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Bluebeam Extreme Conference 2015 Agenda

This year’s Bluebeam Extreme Conference 2015 Agenda has been released. The Bluebeam Extreme Conference in Los Angeles, CA promises to be better than ever with an expanded agenda, more experts, and a stronger reseller channel presence. The agenda has something for everyone. Javascript classes for the Revu Extreme users, Batch Processing classes for the production junkies, and Revu for iPad training for the mobile crowd.

Get your copy of Conference Session Guide here.

Remember, discounts are available for government employees, and full time students and professors. For information, email bluebeamextreme@bluebeam.com. We hope to see you there!

July 29th 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration Open

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
3D PDFs
Discover how to publish 3D PDFs with Bluebeam’s plugins for Revit, Navisworks and SketchUp Pro, or by using an IFC file. Explore the ways that a 3D PDF can be viewed, marked up and utilized within your everyday project documentation, as well as how to customize your 3D views and manipulate 3D PDFs to deliver information to project stakeholders.In this general session, you will learn about:

Navigating and modifying 3D content created directly from Revit, Navisworks and Sketchup Pro, or an IFC file.
Inserting 3D content to an existing template or other PDF document.
Viewing, manipulating, and adding markups and views to your 3D PDFs directly within Revu’s interface.
Using markup indicators to return to markup views.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Advanced Engineering Review
Increase the accuracy of P&ID engineering reviews and reduce schedules while keeping project commenters connected to a live master set. Learn how Revu’s Tool Chest and Markups list can be used for marking up P&IDs and associated project documentation such as vendor drawings, isometrics and specs. Discover how Batch Link can make short work of hyperlinking off sheet connectors to their adjacent pages, creating an efficient and navigable master set.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Customizing Revu’s interface and symbol library for establishing standardization by project, owner or discipline.
Comparing documents to verify and annotate drawing changes between CAD issuances.
Connecting document commenters in real time to a master set, regardless of location, using Bluebeam Studio.
Building a navigable set of documents using Batch Link.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Batch Tools
Batch tools in Revu allow you to apply powerful features across multiple PDFs at once. Discover how some of the newest batch tools in Revu 2015 help to automate document standardization and navigation, as well as change identification.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Customizing and running Batch Link on files with and without searchable text.
Optimizing configuration options for batch OCR processing.
Navigating the new and improved batch match menu to automatically queue sheets, regardless of page or document count.
Employing new Batch Overlay Pages, Batch Slip Sheet and enhanced Batch Compare Documents features to aid in tracking document revision evolution.
Applying Stamps, Headers & Footers and other batch features with one button using Scripting.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bluebeam Studio 101
Bluebeam Revu’s cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, enables you to work with your project team on the same PDFs in real time. Discover the ways that Studio can help improve communication, speed up the review process, provide access to the most up-to-date project files, and track comments made by project team members.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up a Bluebeam Studio account.
Creating Bluebeam Studio Sessions and Bluebeam Studio Projects.
Collaborating with others in real time using Studio Sessions.
Tracking and organizing comments made in a Session using Revu’s Markups list and the Studio Session Record.
Managing Session and Projects, including enabling notifications

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Classroom Trainer Skills 101
Did you get so good at using Bluebeam Revu that you found yourself assigned to train other people on it, even though you’d never been a trainer before? Welcome! This session is designed for the accidental trainers of the world—those who never planned on training others, but find themselves doing it more than expected. We will teach you some of the fundamentals of good training to help step up your game.

In this general session and group discussion, you will learn about:

Crafting your training methods to take advantage of how adults learn best (it’s different from when we were kids).
Leveraging the different ways we absorb information to have a greater impact.
Managing your learners’ expectations well — and often.
Recognizing the importance of patience and positivity in training.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Creating Digital Documents
This precursor to Managing Digital Documents is designed to show you how Revu enables you to create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Discover how to connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to quickly and instantly access important information and files.

