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Unleashing Creativity: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Stamps in Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu is a powerful tool that goes beyond basic PDF editing. One of its standout features is the ability to create custom stamps, allowing users to personalize and streamline their workflow. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating stamps in Bluebeam Revu, empowering you to add a touch of creativity to your digital documents.

Step 1: Access the Markup Tools

To begin, open the document you want to stamp in Bluebeam Revu. Navigate to the “Tools” tab, where you’ll find a plethora of annotation tools. Click on the “Stamp” icon to access the stamp options.

Step 2: Choose a Stamp Template

Bluebeam Revu comes with a variety of pre-loaded stamp templates to choose from that you can use to base your stamp off or create an entirely new one. These include commonly used stamps like “Approved,” “Draft,” and “Final.” If you’d like to base your stamp off one of the templates, select the “edit” icon on the right-hand side.

Step 3: Customize the Stamp

Now, let’s add a personal touch to your stamp. Use the markup tools to create and modify the text, font, color, and size. You can also include additional information such as your name, company, or any other relevant details.

Step 4: Add an Image or Logo (Optional)

Enhance your stamp by incorporating an image or logo. In the stamp editor, click on the “Image” icon and upload your desired image. This feature is particularly useful for adding a company logo, signature, or any other visual element that represents your brand.

Step 5: Save Your Custom Stamp

Once you’re satisfied with the stamp design, click “save” to save your changes. To use the stamp in the future, simply access the “Stamp” tool, and your custom design will be readily available.

Step 6: Create a New Custom Stamp

For those who crave more customization, Bluebeam Revu allows you to create entirely new stamp designs. To do this, go back to the “Markup” tab, click on the arrow next to the “Stamp” icon, and choose “Create.” This opens a new window where you can design your stamp from scratch, combining text, shapes, and images to achieve the desired look.

Step 7: Save and Share Your Custom Stamps

Once you’ve perfected your custom stamps, save them for future use. Click on the “Stamp” icon, choose “Manage Stamps,” and then click “Import.” This will allow you to save your custom stamps as a toolset, making them easily shareable with colleagues or across different projects.

Conclusion

Bluebeam Revu’s stamp feature is a versatile tool that not only expedites document approval processes but also adds a personal touch to your digital communication. By following these simple steps, you can create and customize stamps that reflect your unique style and branding. Embrace the power of digital annotation and take your document collaboration to the next level with Bluebeam Revu.

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What’s New in Enscape 3.5?

Enscape 3.5 is here! It makes the design and visualization workflow even easier and faster for users.

Enscape introduces the Adjustable Asset series, a selection of assets with modifiable functions that offer more flexibility through color and material customization.

Users will also benefit from improved indirect lighting and mirror reflections, alpha channel export for semi-transparent materials, over 50 unique people assets, Revit 2024 support, and much more!

Enscape 3.5 is the latest version of the software, released in 2023. In this article, we will explore some of the new features and improvements in Enscape 3.5.

Key features in Enscape 3.5

Adjustable assets

With the new Adjustable Asset series, users can make changes to the material, color, or variation of certain Enscape assets. Furniture materials can be altered, clothing colors of certain people assets can be changed, and exact colors can be chosen for each of the 91 vehicles in Enscape. Alternative assets can also be seen for trees and plants, specifically autumnal trees and unpotted plants. All assets with this new functionality can be found by filtering using the tag “Adjustable”.

Improved lighting and reflections

Enscape 3.5 includes improvements to its global illumination algorithm, which delivers enhanced lighting, reflections, and rendering quality to users with GPUs that support hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Users will see an improvement in the quality of indirect lighting, especially in interior scenes, resulting in more realistic and high-quality visualizations. Additionally, users will experience more consistent lighting and precise shading in mirror reflections. This feature is available for users with NVIDIA RTX or AMD RX 6000/7000 series graphics cards.

Enscape is a powerful real-time rendering and visualization software that allows architects, engineers, and designers to create stunning 3D visualizations of their projects.

New 3D people assets

53 people were added to the Enscape Asset Library in January 2023. These are real people who have been scanned with our in-house 3D scanner. The library continues to grow with a new batch of 40 people that allow clothing customization with Enscape 3.5 and will get more diverse over time. Plans are also in place to start scanning more animals and helpful objects using this same technology. The scanned people assets are exclusive to Enscape and will be available in Chaos Cosmos shorty. They can be found by filtering for the tag “Exclusive”.

