Bluebeam Training Courses

Bluebeam Revu Training Courses

Leading the Architect, Engineer, Construction (AEC) Industry
with workflow base courses that increase productivity,
predictability and maximize software usage

Leading the Architect, Engineer, Construction (AEC) Industry with workflow base courses that increase productivity, predictability and maximize software usage

Bluebeam Revu Training Courses

Course 1

Baseline Basics

Whether you’re opening Bluebeam Revu for the first time or you’ve used it for years, this class will ensure a higher baseline knowledge. Attendees will learn interface navigation including menu dropdowns, toolbars, various tool panels, keyboard shortcuts and a few recommended settings. While learning various markup and measurement tools, several tips & tricks will be shared to increase speed and accuracy.

Bluebeam Baseline Basics

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 2

Document Management Best Practices

Are your drawings or those from your customers a mess? Gibberish in the Page Labels, no hyperlinks, sheets out of order all combined into one bloated document? This class will not only improve consistency and accuracy in document management, but it will eliminate all the time wasted navigating through drawing sets and wondering who has the latest drawings.

Bluebeam Document Management Best Practices

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 3

Takeoffs & Estimates Basics

With Revu’s intuitive measurement tools and customizable interface, we can turn your highlighters into a data rich takeoff tools. We’ll start out going through the standard measurement tools and settings, then move into various customization options and discuss the results in the Markups List.

Bluebeam Takeoffs & Estimates Basics

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 4

Takeoffs & Estimates Advanced

After finishing the Bluebeam Takeoffs & Estimates - Basics course we’ll move into creating custom columns, embedding formulas, and information organization. Did you know you can export to an Excel spreadsheet, or even link directly to that Excel template file full of formulas you’ve been using for years?

Bluebeam Takeoffs & Estimates Advanced

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 5

Punch Walk Workflows

Whether your tracking install progress or running a QA/QC final walk, this class was developed for design and construction professionals in both the office and jobsite looking for ways to build consistency, speed and accuracy of data collection. Learn to create and place custom punch symbols, quickly embed images or videos, and create summary reports.

Bluebeam Punch Walk Workflows

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 6

Revu for Civil Workflows

Yes there are tools in Bluebeam Revu for Civil Designers and Engineers! In this class we will go through not only navigation and markups but workflows like Calibrating Plan & Profile drawings with different X-Y scales, ideas for Cut & Fill calculations, combining several PDF’s into one large area map, and adding images. We’ll also look at ideas for bidding and tracking field survey projects.

Bluebeam Revu for Civil Workflows

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 7

Studio Sessions & Projects

Bluebeam Studio is the cloud-based tools included for FREE with every paid seat of Bluebeam Revu. As one of the most powerful live collaboration tools Studio is surprisingly underutilized. This course will teach you all you need to know to share files and interact with your design team regardless of location.

Bluebeam Studio Sessions & Projects

Curriculum includes 1-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 8

Digital Dashboards

Are you looking for a more visual way of navigating project files, folders, product images, specs or quickly access websites for your internal or external customers? Maybe you’re an interior designer tired of bringing physical samples of materials to give your customers the look and feel of your design, or maybe you’re looking for a new way to deliver this in the age of Covid 19. Dive into the workflow of creating visual dashboard pdf with the visual and operability of a personalized website.

Bluebeam Bluebeam Digital Dashboards

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 9

Batch Tools

If you’re curious what benefits and efficiencies come with Revu Extreme, this is the class for you. Whether you’re thinking of upgrading or already have, these tools will allow you to manipulate a large number of files in one swoop. From the popular Batch Hyperlink activating all your section cuts, to Batch Slip Sheet for managing revisions these tools will shave measurable time off your project workflows.

Bluebeam Batch Tools

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 10

Revu Tips & Tricks

After years of research and teaching I’ve compiled a list of keyboard shortcuts, settings, functions, and more to pique the interest of even a seasoned user. By creating habits of efficiency, teams are streamlining workflows saving time.

Bluebeam Revu Tips & Tricks

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 11

Revu for iPad

Whether you have a team building with digital drawings, collecting field data for as built or a sales team laying out equipment in an existing building, this quick overview course will get your field crews up to speed on PDF markups, measurements, and embedding images or videos. Bluebeam Studio easily enables the whole team to be updated quickly with accurate, data rich information.

