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When you work with Revit, there is a chance that you will open many views at once. Sometimes it gets too many and difficult to find the view that we want.
In this article, I list four ways to switch between views easily. After you finish reading this, you can find the view that you need like a boss!
01. Click the tab
Okay, this is the basic way. Everyone should know it, but I have the obligation to put it on the list.
You can click the view tab to switch view. You can find the view that you need from the view title.
However, if you open so many views, we can’t read the title anymore.
02. Use the Switch Windows dropdown
You can use Switch Windows to activate an open view. You can find it in the View tab, Windows panel. It is also available on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for easier access.
You can also tear the panel from view tab if you don’t like to use QAT. Place the panel at the place that’s convenient for you.
03. Use the tab key
If you prefer to use a keyboard shortcut than using a drop-down menu, you can press ctrl+tab to switch to the next tab or ctrl+shift+tab to the previous tab on the list.
In Revit 2021.1. there is an option to allow you to switch to the previously opened tab. This makes sense because we often need to open another view to review it quickly, then go back to the previous view.
04. the keyboard shortcut (WT and TW)
The previous methods don’t give you a visual reference to let you know which view that you actually want to open. You might open three sections (section 1, section 2, and section 3). Or maybe a floor plan and a ceiling plan with the same name. So it will be helpful to have visual feedback.
You can press WT to tile all of the open views, quickly find the views that you want. Click inside the view to activate it, then press TW to maximize it.
WT is the keyboard shortcut to tile views, and TW is the shortcut for tab views.
Which One Do You Prefer?
I usually use the ctrl+tab key. However, when I open too many views I use the tile views to find the view easier. How about you, which one do you prefer?