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Revit 2022 - Using Snap Overrides

February 01, 2022 By James Philip


When creating or editing objects within Revit, the snaps are selected automatically. This is because they are pre-set in the snaps dialogue box accessed from the settings panel on the manage tab (Fig 1).

Once selected the snaps dialogue box appears (as shown below) and all the snaps are on as default. (Fig 2)

However, when creating or editing objects, it is difficult to get the snap you require by selecting the appropriate feature, as all the snaps are active. The wrong one is often displayed.


One solution is to keep pressing and releasing the tab key which will cycle through the different applicable snaps. Unfortunately, this is time consuming and the snap you require is not always displayed.


A much simpler method is to type the keyboard shortcut for the snap you require and only that one will appear, thus making selection quicker.


Your next question is “Where do I find the Keyboard shortcuts for the snaps?” If you look carefully, they are displayed in the snaps dialogue box I showed earlier. They are written in the brackets across from the snap option. (Fig 3)


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