Most Frequently Asked Bluebeam Questions and Answers
Bluebeam Revu is a design and construction document management software that transforms simple PDFs into data rich documents spanning project lifecycles. As a credit to Revu’s unique and powerful tools, 94% of top US contractors, 92% of top design-build firms and 86% of top US design firms are enhancing their efficiency and boosting productivity (www.Bluebeam.com). Nearly 2 million AEC professionals have switched their default PDF viewer to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, this course is focused on features that are only available in Revu Extreme.
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.
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.
I don’t have a document prepared, but I encourage you to take notes during class!
Absolutely, this is best way to leverage my experience and best practices to quickly build custom toolsets and specific relevant training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We record classes for our own review and improvement, but recordings are not developed for distribution.
- General Contractors
- Specialty Contractors
- PDF Creation
- Markup Tools
- Document & Project Storage
- Concurrent Editing
- Document Sharing
- Automatic Form Creation
- Batch Link Creation
- Batch Digital Signing
- Design Review
- Document Management
- Submittal Review
- RFI Posting
- Punch Process
- Quantity Takeoff
- Project Handover
- Drawing Management
- Site Logistics
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.