Revit Keyboard Shortcut List

Autodesk has kindly provided a keyboard shortcut list for Revit users.  The list is broken down by each tab and contains a brief description of the command represented by the shortcut.  The whole document is 9 pages long with the actual shortcut list being 6 pages long, so this is not a one page document to hang next to your monitor.

Link to webpage for Revit Shortcut Key Guide

Get a printable PDF version of the Revit Shortcut Key Guide

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Create a Sanitary to Vent System Transition in Revit – 2nd Method

Earlier this year, I posted about creating a sanitary to vent system since Revit does not have a default way of showing where the piping changes from sanitary system to a vent system.  (Read it here.)  There are times when this simplified process does not work, so this post shows a 2nd method to accomplish this task.  This 2nd method utilizes a newly created family to act as a transition between the two systems.  It is a simple pipe fitting family that can be inserted into a pipe to create the transition.

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AutoCAD 2016 Start Tab

When I opened AutoCAD 2016 for the first time, I (like the rest of you) noticed the Start tab.    That was all well and good and I thought that it would go away when I opened a drawing, similar to previously releases.  But then I opened an existing drawing and noticed the Start tab was still there.  My thought was “Ok, I will close it so I don’t have an extra tab”.  The problem was that there was no “X” on the tab to close it like other tabs.

Startmode tab

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