Bluebeam REVU includes a feature called layers that allows you to group your markups into collections that can be turned on and off as a group. Jim demonstrates how to create a drawing layer and how to assign your existing markups to that layer. Jim also shows you how to create a new estimating layer that will be used to gather quantity take-offs.
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- [Voiceover] At the end of the last chapter,…we took all of our drawings…and all the markups that we applied to the page…and we flattened them to the PDF…in preparation to send it to our client.…So, I'm gonna go ahead and close that document…because I'm done working with it.…And I'm gonna move back to the original document…that has all of my drawing tools that are still addressable.…This is the version before I flattened them to the page…that I kept saved separately.…And, what I wanna do is, I wanna work with these items now…in preparation for getting this drawing ready…for quantity takeoffs.…
So, before I do any quantity takeoffs,…what I wanna do is, if you notice…down here in the markup log, there's a lot of information…that pertains to the drawing that I created.…And, I don't want this information…to get confused with my takeoff information,…because you can see that some of those drawing elements…include length, values, and area values.…But these are just drawing elements.…They're not part of my quantity takeoffs.…
Using features contained in Bluebeam Revu, including templates, Sketch Tools, scale calibration, and length and area measurements, we can generate more accurate and professional drawings. In this course, Jim Rogers shows how to generate electronic layouts that can be distributed as PDFs, printed, or sent to a Bluebeam Studio Project folder. The techniques rely on the Sketch Tools markup feature, which allows us to "sketch to scale" and record length and area values as we draw. Jim also shows how to save and share our drawings with clients and colleagues, and extract quantities to generate cost estimates.
- Creating a template or importing an existing template
- Customizing the Bluebeam workspace
- Setting the scale
- Drawing with the Sketch Tools
- Adding dimensions
- Saving and exporting quantity data