In part one of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Automatically generating page labels to better organize project documents.
Extracting documents for fast and easy performance downstream.
Creating a navigable drawing set using Revu’s powerful Batch Link functionality.
Using Sets to easily access and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Customer Case Study Presentation: Barton Malow: Daytona Rising
In this presentation, learn about the successful implementation of Bluebeam Revu on the historic Daytona International Speedway renovation project. Hear from contractors Barton Malow, designers ROSSETTI Architects and owners Daytona International, who worked together to create a successful on-boarding process for the project team to optimize their use of Revu and to ensure the demands of this unique project were met. Learn what life was like before and after Bluebeam, and how Bluebeam Studio is part of their daily tools for creating efficient workflows.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

Transforming your daily workflows using Bluebeam Studio.
Using Bluebeam Studio to increase productivity throughout the entire design/construction process.
Creating techniques for a successful on­boarding process for owners, designers, subcontractors, et al. when implementing Revu.
Utilizing Revu as a vital tool for delivering successful projects.

Presenters:
Jason McFadden, E.I.T., LEED AP, Director of Project Management
Barton Malow

Gregory Sweeney AIA, LEED AP, Director of Technical Design
ROSSETTI Architects

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Revu Basics 101 (2 hours)
Before learning more complex workflows, strengthen your knowledge of the most commonly used features in Bluebeam Revu. This session is a great starting point for beginners, or users who have a sense that they might be missing something fundamental that will help them get to the next step.

In this general session and hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Create a PDF from any Windows application, Bluebeam plugin or saved template within Revu.
Navigate the interface and find any feature you need, when you need it.
Use a preloaded Profile to control the software’s interface for specific workflows, or set up a custom Profile that you can easily share with others.
Create, customize and save your commonly used markup tools in the Tool Chest to eliminate redundancy and promote standardization.
Use the Markups list to track all of your markups, record pertinent data, consolidate comments from other collaborators, and export information in a summary as a way to give clear reports or to-do lists.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Round Table: Data Mining & Information Management, Part 1 (Conference Alumni Only)
As the AEC industry increases its use of and reliance on technology, how does it best manage the flow of project- and business-critical information? The industry uses a wide array of applications for project management, document management, editing, collaboration, accounting, estimating – the list is a long one and ever-changing. How can various key software tools work together to facilitate the movement of information from one system to the next? What requests or suggestions can be made to software developers/vendors to ensure optimal integration? What are best practices for culling and tracking data for better project management and business administration? Come prepared to add your voice to this critical conversation.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
3D PDF Training
Discover how to utilize 3D PDFs to deliver complex design data to key project stakeholders. Learn the mechanics of adding, marking up and modifying 3D content within Revu.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Insert 3D PDF, U3D and IFC content into a template or existing PDF document.
Navigate and modify views to clearly display 3D content.
Place markups on a model and use markup indicators to easily return to those views.
Manipulate 3D objects using the Transform tool to deconstruct complex models.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Batch Tools Training
Become an office hero by learning how to use Revu’s most powerful batch tools. Dive into the mechanics of batch processes, including Batch Link and Batch Slip Sheet.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Optimize Batch Link and work with different file naming and storage conventions.
Use Batch Slip Sheet to mass update your existing sheets with new revisions, all while preserving a history of comments.
Set up a Stamp for batch application.
Set up Headers & Footers for batch application.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Customer Case Study Presentation: Mortenson Construction: Woodward Lincoln Avenue Campus
Hear from the owner, designer and general contractor in this case study on the Engineering Technology Building and HQ Building for international high tech manufacturer, Woodward. Learn how owner Woodward, designer Ghafari and constructor Mortenson sought to innovate from day one, and how the early adoption of VDC tools like Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio set the foundation for innovative thinking across the project that continues to this day.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

Meeting the challenges of a complex program by leveraging cloud-based collaboration solutions.
Using technology to eliminate redundancies, enable the quick exchange of project information and feedback, and provide integrated methods for tracking.
Leveraging buy-in for an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach that works even without an IPD contract.
Employing “day in the life” sessions that can result in greater understanding of staff needs, and ultimately better design.

Presenters:
Chris Boal, Integrated Construction Manager
Mortenson Construction

Matt Kraft, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Director
Ghafari Associates

Jennifer Ray, Program Manager
Woodward

Hunter Nelson, Integrated Construction Coordinator
Mortenson Construction

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Design Review and QA/QC with Bluebeam Studio
Learn how to take the headache out of reviewing documents, as well as facilitate faster review cycles and increase project quality, by making the process collaborative. With Bluebeam Studio, you will be able to comment on and approve drawings, manage and track those comments, and ensure seamless communication in real time among the entire project team during the design and construction process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Assure project quality by easily reviewing digital documents during the design and construction administration phases of a project.
Create quality assurance and quality control checklist templates to help keep your projects on track.
Utilize Revu to organize comments made on drawings, and generate reports of these comments to keep information flowing between project team members.
Collaborate with others digitally during document review using Bluebeam Studio.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Managing Digital Documents
This continuation of the Creating Digital Documents session is designed to empower you to leverage Revu’s vast array of tools to manage documents that continually change throughout the project lifecycle. Discover how to dynamically identify changes and then seamlessly integrate them into your digital project documents.

