A Different Way to Highlight Objects in Bluebeam Revu

Highlight Objects in Bluebeam Revu made easy. If you’re a Bluebeam Revu user, you’re probably familiar with the Highlight tool that is found under the Pen menu on the Markups tab. This is a great tool—you can scribble with it, and it won’t ever dry out or get lost. You can even draw nice, straight lines with it if you hold down the Shift key while you use it.

Today, we’re going to look at a different way that I like to highlight objects in Revu with the Snapshot tool. With the Snapshot tool (found on the Edit tab), you can grab geometry and then reproduce it over and over without having to redraw it just by hitting Control-V.

If you take a snapshot of a blank area of your document and paste the blank snapshot back into the drawing, you can set the Blend Mode to Screen and set a fill color to use the snapshot to highlight objects.

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Watch the video below for a demo of this tip.


What other Bluebeam workflows are you trying to simplify? Let me know in the comments below!

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Actually learned two things. I didn’t realize you could force the marker to draw a straight line by holding the Shift key. Knew it worked for lines and measurements, but never thought about using it for the marker. And of course the main feature of the video, the Snapshot tool for highlighting. Going to see if I can use that in a few days at work.


Informative appreciate the information ,always something new to learn.

Thanks Mike, stay tuned for more.. Ted-

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