Bluebeam Revu Virtual Essentials 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 Bluebeam Revu Virtual Essentials training sessions will guide your team through the essentials of using Bluebeam Revu in just one 8 hour class.

Bluebeam Revu Virtual Essentials Training

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Requirements: A laptop or desktop PC and mouse Bluebeam Revu 2018, 2019, 20, or 21 installed. It’s recommended that Revu 21 users have the Core or Complete license type.
  • Pre-requisites: A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
  • Who Should Attend: Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry
  • Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion of training
  • Taught by a Bluebeam Certified Instructor.

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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.

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Superintendent, Plant Construction Company

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Project Manager, University of Miami

Bluebeam Revu Virtual Essentials Training

Our Bluebeam Revu Basics training sessions will guide your team through the essentials of using Bluebeam Revu which includes learning how to navigate the interface, learning how to manipulate PDFs, and becoming familiar with markup tools. Our Bluebeam Revu Advanced training session introduces more advanced skills such as estimating tools, advanced document management, batch tools, 3D PDFs and more.

Each Bluebeam Revu training session is broken up into several lectures with corresponding hands-on exercises. Our instructors explain and demonstrate Bluebeam Revu using video conferencing software, and have students complete related exercises using their own copy of Bluebeam Revu, or one of our training licenses. There are typically three breaks in these one day sessions.

Self-paced training enrollment is included with every instructor-led Bluebeam training course, so you can review what you learned during the class.

Looking for certification? Attendees will be awarded a certificate upon completion of 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 foundational skills needed to use Revu to achieve greater productivity
  • Enabling your staff to optionally earn the Bluebeam Certified User (BCU) designation (for on-site course only)
  • 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 and a reference workbook to use beyond the classroom (for on-site course only)

Module 1: Introduction to RevuModule 7: PDF Creation
Module 2: Interface, Navigation and ProfilesModule 8: Document Management & Setup
Module 3: The Markup ToolsModule 9: Introduction to Studio
Module 4: Revu StampsModule 10: Studio Sessions
Module 5: The Tool ChestModule 11: Studio Projects
Module 6: The Markups ListModule 12: Additional Resources

Introduction to Revu

This lesson acts as an introduction to the overall course by covering the basics of Revu as an application. Here, we cover the industries that Revu was created for, the importance of PDFs as an ISO file format, and the two types of data that can be encoded within a PDF: raster data and vector data.

Interface, Navigation and Profiles

In this lesson, we familiarize ourselves with the Revu interface by exploring the Menu Bar, toolbars, and panels. We also cover customizing the interface and creating unique profile configurations that can be shared with other team members. Next, we look at different ways to open PDFs, including using the File menu and the File Access panel. Lastly, we cover how to navigate open PDFs in Revu using the Zoom and Pan tools, and how to view multiple PDFs simultaneously using Multiview. 

The Markup Tools

This lesson will focus on using Revu’s standard digital markups and adjust their visual appearances. Here, we will cover how to access the markup menu and place each of the text, pen, line, shape, and image markup tools. Then, we will cover customizing markups by adjusting the visual appearance and subject of the placed markups using the Properties toolbar and the Properties panel.

Revu Stamps

In the AEC industry, stamps are used to communicate information about milestones pertaining to a document or process – such as REVIEWED, REJECTED, and APPROVED. In this lesson, we cover how to apply default stamp markups individually or to all pages of a PDF within Bluebeam Revu.

The Tool Chest

Revu’s Tool Chest allows you to store customized markups for reuse on other drawings. In this lesson, we explore the Tool Chest panel by navigating through the default Recent Tools and My Tools tool set. Here, we will look at different ways to add markups to toolsets and how to adjust between Properties mode and Drawing mode for each tool. Then, we look at creating custom tool sets with specific tools that can be exported and shared with other team members.

The Markups List

In Revu, the Markups List automatically tracks all of the markups placed on the PDF, along with the information associated with them. This lesson focuses on using the Markups List panel to organize, sort and filter markup data, set markup statuses, create custom markup columns, and export markup data to a CSV or PDF summary report.

PDF Creation

In this lesson, we look at several different methods of creating new PDFs within Bluebeam Revu. Using the File menu, we focus on creating new blank PDFs, new PDFs from a premade template, and saving customized PDFs as templates that can be accessed at any time. Here, we also cover how to use the Bluebeam PDF print driver, which allows you to turn any document type into a PDF.

Document Management & Setup

In this lesson, we start by diving into the Thumbnails panel to perform a variety of page-editing options, such as inserting, deleting, and extracting pages into the open PDF. Next, we look at the Search panel and cover how to run both text and visual searches to search data within the open PDF. Lastly, we cover how to email PDFs out directly from within Revu and how to export PDFs to a variety of other file types and applications, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Introduction to Studio

Bluebeam Studio is Revu’s integrated, cloud-based collaboration solution. In this lesson, we focus on the basics of Bluebeam Studio, including uses, costs, and participation and file limits for both Studio Projects and Studio Session. This lesson finishes up by covering how to create a new Studio account and log in to the Studio panel to prepare for the following two lessons.

Studio Sessions

This lesson focuses solely on Studio Sessions, Bluebeam’s collaboration solution that allows multiple attendees to markup the same PDF documents simultaneously. Starting with setting up a new session, this lesson covers live session participation, where users can markup and collaborate within a single PDF. After, we look at creating custom Record Reports and the differences between leaving and finishing a Session.

Studio Projects

This lesson focuses on Studio Projects, which is Bluebeam Studio’s document management system that allows you to store and access all project files – regardless of file type and size. Starting with creating a new Studio Project, we will cover uploading files and folders, inviting attendees, and setting permissions. Then, we look at how to work with documents in Studio Projects by checking in and checking out documents. Finally, we look at viewing revision history to see all historical versions of the document and restore them, if needed.

Additional Resources

To finish up this training course, this lesson focuses on where attendees can view and download additional Revu resources, such as training videos, downloadable tool sets and profiles, and the Revu help guide. Here, we also cover how to become a Bluebeam Certified User (BCU), which all attendees of this course will be eligible for by simply taking an online exam.