There are some functions that are availble in Bluebeam REVU that are disabled while a document is being used in a Studio Session. Jim describes these limitations and explains why it is important to understand that documents in a Studio Session can be marked up, but the underlying content cannot be edited.
- [Voiceover] Before we close our files and move on to the next chapter, I did want to take a minute just to show you a few things that don't work with documents when they're in a studio session. These are things that you can normally do to a document within Bluebeam Revu, but you can't do them when they're in a studio session. So let's just take a look at that. I'm gonna go to edit on the top menu bar, and I'm gonna go over here to content. So, normally if I had just opened this outside of a session and just opened it in Bluebeam Revu, when I selected this I'd be able to edit text, cut content, or erase content.
So those are things that I cannot do to a document that is in a studio session. So the nice thing about this is, what that means is that nobody can change anything that's flattened to this document once it's in a studio session. So that might be something to think about before you upload your documents to a studio session. Flattening them might be a good thing to do because at that point, again, nobody can edit, cut, or erase any of that flattened content.
Let's see, the other things that you can't do are located over here in the document tab. So the reason that I had to attach or insert my safety data sheet pages to this cover sheet prior to uploading it to sessions, is because that is one of those things that you cannot do to a document once it's in a session. So normally I would be able to go to document and click on pages, and all these things would be available to me but you see that they're grayed out.
I can no longer insert blank pages. I can't insert other files. I can't replace or delete pages. I can't rotate them or crop them. So that's one of the reasons that it's important to make sure that this document looks like you want it to look before you upload it over here. Oh and the other thing that you can't do is you can't flatten it. So, if the document's already flattened before you bring it in that's great, but the flatten function is not available to us once it's in the studio session.
And one of the reasons for that is because there's no need for me to apply a stamp and then flatten it to the document because no one else can change that while it's in the studio session. So if I want to process this document further after everything's approved, I can do that once I get it out of the studio session. So those are the three main things. I can't alter the pages, I can't edit the underlying content, and I can't flatten the document while it's in a studio session. Other than that, all of the markup tools remain available.
So now that we know what you can and can't do and we've got all these things done, we'll move on and in the next chapter we'll look at how to finalize this project.
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