Bluebeam Revu Virtual Advanced Training

We recognize the need for training that can fit in with your busy schedule, and Bluebeam Revu is no exception. With that in mind we have developed Revu training options that are succinct and to the point. Our instructor-led Blubeam Revu Virtual Advanced training course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Revu.

Bluebeam Revu Virtual Advanced Training

Duration: 8 hours

Bluebeam Revu Advanced Virtual Training teaches you and your staff advanced features and workflows in Bluebeam’s award-winning software, Revu. This full-day training course provides you with advanced knowledge and skills such as estimating tools, advanced document management, batch tools, 3D PDFs and more using Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 2018, 2019, 20, & 21.

Requirements: A laptop or desktop PC and mouse, Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 2018, 2019, or 20 installed. This course will also work for Revu 21 users who have the Complete license type.
Pre-requisites: A working knowledge of the use of personal computers, experience using Bluebeam Revu (our Revu Essentials course is a recommended prerequisite)
Who Should Attend: Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry

Attendees will recieve a certificate upon completion of training

Revu: Advanced available on-site | All courses taught by a Bluebeam Certified Instructor

Contact us for private group or one-on-one training.

If you have questions, or a need to learn anything in or about Bluebeam, you go with Lauren. Schedule 2 or 3 days, she is just a bucket ton of knowledge. Her curriculum, paired with her ability to teach, and connect is outstanding and phenomenal. Don’t pass Go, Start and Stop with Lauren Hecker!!!

John P

Lead ITPM, Kaiser Permanente IT

Lauren was a fantastic instructor who answered all of the questions the group had. If she did not have an answer she followed up with an email for every question asked with a response. The advanced class was the most beneficial to me as it touched on items within Bluebeam I was unaware of and never used while also showcasing how I could use certain tools more effective and efficiently.

Justin Graham

Superintendent, Plant Construction Company

Very knowledgeable trainer. Patient and courteous which made the whole course and software appealing and want to learn more.

Elie Bitton

Project Manager, University of Miami

Bluebeam Revu Virtual Advanced Training


What this course covers:

Taught exclusively by Bluebeam Certified Instructors (BCIs), this one-day, instructor-led virtual course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Revu by:

  • Providing hands-on instruction by a Bluebeam Certified Instructor
  • Focusing on the advanced skills needed to use Revu to achieve greater productivity
  • Delivering frequent skills reinforcement through hands-on classroom activities, contextual feedback, quizzing and discussion
  • Applying a progressive learning structure where each learning module builds on previous learning objectives
  • Equipping learners with takeaway reference material, including practice files.

Module 1: Creating Dynamic StampsModule 7: PDF Execution (PDF Security, Reduce File Sizes, Repair PDFs)
Module 2: Measurement Tools & EstimationModule 8: Digital Signatures & Forms
Module 3: Advanced Markup Tools (Flattening, Hyperlinks, Groups, Sequences & Legends)Module 9: Quantity Link
Module 4: Drawing Management (Layers, Comparisons, Bookmarks & Sets)Module 10: 3D PDFs
Module 5: PDF Editing & RedactionModule 11: Additional Resources
Module 6: Batch Tools

Creating Dynamic Stamps

This lesson focuses on how to create custom stamp markups for items that may need to be reused – such as your company’s logo or your signature. Additionally, we look at how to add dynamic text to create stamps that will fill in with current information, such as the date and time that the stamp was placed.

Measurement Tools & Estimation

This lesson focuses on using Revu’s measurement markup tools to perform quantity and takeoff and estimation. Starting with calibration, we go over how to set a scale and create viewports to ensure that measurements are accurate. We also look at how to access, place, and adjust the properties of each of the measurement tools, including Area, Count and Dynamic Fill. Then we return to the Markups List and cover how to create custom Formula columns that allows you to automatically track material costs for the project.

