In Bluebeam REVU you can use an exsting CAD file to create a template that can be used as your title block. Jim describes how to convert the CAD drawing to a PDF format so it can be opened in Bluebeam Revu. Jim demonstrates how to use the markup tools in Bluebeam Revu to continue to customize the existing CAD file and then save it as a Bluebeam template.
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- [Voiceover] If I have an existing document…that I would like to turn into my title block template,…either an electronic file or a hard copy,…there are a couple of really quick and easy…ways that I can do that.…So, first of all, if I have a hard copy,…and I have a scanner attached to my computer,…I can actually just scan that in…directly as a PDF, and I can do that…by clicking on File, and then Create,…and selecting Create from Scanner.…Now, doing this opens the scanner dialog box,…and allows me to scan that document right in…where we can then customize it,…and save it as a template that I'll…show you in just a minute.…
That's how we get a hard copy in.…The way that we bring in an electronic document…and save that as a template is also very easy.…In this case, we're gonna click on Open,…and we're gonna navigate to this document,…this PDF document called ImportTitleBlock.…You can see that what I've got here…is my CAD department went ahead…and converted one of their existing AutoCAD templates…into a PDF file for me,…
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