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How to activate snap tools?

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11-06-2012 06:53 AM

I've just recently started to try using Revit architecture, most of it seems fairly self explanitory however I've had trouble because I don't know how to get the snap tools (like those found on autocad) to work. 


The First situation I want to solve is positioning a steel I-frame column to the center of a pad foundation. However when it comes to moving the column or just trying to create it in the centre no points appear to help me position it?



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Re: How to activate snap tools?

11-06-2012 06:59 AM in reply to: maxcallaghan's_Guide/2921-Customiz2921/2931-Project_2...


You should be able to snap to the midpoint of the footing to correctly position the column.


Use the Tab key to cycle thru possible elements when selecting/moving/snapping.


Also, use keyboard shortcuts such as SM for Snap Midpoint, SC for Snap Center, SP for Snap Perpendicular, etc.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO

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