In part two of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Performing batch processes to identify and compare changes between documents.
Dynamically slip-sheeting your revised files into the current project.
Managing Sets to automatically recognize and organize the latest drawing revisions.
Ensuring all project documents are still navigable and how to publish them as a project deliverable.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Punch
Streamline your punch process by taking it digital with Revu. Complete punch walks in real time with Bluebeam Studio Sessions, and use tools like Capture, Spaces and Custom Columns to save time and money while improving communication and increasing accountability.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Creating custom, shareable tool sets.
Capturing images and video from the field and embedding them into markups.
Preparing and deploying Spaces, custom statuses and columns for more cohesive markup tracking.
Using Studio Sessions to complete punch walks and distribute punchlists.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Round Table: Data Mining & Information Management, Part 2 (Conference Alumni Only)
This round table will identify and then focus on the long and painful life of a few key pieces of project information and the procedures that generate it. You have all felt the pain of misused, slow, inefficient and outdated processes. Often these processes are only in place to create information that is no longer critical to successful project delivery. Technology continues to drive changes to workflow, and workflow changes continue to make old information obsolete. What processes (or parts) should we be able to eliminate with technology as it exists now, and what does your future ideal state look like? Come ready to share your ideas.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Site Planning and Coordination
Construction sites are constantly changing, requiring continuous coordination and communication with the entire project team. Bluebeam Revu makes completing logistic plans easier with features such as the exclusive Tool Chest for saving custom site-planning markups and Sketch Tools that automatically scale. Add plans to a Bluebeam Studio Project to ensure your project team always has access to the most current documents.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Create custom markups for site planning and coordination.
Save markups to the Tool Chest.
Create custom tool sets that can be exported and shared with others.
Set up a Studio Project.
Keep your project team up to date with the most current documents.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Takeoffs & Estimates
Explore Revu’s capabilities for performing your takeoffs and estimates faster and more accurately time and time again. Calling upon Revu’s highly customizable measurements tools and VisualSearch functions, you will learn about obtaining multiple values from a single measurement and applying counts to repeated symbols throughout your documents, as well as creating markups that automatically scale to set page dimensions.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up the dynamic Revu interface to perform takeoffs consistently and accurately.
Performing takeoffs faster with stored, information-rich custom markup tools.
Scaling tool sets to be able to automatically calibrate to drawings of any scale.
Using VisualSearch to quickly find and count PDF-content symbols.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Coffee Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Creating a Digital Dashboard
Digital dashboards are an intuitive way to provide all team members access to all relevant project information quickly and easily. Learn how to create one for your project team members, discuss different types of information that can be displayed in a dashboard, and explore storage ideas to prolong the life and relevancy of your documents.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Creating an intuitive visualization dashboard that is instantly understandable for all project team members.
Digital document storage solutions and their benefits.
How to structure project information into broader hierarchical categories.
How to leverage Revu’s tools to create dynamic sets to navigate in and out of your digital dashboard.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Creating Digital Documents Training
Create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to help make important information and files more easily accessible.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare files for Sets using AutoMark.
Create a Set to easily organize and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.
Extract pages from a combined Set to single-page files.
Create a navigable drawing set using Revu’s Batch Link functionality.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Customer Panel: Document Review & Collaboration
In this panel discussion, learn how users from different industries are using Bluebeam solutions to enhance the design review process. From sharing Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and automating approvals in Studio to developing an electronic plan review system with Bluebeam’s advanced technologies, learn how Bluebeam is helping firms realize greater workflow efficiencies.

In this panel, you will learn about:

Implementing Bluebeam solutions to further automate the design process.
Using Bluebeam Studio for P&ID collaboration.
Saving time and resources by switching from paper to PDF.
Generating up-to-the-minute sets of documents and packaging them for simultaneous review with Bluebeam’s bFX protocol.

