In Bluebeam Revu, toolbars give quick access to tools and functions. Toolbars group together similar tools, such as Markups or Measurements. By default, toolbars will display on the right side of the screen – but you can customize them for each Revu profile. You can rearrange toolbars, show/hide them, and adjust the tools that display within them. Revu even allows you to create custom toolbars to display any desired tools. This is particularly useful when creating unique profiles for different workflows. Instead of having to search for the desired tools, they will all be available on the screen for ease of access.

In this article, we will outline the steps for creating a custom toolbar within Bluebeam Revu. The following examples are from Bluebeam Revu 2019 eXtreme edition – but the process is the same for all versions of Revu.

Customizing Toolbars

To customize the tools within a toolbar, right click on one that is displaying. Toolbars will display on the left, right, and/or top of the workspace, depending on the profile used. Right clicking on a toolbar will activate a dropdown list of all available toolbars. Selecting an option from the list will show or hide the desired toolbar within Revu. To customize the default toolbars further, select Customize from the dropdown menu.

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In the Customize Toolbars dialogue box, you can edit which tools appear within the default toolbars. To the left of the window is a Categories dropdown list, where you can choose the type of tool needed. Under Commands, you will find all tools available within the selected category. Using categories can make it easier to find the exact tool you want to use. However, if you want to see all tools available within Revu, select All from the Categories list. Now, you can see all tools available to add to specified toolbars.

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The right side of the window will feature a Toolbars list and an Items list. Under Toolbars, all default toolbars will display. You can adjust which ones show within the current profile using the associated checkboxes. If you select a toolbar from the list, the Items box will display all tools that are within the selected toolbar. For example, the Advanced toolbar will show items for File Attachment, Flatten, and Erase Content.

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You can customize the default toolbars by adding or removing tools. To remove a tool from a toolbar, select it from the Items list and press the X button. To add a tool, select an option from Commands and select the left facing arrow to add it to the selected toolbar. You can also arrange the tools in the list using the up and down arrows.

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Creating a New Toolbar

To create a new toolbar, select the green Add button next to the Toolbar list. Give your toolbar a name, and then press OK.

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With the toolbar created, it will appear within the Toolbars list. You can add tools to the toolbar from the Commands box. Select the desired tool, and press the left facing arrow to add the tool to the toolbar. Continue this process until you’ve added all needed tools.

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Once you have your toolbar set, press OK to close the dialogue box. You can now turn on your new, customized toolbar by right clicking within a displaying toolbar. From the dropdown menu, select your newly created toolbar from the list to add it to the workspace.

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Summary

Bluebeam Revu toolbars allow you to quickly access commonly used tools. All commands available in the program can be found within the toolbars. You can customize toolbars by turning them on/off and rearranging them within the workspace. In the Customize menu, you can go even further by adjusting which tools display. You can even create your own custom toolbars, filled with your choice of tools. By customizing toolbars, you will be able to access all the tools you need, when you need them.

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Lauren Hecker is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and teaches onsite and virtual Bluebeam Revu training courses. To schedule an onsite or custom course, please contact us!

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