Bluebeam Revu for iPad

Do to the complexities of presenting a device requiring finger navigation, this 2-hour course is only offered in-person on-site.
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Bluebeam Revu for Municipalities

Course 12

Digital Plan Review

DIGITAL PLAN REVIEWERS - The most important role of a Plan Reviewer is providing clear, concise, and consistent feedback to the permit applicant. In this class we’ll start by introducing the Revu interface, so students are familiar with the overall feel of the software environment. Next, we’ll move into markup and measurement tools including several tips & tricks. I highly recommend adding the one-hour Studio Sessions & Projects course allowing Reviewers to simultaneously mark-up drawings.

Bluebeam Digital Plan Review

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 13

Document Management for Permit Techs

Document management is extremely important for Permit Techs who deal with the project intake process. In this class, we’ll go over best practices for tracking revisions or resubmittals and how to set up and manage the drawings to ensure success for the Plan Review team. I highly recommend adding the one-hour Studio Sessions & Projects course allowing Reviewers to simultaneously mark-up drawings.

Bluebeam Document Management for Permit Techs

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Course 14

City Planning & Development

Does your Planning and Development Department regularly create presentations for new developments? Are you tracking important Land Use or Zoning Ordinance percentages like Green Space, Multi-Use, Commercial, Residential? Maybe these maps include Demographics and Flood Plains for Urban Development. In this class we will go through a workflow of creating these presentation documents, and how to quickly create different variations.

Bluebeam City Planning & Development

Curriculum includes 2-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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Bluebeam Certified Courses

*Course 15

*BLUEBEAM CERTIFIED - REVU BASICS

This 8-Hour Bluebeam-Certified Training (BCT) course teaches you and your staff the fundamentals of using Bluebeam's award-winning software, Revu. This full-day training course provides you and your staff with the knowledge and skills to create, edit, markup and collaborate on AEC documents using Revu.

*BLUEBEAM CERTIFIED - REVU BASICS

Curriculum includes 8-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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*Course 16

*Bluebeam Certified - Document Management

This 8-Hour Bluebeam-Certified Training (BCT) course teaches you and your staff how to use Revu to organize, navigate, slip sheet and manage changes in digital drawings. You will learn how to use Revu to keep track of all project document revisions and enhance document accessibility from the field through the use of document hyperlinking and Sets.

*Bluebeam Certified - Document Management

Curriculum includes 8-hour, instructor-led on-site, or web based, classroom style training for teams of any size.
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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
Is Baseline Basics class for students who have never opened Bluebeam Revu? Yes, we will start with opening the software, learn the interface, and get into basic knowledge of markups, measurements and discuss more advanced possibilities along the way.
 
I already have some experience in Bluebeam, is the Baseline Basics class too basic? No, most people with experience don’t know what they don’t know. Many Tips & Tricks will be shared to build on what you already know.
 
Why “Baseline”? This class is an opportunity to raise the bar of everyone to a higher baseline knowledge, setting the stage to learn more advanced topics covered in our workflow-based courses.
 
Can we customize the content of these classes to fit our company? ALL courses, or a combination of several can be customized to match your company’s legacy workflows. For company specific training, this approach is highly relevant and more cost effective. Schedule a free call to see if we are a good fit for your goals.
 
Do I need the Bluebeam Revu Extreme version for the Batch Tools course?  Yes, this course is focused on features that are only available in Revu Extreme.
 
What is “Batch Tools”?  Revu Standard allows you to preform many functions to individual sheets manually. Batch Tools will allow you to use those same functions, but to a large number of drawings at the same time, saving a lot of time and eliminating errors.
 
Is the Extreme version required for everyone in our company? No, many companies will save money by having only selected users upgrade. We don’t sell software, but we can certainly help you make purchase decisions.
 
Do you have a Tips & Tricks download to reference? I don’t have a document prepared, but I encourage you to take notes during class!
 
Are classes recorded? We record classes for our own review and improvement, but recordings are not developed for distribution.
 
Why is the Material Takeoffs & Estimating course 4-hours instead of 2-hours like the rest?  There is a lot of content to cover in this course. With so many different materials or things being measured within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry, there are naturally a lot of questions and rabbit trails. This course tends to spark a lot of creativity.
 
