Using shortcut is always favorite way to speed up when working with applications. Including when working with Revit.
Since now Revit is using ribbon, we can use ribbon shortcuts. You can see that even ribbon shortcut is cool, it requires us to press more buttons. We can use shortcuts for most Revit tools with ribbon, but the native Revit shortcut is better for commonly used tools. Native Revit shortcut just require 2 keyboard buttons. Ribbon shortcut? I guess at least 4.
Where is the Revit shortcut list? If you use Revit 2009, then you can see the shortcut combination next to your tool in Revit menu. But is you are using Revit 2010, then you need to open the KeyboardShortcuts.txt file.
;Navigation Bar items
“ZR” NavBar:”Zoom in Region”
“ZO” NavBar:”Zoom Out(2x)”
“ZF” NavBar:”Zoom to Fit”
“ZE” NavBar:”Zoom to Fit”
“ZA” NavBar:”Zoom All to Fit”
“ZS” NavBar:”Zoom Sheet Size”
; “” NavBar:”Pan Active View”
“ZP” NavBar:”Previous Pan/Zoom”
; “” NavBar:”Next Pan/Zoom”
; alternates with closer key spacing
“ZZ” NavBar:”Zoom in Region”
“ZX” NavBar:”Zoom to Fit”
“ZC” NavBar:”Previous Pan/Zoom”
“ZV” NavBar:”Zoom Out(2x)”
“VV” ribbon:”View-Graphics-Visibility and Appearance”
We have used the snap override shortcut before. Can you find the other snap override shortcut key?
You can find the file in Revit installation folder. If you use XP, it’s in X:\Program Files\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010\Program. Open it with notepad to see it. You can even modify the shortcut if you like. You better backup it first! Be careful with the file, and better not change the action string if you are not sure. Just start with the two character inside the quotes.