Using Ideate QuickSelect for Revit

Use Ideate QuickSelect, one of IdeateApps for Revit, to find any Revit instance by Family, Type, Area, Room or Space Name, then zoom to a view where the element can be seen — even if they are hidden by override. This topic covers the basics of using Ideate QuickSelect. You may also want to try the IdeateApps for Revit Getting Started Guide within the product to learn more.

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The Display drop-down offers three options: Entire Project, Active View, and Current Selection.

The default condition, upon opening Ideate QuickSelect is as follows: if there are any elements selected when Ideate QuickSelect is launched, then the Current Selection will be the default. When Ideate QuickSelect is first launched within a Revit session, and if nothing is selected, the Active View display will be the default. If Ideate QuickSelect was previously used with the Entire Project display option, during the same Revit session, then it will continue to default to that option.


The Search text box filters the elements displayed in Results. To use Search, type a word or partial word into the Search text box then select the Enter key or select the Search button.

Ideate QuickSelect searches the following text associated with each building element in the Revit information model: Category name, Family name, Type name, Instance name, Text value.

Select the Search button again to clear the search and re-set the Results to its previous state.

For more advanced search features, see the dedicated Search Tool topic.

Related Topics: Using Results Area in Ideate QuickSelect for Revit and Right-Click Options in Ideate QuickSelect for Revit

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