Bluebeam Tip: Streamlining Submittal Reviews with Bluebeam Revu: 8 Pro Tips for Project Management Efficiency

July 04, 2024 2 min read

Bluebeam Tip: Streamlining Submittal Reviews with Bluebeam Revu: 8 Pro Tips for Project Management Efficiency


Streamlining the submittal review process is a critical component of project management, ensuring that all materials, equipment, and products meet the necessary specifications and standards. Here's how NOVEDGE and Bluebeam Revu can make this process more efficient:

  • Organize Submittals: Use Bluebeam Revu's Sets feature to compile all submittal documents in one place. This allows for easy access and review by all project stakeholders.
  • Standardize Markups: Create a custom tool set for submittal review. This helps maintain consistency across comments and annotations made by different reviewers.
  • Utilize Layers: Assign each reviewer their own layer. This ensures that comments can be easily identified, toggled on or off, and managed without confusion.
  • Employ Status Icons: Utilize custom statuses such as "Approved," "Rejected," or "Revise and Resubmit" to clearly communicate the review outcome for each submittal item.
  • Automate Tracking: Use the Markups List to track the review status of each submittal. Sort and filter functions allow you to manage them effectively and stay on top of deadlines.
  • Flatten Annotations: Before returning submittals, flatten annotations to secure the data and prevent further modifications.
  • Batch Slip Sheet: Update revised sheets efficiently using the Batch Slip Sheet feature. This ensures that the project always has the most current information without losing previous annotations.
  • Centralize Communication: Use Bluebeam Studio Sessions to enable real-time collaboration, allowing all reviewers to comment on submittals simultaneously from any location.

By harnessing these capabilities within Bluebeam Revu, your submittal review process will become a model of efficiency, enabling quicker turnaround times and ensuring project specifications are met with precision. Learn more about how Bluebeam Revu can transform your project management practices at NOVEDGE.


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