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Using the Spacebar Revit Architecture

You can use the spacebar to rotate an element, both at the time of initial placement and after it has been placed. In addition to rotating an object in 90-degree increments, pressing the spacebar will locate any nearby non-orthogonal references (walls, grids, or reference planes) as rotation candidates. This is a great …

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Copying Elements Revit Architecture

The Copy tool is another modifying tool that is nearly identical to the Move tool, but it makes a copy of the selected element at the location of the second pick. This tool doesn’t copy anything to the Clipboard; it copies an instance of an element or selection of elements in the …

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Moving with Nearby Elements Revit Architecture

A simple way to constrain freestanding elements is to use the Moves With Nearby Elements option. This setting is designed to capture logical relationships between elements without establishing an explicit constraint. When furnishing a space, for example, you probably want to align the bed or dresser with an adjacent wall. If you …

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Using the Move Tool Revit Architecture

Use the Move tool to relocate elements with more precision rather than simply dragging them. The tool allows you to type in values or use temporary dimensions as helpers. Moving elements is a two-click process: First, you defi ne a start point, and then you click to defi ne a destination. …

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Using Temporary Dimensions Revit Architecture

You have likely noticed by now that dimensions appear when elements are selected or newly modeled. These dimensions are called temporary dimensions and are there to inform you of the location of the elements relative to other elements in the model, as well as to help you reposition them. Clicking the blue …

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Using the Context Menu Revit Architecture

The context menu that appears when you right-click in the view window contains several options. You can activate the last command or select from a list of recent commands, as shown in Figure 3.6. In addition to the other right-click commands listed throughout this chapter (such as Create Similar), zoom commands including Previous …

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Matching Properties Revit Architecture

Located on the Modify tab of the ribbon under the Clipboard panel, the Match Type Properties tool allows you to select one element and apply its type and instance properties to other elements of the same category. Once you select one element, the brush icon near the mouse pointer appears fi lled. Each …

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Filtering Your Selection revit Architecture

Once you have elements selected, a count of selected objects is displayed at the right end of the status bar. You can also fi lter the selection into object categories by clicking the Filter icon in the status bar or ribbon. This tool allows you to select large numbers of elements and then …

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