In order to replace paper construction drawings with digital drawings, we must be able to scale and measure dimensions on the drawings. Jim demonstrates how to use the measuring tools built in to the Bluebeam Revu iPad app to quickly measure and store length, area, wall area, and room volume. The scale can be entered directly or can be calibrated and saved with each drawing.
- [Voiceover] I said earlier that in order…for these digital drawings to match the usefulness…of their printed counterparts I need to be able…to mark them up and I need to be able…to set a scale and take measurements.…So far I think we've covered the markup capabilities…so let's go ahead and take a look at the built in…measurement tools and see how they compare…to the capabilities that we had…when we used those old paper drawings.…I'm gonna start by accessing the measuring tools…that are located here on the left side…of the screen.…When I select the down arrow I wanna…change from the tool chest view…to the measurement view.…
And here you'll see I have a bunch of information…that talks about the scale that I'm gonna use…to measure things in this drawing.…So you'll see here that the scale…is currently set at one-quarter inch equals one foot.…And if I go ahead and zoom in and scroll…around my drawing a little bit…you'll see that that is what the drawing says…it's been set to, one-quarter inch equals a foot.…Now this works really well if I'm working…
- Syncing to cloud accounts
- Using File Access to pin and sync files
- Marking up drawings and documents
- Adding photos and videos
- Scaling and measuring
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 05/25/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: comparing the iPad app to the software and using the exercise files.