Expert tips for the last piece in the paperless puzzle
The Bluebeam Guidebook offers comprehensive coverage of the industry s leading PDF tool to help AEC professionals adopt a more efficient digital workflow. With desktop, mobile, and server-based products, Bluebeam makes collaboration and document coordination seamless, and provides a perfect complement to BIM software. This book shows you how to push the boundaries and discover the software s true capabilities.
Written expressly for working AEC professionals, this book offers tips, tricks, and ideas that cater to industry-specific needs. Expert instruction and step-by-step guidance helps you get started quickly, and case studies feature users from firms such as Kiewit, Populus, Sundt Construction, and more to show you how Bluebeam is quickly becoming a critical component of design and construction.
Master the industry s leading PDF software and alternative to Adobe Acrobat
Create, edit, and markup documents in a way that suits the architecture and engineering workflow
Learn how major AEC firms have transitioned seamlessly to digital workflows
Integrate Bluebeam into estimating, quality control, field applications, and more
The days of file boxes and paper reams are quickly coming to a close. The transition to paperless has been a boon for the AEC industry, in which collaboration and document sharing is central to getting the job done. BIM has revolutionized the design process, and Bluebeam offers that same level of functional innovation for the document side of every project. For AEC professionals seeking a better way to get things done,
The Bluebeam Guidebook is your ultimate guide to everything Bluebeam can do for you.
RACHEL ATTEBERY, PE, ITIL is a Business Technology Analyst with Black & Veatch. She has authored dozens of training documents, videos, and operating procedures on the use of Bluebeam, as well as conducted live trainings for AEC professionals around the world. JASON HASCALL, PE, SE is a Program Manager and structural engineer at Black & Veatch, where he is a leader within their Bluebeam UserX group, which is devoted to expanding and encouraging the use of Bluebeam at Black & Veatch.
Foreword ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1: Taking the Leap: Switching from Red to Blue 1 Products and Feature Comparison 1 License Pricing 2 Value Proposition 5 For IT 9 Training 11 Conclusion 14 Chapter 2: Doing Red in Blue 15 Changing Preferences 15 Tabs and Toolbars 17 Creating PDFs 19 PDF Document Actions 21 Conclusion 35 Chapter 3: Redlining 37 The User Interface 37 Conclusion 65 Chapter 4: Redlining Together 67 Getting into Studio 69 Sessions 71 Projects 94 Managing Notifi cations 104 Conclusion 104 Chapter 5: Management of Change 105 Digital Slip Sheeting 105 Bluebeam Sets 114 Tags 123 Conclusion 135 Chapter 6: Issuing 137 Stamps 137 Flatten 142 Digital Signatures 143 Document Management Systems 152 Summary 154 Export 156 Conclusion 157 Chapter 7: Measuring and Estimating 159 Calibration 159 Measurement Tools 161 Estimating 174 Conclusion 187 Chapter 8: In the Field 189 Revu App for iPad 189 Mobile Access 208 Field-Generated Documents 210 Conclusion 224 Chapter 9: Go Digital, Document Assembly 225 PDF Forms 225 Functions 233 Batch Functions 238 Document Security 256 Conclusion 258 Chapter 10: Go Digital, Engineering 259 Measuring 259 Sketching 262 Comparing Documents 268 Layers 276 Batch Sign & Seal 284 3D PDFs 288 Conclusion 294 Chapter 11: Possibilities and Potential 295 Recent Bluebeam Trends 295 Recent Industry and Technology Trends 298 Untapped Potential 301 Future Possibilities and Potential Impacts 308 Conclusions and Final Thoughts 310 Index 313