February 15, 2024

The Length & Dimension Tools in Bluebeam Revu

Interchangeable tools can help us adjust markups when needed instead of deleting them and creating new ones. In Bluebeam Revu, there’s a markup and measurement that are beyond interchangeable: They can look identical to each other. The “Dimension” markup can look like the “Length” measurement, yet we’re able to input custom data into the text…

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Ariel Rejtman

February 14, 2024

The Pan & Select Tools in Bluebeam Revu

When using a program like Bluebeam Revu “out of the box”, we tend to utilize features that are more “obvious” and “default” before delving into the alternatives and possibilities that these in-depth programs offer. One of these dualities involves the “Pan” and “Select” tools. By default, the Pan tool is always enabled when we open…

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Ariel Rejtman

February 9, 2024

Compare = Where, Overlay = What in Bluebeam Revu

Changes between revisions can be extensive and detailed, yet quite subtle. Tracking these changes could take tons of time and require us to carefully scan at least two sets of documents to confirm that specific changes were made. Luckily, Bluebeam Revu contains two functions that can cut down this comparison process into a few minutes:…

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Ariel Rejtman

January 22, 2024

Multiply with Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 21 introduced a new feature in patch 21.0.50 called the “Multiply” tool! It allows us to create offset copies of our Markups and Measurements. Not only can we specify a Markup’s rotational direction, but we’re also able to make multiple copies at specific distances from the original markup. We can see a preview…

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Ariel Rejtman

November 3, 2023

Dynamic Bookmark Structures in Bluebeam Revu

Not only can we import bookmarks from PDFs created from CAD and BIM programs, but we can also create them for hundreds of pages by using page regions and Dynamic Bookmark Structures in Bluebeam Revu. Each bookmark can “teleport” you to a specific page or location. If you want them to automatically populate numerically, then…

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Ariel Rejtman

October 13, 2023

Cutouts in Bluebeam Revu

After creating areas and other enclosed measurements, we sometimes need to remove portions of those measurements. This applies to engineers that are calculating the area of a wall while trying to exclude windows. We can do this by using the Polygon and Ellipse Cutout tools. They allow us to remove portions of our volumes and…

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Ariel Rejtman

September 28, 2023

Batch Signatures & Third-Party Authentication with Bluebeam Revu

Signing an individual document can take less than a minute if our signature’s appearance is prepared. However, this relatively small portion of time can be compounded exponentially when we need to sign tens of hundreds of PDFs. Thankfully, we have a batch signature tool in Bluebeam Revu that can reclaim hours of lost time on…

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Ariel Rejtman

September 28, 2023

Signatures and Certifications with Bluebeam Revu

Preparing our PDFs for third-party authenticated digital signatures is important when submitting them to cities and municipalities. Our markups can be flattened before signing the PDF, and we have two options: We can digitally sign our files with a visual signature. Likewise, we can use Document Certification to provide three different kinds of extra security…

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Ariel Rejtman

July 13, 2023

Locking Markups with Bluebeam Revu

Not only can we flatten markups and “stick” them onto a page, but we can also temporarily lock them to prevent them from being changed. This has many benefits in numerous scenarios. Individual markups can be locked, and it’s very easy to lock groups of markups and all markups with efficient keyboard shortcuts. We can…

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Ariel Rejtman

June 6, 2023

Flattening with Bluebeam Revu

Lines, objects, and text from many programs are retained when exporting/printing to a PDF. These assets are “pressed” (Flattened) onto a page and can’t be selected or modified without using specialized “Edit PDF Content” tools (We made a tutorial for this a couple of years ago. Here’s a link: https://ddscad.com/edit-pdf-content-with-bluebeam-revu). Before sharing official correspondence and/or…

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Ariel Rejtman