In this video, Jim explains that there are so many commands and functions in Bluebeam Revu that it's important to find the toolbars that contain the icons for the tools that you use the most. He demonstrates how to place those toolbars on the screen, and then how to save your setup as a new Bluebeam profile.
- [Jim] Hi, I'm Jim Rogers, and each week, I bring you another episode of Bluebeam Tips and Tricks, and in this series, I typically start with a screen that looks like this. Sometimes I have some sample drawings loaded. Sometimes I don't, depending on what I'm trying to show you. But, you may have noticed, if you've been following the series, that I always have some pretty consistent toolbars showing. So, the left side of my screen typically looks like you see here, with these particular icons grouped in this order and fashion. The right side of the screen, typically has a couple of different markup toolbars that allow me to apply the markups to my drawings, and the bottom of my screen, always has this navigation toolbar.
I also tend to always have the property toolbar showing here, and in another episode of Bluebeam Tips and Tricks, I showed you that one of the things that this properties toolbar is really handy for, is that now, beginning with the release of Bluebeam 2018, when you select a markup icon, so I will select the cloud plus markup tool from the right side of the screen, and I showed you earlier that when you do this, you get the properties toolbar automatically shows up here when you begin to use that markup tool.
But, a lot of people ask me, what happens if I don't see that properties toolbar? What happens if the markup toolbars aren't showing here on the right side of the screen? What do I do about that? How do I find those toolbars and make them show up? So, I'm gonna click on escape, and go back to my regular cursor, and show you how to turn your toolbars on and off. Now, to do that, you're gonna go to the top of the screen and select the tools tab from the menu. You'll get a dropdown menu that says toolbars.
Just hover over that, and another dropdown menu will open that shows you all of your toolbars, and this is where you turn them on and off. So, it's really simple. If that properties toolbar that I showed you at the top of the screen, isn't visible when you're selecting markup tools, you should notice that the properties toolbar doesn't have a check mark next to it. So let's go ahead and click on that. So you'll notice that when I did deselect that, the properties toolbar disappeared from the top of the screen.
Let's click on it. Now it's got the check mark, and my properties toolbar is back at the top of my screen. Same thing goes for the right side of my screen. I can turn off the shapes toolbar, and you'll see that it is appearing and disappearing there form the lower right side of my screen. I'll leave that on, and I can do things like turn the text toolbar on and off. So you'll notice that that is appearing and disappearing from the right side of my screen.
I can click any of these toolbars and turn them on, so when I click on measure, you'll notice that the measure toolbar appeared at the top of the screen, and I can also do things like move that toolbar, so if I come to the vertical line at the beginning of the toolbar, when I hover the cursor over that, the cursor will change, indicating that if I click, I can move this toolbar. I do that by simply clicking and then holding down the mouse button, while I drag that say, to the right side of my screen.
I release it, and now I've put that measurements toolbar next to the other toolbars that I have showing here on the right side of the screen. Getting the toolbars set up the way you want 'em is really important in order to be productive on Bluebeam. So do this one thing, too. Once you get all your toolbars turned on that you want turned on for this particular activity that you're doing in Bluebeam, it might be a good idea, if this is the way you wanna see Bluebeam consistently, it might be a good idea to come over here and save these changes to the active profile or a new profile, and the way you do that is you click on review, hover over profiles, and you'll have a couple of options.
You'll notice that the check mark says that I'm in the profile that is named review, and if I want to save the changes that I just made in the review profile, I will just simply click on save profile. And now, any time I select the review profile, it will look like this, for example, with my new measurements toolbar over here on the right. If I wanna save this as a new profile, don't click on save profile.
Click on manage profiles. That will allow you then, to select add here, and type a name for your new, customized profile, where you'll click on OK, and then OK again to save it. So any time you customize the way you make Bluebeam look, make sure that you save it either to the current profile, or to a new profile so that you can be productive again, the next time you open up Bluebeam.