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    Selection Box is da Bomb!

    Those of us that have modeled with Archicad are familiar with a handy tool (Marquee) that makes for quick element viewing in a temporary 3d view. Well, I just noticed a functionally similar tool in Revit 2016 (Selection Box)! This is a major improvement to speed up element and space viewing, not to mention that this could take the place of a few 3d working views!! Tried changing the shortcut to B rather than BX and it will not work, but that is small potatoes.
    Good job Autodesk!
    Bettisworth North

    #2
    The functionality has kind of been there for a while...just not the selection of objects. For years we have been going to the view cube and creating 3D section box views from floor plans, elevations and sections, etc.
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      That's very old there are add-ins I used before that can do that before it came with Revit 2016
      Revit 2019 user

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        #4
        Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
        The functionality has kind of been there for a while...just not the selection of objects. For years we have been going to the view cube and creating 3D section box views from floor plans, elevations and sections, etc.
        Hmm, I just opened 2015 and don't see the 'Selection Box' there.
        I have used the view cube method extensively as it works great. I'm just saying that this new to 2016 function is a great addition to Revit.
        Bettisworth North

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          #5
          Simon said it was in add-ins. While you could do an add-in or adjust the 3D view, the convenience of having the function to make a Section Box built in is definitely an improvement. It's a lot easier to click the button or ks.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Charles Karl
            ...Hmm, I just opened 2015 and don't see the 'Selection Box' there...
            As built in to Revit it is new to 2016.

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              #7
              Coins did this years ago Autodesk are so slow in implementing these tools. We have a programmer who customizes our Revit menus to include such tools like sheet copier, legend copier etc. Autodesk will probably introduce these into Revit 2020 !
              Revit 2019 user

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                #8
                Originally posted by Charles Karl View Post
                Hmm, I just opened 2015 and don't see the 'Selection Box' there.
                I have used the view cube method extensively as it works great. I'm just saying that this new to 2016 function is a great addition to Revit.
                Right, I said the functionality was there, right click the view cube and select Orient to View and select a floor plan or section. The section box will show the extents of the section or floor plan. Add-ins just modified that functionality, now it is in 2016.
                Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MPwuzhere
                  ...Right, I said the functionality was there, right click the view cube and select Orient to View and select a floor plan or section...
                  Being pedantic, not exactly. That technique does not focus on selected elements to create/define the resulting Section Box. You also need a view focused on the correct location first.

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                    #10
                    I know, I said that in post #2..."just not the selection of objects..."
                    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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