10 Things in Revit I Wish I Knew Sooner
The reality is that Revit can be overwhelming and confusing to beginners. With so many features and tools at your disposal, you may find it challenging to know exactly what to do to make the most out of Revit. However, with some tips and shortcuts, Revit can be incredibly powerful, enabling you to model and document your projects with ease and accuracy!
In this blog, I’ll share ten things I wish I’d known when I first started using Revit.
1. Forget everything except “KS”
Utilizing ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ is essential to mastering Revit, and the default hotkey for them is KS. You can quickly access numerous tools and commands that can help speed up your workflow by using keyboard shortcuts.
So, the next time you find yourself endlessly looking for that one tool on the ribbon, try toggling Keyboard Shortcuts instead of clicking KS. From there, you can search for the commands you need or customize default shortcuts by assigning new keys that suit your preference.
2. Heard of ‘invisible lines’?
Making some lines in a Revit model invisible while preserving the integrity of the design is possible with the help of the ‘Linework’ tool. This tool can be used to make certain lines appear invisible. It is especially useful when working on complex designs, such as curved walls or overlapping objects.
To enable invisible lines, simply go to Modify, then click the ‘Line Work’ tool
Select the ‘Invisible Lines’ option, and click the line you want to disappear.
Additionally, this tool can also be used to alter line weights in either sheets or 3D view, making certain lines appear thicker or thinner for better visibility.
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