Enter keywords in the Search field to quickly find the content you need in a long list of options.

Note: This feature or functionality is available only to students and to Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers for Revit 2015 software releases.
A search feature is available in Revit to make it easier to select from a long list of options. You can search in the following functional areas:
  • Type Selector
  • Properties palette (drop-down lists for instance property values)
  • Dialogs (drop-down lists for values in dialog tables, such as the Object Styles dialog)
  • Callout, section, elevation, or detail view creation with the Reference Other View option selected (drop-down list for available views)

Video: Search Long Lists

Using the search capability in the Type Selector can help you quickly find the content you need. Note that entering keywords and navigating search results works consistently wherever search is available.
  1. Click the Type Selector, or the Type Selector drop-down. The cursor is automatically positioned in the Search field.
  2. Enter a search string or keywords. (The words do not have to be entered in order.) Search results display with the search characters highlighted.
  3. Navigate the search results:
    1. Press Tab to move the focus to the search list.
    2. Use Tab and Shift+Tab, or the arrow keys to move up and down in the list.
    3. Press Enter to select the currently-highlighted option from the list.
  4. Press Esc or click the "x" to clear the search text and restore the full list.
  5. Press Esc again to cancel search and close the list.