Leave the blueprints behind. Learn how to access, edit, and mark up digital construction drawings anytime, anywhere, with Bluebeam Revu iPad.
- Hi, my name's Jim Rogers. I've spent my entire working career in one segment or another of the construction industry. Over the last few decades, I've seen many changes within the industry, things like the way we handle safety, new tools, new materials, but I think one of the biggest transformations that we've seen in this industry over the last several years, has been the changes that are brought about, and enabled, by technology. Now if I were to compare a job site today with a job site from 10 years ago, one of the differences that really jumps out at you, has to be that fact that we now see field personnel walking around on job sites with tablets instead of paper.
We're losing those notebooks where we recorded our daily log events, and we're leaving the big rolls of blueprints behind, in favor of digital drawings that can be accessed anytime, and anywhere. In one of my previous courses I introduced Bluebeam Review, and I discussed how this PDF program has really begun to transform the industry by allowing us to ditch all the paper we manage every day, and replace it with digital versions of those paper documents. Now in subsequent courses, I showed you how Bluebeam Review was really optimized for the architecture, engineering and construction fields, and we explored how it can be used to convert, view and markup our construction drawings, right on your computer.
Now in those courses I also reviewed how to enable access to these documents for the entire project team, and looked at how to leverage the features that are built into this software to keep everyone in sync and working with the latest information and the most current set of drawings. In this course, we'll take the next step, and we'll move away from our desk, and out into the field with Bluebeam Review for the iPad. The iPad version of Bluebeam Review, allows us to take many of the features from the desktop version, right out onto the job site.
We can use it to access all of our construction drawings in digital format, and using the features built into Review, we can add comments to those drawings, make red lines, or as built notations, and we can even participate in a Studio Session, which is the Cloud Collaboration feature built into Bluebeam. So stick with me, as we get started.
- Syncing to cloud accounts
- Using File Access to pin and sync files
- Marking up drawings and documents
- Adding photos and videos
- Scaling and measuring