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Topics : User Interface : UI Navigation/Interaction: Context (right-click menus): Define what "Context" means when right clicking in the drawing window.
When you right-click in the drawing area, the content of the context menu depends on the currently selected object(s). For example, if one or more door objects are selected, a door-specific context menu is displayed as shown.
Many edit actions start by selecting from the context menu. The context menu varies depending on the edit context and the selected item.
When you right-click in the drawing area, the content of the context menu depends on the currently selected object(s). For example, if one or more duct objects are selected, a duct-specific context menu is displayed as shown.
Although the ribbon interface is designed for effi cient workfl ow, context menus can be the easiest, most effective way to access settings or make changes to components of your Revit projects. A context menu is one that appears when you right-click in open space in the drawing area, on an item in the Project Browser, or on an object in the drawing area. Right-clicking in open space in the drawing area activates a context menu that includes the Repeat and Recent Commands tools. The last command used can be activated by pressing the Enter key or by clicking the Repeat option on the context menu. The Recent Commands option displays a list of recently used commands for easy access during repetitive work. Figure below shows a context menu and the recent commands used during a working session. The Recent Commands list displays the last five commands used.
The options displayed on a context menu depend on the object selected when the menu is accessed. One nice feature of Revit MEP 2015 is the ability to defi ne the selection set when the Select All Instances option is chosen. Figure below shows that you have the option to select only the objects in the active view or to select them throughout the entire project. This makes the Select All Instances feature much more useful because you don’t have to worry about objects that should not be selected being inadvertently included in the selection set.
There is no longer a View Properties or Element Properties option in the context menus (as in versions prior to Revit MEP 2011) because of the addition of the Properties palette. The Properties option at the bottom of a context menu allows you to toggle the Properties palette on or off. You can also right-click an element in the Project Browser to access a context menu. Rightclicking a view activates a menu with options for applying or creating a view template from that view. You can also save the view to a new fi le, as shown in Figure below.
When you right-click a family in the Project Browser, you get a context menu with options to edit, rename, or reload the family. You can right-click a family type in the Project Browser to access its type properties or to select the instances in the project without having to locate one of the instances in the model, as shown in Figure
You can also use a context menu to manage linked fi les through the Project Browser. Figure shows the options available on a context menu when a linked Revit fi le is selected in the Project Browser.