Bluebeam Tip: Efficient Navigation of Large Format Drawings in Bluebeam Revu

May 21, 2024 2 min read

Bluebeam Tip: Efficient Navigation of Large Format Drawings in Bluebeam Revu

Managing large format drawings in Bluebeam Revu can be a challenge, especially when you need to navigate through extensive sets of blueprints or detailed design documents. Here's a quick guide to help you navigate these documents efficiently:

  • Use Thumbnails: The Thumbnails tab on the left side of the interface allows you to quickly jump to different pages within the PDF. Thumbnails give you a visual preview of each page making it easier to find the one you need.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Learn and use keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation. For instance, pressing 'G' allows you to 'Go to Page', while 'Ctrl + Tab' switches between open tabs.
  • Bookmarking: Add bookmarks to significant areas or sections within your drawings for instant access later on. This is particularly useful for referencing specific details in meetings or when working with teams.
  • Split View: Utilize Bluebeam's Split View feature to view two parts of a drawing simultaneously. This is useful when you need to compare different sections or reference multiple areas at once.
  • Use the Pan Tool: The Hand tool (or pan tool) allows you to click and drag your drawing to navigate to different sections. This tool is handy when you're zoomed in and need to move around the drawing.
  • Search Function: Use the Advanced Search function to find specific items within your drawings. This can be a real time-saver when looking for particular details or notes.
  • Hyperlinks: If your PDF contains hyperlinks, you can quickly move between related drawings or sections by clicking on them. This is beneficial in navigating large documents where references are made to other files or details.
  • Sync Views: If you have multiple documents open that relate to each other, use Sync Views to align them. This means when you pan or zoom in one document, the other documents will follow suit.

For more in-depth training on Bluebeam Revu, consider reaching out to NOVEDGE, where you can find resources and expertise to enhance your skills with this powerful software tool.

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