reference plane using drawing tools.
TX -TEXTAdds text.
UN -PROJECT UNITSOpens the Project Units tool
AL -ALIGNAligns one or more elements with the selected element
AR -ARRAYCreates a linear or radial array of selected elements
CO or CC -COPYCopies selected element(s)
CP -COPE; APPLY COPINGApplies coping to steel beam or columns
CS -CREATE SIMILARCreates an element of the same type as the selected element
DE -DELETERemoves selected element(s) from the building model
DI -ALIGNED DIMENSIONCreates an aligned dimension
DM -MIRROR - DRAW AXISReverses the position of a selected model element, using a user-generated line as the mirror axis
EH - HIDE IN VIEW: HIDE ELEMENTSHides an element from view.
EL -SPOT ELEVATIONDisplays the elevation of a selected point
EOD -OVERRIDE GRAPHICS IN VIEW: OVERRIDE BY ELEMENTChanges the graphic display settings for selected elements in the current view.
LI -MODEL LINE; BOUNDARY LINE; REBAR LINE Places a new line
LW -LINEWORKOverrides the line style of the selected line in the active view only.
MM -MIRROR - PICK AXISReverses the position of a selected model element, using a selected line as the mirror axis
MV -MOVEMoves a selected element
OF -OFFSETMoves a selected model line, detail line, wall, or beam a specified distance perpendicular to its length
PN -PINLocks a model element in place
PP -or CTRL-1 or VP PROPERTIES; TOGGLE PROPERTIES PALETTEToggles the Properties palette.
PT -PAINTOpens the Paint tool.
RC -COPE: REMOVE COPINGRemoves coping
RE -SCALEResizes the selected element
RO -ROTATERotates selected element around an axis
RP -REFERENCE PLANECreates a reference plane using drawing tools.
SF -SPLIT FACEDivides the face of an element into regions for application of different materials.
SL -SPLIT ELEMENTCuts an element (such as a wall or line) at a selected point.
TR -TRIM/EXTEND TO CORNERTrims or extend one or more elements to form a corner.
UP -UNPINUnpins an element that is locked in position or an element that is driven by its host system.
VH -HIDE IN VIEW: HIDE CATEGORYHides an element category from view.

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