WHAT’S NEW IN BLUEBEAM REVU?
Take your team to new collaborative heights with Bluebeam software and tool sets.
Have your documentation processes gone fully digital – or close it? Products like Bluebeam Revu help make your documentation workflow more collaborative, efficient and organized in today’s paperless landscape.
Before breaking ground on a construction project, there are many days, months and sometimes years of planning and conceptualization of the final vision for completion.
Models have been designed and planned carefully by the owners, architecture and engineering teams, and the time has now come to execute these designs out in the field. Traditionally, this process involved manual or paper-based workflows with onsite conditions translated onto large drawing sets. Communication of changes needed constant updating of documents back and forth between all the teams responsible for the execution of the project.
The cost of this paper-based workflow in dollars and in time is immense. And ultimately, it affects the outcome of the project overall.
There is a risk of the onsite teams completing tasks with inaccurate information on the planned design or model which could result in re-work and lost revenue. Conversely, the construction teams may experience things in the field that were not effectively communicated or taken into consideration on the model.
The face of the construction industry is changing with innovations in technology and Bluebeam Revu is one such technology that can assist with painstaking daily workflows. Bluebeam Revu has many features that can assist your firm in digitizing the construction site to save time, save money and help you win more work.
The power of Bluebeam Revu’s digital markups feature allows for accountability and transparency on all aspects of a project. Any document can turn into a rich source of information for various teams, changes can be made and communicated instantly, and coordination occurs more quickly with those working in the field. Any markup that is made on a single PDF or drawing set is marked in an easy-to-export list that details who made the change and when–so that each member of the project is accountable to stakeholders throughout the project.
With so many individuals coming together on a construction project, it is important to keep track of what decisions were made and when to analyze and improve for the future. Over time, workflows become more efficient. Additionally, large drawing sets can be compiled and packaged to easily send back and forth between the teams on the field, and those off-site. With Bluebeam Revu for iPad, this collaboration goes to the next level and allows for markups to be viewed and made from anywhere.
Photos provide accurate insight into how things are going on a construction site. In Bluebeam Revu, 360° photos can be taken and applied directly into a PDF to show a comprehensive view of on-site conditions at the exact location on a drawing or plan. This gives great visibility to teams working off-site and helps identify potential issues or conflicts that may not be effectively communicated in a static photo. The 360° view provides context to the area in question, allowing further collaboration and communication directly from the construction site.
Collaboration is deepened further with Studio, Bluebeam’s collaboration platform that’s included with every seat of Revu. It provides team members with access to project-related documents in the cloud. Take advantage of the larger storage capability while also providing secure access to documents. There are two ways to collaborate:
Studio Projects – You can use Studio as a light-weight document management solution where individuals can log in to check-out documents, mark them up, and submit changes back to the team. Version control features help you track changes over time, and all actions related to the Studio Project are recorded for accountability.
Studio Sessions – Additionally, you can collaborate in real-time during a Studio Session, where project members can discuss, mark up documents, and make changes directly from the office or construction site.
With Bluebeam, outside teams can get in on the action even if they don’t have a full license of Bluebeam Revu. The free Bluebeam Vu PDF viewer application allows access to the documents and related project data and can be installed on an iPad.
Learn more about Bluebeam and how MG.aec can assist your firm in implementing the features listed above and much more. You can also download our free 30-day trial. Take your onsite construction teams to the next level, eliminate paper-based workflows, and create greater efficiency today.