5 Easy Bluebeam Workflows You Should Learn, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog post series, we shared three Bluebeam workflows for dealing with RFIs, Measurements and Estimations, and Submittals. In this post, we’re concluding with two collaboration workflows every Bluebeam user should know about.

Bluebeam Workflows from U.S. CAD

Workflow #4: Share and Collaborate with 3D PDFs.

3D PDFs allow your team to share and collaborate with 3D data downstream. Simply open and export your Revit model into a 3D PDF. Opening the 3D PDF in Bluebeam Revu will give you the ability to change the cross-section angle, add annotations and markups, isolate section views, and edit and save your 3D views. You can even change the lighting, render mode, and background color of your 3D PDF. Best of all, your collaborators do not need Bluebeam Revu in order to view 3D PDFs; they can opt to use the free PDF viewer, Bluebeam Vu, instead.

Workflow #5: Online Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio.

Need to save time on your project schedules? Then it’s time to get started with Bluebeam Studio. With Studio, you can easily import a project and its folders, check-in and check-out project files, and invite partners to join your session. You’ll have access to all your usual Bluebeam tools, including Tool Chest, so make markups, add comments, and even chat with project collaborators. Your team will be able to annotate documents together in real-time, with attendee activity tracked automatically so that you can jump to comments and reply to comments as needed. Finally, export all of your session activities into a report that includes links to specific annotations.

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

Do you use 3D PDFs or Bluebeam Studio to collaborate with your team? What other tools do you recommend for online collaboration and project tracking? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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