I was curious to see if there was a keystroke to toggle Revit's 'constrain' feature rather than having to click in the check box every time I wanted it on or off. A quick search told me that pressing 'shift' would switch constrain on/off (opposite of whatever is checked) while held, but apparently that's it.
Not really a big deal, but definitely par for the course - and not to mention that even if you minimize the 'ribbon' to tabs, it is still taking up 1/2" of real-estate all the way across the top of my viewport (half of which is a blank gray border that turns a sickly green color so it can have three fucking checkboxes for constrain/disjoin/multiple to appear in when in a command). I'm sure there are other 'contextual' things that pop up in there too, none of which would be necessary if they could be toggled with keystrokes.
As usual, after reading a few pages of comments, people were getting berated for suggesting that because ACAD could toggle Ortho on/off with F8, that maybe Revit could do the same thing. Same thing for polar tracking, object snap tracking, etc. - it's always: 'Stop trying to use Revit like ACAD, use Revit like Revit' which apparently involves dropping stuff in wrong, and then tweaking it.
'Use Revit Like Revit' is a bullshit statement though - allowing software to dictate how you do things is how you get into trouble. Instead - how about we 'Design Like Designers' and you can stick your bullshit propaganda up your fucking ass?
Oh - just in case you were curious, pressing 'F8' in Revit pulls up the 'wheel menu'. It's another idiotic 'feature' on par with the 'viewcube' both of which are basically like using your mouse to manipulate a mouse on the screen).
Click and hold 'zoom' and move your mouse to zoom in and out (like the scroll wheel on your mouse does). Click and hold 'pan' and move your mouse to pan (like holding your scroll wheel button down and moving the mouse).
The only thing it adds to the mix is a 'rewind' feature to take you back to previous views, which- by the time you dick with the 'wheel menu', you could've already used your mouse to pan/zoom back to what you needed to see/where you needed to work.
Interestingly enough, this means that Revit IS tracking every zoom/pan (so it could be made to sync up with your 'undo' if it will affect something that you can't currently see - it could be optional, hell - it could be TOGGLED) - although, to tell the truth, I'm actually a little surprised that they didn't remove the mouse scroll/button pan/zoom functionality just to spite ACAD users.
Speaking of idiotic features, the official lists of bullshit that Autodesk has added to their 2015 release (rather than fix their shitty software) have been coming out. I will be reviewing these next time - and I've had a specific request to tear 'sketchy lines' a new asshole.
-Skull To The Fuck