• Calibrating

    Posted by Doug McLean on March 9, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I use the Search tool to quickly find my scales.

    I’ll find a scale marker, copy that into the Search parameter box and then hit Search.

    Once Revu has found all of those, I simply click the box to select all, then choose Highlight selected.
    Then I open my markups list, and select all of those highlights.
    Go to your Measurements Tab, click Calibrate, set the scale accordingly, click Apply to Page Range, click Ok.
    Click Save, then delete the highlighted markups and move on to the next one.

    You might get a little overlap where you have more than one scale on a given page, but you can deal with that on an individual basis as necessary.

    Andrew Veggian replied 3 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Troy DeGroot

    March 10, 2021 at 3:44 pm
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    This is great Doug. I typically tell people to calibrate each sheet picking two points just in case it was printed incorrectly or scanned, but I really like this if you have drawings you trust are accurate, this would save a lot of time! Welcome to the group Doug!

    • Doug McLean

      March 17, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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      well, its a great way to start…. and I always do a quick double check once I need to start doing markups.

  • Andrew Veggian

    March 16, 2021 at 4:59 am
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    This is an interesting idea. I’ll have to try this next time!

  • David Cutler

    March 16, 2021 at 1:16 pm
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    Based on a suggestion that Troy had made on a webinar I viewed I typically set the scale for each page individually. We already have a best practice of checking the scale with a custom measurement on each sheet called “scaling”. When I get a new drawing set as part of getting familiar with the project I page through each sheet and use the custom scaling tool to measure the length of the visual scale on the drawing sheet. When I do this Bluebeam prompts me to set the scale. Two clicks, a quantity entry and another click and my scale is set.

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