Skill Level Beginner
- [Jim] Hi, Jim Rogers here and in this week's edition of Bluebeam: Tips and Tricks, I'm going to show you a trick that I actually just learned myself, and it's a feature within Bluebeam Revu called Translate Markups. This is a really cool feature, especially these days, when in today's world it's not uncommon to be dealing with people who speak different languages as part of the project team. So, if you happen to be going through your drawings and you come across something like this, like I did, that the owner in this case has provided a markup for me in this area, and I cannot read this. I'm not even sure which language this is. My client is in Japan, so I'm assuming it's Japanese, but I certainly can't read that, and there are going to be other markups throughout this set of plans that are going to be in the same condition. So, I've got a quick way to take care of that here in Bluebeam Revu. I can go up to the top menu and click on Document, and scroll down and choose Translate Markups. Now, if you know what language the markups are in you can actually select it from the dropdown menu. You can tell it which language you want it translated to. In this case, I'm going to translate it to English, and I'm not positive what language this is in, so I'm going to choose Autoselect, and I'm going to let it figure out what language the markups are in, for me. You'll see that this is powered by Google, so this is using Google Translate as the engine, pretty accurate most of the time. Let's see what happens with this markup. We're going to click on Okay, and it's actually going through the entire set of drawings looking for all the markups to translate, and you can see that that quickly, it's changed that to, please send us the options for furniture package in this area. I think this is an awesome feature. Again, especially in today's world, where we do have team members who speak different languages, and they're going to put comments and markups in different languages, you've got a quick way, right inside of Revu to translate those, so you can keep on working.