QR Codes or NFC links to drawings in BB Projects?

  • QR Codes or NFC links to drawings in BB Projects?

    Posted by David Moorhead on June 28, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Has anyone found a way to add a QR code (or NFC tag) to a BlueBeam Project PDF location that allows project members to directly pull the PDF up, or direct to a folder within the project?

    ** I can create QR codes ( or NFC tag) but the link will only bring you to a download a file. I cannot generate a link until the PDF if created and posted, so cart is before the horse. If I replace the PDF in the project the link breaks.

    Any thoughts, Ideas, or tricks would be greatly appreciated!

    Troy DeGroot replied 5 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Ken Bolen

    June 28, 2022 at 11:33 am
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    Not sure this will work, but for the older (1-D) Bar Code… it is just a Font. Maybe you can incorporate it as “text”? I do not know if that is the case for 2-D Bar Code.

  • David Cutler

    June 29, 2022 at 9:46 am
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    Interesting question @kbolen16

    As I start many of my replies, I’m not very familiar with QR/NFC tags. I wonder though if you could set one up that would open a Dashboard in Revu that would then contain the links to the files that you want people to access. Others on here have significant experience with Dashboards and hopefully will chime in with ideas.

    Might also be helpful to know who your target end user is – specifically internal vs external – as there may be security issues and such.

    • David Moorhead

      June 29, 2022 at 10:34 am
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      These are internal users (Construction Firm) and security is not an issue, as Projects are read-only documents and are non-sensitive. I am not familiar with Dashboards yet, so will dig around through the website and learn some more about them.

      Thanks for idea!

  • Troy DeGroot

    June 29, 2022 at 1:15 pm
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    @mep-bim does it need to be a QR code, or can a markup or button just open the file or website? I guess I’m a little unclear on what’s needed. Can you run through the process with examples? Now you have me curious!