Electronic drawings created in Bluebeam REVU can be drawn to scale as long as the scale is preset or calibrated. Jim demonstrates how to calibrate the scale when you are working from an existing construction drawing or engineering detail. Once the scale is set, Bluebeam Revu allows you to save this information in the drawing so you can create sketches that are drawn to scale.
- [Voiceover] In this next segment,…we're gonna continue to work with the two drawings…that we created in the last video segment,…and we're gonna continue on…by setting the scale for these drawings.…So, let's start with the drawing…we created for the tennis court modifications.…I'm gonna zoom in, and notice that…there's a scale bar that printed when we…printed our Google Earth document.…Now, I need a known distance between two points…in order to calibrate the scale for this drawing.…
At first glimpse, it would look like…I have that here with this scale bar,…but you need to be careful when your print to PDFs…from other programs, because what happens,…and what happened here,…is the scale bar stayed the same size…while the software resized this image…to fit on the width of the paper.…So, this scale bar is no longer correct,…and I know that because I know that…the dimension between the outside…tennis court markings is 40 feet.…This says this is 20 feet, and it looks like…this is way off, so I don't want to use this…
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