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Bluebeam Tip: Line Styles in all Shapes and Sizes August 28, 2014

Posted by carolhagen in Bluebeam Revu, Construction Industry - Software.
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Custom Line Styles in Bluebeam RevuIn our previous post, Complementing CAD, the architect had dotted lines to display the path of travel. So what if you need something more elaborate? Bluebeam Revu has many line styles but did you know you can create your own?

Line Styles for paths, roadways, pipelines, fencing, railways, boundaries and borders are often used in illustrations and appear on construction plans. Custom line styles can be applied to Arrow, Ellipse, Line, Polyline, Rectangle, Polygon and Cloud markups. Use the custom Line Style editor to make your own custom line styles.

Custom line styles can be created using dashes, text, spaces, dots and vector graphics literally providing you with the option to create any shape or size. The custom Line Style editor gives you the ability to have multiple lines with varying characteristics that’s great for producing road patterns and other complex designs. Here’s a Bluebeam video on how to make your own line styles and share them with your peers.

Note: You can apply limited styles to the Dimension tool as well.

What unique line styles have you created? Email me a few you’re proud of and I’ll append them to this post (with a kudos to you and your firm)!

Bluebeam Tip: Callouts and Leader Lines June 25, 2013

Posted by carolhagen in Bluebeam Revu, Construction Industry - Software.
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Multiple leader Line CalloutCallouts are the second most popular markup in Bluebeam Revu (Cloud is the most used) and often times it would be helpful to add another leader line (aka line with an arrow) to point to multiple locations that a callout refers to. There are a couple ways to add multiple leader lines and a few extra tips below when working with Callouts:

Adding Leader Lines:
To add leader lines, right-click a Callout and select Add Leader.
or
Shortcut: Hold down the Shift key and click
the bend in the leader line. Then, click a location on the document to place the arrow of the new leader line.

Removing a Leader:
Right-click a leader line, then select Delete Leader.
or Shortcut: Hold down the Shift key and click the control
point at the end of the arrow.

Moving Both the Text Box and Leader(s) Together:
Hold down Alt, click inside the text box and then drag the entire Callout to a new location.

The shortcut to add a callout is “Q”.

Hope this saves you time and go get ’em Bluebeamers!

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