Advanced Markup Tools

This lesson focuses on how to access and use a variety of tools that can be applied to markups, including:

  • Flattening Markups
    This section looks at how to flatten markups, which moves the markup from the annotations layer to the content layer and prevents them from being edited further. Then we look at flattening all markups simultaneously, flattening individual markups, and unflatten markups if needed.
  • Hyperlinks
    This section focuses on adding hyperlinks to the PDF to allow for faster navigation. We explore the Links panel, adding hyperlinks to markups using the Edit Action tool, adding hyperlinks to the underlying PDF content using the Add Hyperlink tool, and creating and using Places.
  • Groups
    Grouping markups together allows you to manipulate multiple markups as if they were one single markup. In this section, we look at how to group markups together, create nested groups, and ungroup markups as needed.
  • Sequences
    In this section, we go over creating sequences, which are markups that feature a text element that will increase in value each time the tool is placed. Then we look at how to create custom sequence tools from tools within the Tool Chest.
  • Legends
    Markup legends give you a quick visualization of the markups and takeoffs on a drawing. In this section, we cover how to create a new legend from markups on the drawing, create a new legend from tools in a Tool Set, adding markups to existing legends, and customizing legend appearance.

Drawing Management

This lesson focuses on different methods for managing the pages and markups within the PDF document, including:

  • Layers
    PDF layers act as a way of organizing the content and markups within a document. In this section, we focus on the Layers panel and look at how to create new blank layers, adding markups to layers, adding layers from another PDF page, and creating layer configurations to quickly switch between layer views.
  • Comparisons
    This section covers two methods of comparing original documents with their revisions: Compare Documents and Overlay Pages. Here, we look at how to use the Compare Documents tool to mark changes with cloud markups, the Overlay Pages tool to mark changes with separate layers, and Align Points to compare two documents of different sizes.
  • Bookmarks
    This section will focus on the Bookmarks panel, which allows you to create links to quickly jump from one page to another. Here, we will look at adding bookmarks manually, creating bookmarks automatically, auditing bookmarks to ensure that links are still active, and exporting bookmarks to a summary.
  • Sets
    Sets allows users to open a collection of documents in a single view with the pages organized in a specified sorted order, including any revisions. In this section, we cover using the Sets panel to create new sets, updating set documents, publishing a set, adding unique drawing tags, and publishing drawing logs.

PDF Editing & Redaction

This lesson covers using Revu’s text editing and reviewing features to make last minute changes to PDF content. First, we look at the PDF Content menu to edit, cut, and erase underlying PDF text and images. Then, we look at the Redaction tools, which allow you to redact text and images, adjust the redaction appearance properties with overlay text, and apply redactions to remove metadata from the PDF.

Batch Tools

Bluebeam Revu eXtreme features a variety of batch tools that allows you to apply multiple functions to multiple PDFs at once. In this lesson, we cover how to use Batch Slip Sheet to quickly slip sheet sets of documents, Batch Link to quickly create hyperlinks based on file names or page labels, and Batch Compare & Overlay to compare multiple documents simultaneously.

PDF Execution

This lesson looks at different ways that your PDF document’s setting can be adjusted, including:

  • PDF Security
    This section will focus on adding security settings for your PDF by requiring a password to open or edit the document and adjusting the encryption settings. Once created, we will also cover creating a Security Preset to automatically apply the same settings to other documents.
  • Reduce File Sizes
    This section looks at using the Reduce File Sizes tool to minimize the size of raster documents. Here, we look at both the preset reduction settings and creating custom reduction settings.
  • Repair PDFs
    Sometimes PDFs will suffer from display issues, especially if it was created from a separate source application. In this lesson, we look at using the Repair PDFs tool to repair a variety of common issues, such as wipeouts, text masks, and excessive clipping paths.

Digital Signatures & Forms

This lesson starts by covering the basics of working with digital signatures in Revu, including creating a custom digital ID, adjusting signature appearances, and digitally signing and certifying PDF documents. Then, we focus on the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tool, which allows you to translate scanned text into searchable data.  Finally, we go over Form Creation by creating form fields automatically or adding them manually.

Quantity Link

Quantity link lets you seamlessly link measurement totals from PDFs to Excel templates for streamlined bid calculations using your own predefined formulas and formats. In this lesson, we cover how to create new quantity links in Excel to track measurement data from within the PDF document. Once created, we cover how to edit quantity links and switch the source file to allow the link to track a different PDF document.


In this module, we will cover how to open and manipulate 3D PDFs within Bluebeam Revu. Using the 3D Hover Bar and the 3D Model Tree, we look at how to manipulate 3D PDF data by adjusting views and transforming selected parts. Then, we cover how to add markups to a 3D document that can be anchored to a 2D view. Lastly, we look at how to add 3D content to existing 2D PDFs to allow for a quick transition between PDF types.