As of September 7th, 2017, Autodesk has expanded the list of products included in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) collection in order to provide customers with a better range of industry-leading solutions. The products included in this expansion are:
Structural Bridge Design
By adding these products at no extra cost, Autodesk now provides it’s customers with a better value for their subscription, which makes it easier for teams to implement the different workflows – from design to construction.
Join us for our webinar on Getting the Most out of your Autodesk Industry Collections, taking place on Wednesday, September 20th at 11AM EST, to learn more about these changes and the benefits of the Autodesk Industry Collections.
Bluebeam offers three different types of licensing models for your Revu software – perpetual, open, and enterprise. Review below to learn which license type is best for your workflows.
This is an indefinite license which registers Revu on a per-workstation basis.
Available for Revu eXtreme 2015.5 and above, Open Licensing allows companies to authorize multiple machines without purchasing a seat for each computer. When Revu is used, a license is checked out from a shared pool of seats, and checked back in when the application is closed. This allows customers to only pay for the number active users allowed at any given time.
This is a special license designed to manage your perpetual and/or open seats, as well as monitor computer turnover, by:
For answers to technical questions, more details, and pricing information please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bluebeam Revu 2017 has some major improvements which we listed in our previous blog post here. Below, we discuss the latest improvements to Revu’s measurement tools.
Revu’s Length and Area tools now have a built-in field for slope, adding a new dimension to your markup measurements. Slope may be defined by Pitch, Degree or Grade.
Slope is particularly useful for things like roof pitch (Pitch); roadways and onramps (Degree); or grading and earthwork while landscaping (Grade).
To use this feature:
Width and Height columns have always been available in Revu, but they would only display the actual width and height of the measurements – the columns remained blank for markups. Now, Revu’s Width and Height columns will display scaled width and height measurements. Revu’s old width and height columns are now named Document Width and Document Height.
To use this feature:
You can control which measurement captions display on the page. In the Properties panel, the Edit dropdown menu (next to the Show Captioncheckbox) allows you to select the captions that you want to display. This replaces the single Show All Measurements checkbox in previous versions.
To use this feature:
In the past, units for measurements were displayed in a separate Units column. In Revu 2017, units display within the same column as their respective values. A separate column for units will be included when the Summary is exported to CSV or XML format.
To use this feature:
A few improvements have been made to the Cutout tool, making your workflows that much easier. Watch this tutorial to see how they work.
Cutout Backfill makes measuring Cutouts as simple as clicking on them. After you have used the Cutout tool on an Area or Volume markup, hover over the cutout with the Area or Volume tool again, then click to measure it.
Tip: You can use Shift+click to fill all unfilled cutouts within a measurement!
Cut Over Edge
As long as you begin within a measurement, Revu will allow you to draw outside the edges of a markup with a Polygon Cutout .
Copy and Paste Cutouts
Copy and paste cutouts using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V (respectively), or Ctrl+click+drag.
Right-click on the cutout you want to delete, then select Delete Cutout.
Ellipse Cutout Option
Ellipse-shaped cutouts can now be created. Click Cutout > Ellipse .
Various improvements have been made to Scale Calibration to ensure the accuracy of all measurements made in Revu. Moreover, scale calibration may now be applied to all pages in a document.
Check out this tutorial to see the Count tool enhancements in action.
Custom Count Symbols
Revu no longer limits you to basic count symbols. You can turn any markup into the custom count you need in just a few steps:
Width, Height and Depth
Count measurements now have their own values, enabling you to calculate total area or total volume across multiple counts. You can edit these values in the Markups List as long as you have an appropriate measurement column enabled.
Alternatively, if you have selected the desired measurement criteria from the Columns menu, you can edit these values in the Markups List by double-clicking the value field.
Make your Counts much more informative with measurement data or custom text within count measurements:
Copy and Paste Improvements
If you have ever done takeoffs on a multilevel floorplan, you may find yourself placing your Counts in more or less the same places each time. The ability to copy and paste Counts between pages and files makes this process much quicker:
Split and Merge
Counts now have Split and Merge capabilities, similar to Split and Resume with Segments. These additions make takeoff workflows much more flexible. You can split up any count into separate groups, or merge them back to their original group at any time.
Split selected symbols to create separate counts:
Split all symbols within a single count into individual markups:
Merge Counts can be used to rejoin split counts, or to combine disparate counts into a single count:
Automatically Split Across Spaces
This feature keeps Space information relevant to Counts within the symbol itself. In the past, Counts would only contain the Space information where the first Count was placed. Keeping this information within the symbol makes it much easier to keep track of your Counts .
To view Space information, make sure the Space column is selected in the Columns menu, located in the Markups List.
If you have any questions regarding these features or your Bluebeam software, please contact Daniel Mertz at email@example.com.
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