Elements mysteriously moving

I find that at least once a week, users get frustrated with Revit because elements mysteriously move and they have no idea why.  Then I ask if they know what the little check box on the bottom right corner of the screen is?

The Press & Drag radio button,which is on by default when you install Revit (programmers please change this), allows you to click on an element and drag it all in one motion.   As defined from the help file “TipWhen moving elements one at a time, select Press & Drag on the status bar to drag an element without selecting it first. When using this option, the element is selected as you drag it.”   So when you think you are going to do a selection or crossing window you end up moving elements around instead.  I know everyone out there has had this issue at least one time or another.  Simply un-check this dialog box and the random moving of elements will more than likely stop.  Revit should remember that this has been turned off so next time when you open Revit it will still be off, however if Revit crashed more than likely it will be on again when you restart.

If you are at a firm where you deploy Revit and would like this changed for all users you can edit the deployment so that the Press and Drag is turned off automatically for users.  See this post at Revit Clinic for more details.

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