Editing tools greyed out (Copy)

  • Editing tools greyed out (Copy)

    Posted by Michelle Branch on December 10, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Using Revu 20 Extreme: I haven’t seen this before, but today by selecting “all” or grabbing all markups with a window I can no longer use the copy command in order to paste to another sheet. If I select comments individually then the copy tool works (just very time consuming!). Has anyone experienced this and/or knows of a fix?

    David Cutler replied 1 year, 9 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Matt Hackman

    December 10, 2021 at 10:24 am
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    It looks like you’ve selected some locked markups on the right side of the document. Notice the items selected that have grey nodes instead of yellow and green. Selecting just the non-locked markups should solve your issue.

    • Michelle Branch

      December 10, 2021 at 10:40 am
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      Thanks for the reply! The grey ones are Autocad SHX that are captured when I “select all” (was never an issue in the past). I’ve pasted another screenshot below only windowing actual markups and I still get the same result!?!

    • Michelle Branch

      December 10, 2021 at 11:53 am
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      The mystery is solved (kinda)…the document is the problem, not Bluebeam. If I open another file w/ markups it works as it should. Somehow (someone else who did markups before me) the document contains something (or has been corrupted) that disables the copy command on multiple markup selection.

      • Troy DeGroot

        December 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm
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        @Michelle Branch are you in a Studio Session on both tests sheets?

        • Michelle Branch

          December 10, 2021 at 12:29 pm
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          @troydegroot Nope…no Studio. Markups started on someone else’s machine.

      • David Cutler

        December 11, 2021 at 8:14 am
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        Autocad SHX markups can be very frustrating to deal with in a document @Michelle Branch

        A couple of ideas/workarounds:

        1. Select your markups from the “Markup List” rather from the page. If you sort your markups by “Page Label” first you can capture all of the comments that you need to copy from the Markup List using a “Cntrl + click” sequence to gather everything up that you need to copy leaving the Autocad SHX markups behind.

        2. You may be able to “Flatten” the Autocad SHX markups so that they are no longer selectable. Again, starting with the Markup List sort by “Author” and select all of the Autocad SHX comments. Next tap the Flatten function and toggle on the “Currently Selected Markups” option. This should make the Autocad SHX comments part of the background so they won’t be able to be selected.

        If you are copying comments from multiple people’s markups over to a combined file a couple of more tips:

        1. Start with a file that doesn’t have any markups on it and Flatten it first. That way you don’t have to worry about the Autocad SHX comments in future operations. You will likely have to copy markups from an additional file into your master, but the frustration you will save will be worth the extra step.

        2. When copying comments use “Paste-In-Place” rather than just “Paste”. Paste-In-Place (Ctrl-Shift-V) will paste the markups into the same position on the new document as they were on the previous document. This is a huge timesaver vs having to reposition comments to ensure that they are in the right place.

        3. If you use multiple monitors un-dock your markup list and drag it over onto one of your other monitors and maximize the size of the window. This will allow you to see 3-4 times the number of comments that you see if the markup list is docked at the bottom of your screen.

        Hope some or all of this helps!


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