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 on: July 06, 2020, 10:48:29 am 
Started by jayc - Last post by Bluebeam And Burgers
If I understand your goal correctly, you can create a dot markup to place next to all the parts on the PDF.  Then you would want to create custom Statuses in the markups list below.  These Statuses can have custom colors as you have described.  Transferring the information to AutoCAD is going to be a manual process, but you can track them in Bluebeam.  The Markups List can also be sorted, filtered, and exported to Excel, HTML or a PDF report. If you are looking for a list of what hasn't be fabricated or installed yet, you simply filter the Markup List by those statuses. Hope that helps!

 on: July 06, 2020, 10:38:18 am 
Started by Mike D - Last post by Bluebeam And Burgers
If the bar or QR is going to open a pdf, you could simply create a hyperlink.

 on: July 05, 2020, 04:35:59 pm 
Started by Armadillo2017 - Last post by Armadillo2017
I was able to answer my own question with some trial and error. 

For those who don't know, when you look up information on Bluebeam's "Sets" feature, it's usually showcased with the "Slip Sheet" function.  I thought one had to do with the other, but they're two independent tools.

If you utilize Slip Sheet, you will get the dialog box asking if you want to keep the previous drawing version in the same file and stamp it as "SUPERSEDED."  This will allow you to update all of your links and markups on the most current version, while still keeping past drawing revisions.  The important thing is that Slip Sheets has the option to add the new revision to the current file or to replace the current version with the new one.  Make sure you insert the new page into the file instead of just replacing the sheet to get the full benefit of this tool. 

"Sets" just creates a database so that you can look at all of your individual PDFs together as though they were one combined file.  If all of your drawings are separated into individual files within your Studio Project, then creating a drawing set will allow you to search across all of your drawings as though they were one file.  Sets are cool because if you're browsing through all of the drawing sheets, it'll show you drawing revisions. 
If you create a set, you don't always have to use it.  You can create it for your Studio Project, save it, and only use it when you want to browse through the entire drawing set.  Other people don't have to know it exists, it can just live in your document system.  If you want to have a Set for your project, it has to be saved as a file within your project.  It will not work if your Set is saved locally and your drawings are saved in Studio or vice versa. 

As far as field crews, they'll have the benefit of having all versions of a drawing sheet in one file.  Having a Set for your project won't impact them.  It will just make your life in the office easier if you want to treat your individual sheets as one big PDF rather than several smaller ones. 

Hopefully that helps someone else. 

 on: July 04, 2020, 12:34:44 am 
Started by Armadillo2017 - Last post by Armadillo2017
My team is using Studio Projects and I'm trying to figure out a way of retaining version history for drawing sheets through the life of the project.  Our team has field and office staff, and the field crews have iPads with the Studio Project synced for access.
Previously we either just used the Slip Sheet feature and lost some redlines along the way, or we kept all of the sheets and ended up with several sheets to review during construction (worst case scenario for guys in the field).

After looking online, I discovered the "Sets" feature, but after playing with it for a bit, it seems like a compatibility nightmare - do multiple people have access to the project?  Does it matter?  Is that necessary for a team as long as one person has access to the Set?

The main question I guess is how are some other groups tracking version history?  Our plan sheets are broken up into individual files, I thought may just keep all of the versions of a sheet within each file, but I thought that would cause issues with Slip sheets. 

Any help is appreciated.

 on: June 30, 2020, 12:27:01 pm 
Started by scubaman - Last post by arctk2011tj
Hi all,

My boss is trying to access a Session but keeps getting this error "attempting to upload a markup which is not contained by the markup state." He is able to access other sessions and I am able to access the session producing the error from my computer. Any thoughts?

We're having similar issues on our end with a user having the same errors. Is this somehow tied to someone possibly using an older version of Bluebeam in the studio session?

 on: June 30, 2020, 09:04:29 am 
Started by jayc - Last post by jayc
I am trying to see if we can use Bluebeam to mark up a PDF file to indicate the status of some specific objects in the PDF file.  For example, we may want to put a blue dot on an object to indicate that we have fabricated it, and we may want to put a green dot on another object to indicate that we have installed the object in the job site.  The PDF file is generated from an AutoCAD drawing.  We want to know which objects exactly in the PDF have been marked with those blue dots and green dots, and then use that information to update the object status in the AutoCAD drawing.  That is the goal.

Here, I want to know if we can export the information about the objects that have been marked with blue dots and green dots.  I don't know exactly what kind of information that Bluebeam can export.  I am wondering if it can export the X,Y-coordinates of the blue dots and green dots, and then I can use the X,Y-coordinates to figure out which objects in the AutoCAD drawing have been marked.  Or may be Bluebeam can export more than the X,Y-coordinates and can tell me the details of the objects that are marked (a hidden ID or something).

Currently we have already had a system like this up and running for years.  But the existing system uses Teighai Viewer as a mark-up tool.  But Teighai Viewer has not been updated for quite a long while.  We want to look for a replacement before Teighai Viewer stops working.  People tell me that Bluebeam is a great markup tool.  I want to know if I can use it to accomplish what I want to do, and if it has a better way to do the same thing.

Please let me know.  Thanks.


 on: June 29, 2020, 02:32:40 pm 
Started by Mike D - Last post by Mike D
Does Bluebeam Revu eXtreme offer a bar or QR code reading capability? We would like to create a form and scan a QR code the would open and associated inspection form.

 on: June 26, 2020, 11:58:02 am 
Started by ste - Last post by Bluebeam And Burgers
You are using the Length Measurement tool. In my video, I'm using the PolyLength Tool to trace over the elements in the drawing.  This will report the length of each member and a total in the Markups List.

 on: June 22, 2020, 04:33:35 am 
Started by ste - Last post by ste
Thanks for the video but it doesn't really answer my question. I want to know how to make my markup line go between the two points I click [like your's in the video]. At the moment they are always offset which makes the take off confusing. What option am I missing?

 on: June 19, 2020, 01:23:06 pm 
Started by LORPete - Last post by W31Andrew
The custom properties are created when you create custom columns. You can watch this video to get started.

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