8 Features in Bluebeam Revu 2018 You Need to Know

If you haven’t heard by now, Bluebeam Revu 2018 was released in April with a brand-new user interface. This release has been re-imagined to help you, the user, work more efficiently and intuitively within Revu. Discover the 8 new features you need to know in this highly anticipated release:

1. Drop-down Menu

In previous versions of Revu, the menu bar was cluttered with numerous functions and various shaped icons. Now in Revu 2018, you can more intuitively access your features with the menu drop-downs. With this new and intuitive drop-down menu, customers are discovering features they never knew existed in previous versions of Revu. In the past, crucial features were “hidden” and could not easily be found unless you knew exactly where to look. Now, clicking to find your favorite functions are more straight-forward and simple to access than ever before.

2. Core Function Toolbar

Tabs in prior versions of Revu housed a lot of the core functions of Revu. This is simplified in Revu 2018 with a tool bar on the left-hand side with the main core functions within Revu. If you don’t immediately see all the core functions you use in this sidebar, don’t stress. You still have the capability of right-clicking and customizing those core functions. This new view simply eliminates a lot of the clutter and difficulty in navigating to your core functions.

3. Updated Profiles

To access your profiles in earlier versions of Revu, you would have to go to the View tab and click the icon of the man with the bow-tie to select from the nine out-of-the-box profiles. Profiles are now located under the Revu menu and are simplified to just four template profiles (Revu, Revu Advanced, Quantity Takeoff, and Field Issues). You also still have the ability to add, import, and export your custom profiles.

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4. New Properties Toolbar

Previously, if you wanted to edit properties of a markup, you would highlight the markup, go to Tab Access, click Properties, drag out the Properties panel, and then make your changes. With Revu 2018, your options to edit your markups are reduced to one click of the markup. Once you click your desired markup to edit, a Properties toolbar is displayed at the top, right below your menu. This is yet another way Revu 2018 allows you to work more efficiently with fewer clicks.

5. Improved Panels

With the new panels in Revu 2018, you’ll find that the drop-down option at the top gives you an organized list of functions for working on your document set. You can think of this drop-down in your panel as “right-clicking”.

There is also a new slide bar that allows you to adjust the size and appearance of your items in your panels regardless of your panel width. This feature can apply to anything in your panel, like Tool Chest and Thumbnails. If you’re a user that frequently stares at the screen long hours and need to enlarge the icons for easier viewing, this new slider bar will help immensely.

6. Studio Enhancements

Studio in Revu 2018 offers a totally new organized view that includes separated tabs for projects and sessions. With this new view, you also have the option to create a filter for your sessions or projects and sort to your convenience. Check out the new features available in Studio Sessions and Studio Projects below:

Studio Projects in Revu 2018

Projects in Revu 2018 come with a cleaner layout for your folder organization and a search bar to help you locate your files quickly.

7. Updated Markup Lists

In Revu 2018, the Markup List is located on the bottom left hand corner and offers the function to filter, search, and hide items in your markup lists. When filtering markups, Revu greys out all the non-selected markups for easier viewing. The Markup Lists also now offers the capability for importing and exporting markups, and generating capture reports.

8. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Finally, the most requested Revu feature of all time: custom keyboard shortcuts. This feature is located right under the Revu drop-down menu, and allows you to set up shortcuts for your functions on the Tools and Commands tabs. Having the ability to customize your keyboard shortcuts can save you a great deal of time and clicks in your everyday workflow. For companies trying to standardize custom keyboard shortcuts across the whole team, you can also import and export saved keyboard shortcuts to use on other computers to share the same assigned shortcuts.

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You can watch the full presentation of What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2018 presented by Bluebeam Channel Account Manager, Marisa Walton. Looking for new features in Revu 2019?  See what we consider to be the the top 3 features and enhancements to Revu 2019 here.

Choose from any of the three versions of Bluebeam Revu: Standard, CAD, or eXtreme, courtesy of U.S. CAD.

What’s your favorite new feature in Bluebeam Revu 2018? Share your pick in the comments below!

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