As technology continues to evolve the way we plan, design and construct buildings, tools that enhance collaboration are becoming increasingly important to ensure all involved parties on a project are kept up-to-date. One collaboration tool that architecture, engineering, construction and owner/operators (AECO) professionals are integrating into their projects is the popular Bluebeam Revu.
Bluebeam's Revu allows users to turn Microsoft Office documents and CAD drawings into PDFs that allows users to comment, organize, and collaborate on various types of construction drawings. On October 6th, Microdesk and Bluebeam held an open forum at Bluebeam’s Chicago office located in the famous landmarked Wrigley Building. Nicholas Decker, Senior Industry Specialist for Bluebeam, gave a presentation to attendees on some of the product’s most useful and innovative features.
Here are a few key features about Bluebeam that you should know about:
Markup and Measurement Tools
Revu gives users the ability to markup and measure within the PDF file format. This feature includes the ability to add text, shapes, stamps, length, area, and perimeters. Users can also redline and measure design plans within PDFs. This tool also includes customizable markup lists that can track the author, date, time and comments to each markup.
Through Bluebeam’s Studio Project users can collaborate through a cloud with anyone, from anywhere. Users can access existing studio sessions or even begin a new one while being mobile. Bluebeam’s cloud capabilities also gives users the capability to start sessions where they can invite attendees to view and discuss markups in the same PDFs in real time. All activity during sessions is safely stored through tracking in a record that gives users the ability to see previous activity.
Managing multiple design plans and construction documents can become a complex task, but with Bluebeam implementing processes that can help with organization is one of the product’s key features. When editing a PDF, users can add, delete and rotate pages. Bluebeam users can also bookmark from page labels, generate unlimited hyperlinks, and add page regions.
If you are interested in learning more about these features and more from Bluebeam make sure to watch our webinar: