Bluebeam REVU includes tools that give you the ability to count and measure lengths and areas on your drawing. Jim demonstrates how to customize these tools to fit your work and gather the information and quantities you need to create a cost estimate. Jim shows you how to group and track this information in Bluebeam's markup list.
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- [Voiceover] Now we've prepared our drawing…by assigning all of the elements to different layers,…and we're ready to do our quantity takeoffs.…So let's look at a couple of different…ways that we can do that.…So I'm gonna go back to my custom tool chest…and look at some of the tools that I've added.…And I'm gonna select this one here,…which is just my standard 62 foot long…by 12 foot wide precast double tee element.…And what I want to do is I want to drop these into place…in my garage and see how many I get.…
Now, to make that a little easier,…I want to come down to the bottom of the screen,…and I'm gonna click on this reuse feature.…What this means is every time I use this tool and add this…element, the tool stays active and ready for me to reuse.…That way I don't have to keep going back here…and grabbing that tool again.…So let's just add four of these for now.…I'm gonna click on escape to deactivate that tool.…Let's see what that looks like in the markup list.…
So first we've got. Let's close our drawing layers.…
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