September 2, 2021

Browsing the Internet with Bluebeam Revu

While we’re used to managing our PDFs with Bluebeam Revu, we can also use it as a web browser. It’s very useful for viewing hyperlinks on PDFs from within Revu instead of a dedicated internet browsing program. Just like most browsers, we can set our home page and add websites to our favorites list. Likewise,…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 31, 2021

Recover Drawings with BAK & Autosave Files in AutoCAD

When AutoCAD unexpectedly crashes or power outages occur, we could potentially lose hours of work if we’re not manually saving on a frequent basis. To circumvent this, AutoCAD has three useful files and functions that can help us recover our data. After a file is saved, a “.bak” file is created and can be renamed…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 26, 2021

Quantity Link in Excel with Bluebeam Revu

Our quantities and cost-analysis can be exported to Excel and linked directly to specific markups in Revu with “Quantity Link”. This unique function works directly in Excel and allows Revu to communicate dynamic information to Excel. Quantity Link copies groups of markups and totals their data together. Multiple areas and volumes can be quantified, and…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 26, 2021

Crop Pages with Bluebeam Revu

The “Crop Pages” function in Bluebeam Revu is dynamic and flexible. We can use it to cut portions of our PDF and change the size of our page. Using the “manual” crop tool is simple and allows us to drag a box around the area that we want to keep. The dialogue box for Crop…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 25, 2021

Redactions with Bluebeam Revu

We can use Bluebeam Revu to mark specific content in our PDFs for redaction. Manually redacting content is easy, but selecting text and automatically marking it for redaction is even easier. Redactions can be customized to visually redact content, and they can also remove content from the sheet “officially”. We can also apply specific legal…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 19, 2021

Spaces in Bluebeam Revu

We can organize our PDFs with a subtle function that has lots of uses called “Spaces”. While a space isn’t a markup, it’s an asset that allows you to designate a location to be quantified and converted into an area. We can even create hyperlinks to our spaces that allow us to turn our table…

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Ariel Rejtman

August 18, 2021

Rotate Viewports with MVSETUP in AutoCAD

When working with complex models that are displayed on many sheets, we need to orient certain sheets in certain ways in order to portray their information more effectively. Instead of copying portions of our model and rotating them in model space, we can rotate viewports in layout space independently from our elements in model space…

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Ariel Rejtman

July 23, 2021

Captures in Bluebeam Revu

If we have tons of photos and images that need to be associated with a callout or measurement, we can associate them with the “Capture” function. It allows us to connect to our cameras and computers to take and find pictures to assign to our markups. Not only can we assign photos to our comments,…

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Ariel Rejtman

July 20, 2021

Sequences in Bluebeam Revu

When we need to place tens of hundreds of markups, we can use the “Reuse” function to allow us to click continuously instead of having to click on the markup each time after placing it. We can take this concept one step further by turning our alphabetical and numerical markups into sequences. A sequence can…

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Ariel Rejtman

July 16, 2021

Dynamic Blocks with Array Actions & Linear Parameters in AutoCAD – Part 5

This is the fifth part of our five-part series on creating dynamic blocks in AutoCAD. The process of copying an object and pasting it many times on a drawing can be tedious. By using a Linear parameter in conjunction with an Array action, we can create dynamic blocks that can be “stretched” and copied automatically…

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Ariel Rejtman