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maxcallaghan
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Registered: ‎11-06-2012
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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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ccollins
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Re: How to activate snap tools?

11-06-2012 06:59 AM in reply to: maxcallaghan

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/enu/2012/Help/Revit_User'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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