Jim demonstrates how to navigate the new user interface in Bluebeam Studio that was released in 2018. He shows that it now contains a more graphical file and folder structure, as well as how Studio now opens Studio projects in a tabbed view.
- [Jim] Hello and welcome to Bluebeam Tips and Tricks. I'm Jim Rogers, and this week I wanna talk to you about Bluebeam Studio. Bluebeam Studio is the collaboration tool that exists within the Bluebeam Review software. And if you're not familiar with it, you can check out my Learning Bluebeam course to find out a little bit more. If you have been using Bluebeam Studio, you will probably notice that beginning with Review 2018 and the release of that software, Bluebeam Studio got a little bit of a refresh in its user interface just like Bluebeam Review did.
Let's take a look. So the first thing you have to do is find Bluebeam Studio, and in this case in the profile view that we're on, it exists down here towards the bottom of the screen on the left side. This little icon. If I hover over it it says studio. I'm gonna click on it to open up the Bluebeam Studio panel, and the panel now looks very similar to the way it's always looked in Bluebeam Review. And this indicates that I'm currently disconnected. So I'm gonna go ahead and connect to Bluebeam Studio, which again is the online collaboration tool that exists within Bluebeam Review.
It's gonna ask me to log in. So I'm gonna enter my password and click on sign in. It's going to connect me, and you'll see that I immediately get a list of all of my Bluebeam Studio projects. These are my personal projects that are set up in my account, and if I clicked on this icon here I would see a list of all the Bluebeam Studio sessions that I'm participating in. I'm not participating in any right now, so there's nothing listed there.
Let's go back over to projects, and take a look at how the user interface has changed a little bit beginning with the release of Review 2018. So, previously this is what you got, was simply a text listing of all of your studio projects. And nothing's changed so far as that goes, but what is different is that if I click on one of these projects, I'll click on LinkedIn Learning Assets, and we'll give that just a moment to load up, and you'll notice now that previously what would happen when I clicked on the project is all the rest of the projects would disappear, and I would just get an explorer like tree view of the folders and files that existed in that studio project.
Now what I get with this release is I get a tab that opens up over here in my viewing window, and within that tab I have my file and folder structure. Let's open up another project just so you can get a better idea of what exactly happens with this tabbed view. So we'll click on this project. And once that loads up you'll see that a second tab has opened and the first tab remains open.
Let's use the cursor here. I'm in the middle of the screen. Let's use the cursor and click once on the dividing line and drag it over so that we can see a little more of these projects. And what you'll see now, I don't have any items in this particular project, but what I wanted to show you is that both tabs remain open. So I now have the ability to view and access multiple projects at the same time, so I can open up files from this project while continuing to work in this project.
I don't have to keep opening and closing them because of this tabbed view. And I can continue to open up projects and have these multiple project tabs opened at once, and you'll see over here the ones that are brightened are the ones that are opened. And this can be really handy if you have one project, say, for your job site, and then you have another project, say, where you store all of your company documents, you can actually view all of those at once and continue to work in multiple projects at one.
So this new graphical view with the tabbed project access is really what's new and I think it makes Bluebeam Studio even easier to use just to help you be a little more productive as you navigate through all pf your studio projects. So remember that Bluebeam Studio is included in all versions of Bluebeam Review, and it really is a great collaboration tool. And again, if you haven't started using Studio and you want to get an overview of how to get started and what it's all about, check out my Learning Bluebeam course.
I have a whole chapter in there on Studio projects and another on Studio sessions, so that can be really useful for you if you're just getting started. Or if you wanna get some ideas on how to really think outside of the box using the team collaboration features of Studio sessions, check out my LinkedIn Learning course called Bluebeam, Managing Safety Submittals. Even if safety submittals aren't your thing, it will really show you just how powerful this collaboration tool really is.