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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.
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    Last edited by mark b; February 7th, 2011 at 11:32 AM. Reason: sample Shortcut Key .XML file added
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    This is a great tip! I never even thought about doing that and I use shortcuts a lot
    Thanks Mark!

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    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.

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

    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 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

    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) but why couldn't you assign 'E' instead of 'EE' to your edit command/s
    Last edited by elton williams; February 7th, 2011 at 03:21 PM. Reason: correction to context

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    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

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    Quote 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

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    if anyone has an interest attached is an .xlsx file with all of the dups removed and sorted in alphabetical order for reference.

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    Quote 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.

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    Just to clarify... View Range is a contextual command when a Plan Region is selected. This is when that shortcut will work.

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    Quote 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.

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