The cloud collaboration feature that is built in to Bluebeam REVU is called Studio Sessions. A Studio Session can be established and can remain open for just a short period of time, or it can remain open for the entire duration of the project as needed to facilitate your desired workflow. Jim demonstrates how to set up a Studio Session in Bluebeam REVU.
- [Voiceover] So now that we've finished…creating our Studio Project,…it's time to initiate a Studio Session.…And remember that you can think of Studio Project…as the Cloud Storage feature,…so that's the container that's gonna hold everything,…and Studio Sessions is the feature…that allows us to collaborate on documents.…I'm gonna use the Collaboration features in Studio Sessions…to enable my subcontractors to start submitting…their own electronic safety data sheets.…
So to do that, I'm gonna click on Start,…and I wanna choose a New Session.…So we'll call this SDS Submittal Session,…and at this point, I can add any files…that I want people to collaborate on,…if I already have them.…I can also do that later,…so I'm gonna leave that blank,…but let's look at the Permissions.…Now, Permissions in Studio Sessions are separate…than they are from Studio Projects,…so I'm gonna allow people a lot more access…while these documents are in Studio Sessions…because I want them to be able to submit their own folders,…but I'm gonna control access a little tighter…
The end result is an easily accessible electronic package, with a hyperlinked chemical list that acts as a clickable table of contents—all with considerably less effort. Jim Rogers shows how to set up a project, start a studio session for collaboration, invite collaborators to the review process, set up an approval workflow, and combine all the submitted sheets into a single PDF file that can be searched and shared. Plus, learn how to keep a session open for additional submittals or archive it when a project is over.
- Setting up a project
- Initiating a session
- Involving the project team in reviews and approvals
- Finalizing the PDF
- Sharing the electronic documents
- Closing the sessions