While hosting the Ideate, Inc. July Bluebeam Revu webinar, I had the opportunity to hear questions from several users and provide answers. Below are some that other Revu users may find helpful. Go to Real-Time Project Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio to see a recording of the entire webinar. 

Q.     Can the mark-up list be sent out of the server with keeping the connection?
A.     No. The mark-up list, which can be sent out as a summary as an Excel or XML file, is a communication tool only.

Q.    What are the steps to import an engineer’s mark-up file when the engineer has Revu and has a pdf with the marked changes?

  1. Save the engineer’s pdf
  2. Open the file with your mark-ups
  3. Go to Mark-up Lists > Mark-ups > Import
  4. This takes you to Windows Explorer file opening box. Navigate to the folder where you save the engineer’s pdf
  5. Open the file
  6. The engineer’s mark-ups will import into your file

Q.    Are the hyperlinks in the mark-up summary generated automatically when you export the mark-ups?
A.    Yes, if the “Include Page Content” box is checked


Q.    Are project files hosted in the Cloud?
A.    Yes, they are hosted in the Cloud and that’s where the check-in/check-out process takes place.

Q.    In Projects, can you tell who has the file checked out?
A.    No. However, you can check the Revision history to see who has had it out.

Q.    Can multiple people view the same file?
A.    In Studio Projects, no. In Studio Sessions, yes.

Q.    How do you bring in a 3D model?
A.    Bluebeam has plug-ins for 3D models that create 3D pdfs.

Q.    Is there a way to place a hyperlink in Studio Session to a document in Studio Project?
A.    No

Q.    Can you select text from someone’s mark-up and copy/paste it to another document?
A.    Yes

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About the Author

David Haynes, Director
David is a Certified Bluebeam Consultant, a registered architect, and a project management certified professional. Before joining Ideate, David had his own architectural practice and was president of a commercial design-build construction company for 15 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has worked as an architect, contractor, and developer, and he was a national construction manager for a national retailer. David currently provides business process analysis, data integration, and change management solutions for AECO clients involved in the design and construction industry across the United States. Find David on Twitter