This Bluebeam REVU course includes downloadable exercise files. Jim explains that the downloadable files include PDF files, images and Bluebeam templates that can be imported into Bluebeam Revu. The files also include sample custom drawing and sketch tools that are saved as a custom Tool Chest and a customized workspace profile that you can import.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you download these files from the exercise files tab on the main page for the course. And then you can open these documents in Bluebeam Review and follow along with the same project I'm working on. Now, along with the PDF and image format documents that we made available, we've also included a sample customized workspace view and a customized toolset that we'll work with throughout this course. Now you'll be able to install these into Bluebeam Review so you have the same tools that I'm demonstrating, and I'll show you how to do that before I use them in each chapter.
Now if you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a settop device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can still follow along by watching how I use these files. Now also note that if you don't yet own Bluebeam Review, you can download the free, fully functional 30-day trial of the program from their website. Once you get all of this installed and set up, you'll then be able to follow along with all of the instructions and demonstrations. With that, let's get started.
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