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Though some people tout the lack of a Command Line bar in Revit as a positive change from AutoCAD, I actually kind of miss it.  There are some commands that would be much easier to do if I could just type in what I wanted and didn’t have to click around.  That said, Revit does do keyboard shortcuts, and you can edit them to make the commands you use the most available with two keystrokes. You can find the KeyboardShortcuts.txt file that Revit uses for this at C:\Program Files\Revit Architecture 2009\Program.  If you want to make changes, just make sure you follow the format used / explained in the file.

For reference, here is a list of the predefined shortcuts.  (after the jump)

FILE MENU COMMANDS

ER    –File-Editing Requests
RL    –File-Reload Latest
RW    –File-Reload Latest

EDIT MENU COMMANDS

DE    –Edit-Delete
MD    –Edit-Modify
SA    –Edit-Select All Instances
MV    –Edit-Move
CO    –Edit-Copy
CC    –Edit-Copy
RO    –Edit-Rotate
AR    –Edit-Array
MM    –Edit-Mirror
RE    –Edit-Resize
GP    –Edit-Group-Create Group
EG    –Edit-Group-Edit Group
UG    –Edit-Group-Ungroup
LG    –Edit-Group-Link Group
EX    –Edit-Group-Exclude Member
MP    –Edit-Group-Move Member to Project
RB    –Edit-Group-Restore Excluded Member
RA    –Edit-Group-Restore All
AP    –Edit-Group-Add to Group
RG    –Edit-Group-Remove from Group
AD    –Edit-Group-Attach Detail
PG    –Edit-Group-Group Properties
FG    –Edit-Group-Finish Group
CG    –Edit-Group-Cancel Group
PP    –Edit-Pin Position
UP    –Edit-Unpin Position
CS    –Edit-Create Similar
PR    –Edit-Properties

VIEW MENU COMMANDS

ZR    –View-Zoom-Zoom In Region
ZZ    –View-Zoom-Zoom In Region
ZO    –View-Zoom-Zoom Out (2x)
ZV    –View-Zoom-Zoom Out (2x)
ZF    –View-Zoom-Zoom To Fit
ZE    –View-Zoom-Zoom To Fit
ZX    –View-Zoom-Zoom To Fit
ZA    –View-Zoom-Zoom All To Fit
ZS    –View-Zoom-Sheet Size
ZP    –View-Zoom-Previous Scroll/Zoom
ZC    –View-Zoom-Previous Scroll/Zoom
VP    –View-View Properties
F8    –View-Dynamically Modify View
VG    –View-Visibility/Graphics
VV    –View-Visibility/Graphics
HH    –View-Temporary Hide/Isolate-Hide Element
HI    –View-Temporary Hide/Isolate-Isolate Element
HC    –View-Temporary Hide/Isolate-Hide Category
IC    –View-Temporary Hide/Isolate-Isolate Category
HR    –View-Temporary Hide/Isolate-Reset Temporary Hide/Isolate
EH    –View-Hide in view-Elements
VH    –View-Hide in view-Category
EU    –View-Unhide in view-Elements
VU    –View-Unhide in view-Category
WF    –View-Wireframe
HL    –View-Hidden Line
SD    –View-Shading with Edges
AG    –View-Advanced Model Graphics
TL    –View-Thin Lines
RR    –View-Rendering-Raytrace
F5    –View-Refresh
ZZ    –View-Zoom-Zoom In Region
ZX    –View-Zoom-Zoom To Fit
ZC    –View-Zoom-Previous Scroll/Zoom
ZV    –View-Zoom-Zoom Out (2x)
VV    –View-Visibility/Graphics

MODELLING MENU COMMANDS

WA    –Modelling-Wall
DR    –Modelling-Door
WN    –Modelling-Window
CM    –Modelling-Component
LI    –Modelling-Lines
RP    –Modelling-Ref Plane

DRAFTING MENU COMMANDS

DI    –Drafting-Dimension
EL    –Drafting-Spot Dimension-Spot Elevation
TX    –Drafting-Text
GR    –Drafting-Grid
LL    –Drafting-Level
TG    –Drafting-Tag-By Category
RM    –Drafting-Room
RT    –Drafting-Room Tag
DL    –Drafting-Detail Lines

TOOLS MENU COMMANDS

F7    –Tools-Spelling
MA    –Tools-Match
LW    –Tools-Linework
PT    –Tools-Paint
SF    –Tools-Split Face
AL    –Tools-Align
SL    –Tools-Split Walls and Lines
TR    –Tools-Trim/Extend
OF    –Tools-Offset

SETTINGS MENU COMMANDS

SU    –Settings-Sun and Shadows Settings
UN    –Settings-Project Units

WINDOW MENU COMMANDS

WC    –Window-Cascade
WT    –Window-Tile

SNAPS

SI    snapcode: Intersections
SE    snapcode: Endpoints
SM    snapcode: Midpoints
SC    snapcode: Centers
SN    snapcode: Nearest
SP    snapcode: Perpendicular
ST    snapcode: Tangents
SW    snapcode: Work Plane Grid
SQ    snapcode: Quadrants
SX    snapcode: Points
SR    snapcode: Snap to Remote Objects
SO    snapcode: Snaps Off
SS    snapcode: Turn Override Off

F# HOTKEYS

F5    –View-Refresh
F7    –Tools-Spelling
F8    –View-Dynamically Modify View

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