Bluebeam Academy comes to Kansas City and Honolulu

Join U.S CAD as Bluebeam Academy comes to Kansas City, Missouri and Honolulu, Hawaii in February and March 2020

Two Bluebeam training events, two cities, both with one full day of instructor-led training where you’ll learn best practices, high powered workflows, and expert tips & tricks to make you more productive in your daily use of Bluebeam Revu 2019.

Space is limited for both events, so register today!

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Why attend Bluebeam Academy?

The Bluebeam training you’ll receive at Bluebeam Academy is intended for current Bluebeam Revu users looking to expand on current skill sets. Experience improved processes and workflows. Those in architectural, engineering, and construction industries will benefit greatly from the Academy events.

Training Session Topics

Some of the class sessions are listed below. Be sure to visit the registration page for both events to view the specifics of each event as each event has slightly different options.  You’ll be able to create your full-day schedule by choosing from each event’s session list. All sessions led by U.S. CAD’s a Bluebeam Certified Instructors (BCIs).

Bluebeam Revu Basics

Geared for newer users. “Where do I start?” and  “Am I doing this right?” these questions will be answered.

We’ll navigate through Revu’s interface to familiarize you with markup and measurement tools. Work smarter armed with your newfound knowledge of Revu. PDF creation is only the beginning.

Dueling Bluebeam Studios

Project collaboration is easy. Troy DeGroot and Ron Couillard show you how quickly you can set up a project and perform design review without involving paper. You’ll learn to allow multiple project members the ability to use markup and edit your plans in real-time. This “duel” is fast-paced and fun without any firearms or gun powder.

Preparing Your Documents for Use in the Field

Project document management starts in the office, and your field team will appreciate how perfectly you’ve setup documents for them! Learn to prepare construction project documents for your field crews – the right way.

Bluebeam Revu for the Civil Engineer/Designer

Bluebeam Revu is only for architects and general contractors, right? Hardly. Learn where Revu fits in with civil design work. Dirt, roadwork, and grading? Yes please.

Takeoffs and Estimations

Two of the foundations of Bluebeam Revu. You’ll learn to calibrate drawing sets for accuracy then use the measurement tools in Revu for takeoffs. Leave this session knowing how to set up and perform takeoffs and estimating tasks with Revu.

Punch Workflows/Custom Tools

Project closeout the easy way. Learn the workflows and where custom tools come into the process. Deliver closeout documents like a pro.

Tips & Tricks for Using Revu in AEC Industries

“Small hinges swing big doors” and this session proves just that. A perennial favorite, this session is packed with tips and tricks that make a big difference in everyday workflows. Both beginners and gurus will learn several time-saving tips. Even an already an experienced Bluebeam Revu user is likely walk away from this fun session learning tips and tricks you didn’t know existed.


Troy DeGroot, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD

Trot DeGroot - Bluebeam Certified Instructor

A Bluebeam Certified Instructor, Troy has worked with several companies throughout the U.S. developing custom tools and processes followed by project team training. Documenting and implementing best practices and standards with Bluebeam Revu is his specialty. Troy presents at the annual Bluebeam Extreme Conference (XCON) year after year. Listen in on Troy as he co-hosts “In the Blue”, a podcast about all things Bluebeam.


Ron Couillard, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD

Ron Couillard - Bluebeam Certified Instructor

Ron is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor with over 20 years’ experience in Civil CAD production for projects as a Designer and CAD Manager. When he’s not training our civil design clients he’s performing software installations and product customization in the support of Bluebeam and several Autodesk products. Ron is a Certified Professional in AutoCAD Civil 3D.


Aaron Shimizu, Bluebeam Certified Instructor, U.S. CAD

Aaron Shimizu - Bluebeam Certified Instructor



Aaron holds the Bluebeam Certified Instructor designation along with several other certifications in regard to design including AutoCAD Certified Professional and Instructor, Revit Architecture Certified Professional, and LEED Green Associate. He comes from both industry and education and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Aided Design Department at Chaminade University of Honolulu.  Aaron’s past experience includes his position as BIM Manager/Job Captain in an architecture firm for over 8 years.


Ken Phelps, Senior Technical Specialist, U.S. CAD

Ken Phelps - Bluebeam Certified Instructor

Ken has been helping companies realize the benefits of their design technology for over 20 years. He’s presented at Bluebeam’s Annual Conference (XCON) for the past three years and various AEC events across the country.



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