Join Jim Rogers for an in-depth discussion in this video Next Steps, part of Learning Bluebeam 2017.
- In this course, we've stepped through many of the features contained within the Bluebeam software, and I've reviewed which of these features are available in each of the different versions of Bluebeam in order to help you decide which one's right for you. I covered many of the great features available within Bluebeam review that allow us to create, manipulate, mark up, and search construction drawings in a digital format. I also demonstrated some real world examples of how we can put these tools to use to help us manage our construction projects by combining these creation and markup functions with Bluebeam's cloud storage and collaboration features to really take control of our project documents and introduce greater efficiency into that review and approval process.
With all of this information, you should now be up and running with Bluebeam, but if you want to learn more, I do have several other Bluebeam courses here in the online library that dig deeper into a few of the more advanced processes and features of the software. My course on how to use Bluebeam to manage your construction drawings takes an in depth look at Bluebeam's advanced features that make it easy to process your construction drawings and maintain them throughout the entire project cycle. You'll learn how to add layers and hyperlinks, how to work efficiently with large drawing sets, and how to slip sheet revised plan sheets into the set and compare them to those previous versions.
Additional courses show you how to leverage Bluebeam's sketch to scale tools to create your own drawings and how to incorporate the features in Bluebeam's studio to modernize and streamline the collaboration and sharing of all your project documents, not just drawings. Ready to take digital drawings to the field? Check out my course on Bluebeam for the iPad. You can also visit my instructor profile here in the online library or my LinkedIn profile to keep up with my latest courses, read posts about construction management issues, and send me questions or comments.
I really appreciate you taking the time to review my course and I hope it's given you some ideas about how to start introducing more efficiency into your project management processes and how to get us closer to that dream of a paperless environment on our construction projects. Thanks for watching my course, and I hope to see you again in one of my other construction management courses as you continue on your path to be a better construction management professional.
Jim Rogers helps you choose the right version of Bluebeam for your company, customize the tools and views, convert files into PDFs, and create PDFs from scratch. In the final chapters, he covers Bluebeam Studio, the cloud components that make it easy to take projects mobile and global.
- Choosing a version of Bluebeam: Vu to eXtreme
- Installing Bluebeam and Bluebeam plugins
- Customizing Bluebeam
- Creating PDFs with Bluebeam Revu
- Converting images
- Editing Bluebeam PDFs
- Searching Bluebeam documents
- Making estimations and takeoffs
- Redlining as-built drawings
- Creating an active punch list
- Setting up a Studio Project or Studio Session
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 07/28/2017. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: selecting the right version: Vu, Standard, CAD, or eXtreme. In addition, new videos were added that cover new measurement and count tools, Dynamic Fill, and legends.
Q: This course was updated on 08/02/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover what’s new in Bluebeam Revu 2018, including how to navigate the new user interface and customize keyboard shortcuts.