Bluebeam Tip: Maximizing Efficiency with Large Format Drawings in Bluebeam Revu

March 05, 2024 2 min read

Bluebeam Tip: Maximizing Efficiency with Large Format Drawings in Bluebeam Revu

When working with large format drawings in Bluebeam Revu, efficiency is key. Here are several tips to ensure you handle these large documents smoothly:

  • Use the Thumbnails Tab: Navigate through large format drawings quickly by using the Thumbnails tab. This way, you can jump to the desired page without scrolling through the entire document.
  • Split Vertical and Horizontal Views: With Revu, you can split your view vertically or horizontally. This feature allows you to view different parts of a large drawing simultaneously, making cross-referencing a breeze.
  • Optimize Your PDFs: Large format drawings often come with a large file size. Use Bluebeam's "Reduce File Size" feature to compress the document without losing the quality necessary for clarity.
  • Batch Slip Sheet: If you regularly update large format drawings, use the Batch Slip Sheet feature to automatically match new revisions with their corresponding current sheets, saving time and reducing the risk of error.
  • Leverage Layers: Control the visibility of different elements within your large format drawing by using layers. This can help manage the complexity and improve the focus on specific parts of the drawing when necessary.
  • Utilize MultiView™: Bluebeam's MultiView™ technology allows users to view up to 16 PDFs simultaneously. This feature is incredibly beneficial for comparing various large format drawings.
  • Calibrate for Measurements: Before taking any measurements, ensure that the scale is set correctly. Calibrating your document ensures that all measurements you take are accurate, which is critical for large format drawings that are often used for takeoffs and estimations.

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