Maximizing Efficiency in Construction: A Practical Guide to Using Bluebeam Revu by a Toronto Electrician

November 24, 2023 2 min read

Maximizing Efficiency in Construction: A Practical Guide to Using Bluebeam Revu by a Toronto Electrician

In the construction industry, an excess of information is never a downside. It enables professionals to optimize their projects and produce top-tier quality documents or drawings tailored to their specific needs. This has the experience of Kaaron Lee-Wah as an electrician based in Toronto, Canada with a remarkable software known as Bluebeam Revu.

Kaaron has been using Bluebeam Revu for about half a year now, and it took him roughly a fortnight to grasp the core functions within the software. Fortunately, both YouTube and Bluebeam provide excellent tutorial videos that render the learning curve less steep and more user-friendly.

One feature within Bluebeam Revu that he learned to appreciate is the Tool Chest. This function allows you to create custom icons and symbols, providing a more professional and precise rendering than hard-copy stencils and crayons. Moreover, the software offers a wide range of color options, highly beneficial when dealing with multiple panels and circuits.

After assembling a Tool Chest with around 40 to 50 unique symbols, Bluebeam Revu enables you to save and download your custom Tool Chest. This feature is of great value if you wish to share your custom Tool Chest with colleagues on different job sites who are also new to Bluebeam.

Another key feature of Bluebeam Revu is the Calibrate tool. Calibrate in Bluebeam Revu offers the ability to upload any PDF form of drawing, regardless of its type (electrical, architectural, mechanical, or landscaping) and at any scale, and calibrate it swiftly. This flexibility makes it an indispensable tool in my professional workflow.

The Overlay tool is another important tool within Bluebeam Revu. It allows you to quickly verify if your drawings align correctly. When working on high-rise slabs and roughing in units, it's crucial to determine which walls you're able to run your conduit up that line up with the wall above. Using the Overlay tool, Kaaron can overlay third-floor drawings over the second-floor ones, for instance, and determine which concrete walls align.

The Snapshot tool is one he frequently uses. It allows you to duplicate sections of any PDF or other drawings and paste them onto the drawing you're currently working on. He often takes snapshots of different information from other PDFs and add that to his electrical drawings. Once printed and available on-site, this technique equips the drawing with ample information to assist the journeymen.

Bluebeam Revu has significantly enhanced his workflow and productivity as an electrician. Its array of features and tools provide a robust platform for creating, editing, and managing construction documents and drawings.

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