Think for a moment. Where would you be without a power saw, cordless drill, or nailing gun? We only have to go back 1 generation to see how building has been impacted by improved tools! And the use of the right digital tools can have a similar impact on how we can complete our jobs.
The Tool Chest in Bluebeam Revu 20 means that when it comes to marking up PDF files, you can build a collection of your favorite mark-up tools, and you’ll never be without them! You can even share them with your team!
As an example, I’ve spoken to a number of steel suppliers/fabricators recently. They receive plans in PDF form and need to use those plans to produce a quote. Now, using Revu, we can measure the beams. Easy enough. But hang on, what if there are different types of steel beam in this plan? Even if I measure them all, how will I distinguish between the different types?
The Tool Chest can help!
After we measure the first beam, there are a number of properties we can change. It’s appearance, it’s style, or we can add custom details. A key detail of the steel member is weight per unit, and, once modified, we can now save this measurement, and it’s properties, and add this to the Tool chest giving it a label for future reference! Now I can reuse that type of steel beam all over my drawing.
We can turn any mark up, even a hand drawn one, into a reusable tool in the Tool Chest. We can also use it on future drawings, and share our Tool Chests with others we may be working with. Our Bluebeam Tool Chest will become populated with the tools we use for our work and they’ll always be there.