Alpha channel export improvement

Users can now export renderings with a transparent background, facilitating editing and post-processing in other tools. Users can also export semi-transparent materials, such as windows and glass surfaces, reducing the amount of time required for refining these materials during post-processing.

Orthographic views update for Revit

Enscape 3.5 allows for the synchronization of orthographic views between Revit and Enscape. Any orthographic view created or edited in Enscape will be reflected in Revit, and the crop region in Revit will match the Enscape viewport. This synchronization is bi-directional, meaning that users can adjust the crop region in Revit to
modify the view in Enscape as well.

Certified SpaceMouse support

With Enscape 3.5, it is possible to customize mouse controls through shortcut buttons on the SpaceMouse itself. This will make it easier for users to use a SpaceMouse and navigate a 3D model in conjunction with Enscape.

Layer assignment of assets in Rhino

In previous versions, when an Enscape asset was placed into a project, Rhino would assign it to the Default Layer. Now when placing assets in Rhino or Enscape, they will be placed in the currently selected layer.

New user area in toolbar

Users can now access their accounts directly from the Enscape toolbar. This will make it easier for them to manage and check their license status, manage web standalone, and panoramas.

Revit 2024 support

Enscape 3.5 supports the latest version of Revit – 2024.

Enscape + Chaos’ V-Ray

In 2022, Enscape merged with Chaos, a developer of visualization technologies that empower artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Together, the newly-combined company is creating an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools accessible to everyone. To learn more about this merger, read this article.

Need more information about Enscape?

Click here to learn more about Enscape, or contact our team at enscape@microsolresources.com.

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What’s New in Enscape 3.4?

Say hello to Enscape 3.4 and its many feature updates and workflow improvements! With Enscape’s latest version, they have added fine-tuning some of their client’s favorite features to further streamline your workflow and elevate your design experience.

Enscape is a powerful real-time rendering and visualization software that allows architects, engineers, and designers to create stunning 3D visualizations of their projects.

Enscape 3.4 is the latest version of the software, released in 2021. In this article, we will explore some of the new features and improvements in Enscape 3.4.

Explore Enscape 3.4 and benefit from:

Material Editor

One of the major updates in Enscape 3.4 is the new Material Editor. This new feature allows users to create and edit materials directly in the Enscape window, making it much easier to see the changes in real time. With the Material Editor, you can create a wide range of materials, from simple colors and textures to complex, multi-layered materials with reflectivity and transparency.

Custom Asset Library

Another significant improvement in Enscape 3.4 is the ability to create and add custom assets to the Enscape library. This feature allows users to create their own custom objects, textures, and materials and then save them as presets for future use. The Custom Asset Library makes it much easier to create consistent visualizations with a unique style, and it allows users to share their assets with others in their teams.

Improved Lighting and Shadows

Enscape 3.4 also includes several improvements to lighting and shadow rendering. The new version features an improved sun positioning system, which makes it easier to position the sun accurately for a specific location and time of day. Additionally, the new version of Enscape includes improved soft shadows, which create a more realistic and natural lighting effect.

Animated Vegetation

Enscape 3.4 introduces animated vegetation, which adds a new level of realism to visualizations. With this feature, plants and trees can be animated to move in the wind, adding a dynamic and lifelike effect to outdoor scenes.

Revit Enhancements

Enscape 3.4 also includes several enhancements to Revit integration. The new version features improved support for Revit’s Section Box tool, which makes it easier to visualize specific parts of a project. Additionally, Enscape now supports the display of multiple Revit categories simultaneously, making it easier to see a complete view of a project.

Overall, Enscape 3.4 offers several new features and enhancements that make it an even more powerful tool for architects, engineers, and designers. Whether you are creating realistic visualizations of architectural designs, or you are looking to add more realism to your 3D models, Enscape 3.4 is a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Enscape + Chaos Group’s V-Ray

In 2022, Enscape merged with Chaos, a developer of visualization technologies that empower artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Together, the newly-combined company is creating an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools accessible to everyone. To learn more about this merger, read this article.

Need more information about Enscape?

Click here to learn more about Enscape, or contact our team at enscape@microsolresources.com.

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