Watch additional Bluebeam courses in the online library to learn how to use the markup tools contained in the desktop version of Bluebeam Revu. These courses also teach how to use the cloud storage and collaboration feature called Bluebeam Studio. Jim explains how it is helpful to have an understanding of Bluebeam's basic functions before taking this course, which demonstrates how to use these functions on the iPad.
- Before we jump into the course, let's take a quick look at a few things to help you get started. First, since we already have several Bluebeam courses published here in our online library, this course'll focus on features and methods that are unique to the iPad version of Bluebeam Revu. In other words, if you really want to dig in to all the features in Bluebeam, or see some real world examples of how you can put this software to work for you out in the field, make sure to check out our additional Bluebeam courses. They include some in depth discussions and examples of how to do things like create custom mark-up tools, how to process construction drawings and make them available to the entire project team, and how to really leverage the cloud storage and collaboration features that are found in Bluebeam Studio.
This course will include some discussion on those features, but I'll mostly focus on how to use these features on the iPad, so having some basic Bluebeam knowledge prior to starting would really be helpful. Second, if you want to follow along on your iPad, you'll need the iPad version of Bluebeam Revu, which is available in the App Store. Now, there's not a free trial version available on the iPad like there is for the desktop versions of Bluebeam, but the App is fairly inexpensive, so it's not hard to get started. You should also know that there's a free Bluebeam App in the App Store called Bluebeam Vu, but this is the view only version of the App.
It won't let you mark up drawings. It won't let you create PDFs or do most of the things that I'm gonna demonstrate in this course. It'll allow you to view PDF files and access files stored in Bluebeam Studio, but like I said, if you really want to follow along and have access to all the features I'll demonstrate here, you'll need the paid version of the Bluebeam Revu App. Finally, there are some differences between the iPad App and the desktop versions of Bluebeam, so before we get too excited looking at what we can do with this iPad App, I do want to take some time to review those differences with you so you don't waste time trying to locate a feature that might only be available on the desktop versions.
So with that, let's move on to our next video segment and take a look at those differences.
- Syncing to cloud accounts
- Using File Access to pin and sync files
- Marking up drawings and documents
- Adding photos and videos
- Scaling and measuring