Jim explains that Bluebeam REVU contains an endless number of possibilities for customizing your workspace. This includes the ability to turn tool bars on and off, relocate tool bars on the screen, and add new tools to the existing tool bars. Customized profiles contain your defined workspace and tool bars as well as your custom Tool Chests and the entire profile can be saved and exported to others.
- [Voiceover] As we start this next video segment,…you can see over here that I've continued…to add some custom-built tools to my…parking garage tool chest.…I've added another drawing tool that…we'll look at later.…I've added an area measurement tool…and a counting tool, and I can continue…to add tools until I have everything I need…to be efficient in creating my drawings,…or doing my quantity takeoffs.…The next thing that I want to do is…I want to customize my workspace…a little bit, and when I say that,…what I mean is I want to get rid of…a lot of these buttons and icons,…and boxes, and menus that I just…don't use very often, because they…take up screen space, and I'd like to get rid of those,…and give myself a little more area here…to view my actual drawing.…
To get started, click on the Profile icon…to open the manage profiles dialog box.…Now, this is where we can import a profile…that's been created that's been…distributed or share with us,…or it's where we can create a new profile.…I'm gonna click on Add Profile…
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