Panelists:

Rachel Attebery, Process Engineering
Black & Veatch

Joel T. Osburn, Sr. Application Support Tech
City of Eugene, OR

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Customer Panel: Streamlining Technology Implementation
Join this panel for an inside look at how companies are successfully implementing new technology like Bluebeam Revu into their business processes, and the true cost of using these tools in the office and in the field. Learn how industry leaders are using technology to improve project execution and client satisfaction and how embedding your firm’s business processes into the delivery of IT services can result in a higher rate of return in your technology investment.In this panel, you will learn about:

How new technology like Bluebeam Revu can create consistency throughout the lifecycle of a project.
How technology can create a seamless transition from the office to the field.
How to transform the delivery of IT services to align with business support processes.
How to reduce overhead and maintenance by standardizing existing software licenses.

Panelists:
James Gentile, Superintendent
C.W. Driver

Eric Davis, Director of Strategic Development
Swinerton Builders

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Enterprise Deployment
Deploy Revu company-wide efficiently with Bluebeam’s Enterprise Deployment Package. Save time and simplify the process by using this alternative to individual desktop installation. Learn how to plan for deployment as well as which options are available to customize and standardize Revu to best serve the needs of your organization.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Planning and preparing for a deployment of Revu in your environment.
Using Profiles and tool sets to standardize workflows and interface appearance.
Distributing custom settings for features such as tool sets and Profiles.
The basics of the unattended (silent) installation of Revu to multiple users.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Punch Training
Make your punch process more efficient by capturing issues in real time using Bluebeam Studio and Revu’s customizable Punchkey symbols. Speed up back check by building filtered reports and tracking outstanding issues. Expand your skills even further by incorporating CSV documents, attachments, custom statuses and more into your process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare your documents for punch using Spaces, Punchkeys, and custom statuses and columns.
Create and place punch markups that contain embedded Capture media for detailed issue reporting.
Track, communicate and assign responsibilities for pending and completed issues.
Build specified task lists for your subcontractors to clearly communicate outstanding items.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Punch Training
Make your punch process more efficient by capturing issues in real time using Bluebeam Studio and Revu’s customizable Punchkey symbols. Speed up back check by building filtered reports and tracking outstanding issues. Expand your skills even further by incorporating CSV documents, attachments, custom statuses and more into your process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare your documents for punch using Spaces, Punchkeys, and custom statuses and columns.
Create and place punch markups that contain embedded Capture media for detailed issue reporting.
Track, communicate and assign responsibilities for pending and completed issues.
Build specified task lists for your subcontractors to clearly communicate outstanding items.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Revu in the Oilfield
There are myriad ways that Revu can be used on a rig or in the field. Custom tool sets and detailed reports can help you with line walks, leak tests, turnarounds, shutdowns and more. Prepare documents for ease of use in the field on mobile devices.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Customizing Profiles to standardize Revu’s interface.
Creating custom markup tools that can highlight, count in sequence and copy PDF content.
Embedding images from the field into markups using the Capture tool.
Exporting PDF content to Excel.
Generating detailed reports showing the status of all markups.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Skills Challenge
The Skills Challenge kicks off the 2015 eXtreme Conference on Wednesday night from 6:00-9:00pm. This highly requested event will allow eXtreme Conference alumni from the top architecture, engineering and construction firms to go head to head in a Revu-based skills challenge. Open to all attendees. Fun, food and drinks included!

 

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast Sponsored by Orange Blade Consultants

7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration Open

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad
Revu iPad pares down Revu Windows to its most essential features and functionality, and packages it into a lightweight, field-ready app. Get acquainted with the basics of setting up a cloud account, navigating through a document, marking up a document and collaborating with colleagues—all while being mobile.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Accessing, storing and syncing documents locally or in the cloud.
Navigating through a document set to locate the information you need, when you need it.
Marking up a document using the vast array of tools available in Revu iPad.
Collaborating on documents in real time with team members using Bluebeam Studio.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Creating Digital Documents
This precursor to Managing Digital Documents is designed to show you how Revu enables you to create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Discover how to connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to quickly and instantly access important information and files.

In part one of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Automatically generating page labels to better organize project documents.
Extracting documents for fast and easy performance downstream.
Creating a navigable drawing set using Revu’s powerful Batch Link functionality.
Using Sets to easily access and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Customer Panel: Integrating BIM for Greater Efficiency
This panel will cover the integration of BIM into various AEC and Energy workflows, including submittal packages, oil & gas processes, and 2D and 3D spatial coordination. Hear best practices for creating greater efficiencies, reducing waste, managing risk, and creating a culture of innovation to stay competitive and drive change in the industry.

