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    More Shortcut Key Magic

    For those who are unaware !!
    You can multi assign shortcut keys.
    I have assigned EE to "EDIT" just about everything , Edit Boundry , Edit Profile, ect,ect..(see image EE)

    and then did the same for FF "FINISH" to save hitting the "big Green Tick" (see image FF)

    and then CC to "CANCEL" to save hitting the "Big Red Cross' (see image CC)

    so example of use

    click on floor hit EE your in Edit Boundry, hit FF your finished

    click on wall hit EE your in Edit Profile, hit FF our finished

    click on roof hit EE your in Edit boundry, hit FF your finished

    and on it goes. three shortcut keys to cover a multitude of tasks.

    Obviously the key choice is yours.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by mark b; February 7, 2011, 11:32 AM. Reason: sample Shortcut Key .XML file added
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

    #2
    This is a great tip! I never even thought about doing that and I use shortcuts a lot
    Thanks Mark!
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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      #3
      Great discovery! I've been doing the same thing as well. In fact, if you make a shortcut for every condition where the "big green check" occurs, you will need 40 separate shortcuts. I actually gave the Factory a really hard time about this issue. Ideally, only one shortcut should be required to "click" any green check that occurs.
      Scott Hopkins AIA LEED AP
      Peikert Group Architects

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        #4
        Thanks for the post & the .xml Mark, you have made it so simple to update! :beer:

        This is a left-over schema of mine from a previous life using Maya, a simple keyboard shorcut progression used to control graphics display options. What annoyed me the most about switching from Maya to Revit was the need to use two button shortcuts, instead of one quick(er) tap - and it still is:banghead: two taps takes twice the tenacity!

        Assigning the follwing single numeral keys to each option as follows-

        1 - wireframe
        2 - hidden line
        3 - shaded
        4 - shaded with edges
        5 - consistent colours
        6 - realistic
        7 - shadows on
        8 - shadows off

        I find this method so quick, intuitive and simple :thumbsup:

        you could perhaps add-

        9 - sun path on
        0 - sun path off

        ...or whatever

        Think about the unused keys sitting down there on your keyboard never being hit (apparently 'e' is the most commonly used english-language letter). Obviously, with the way Revit has been developed (i could go on for days about how much better the workflow and ease of use is in Maya, but i'll spare you for now ) there are far too many needed commands in Revit to assign single keys to, but shows that single keystrokes can be used in Revit keyboard shortcuts too.

        PS. I haven't got the headspace to cover it now, it's 1am and i've just got home from partying:whiskey but why couldn't you assign 'E' instead of 'EE' to your edit command/s
        Last edited by elton williams; February 7, 2011, 03:21 PM. Reason: correction to context
        There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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          #5
          Hi Mark.

          Thanks for the Tip, and not least thank you for the excelent RFO Blog post you´ve made out of it ! Great work
          Klaus Munkholm
          "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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            #6
            Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
            Hi Mark.

            Thanks for the Tip, and not least thank you for the excelent RFO Blog post you´ve made out of it ! Great work
            just a quick suggestion for those that are not as computer savvy as you all, it would be nice to have a quick explanation of how and where to unzip the .xml file and how to import it in Revit in the blog post
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              if anyone has an interest attached is an .xlsx file with all of the dups removed and sorted in alphabetical order for reference.
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                just a quick suggestion for those that are not as computer savvy as you all, it would be nice to have a quick explanation of how and where to unzip the .xml file and how to import it in Revit in the blog post
                Thanks Dave, I have updated the blog with instructions.
                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  Just to clarify... View Range is a contextual command when a Plan Region is selected. This is when that shortcut will work.
                  Erik Snell, P.E.
                  Factory Worker (Principal User Experience Designer)
                  I am an Autodesk employee and the opinions or commentary I provide are my own and not necessarily that of Autodesk, Inc.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TheViking View Post
                    Just to clarify... View Range is a contextual command when a Plan Region is selected. This is when that shortcut will work.
                    Erik thanks for clarifying that for me it has baffeled me (and quite a few others) for ages, I understand now. Shame it dosn't work for "View properties- View range" it would be most useful.
                    Mark Balsom

                    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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