One of the collections of tools included with Bluebeam REVU are the Sketch to Scale tools. Jim explains the difference between the sketch to scale tools and the other markup tools contained in Bluebeam REVU. Jim demonstrates how to use these sketch tools to create construction drawings and proposed details and layouts that are drawn to scale.
- [Voiceover] At the end of the last video segment…I figured we had done enough work…on both our tennis court drawing and our parking lot layout…that I went ahead and saved those files…and in this video segment,…we're gonna start where we left off,…but we're just gonna use the parking lot layout…or the parking structure layout in this video segment.…So again, I'm starting with my drawing profile…that we created in a previous video segment…and if I click on my tool chest,…you'll see that I've continued to add…some additional tools to that tool chest…to facilitate this drawing and again,…this is just an ongoing process with you.…
Anytime you create a new tool,…you want to make sure you save it to your tool chest,…so you'll see some additional ones here…that are available for you to import as well…and we're gonna use these to start creating our drawing.…So in the last segment, we have already set the scale…and we stored it in the page so we don't need to do that…each time we reopen this drawing.…The scale's already been set…
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