In this panel, you will learn about:

Evaluating potential submission options and determining what will work best for your needs.
Adding improved BIM functionality to digital documents.
Leveraging 4D and 5D to promote lean practices and improve risk management.
Setting up, managing and completing spatial coordination using AutoCAD, Revit and Bluebeam Revu.

Panelists:
Johann Palacios, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Civil Structural Engineering Manager
Pelican Energy

Mark Decker, VDC Director
Jacobsen Construction

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Digital Image Boards
Digital image boards are used in an assortment of disciplines and can help you instantly convey a variety of concepts that may be difficult to communicate verbally. Digital composites of your drawings, illustrations, materials & finishes, text and product images can all be made within Revu.

In this general session and hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Set up presentation files and create templates for easy reuse.
Quickly add visual interest to your board by combining images, shapes, lines, drawing files and text.
Incorporate interactive elements including hyperlinks to websites, specifications and 3D PDFs.
Easily share your presentation files with others.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
DMS Access
Revu can be configured to open PDF files in Bentley ProjectWise and Microsoft SharePoint. Discover how to streamline your workflow when working with these Document Management System (DMS) solutions and Revu.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Configuring Revu for SharePoint and ProjectWise.
Setting DMS options directly from Revu preferences.
Navigating to files stored in SharePoint and ProjectWise through Revu’s integrated document management toolbar.
Pinning commonly used documents stored in your DMS using File Access.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Managing Digital Documents Training
Manage drawing revisions using Revu’s Sets functionality and utilize automated features to identify changes, transfer markups, and maintain a current and dynamic document set.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Manage revisions in a Set to automatically transfer markups and maintain a current and posted set of documents.
Examine file naming conventions and recognize their effect on revision filtering.
Use Document Comparison tools to automatically detect changes between drawing revisions.
Publish a set of documents as a project deliverable.

9:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Revu Basics 101 (2 hours)
Before learning more complex workflows, strengthen your knowledge of the most commonly used features in Bluebeam Revu. This session is a great starting point for beginners, or users who have a sense that they might be missing something fundamental that will help them get to the next step.

In this general session and hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Create a PDF from any Windows application, Bluebeam plugin or saved template within Revu.
Navigate the interface and find any feature you need, when you need it.
Use a preloaded Profile to control the software’s interface for specific workflows, or set up a custom Profile that you can easily share with others.
Create, customize and save your commonly used markup tools in the Tool Chest to eliminate redundancy and promote standardization.
Use the Markups list to track all of your markups, record pertinent data, consolidate comments from other collaborators, and export information in a summary as a way to give clear reports or to-do lists.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Round Table: Giving Owners What They Really Need (Conference Alumni Only)
High performance buildings require system-specific owner training, skilled operators, occupant behavioral change, and continued maintenance to perform to expectation. What are some effective ways and tools to transfer knowledge at project turnover? Construction closeout documentation process has evolved substantially from rolls of as-built drawings and O&M binders to electronic as-builts, hyperlinked O&Ms, video trainings and integrated virtual models. This information is only useful if it is easily accessible, user-friendly and intuitive to all users. The goal with this round table discussion is to gather a group of experts and have open dialogue on this topic to raise the bar in the construction industry and make this process better and more valuable.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Structural Takeoffs Training
Discover essential tools as well as tips and tricks for performing concrete foundation and structural steel takeoffs. Learn how to use Revu’s measurement tools, the Tool Chest and Custom Columns to help quantify and calculate your next bid.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Perform area and volume measurements to quantify cubic yards of concrete.
Perform perimeter measurements to quantify lineal feet of structural steel on a framing plan.
Use the Tool Chest to easily reapply your customized measurement tools.
Create a variety of Custom Columns to calculate material costs from your quantities.

9:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Studio Enterprise: Systems Integrated Workflows
Bluebeam develops advanced technologies to seamlessly work with your enterprise systems. Studio Enterprise allows you to use Bluebeam Studio to collaborate and share information more securely in a locally hosted environment, behind your own firewall.

