Utilizing Bluebeam Revu for As-Builts
This course will teach individuals the basics of operating Bluebeam Revu with a focus on creating As-Builts digitally through the software. The basics of this program would include importing, editing, and exporting PDF files through Bluebeam, navigating the UI of Bluebeam, creating markup tools and tool boxes, and editing a PDF through markups to replace paper markups.
The objective of this course will be to teach individuals a better polished, and more efficient method of editing shop drawings on the field while also increasing the technical proficiency of employees as the company continues to evolve alongside modern technologies.
- Understand what the Bluebeam Revu program is used for and why it’s important to learn how to use it for completing As-Builts.
- Learn how to open up a variety of file types and how to add, remove, and edit pages within PDF files.
- Learn the basic elements of the Bluebeam UI and how to navigate and personalize both the view and elements of the UI to suit individual preferences.
- Learn the concept of the profile, the tool box, and markup tool, how to import and export profiles and tool boxes, and how to create and personalize all of them.
- Learn how to properly calibrate the scale of a drawing in Bluebeam and make measurements within a drawing.
- Learn advanced methods for editing the content of a drawing with preexisting tools, and creating new markup tools from scratch with those tools.
- Understand how to take the skills learned from the previous objectives and use them to translate what is done in analog As-Builts on paper to digital As-Builts on Bluebeam Revu.
- Lesson 0: Course Layout and Description
- Lesson 1: What is Bluebeam Revu and How it Can Help Us
- Lesson 2: Elements of the Bluebeam UI
- Lesson 3: Opening, Printing, and Saving Documents
- Lesson 4: Thumbnails and Pages
- Lesson 5: Viewing and Navigation
- Lesson 6: Scaling and Calibrating Measurements
- Lesson 7: Measuring Tools
- Lesson 8: Markup Tools
- Lesson 9: Properties and Markup Order
- Lesson 10: Creating Custom Markups
- Lesson 11: Tool Chests
- Lesson 12: Creating As-Builts (Practice Part 1)
- Lesson 13: Standards and Finalizing As-Builts (Practice Part 2)
- Lesson 14: Customizing the UI
- Lesson 15: Counts
- Lesson 16: The Markups List
- Lesson 17: Other Resources for Bluebeam
Lesson 0: Course Layout and Description
A little information about what the class is about and the format of how the information is presented.
Lesson 1: What is Bluebeam Revu and How it Can Help Us
A description of what the Bluebeam Revu program is used for and why we're starting to use it for doing As-Builts.
Lesson 2: Elements of the Bluebeam UI
Importing the custom UI and learning all of the different parts of Bluebeam and where they're located in the custom UI.
Lesson 3: Opening, Printing, and Saving Documents
The various methods for opening documents, printing them, and saving them.
Lesson 4: Thumbnails and Pages
Learning about the thumbnail tab, the pages in the thumbnail tab, and how to edit them.
Lesson 6: Scaling and Calibrating Measurements
Learning about the measurement tab and how to properly put a document to scale before making any measurements/markups in it.
Lesson 7: Measuring Tools
The various tools available for measuring elements within the document after having calibrated it.
Lesson 8: Markup Tools
The tools available for making markups in a document.
- 8.1 PDF Content Altering Tools
- 8.2 Erase Content
- 8.3 The Snapshot Tool and Pasting
- 8.4 Tools in the Toolbars
- 8.5 The Text Tools
- 8.6 Text Box
- 8.7 Altering the Text Box
- 8.8 Callout
- 8.9 Dimension
- 8.10 The Freehand Tools
- 8.11 Pen
- 8.12 Highlight
- 8.13 Deleting Markups
- 8.14 The Shape Tools
- 8.15 Line
- 8.16 Arrow
- 8.17 Arc
- 8.18 Polyline
- 8.19 Polygon
- 8.21 Rectangle and Ellipse
- 8.20 Convert to Arc
- 8.22 Cloud
- 8.23 Sketch to Scale Tools
- 8.24 Holding Shift with the Shape Tools
- Lesson 8 Quiz
Lesson 9: Properties and Markup Order
The properties tab, how to alter the properties of a markup you've made, and how to change the order that the markups are sitting over each other in the page.
