Drawings created in Bluebeam REVU are saved as a PDF file with a series of markups that you applied to the page to create your drawing. Jim explains that in this format the drawing remains editable, but that some other PDF viewers may not display the drawing correctly. Jim demonstrates how to process the drawing to ensure it displays correctly in other PDF software.
- [Voiceover] In the last video segment we completed both of…our drawings so our parking structure layout is done,…and our tennis court layouts are done.…And we're ready to send these to our client.…Now I can simply save these as is and e-mail them to…my client but one of the issues that I wanna take care of…first is the fact that all of these things that I added to…this drawing are markups.…And so what I did is I expanded the markup log down at the…bottom screen panel and you'll see that each one of these is…a markup and I can select them, address them,…I can edit them, move them around, and do all of the things…that I need them to do to be versatile to me…as a drawing tool.…
But before I send this to the client, I want to make these…so they aren't markups.…I wanna burn them into the PDF image as we discussed…several times earlier in this course.…And I wanna do that by flattening the layers.…I wanna flatten all these markups directly…to the PDF document.…This does a couple of things.…One, it makes a static document so that I don't have to…
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