OCR and the Pen Tool in Bluebeam

This blog post was originally written for the Managed Design blog. Managed Design is now a U.S. CAD company, so please check back here at www.uscad.com/blog for more written articles from Ted Moberg and our new U.S. CAD Minnesota team.

The Pen Markup tool is the one many gravitate to when they start to mark up a drawing for the first time.  And why not? It is the tool you’d use to mark up a real paper document.  But I do have – or I did have – an issue with the fact that there was little data associated with the scribbling.  Also most handwriting is hard to read and is left open to interpretation.

bluebeam revu ocr pen tool 1

Not any more.  Now with Revu eXtreme 2015.5, hand-written notes are automatically filtered through the OCR engine in Revu and the text is added to the Comments field in the markup.  Now you can search and filter for those scribbles and you won’t have to constantly ask to have them translated.

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Bluebeam Revu OCR Pen Tool 2


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

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