Embedded calculator for entering distances

Applies To:

  • Revit Structure 2008,2009. May apply to other versions

Tip:

When entering distances or other parameters interactively, you can use a handy calculator built into in Revit. Prefix a formula with '=' to envoke the inbuilt calculator.
Example: Copy a wall three times a given distance: In the Copy command enter pick the first point and instead of picking a second point simply enter =3*600. Results are the wall copies 1800 from first point. Revit calls this “entering a formula”. There are other formulas you can input:
Other examples:
=1000+500result: 1500
=1000/2result: 500
=1000-500result: 500
=(100*2)+300result: 500

Formula abbreviations for arithmetic operations & trigonometric functions:

Addition:+
Subtraction:-
Multiplication*
Division/
Exponentiation/
Division^ {example: x^y is x raised to the power of y}
Logarithmlog
Square rootsqrt {example: sqrt(16) }
Sinesin
Cosinecos
Tangenttan
Arcsineasin
Arccosineacos
Arctangentatan
e raised to an x powerexp
Absolute Valueabs
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