Navigating through a set of construction drawings or project specifications can be frustrating as you zoom in and out and jump between pages and sheets. Put the commonly used navigation tools front and center by turning on and customizing the Navigation Bar at the bottom of the screen. In this video, Jim demonstrates how to turn on the Navigation Bar and customize it to make it easier to navigate and work.
- [Instructor] If you work in the AEC industry, chances are pretty good that you spend a lot of time here in Bluebeam Revu, viewing and marking up construction drawings like I have here, or viewing and looking up information in a set of project specifications. If you've been following along here in my weekly tips and tricks series, you might have noticed that I spend a lot of time down here at the bottom of the screen, using what's called the navigation toolbar. I use it to do things like quickly split the screen in two, or unsplit the screen, I use it to change between the select tool and the select text tool, and I use it to quickly navigate from page to page within my document or document sets.
I also am a pretty frequent user of these buttons over here, which if I apply a markup, like this cloud tool, and decide I don't want it, would allow me to undo that markup by clicking undo, or if I change my mind again, clicking redo. So I use this toolbar quite a bit, and if you don't have this toolbar showing in your version of Bluebeam Revu, I'm going to show you how to turn it on and add the buttons and features that you use the most often. So turning on toolbars is very easy in Bluebeam Revu, you go up to tools, navigate down here to toolbars, and there you see a list of all the toolbars that you have available.
We're concentrating here on the navigation bar, so if you don't have a check mark next to the navigation bar like this, then you're not going to see the navigation toolbar down at the bottom of your screen. So go ahead and select that so the navigation toolbar is there. When you do that, if you don't have all of the buttons that you would like to see for navigating through your documents, and again, I think the ones that are important are the basic navigation, forward page and backward page, I think choosing between the select tool and the select text tool is important, I like having the split screen view buttons here, and I also really like having this button that allows me to click once and zoom out so I get a full page on the screen, and then I really like the undo and redo buttons.
If those aren't the buttons you want, or if those buttons are what you want and you don't see them on your navigation toolbar, just go back up to tools, select that, select toolbars, and go to customize. Here you see all of the toolbars that are built in, and if we go down to the navigation bar, you'll see I have a navigation bar left, middle, and right, I can select those, and I can quickly put a check mark next to anything that I want included, or uncheck anything that I don't want included.
Be sure to click on OK to save and apply all of your updates, and once you do that, you should have a navigation toolbar down at the bottom of the screen that makes it quick and easy for you to jump through your drawings, undo, redo, zoom in and out, et cetera. If you want to learn more about toolbars and customizing toolbars, there are a couple of other episodes here on the weekly series on those topics, so make sure to check them out. Other than that, thanks for watching and I will be back with more tips and tricks to help you work more efficiently in Bluebeam Revu.