What types of material takeoffs or estimates are possible in Bluebeam Revu?
Just a few custom tools we’ve built for Bluebeam Revu:
Access Control, Accessibility, Aluminum Panels, Annunciators, Appliances, Boma Calculations, CCTV, Civil Design, Compressors, Cubical Specialties, Curtain Walls, Digital Dashboards, Digital Plan Review, Division 10, Division 8, Door Frames, Door Hardware, Dry Utilities, Electronic Plan Review, Energy, Environmental Services, Fascia, Fire Alarms, Fire Prevention, Fire Sprinkler, Flooring, Foundations, Grills, Heat Exchangers, HVAC, Interior Finishes, iPad, Land Development, Landscaping, LEED Calculations, Life Safety, Lighting, Lockers, Lumber, Millwork, Municipalities, Occupancy Calculations, P&ID, Paint, Parking, Parks & Recreation, Permit Techs, Permits & Records, Pipe, Planning & Development, Precast, Projection Screen, Public Works, Pumps, Punch, Rebar, Refrigeration, Right of Way, Roofing, Scanning Scopes, Screening, Security, Siding, Site Inspection, Site Logistics, Soffit, Steel Shapes, Store Front, Switches, Telecom, Toilet Accessories, Traffic, Trees, Trim, Trusses, Turbine, Urban Development, Utilities, Valves, Vessels, Visual Display Surfaces, Walk Off Mat, Wall Finishes, Wall Panel, Wall Protection, Water, Wood Framing, Zoning
 
Can we have you build our estimating tools and do specialized training for our team? Absolutely, this is best way to leverage my experience and best practices to quickly build custom toolsets and specific relevant training. Schedule a free call to see if we are a good fit for your goals.
 
What do you mean by “Punch Walk Workflows”? This is simply a term used for collecting field data. Maybe for you it’s called a QA/QC Check, Site Inspection, Issue Assessment, Existing investigation, Demo Assessment, or tracking installation progress.  Collecting “Field Data” can apply to many different workflows (including sales or estimating if the symbols you place contain pricing metadata).
 
What is a “Digital Dashboard”? A digital dashboard is simply a visual way of organizing. You can create an environment a lot like a website with buttons sending users to content folders, or open specific documents and websites. This can be a great tool for keeping teams and communication in a central easy to use environment.
 
Are there any prerequisite classes or can I take whatever I want? In my experience training thousands of students, the Baseline Basics class to the best way to make sure everyone is ready to learn the concepts of the other classes without being left behind. After Baseline Basics, you can add whatever courses fit your workflows.
 
Do you use actual Civil drawings in your Revu for Civil Engineers class? It’s important to work in a relatable environment. For this call we use both plan and profile drawings to teach specific workflows related to civil design.
 
Can the Revu for iPad class be taught to my teams in the field? Because we don’t have a curser on the iPad, it can be difficult to see where we’re pointing and what we’re clicking on. For this reason, it’s recommended this course be taught in person keeping all safety measures in mind.
 
Do I have to upgrade to have access to Studio Sessions & Projects? No, these tools are free with every version of Bluebeam Revu. This cloud-based platform right inside the Revu interface is useful in ALL workflows, so we created a quick 1-hour course to add on to any package. This is extremely useful in a work from home environment.
 
What’s the difference with the classes for “Municipalities”?  Municipalities is simply a term to describe cities, counties, or a council that preform drawing review and issue construction permits. These entities have very specific workflows we have become experts at transitioning into a digital environment.
 
We already have Accela, can you help us integrate with Bluebeam? Absolutely, Accela is typically the bookends on each end of the permit review process. You will use Accela to interact with the applicate at document submission and again when returning documents with comments. Bluebeam is used for the entire middle section of the process where we manage the documents, place comments, and assure all teams have access to review.
 
With all the permitting software out there, do you have a recommendation? Yes! We have worked with over 30 municipalities building custom tools for permit reviews, managing permit documents, and developing permit review reports for permit applicants. Taking these specific workflows into account, we partnered with Document Locator which is heavily integrated with Bluebeam Revu for the management of Bluebeam permit review projects. We have listened to the pain points in the process and automated many of the manual steps in the permit review process. From website permit application processes to notifications when the permit reviews are complete, Document Locator’s permit review management solution tracks and reports on the permit process so you know exactly where each permit project or person is at with any given permit application.

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