Top 10 Revit Keyboard Shortcuts That You Need to Know

Revit keyboard shortcuts are often overlooked by beginner Revit users, yet highly coveted by power users. Although, using Revit keyboard shortcuts seemingly only saves you a few seconds of time, they also serve to prevent users from the headache of having to search through dozens of menu items and ribbons to launch a command.

In this post, we’ll cover the top 10 Revit keyboard shortcuts that we find the most useful. We’ll also show you how to create your own Revit keyboard shortcuts for the commands that don’t have a keyboard shortcut assigned out of the box.

About Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

If you have a background in AutoCAD, you’ll be tempted to type the keyboard shortcut and hit the ENTER or SPACE BAR keys on your keyboard. Keep in mind that the ENTER key is not required for Revit keyboard shortcuts. Simply type the keystroke and the command will execute.

You can easily find the keyboard shortcut for commands in the tooltips that appear when you hover over the buttons on the Revit. The keystroke is in the parenthesis right next to the name of the command. In the image below, “WA” is the Revit shortcut for modeling a Wall.

Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

Top 10 Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

Along with several of the common keyboard shortcuts (CTRL + S for save, CTRL + Tab to switch windows, CTRL + W to close a file), Revit has its own set of keyboard shortcuts to help save time. Below is a short list of the top 10 keyboard shortcuts that we find the most useful.



Keyboard Shortcut(s)


Visibility/Graphic Overrides

VV or VG


Show or Hide the Properties Pane

CTRL + 1


Miscellaneous Modeling Tools (there are several more!)

Wall: WA

Door: DR

Duct: DT

Duct Fitting: DF

Pipe: PI

Pipe Fitting: PF

Conduit: CN

Conduit Fitting: NF

Column: CL

Beam: BM


Tile Views / Tab Views (2019 and up only)



Pin / Unpin









Mirror Pick Axis / Mirror Draw Axis








Creating Your Own Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

Along with the out-of-the-box Revit shortcuts that I listed above, you can assign your own keystrokes to execute commands (and even add-ins) in Revit. As an example, let’s create a Revit shortcut for the Unifi add-in.

To set up custom Revit shortcuts, navigate to the File Menu > Options > User Interface. From this window, click on the Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize button.

Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

In the Keyboard Shortcuts window, you can search for a command or tool by typing the name into the Search text box. For this example, type “Unifi” (don’t hit the ENTER key or the window will close).

Now, select the row that for the Unifi command and click the Press new keys text box. Once you see the flashing cursor, Revit will wait until you press a combination of keys to set the keystroke. Note that if you do not see anything appear in the text box right away, simply finish your keystroke and you’ll see the full keystroke once you type a letter or number. For this example, I’d like to set the keystroke of CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + U to launch Unifi.

Once your keystroke is populated in the textbox, click the Assign button.

Revit Keyboard Shortcuts

After clicking the Assign button, you should see the keystroke appear in the Shortcuts column in the list of assignments.

Click the OK button at the bottom of the Keyboard Shortcuts window to save your new Revit shortcut. Now, to launch Unifi Core, you no longer have to navigate to the Add-ins tab and click the Unifi button. Simply type CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + U to launch Unifi Core.

Use Revit Shortcuts, Maximize Efficiency

I hope these tips on using Revit keyboard shortcuts will help you work more efficiently in Revit. While it takes some extra time to master Revit keyboard shortcuts at first, once you get the hang on things, you’ll never look back and enjoy the extra time you’ll save.

Let us know in the comments section below, what Revit keyboard shortcuts do you think every Revit user needs to know?

UNIFI announces appointment of Dwayne Miller as CEO and the promotion of Virginia Senf to President and COO

2018 was a monumental growth year for UNIFI Labs. To support and accelerate the continued growth, UNIFI’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dwayne Miller, PE, RCDD, to the role of CEO. Dwayne has served the building industry for 30 years. He is a co-founder, board member and has been engaged with the company since inception. As CEO, Dwayne will be responsible for executive team leadership and overall strategic vision and direction of the company.

He joins the UNIFI team from NV5, a publicly-listed leading provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting services. Dwayne formerly served NV5 as President of their Buildings Technology and Science Group.

Dwayne, along with UNIFI Labs’ Co-Founder Ken Gardner, has played a central role in the creation and ongoing evolution of the company’s mission to drive efficiencies for the building lifecycle.

“We are thrilled to have Dwayne stepping in as our CEO, particularly as we transition into a new phase of growth in UNIFI’s journey.” said Ken Gardner, the Executive Chairman of the Board. “His extensive roots in the building industry and deep understanding of the complexity of the building lifecycle position him to continue to accelerate the rapid growth UNIFI has experienced over the past two years.”

As he joined the company as CEO, Dwayne shared that “I’m excited to lead our team during this time of rapid change in our industry. Technology for the building life cycle is evolving at an increased pace and UNIFI is uniquely positioned to drive velocity for our customers’ and accelerate their ability to both capitalize on efficiencies and take advantage of new innovations.”

As part of the transition, Dwayne has made the first appointment to his leadership team with the promotion of Virginia Senf to the position of President/COO of UNIFI Labs. Virginia will assume responsibilities for the leadership of UNIFI’s team and management of operations.

“Since joining UNIFI, Virginia has been a tremendous asset in building a strong foundation for future growth, including strengthening our team and streamlining our operations. I look forward to partnering closely with her as we work to continuously increase the value we are delivering to our customers,” said Dwayne Miller.

Virginia has been with UNIFI Labs since 2016 and was promoted to VP of Business Operations in 2017. Prior to her tenure with UNIFI Labs, Virginia served Gartner, a leading global research and advisory firm, as Director of Business Development.