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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adding Revit text symbols like "Ø"

Quick little bit of info for adding symbols while tying in Revit...

We use Aerial (out of box for Revit) and it has all of the symbols we would need.

The following are a few, more often used, ALT-key combinations. Just hold down the ALT key and enter the four-digit code on your number pad, (not the top row of your keyboard).

ƒ = ALT +0131
™ = ALT +0153
® = ALT +0174
© = ALT +0169
° = ALT +0176
± = ALT +0177
² = ALT +0178
³ = ALT +0179
× = ALT +0215
Ø = ALT +0216
÷ = ALT +0247

For more symbols, (on your windows machine) go to:
Start> Run> charmap

You will see the Character Map window below:
(notice the keystroke suggestion in the bottom right corner)

You can use the ALT-key combination suggested,  or you can pick the character you want, hit the "Select" button and it will put it in the "Characters to copy:" space. Then you can simply hit the "Copy" button and return to wherever you are typing and paste the selected Character.