Bluebeam: Tips and Tricks

  • Course details

    Become a Bluebeam pro. Bluebeam is a robust suite of software for working with PDF documents in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. These tips and tricks can help you use Bluebeam more effectively and become an expert at managing your projects in a paperless environment. Industry expert Jim Rogers offers an ever-growing list of tips and tricks that will help you speed up your workflow and use new features like dynamic properties.

    Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.


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      Jim Rogers

      Teaching construction professionals to integrate safety, quality, and productivity

      • OSHA-certified educator Jim Rogers has 25+ years in construction, labor relations, and occupational safety.

        Jim Rogers has over 25 years of experience in areas including construction project management, labor relations, occupational safety, and health training and education. He has developed his skills and expertise through a unique career path that has afforded him many nontraditional opportunities for learning and advancement. Jim has held senior management roles in industry, director-level and senior consultant positions with industry trade associations, and faculty and director positions in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He established the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at ASU and produced and delivered many of the center's courses in construction and general industry. Jim's interests are focused on continuing education for the construction management professional and the integration of safety, productivity, and quality into the workforce.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Simultaneous length, area, and volume

    - [Instructor] One of the advantages that I should be able to realize by using Bluebeam Revu as a takeoff and estimating tool and using a digital set of construction drawings versus a paper set of construction drawings is it should increase my productivity. I should be able to do things faster. This week, I'm going to show you one way to make that a reality. So I'm going to zoom in on my sample set of construction drawings here, and taking a look at this big office space right here. And now, if I'm a construction estimator and this were a paper set of drawings, I might have to measure this particular room several times because I probably need some length quantities. I need to know what the perimeter length of this room is for my baseboard. I need to know what the area is for my carpet or my flooring. I probably also need to know what my wall surface area is for my drywall quantities. And I might even have a need to get…

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