- 9.1 The Properties Tab
- 9.2 Sections of the Properties Tab
- 9.3 The General Section
- 9.4 Comments for Text Markups
- 9.5 The Appearance Section
- 9.6 Color and Fill Color
- 9.7 Whiting Out PDF Content
- 9.8 The Eyedropper
- 9.9 Opacity and Fill Opacity
- 9.10 Line Width and Style
- 9.11 Start and End
- 9.12 Hatch
- 9.13 Font and Font Size
- 9.14 Line Space
- 9.15 Margin
- 9.16 Text Color, Alignment, and Font Style
- 9.17 The Layout Section
- 9.18 Length
- 9.19 Line Position
- 9.20 Polygon Position
- 9.21 Polygon Width and Height
- 9.22 Rotation
- 9.23 Multiple Selected Markups Properties
- 9.24 The Alignment and Orientation Tools
- 9.25 Align Left, Right, Top, Bottom, Center, and Middle
- 9.26 Align Width and Height
- 9.27 Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical
- 9.28 Markup Order
- 9.29 Bring to Front and Send to Back
- 9.30 Bring Forward and Send Backward
- Lesson 9 Quiz
Lesson 10: Creating Custom Markups
Using the markup tools and properties options in order to make more complex markups.
- 10.1 Horn Strobe
- 10.2 Creating the Square
- 10.3 Adding a Triangle
- 10.4 Inserting an “F”
- 10.5 Changing the Horn Strobe’s Color
- 10.6 Grouping
- 10.7 Properties of a Group
- 10.8 Ungrouping
- 10.9 GFI Receptacle
- 10.10 Making the Circle
- 10.11 Putting Lines in the Circle
- 10.12 Aligning the Lines
- 10.13 Grouping the Markups
- 10.14 Adding and Editing the “GFI” Text
- 10.15 Aligning the Text to the Symbol
- 10.16 Grouping the Symbol and Text
- 10.17 The Format Painter Tool
- Lesson 10 Quiz
Lesson 11: Tool Chests
Learning about the tool chest tab and how to save the custom markup you've created to a tool chest.
- 11.1 The Tool Chest Tab
- 11.2 Available Tool Chests
- 11.3 The Reuse Setting
- 11.4 Managing Tool Sets
- 11.5 Making Tool Chests Appear and Disappear
- 11.6 Creating and Deleting Tool Chests
- 11.7 Exporting a Tool Chest
- 11.8 Importing a Tool Chest
- 11.9 Adding a Markup to a Tool Chest
- 11.10 The Shared Tools Tool Chest
- 11.11 Add a Subject to Custom Markups
- Lesson 11 Quiz
Lesson 12: Creating As-Builts (Practice Part 1)
Examples of what people have done in the past to create markups via Bluebeam.
Lesson 13: Standards and Finalizing As-Builts (Practice Part 2)
Some of the standards to be followed while creating As-Builts and how to finish up and save an As-Built after you've made one.
Lesson 14: Customizing the UI
Altering the tabs and toolbars in the UI to your preference.
- 14.1 Showing and Hiding Tabs
- 14.2 Attaching Tabs to Different Panels
- 14.3 Customizing Toolbars
- 14.4 Customize Toolbars UI
- 14.5 Adding, Moving, and Removing Tools from Toolbars
- 14.6 Profiles
- 14.7 Managing Profiles
- 14.8 Adding Current UI as a Profile
- 14.9 Saving Changes to Current Profile
- 14.10 Importing and Exporting Profiles
- Lesson 14 Quiz
Lesson 15: Counts
Information on the count measurement tool and turning a custom markup into a count markup.
Lesson 16: The Markups List
How to add the markups list tab to your UI and information about how it works and how it's pertinent to making counts.
Lesson 17: Other Resources for Bluebeam
Auxiliary information for learning more about the Bluebeam Revu program.