In this general session, you will learn about

Hosting Bluebeam Studio on your own server versus in the cloud.
Leveraging Bluebeam advanced technologies to automate document processing.
New features in Bluebeam Studio Sessions and Projects.
Leveraging Bluebeam advanced technologies with other common DMS solutions

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Training Administration and Deployment
Successful training begins long before the actual session takes place. Participants need to be identified and then instructed on when and where to show up, as well as what to bring. And once the training is done, there’s more to do to make sure the next group has as good of an experience as the previous group, if not a better one.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Writing better course/training descriptions to help target training to the right learners.
Registering participants and optimizing the registration process to set everyone up for success.
Creating the best atmosphere possible for people to learn in.
Evaluating the success of the training and gaining insight on how to make it better.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Coffee Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Advanced Material Takeoff Training
Take your material takeoffs to a whole new dimension with Revu’s customizable interface and intuitive measurement tools. Utilize depth and wall area columns to calculate multiple-measurement takeoffs. Leverage Revu’s Dynamic Tool Set Scaler for providing value-add content and communication with each bid, and employ Revu’s VisualSearch to quickly generate counts.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Customize Revu’s interface for quick navigation and access to commonly used tools.
Use exclusive AutoMark technology to automatically construct a list of bookmarks for faster document navigation.
Understand how area, volume and perimeter can all be utilized to report multiple measurements per takeoff in a variety of trade-specific workflows.
Use the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler to save trade-specific symbols for quick layout, regardless of calibrated scale.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Advanced Tips & Tricks
Learn to use Revu as efficiently as the engineers who designed it. Come hear Bluebeam engineers share their top “Tips & Tricks” for Revu users, including keyboard shortcuts, settings, functions and more. By attending this session, you will learn a number of Bluebeam’s coveted time-saving and customization tips, and leave with an invaluable list of ways to streamline your workflow.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad Training
Gain a deeper understanding of Revu iPad’s document access, markup and collaboration functionalities by walking through how to use these field-ready tools.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Access, sync and store files locally and in the cloud.
Use Revu’s Punchkey and Capture tools, as well as Markups list statuses to facilitate faster and clearer communication on punch walks.
Set up your measurement tools and execute quick field measurement verification.
Follow best practices for successfully collaborating on Studio Projects from any location.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad Training
Gain a deeper understanding of Revu iPad’s document access, markup and collaboration functionalities by walking through how to use these field-ready tools.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Access, sync and store files locally and in the cloud.
Use Revu’s Punchkey and Capture tools, as well as Markups list statuses to facilitate faster and clearer communication on punch walks.
Set up your measurement tools and execute quick field measurement verification.
Follow best practices for successfully collaborating on Studio Projects from any location.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Creating Digital Documents Training
Create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to help make important information and files more easily accessible.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare files for Sets using AutoMark.
Create a Set to easily organize and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.
Extract pages from a combined Set to single-page files.
Create a navigable drawing set using Revu’s Batch Link functionality.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Creating Training Content Basics
A good training program requires a thoughtfully planned curriculum and the content to accompany it. This course will assist you in designing your in-house Revu training program, as well as creating the content needed to make the learning stick. Drawing on our years of experience training our customers, we’ll teach you how users learn Revu best.

In this general session, you will learn about:

The basics of adult learning theory and how to apply that to your courses for maximum results.
How to decide if you want to do instructor-led training, online training or both.
How to break up Revu content into learning modules and place them in the best sequence for the most beneficial outcomes.
How to measure the effectiveness of the training content.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Managing Digital Documents
This continuation of the Creating Digital Documents session is designed to empower you to leverage Revu’s vast array of tools to manage documents that continually change throughout the project lifecycle. Discover how to dynamically identify changes and then seamlessly integrate them into your digital project documents.

In part two of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Performing batch processes to identify and compare changes between documents.
Dynamically slip-sheeting your revised files into the current project.
Managing Sets to automatically recognize and organize the latest drawing revisions.
Ensuring all project documents are still navigable and how to publish them as a project deliverable.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Project Closeout & Facilities Maintenance
Utilize the power of Revu to integrate project closeout documentation with your existing facility documents. With Revu, information can be added and tracked to enhance your record drawings. Learn about the specific tools that enable your facility staff to easily access and update FM documents for use in operational processes and planning, as well as inspections.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Organizing and establishing the basis for a living and scalable facility document set.
Using Bluebeam Studio to provide secure access to building information, even when off site.
Implementing a dashboard to provide efficient means to access correct documents, without searching through rolls of drawings.
Managing inspections and as-built condition documentation.

11:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Round Table: Bluebeam Revu in Education
Please join the Bluebeam Academic Team in a round table discussion featuring professors who currently implement Revu on campus. This round table will foster a peer-to-peer sharing environment among the industry’s leading educators of AEC programs from colleges and universities around the country. Topics of discussion will include how to successfully implement Revu into the curriculum, student success stories, exercises and team projects, specific features or tools used to enhance existing classroom workflows, and best practices for initial software exposure and resource assembly. In addition to educators, professionals who lead and facilitate recruitment efforts within their company are also welcome to join. Please attend and share what new hire skills your company considers as crucial in new hires and what factors defines a recent grad as a top recruit among their competition. Join us and come prepared to share your process for educating and recruiting the next generation of AEC leaders If you are interested in participating in this round table, please email bluebeamextreme@bluebeam.com.

 

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
eXtreme Awards Luncheon Ceremony
Join the industry’s top professionals and fellow Revu users at the annual eXtreme Awards Luncheon Ceremony as we recognize the industry’s most innovate projects. Award categories include Arts, Entertainment & Sports, Commercial/Residential, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial/Manufacturing and Transportation/Infrastructure. Who will take home this year’s coveted bXa? RSVP to attend the luncheon to find out!

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
3D PDFs
Discover how to publish 3D PDFs with Bluebeam’s plugins for Revit, Navisworks and SketchUp Pro, or by using an IFC file. Explore the ways that a 3D PDF can be viewed, marked up and utilized within your everyday project documentation, as well as how to customize your 3D views and manipulate 3D PDFs to deliver information to project stakeholders.In this general session, you will learn about:

Navigating and modifying 3D content created directly from Revit, Navisworks and Sketchup Pro, or an IFC file.
Inserting 3D content to an existing template or other PDF document.
Viewing, manipulating, and adding markups and views to your 3D PDFs directly within Revu’s interface.
Using markup indicators to return to markup views.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad
Revu iPad pares down Revu Windows to its most essential features and functionality, and packages it into a lightweight, field-ready app. Get acquainted with the basics of setting up a cloud account, navigating through a document, marking up a document and collaborating with colleagues—all while being mobile.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Accessing, storing and syncing documents locally or in the cloud.
Navigating through a document set to locate the information you need, when you need it.
Marking up a document using the vast array of tools available in Revu iPad.
Collaborating on documents in real time with team members using Bluebeam Studio.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Bluebeam Studio 101
Bluebeam Revu’s cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, enables you to work with your project team on the same PDFs in real time. Discover the ways that Studio can help improve communication, speed up the review process, provide access to the most up-to-date project files, and track comments made by project team members.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up a Bluebeam Studio account.
Creating Bluebeam Studio Sessions and Bluebeam Studio Projects.
Collaborating with others in real time using Studio Sessions.
Tracking and organizing comments made in a Session using Revu’s Markups list and the Studio Session Record.
Managing Session and Projects, including enabling notifications

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Customer Panel: Going Lean and Mean – Strategies for Adopting Lean Workflows
As technology enables us to design and build projects faster, the need for project efficiency has become more critical than ever. A growing number of companies are implementing lean processes into their digital workflows to streamline them even further. In this panel discussion, we’ll examine different strategies for going lean that supports the increasing demands and complexities of construction documentation, and the resulting benefits.

In this panel, you will learn about:

Implementing lean techniques to promote greater efficiency.
Understanding the importance of tracking metrics in lean processes.
Identifying and eliminating wasteful processes in digital workflows.
Leveraging the power of Bluebeam Revu eXtreme’s scripting features to automate repetitive tasks.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
From Acrobat to Revu: Creating a Smooth Transition for Your Users
Many of our customers come to Revu after years of using Acrobat. This session will teach you how to customize your training for these users to make the transition smooth and pain-free. We will show you the key differences between Acrobat and Revu and then demonstrate how to accomplish basic tasks in both programs.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Identifying the key distinctions between Acrobat and Revu, including both program’s interface and markup tool access.
Preparing for the challenges of transitioning users to Revu from Acrobat.
Getting buy-in from hesitant users.

2:15 PM – 4:15 PM
JavaScript (2 hours)
Make the most out of the advanced features in Bluebeam Revu eXtreme by improving your digital workflows with a number of built-in scripting commands. JavaScript can be employed to create powerful forms and dynamic stamps. Learn what it takes to get started.

