Find out what you should know before watching this course. Jim explains that this course utilizes Bluebeam Revu Extreme 2016. Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of Bluebeam Revu. Watch other courses by Jim on Bluebeam to learn the basics, before progressing to this course to learn about processing and setting up construction drawings for use on the project.
- Before we get started, I want to take a minute to talk about what we're going to cover in this course and what we covered elsewhere in other courses, here in our Online Library. First, throughout this course, I'll be using the Extreme version of Bluebeam Revu 2016, and many of the processes that I'll demonstrate will utilize features that are only available in this edition. Now I'll demonstrate how to leverage some of the more advanced features in Bluebeam, as I step through the process of preparing a set of construction drawings for use on a project out in the field.
Now while I run through this process, you'll get to see how to use some of the batch processing features that are available in the Extreme Edition of Bluebeam Revu and we'll look at how to use the software's Compare Documents features to let the computer handle the task of finding all the changes that we know that we're going to see on a revised set of drawings. I'll also cover features and tools like Automark, Sets, Slip Sheeting, and the Tags feature that's new in 2016. Now you'll need to have at least a basic understanding of Bluebeam Revu and how it handles markups and comments, so if you think you might benefit from some additional instruction on Bluebeam basics first, make sure to check out our additional Bluebeam courses here in the Online Library.
I also want to mention that while I do demonstrate working with a set of construction drawings that's stored in what's called a Studio Project, I don't cover how to set up Bluebeam Studio in this course. Now Studio's a substantial feature, and it's built into Bluebeam, and it includes its cloud storage and document collaboration features. Now I do cover how to get started using Bluebeam Studio extensively in our Bluebeam's Basics course and again in our Bluebeam Safety Submittals course, so if you are interested in more instruction on this topic, make sure to go check those courses out.
Okay, so now that you know what to expect, let's look at what we need to do to get started.
- Naming documents and pages
- Adding layers for markup
- Splitting pages into separate files
- Comparing revised drawings
- Sharing drawings with the project team
- Adding hyperlinks
- Building a project navigation menu