Bluebeam Revu Basics

bluebeam revu training

Recommended Course Length: 1 day
Class Hours: 8:30-4:30
Cost: $495

8 AIA Learning Units


OverviewPrerequisitesCourse Outline

This one-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Bluebeam Revu by:

  • Providing hands-on instruction
  • Focusing on the foundational skills needed to use Bluebeam Revu to achieve greater productivity
  • Applying a progressive learning structure where each learning module builds on previous learning objectives

Who Should Attend

Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as well as the MFG industry.  Anyone that needs to work with a PDF file can benefit from Bluebeam Revu.

Each Student Receives

  • A student guide for use in the classroom*
  • Telephone support on class topics for 30 days
  • Certificate of completion

* If desired, training materials may be purchased separately for use as a reference guide outside the classroom.  Cost varies by title, please contact for details.

  • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers


  • Familiarity with PDF documents
  • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with sending / receiving email

Introduction to Revu

  • Course introduction
  • Introduction to Revu

Overview of the Revu Interface, Navigation and Profiles

  • Command Bar, Toolbars and Menus
  • Side Panels and Tab Access
  • Profiles and Profile Management
  • Opening a PDF in Revu
  • PDF Navigation in Revu

The Markup Tools

  • Overview of Markup Tools
  • How to Access Markup Tools
  • Types of Markup Tools
  • Customizing the Properties of Markup Tools

Revu Stamps

  • Overview of Stamps
  • How to access
  • Placing / sizing / editing of Stamps
  • Multi sheet application
  • Creating custom Stamps

The Tool Chest

  • What is the Tool Chest™ and Why It Saves Time
  • The Recent Tools Tool Set
  • Properties Mode vs. Drawing Mode
  • The My Tools Tool Set
  • Tool Sets

The Markups List

  • What is the Markups List?
  • Organizing Columns
  • Sorting Data in the Markups List
  • Filtering Data
  • Statuses
  • Custom Columns
  • Importing Comments From Other PDFs Onto Your File
  • Exporting All Markup Data

PDF Creation

  • New PDF Creation
  • Using the Bluebeam PDF Printer to Create PDFs From Virtually Any Program
  • PDF Creation From Microsoft Office
  • Introduction to 2D and 3D PDF Creation Using Design Program Plugins

Document Management and Setup

  • PDF Manipulation
  • Search: Text and VisualSearch™
  • Emailing and Exporting PDFs

Introduction to Studio

  • Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects
  • The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects
  • How Customers Are Using Studio to Save Time
  • Getting Into Studio

Studio Sessions

  • Setting Up a New Session
  • Live Session Participation
  • Record Reports
  • Closing Out a Studio Session

Studio Projects

  • Setting Up a New Project
  • Uploading Documents
  • Inviting Attendees
  • Setting Permissions
  • Viewing Documents in Read-Only Mode
  • Checking Out Documents For Editing
  • Checking Back In
  • Finding Out Who Checked Out a File
  • Viewing Revision History

Additional Topics

  • Document Comparison
  • Document Overlay
  • Legends
  • Punch Lists
  • Estimating
  • Defining Spaces

*Course length and cost are based on a minimum of four attendees MasterGraphics reserves the right to cancel classes.

*Note: The course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.