In this general session and hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Identify what JavaScript is and how it can be harnessed by PDF to enhance digital workflows.
Use a collection of methods and properties related to form fields.
Create an Interactive JavaScript Stamp.
Find the resources available to employ JavaScript.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Managing Digital Documents Training
Manage drawing revisions using Revu’s Sets functionality and utilize automated features to identify changes, transfer markups, and maintain a current and dynamic document set.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Round Table: Trends in Virtual Design & Construction (Conference Alumni Only)
Do you work in the field of virtual design and construction? Are you actively engaged in the implementation of tools and the creation and management of workflow? If so, please join us to discuss the trends, opportunities and challenges that face this ever-changing role. Questions to be discussed include: What existing technology tools do you most rely on and what future tools are you most excited to incorporate? Who drives what VDC processes and what effect does that have on project partners? What challenges do you face when writing VDC guidelines or requirements into your contracts? Have you discovered regional differences in approach and execution? How is VDC changing the relationship between architects and contractors? Come engage with your peers and add your voice to this critical conversation.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Studio Enterprise: Systems Administrators Guide
Set up and leverage the power of your Studio Enterprise server, scaling it to the demands of high-intensity and high-capacity projects. Get insight into upcoming Studio Enterprise features that give you more control over Studio activity and project workflows.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Installing and configuring Studio Enterprise.
Managing and monitoring ongoing activity.
Integrating Enterprise level applications with Studio workflows.
Enhancing collaboration and file management with Studio Enterprise.

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Coffee Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
3D PDF Training
Discover how to utilize 3D PDFs to deliver complex design data to key project stakeholders. Learn the mechanics of adding, marking up and modifying 3D content within Revu.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Insert 3D PDF, U3D and IFC content into a template or existing PDF document.
Navigate and modify views to clearly display 3D content.
Place markups on a model and use markup indicators to easily return to those views.
Manipulate 3D objects using the Transform tool to deconstruct complex models.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad Training
Gain a deeper understanding of Revu iPad’s document access, markup and collaboration functionalities by walking through how to use these field-ready tools.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Access, sync and store files locally and in the cloud.
Use Revu’s Punchkey and Capture tools, as well as Markups list statuses to facilitate faster and clearer communication on punch walks.
Set up your measurement tools and execute quick field measurement verification.
Follow best practices for successfully collaborating on Studio Projects from any location.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bluebeam Revu for iPad Training
Gain a deeper understanding of Revu iPad’s document access, markup and collaboration functionalities by walking through how to use these field-ready tools.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Access, sync and store files locally and in the cloud.
Use Revu’s Punchkey and Capture tools, as well as Markups list statuses to facilitate faster and clearer communication on punch walks.
Set up your measurement tools and execute quick field measurement verification.
Follow best practices for successfully collaborating on Studio Projects from any location.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Customer Panel: Getting Buy-In for New Technology
Implementing new software can be a challenge in itself, but what if you need to convince your company to invest in Bluebeam Revu as a new solution for your workflow challenges? Moreover, how do you get users of various generations and skill levels up to speed, or overcome resistance from employees who aren’t invested in the training process? Join this panel discussion to learn how others have successfully deployed Revu by getting buy-in from decision makers and users alike.

In this panel, you will learn about:

How to justify investing in technology in a cost-sensitive environment.
How to resolve key security concerns.
How to deploy and train employees of all generations, skill levels and responsibilities.
How to overcome training obstacles by getting internal buy-in from key influencers.

Panelists:
Katherine Leskin, P.E., Process Engineer
Fluor

Abigail Heimel, Assistant Project Manager
Kraus-Anderson

Ryan Rogers, Technology Operations Manager
Power Construction

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Design Review and QA/QC with Bluebeam Studio
Learn how to take the headache out of reviewing documents, as well as facilitate faster review cycles and increase project quality, by making the process collaborative. With Bluebeam Studio, you will be able to comment on and approve drawings, manage and track those comments, and ensure seamless communication in real time among the entire project team during the design and construction process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Assure project quality by easily reviewing digital documents during the design and construction administration phases of a project.
Create quality assurance and quality control checklist templates to help keep your projects on track.
Utilize Revu to organize comments made on drawings, and generate reports of these comments to keep information flowing between project team members.
Collaborate with others digitally during document review using Bluebeam Studio.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oil & Gas: General Idea Sharing
Come and participate in this round table discussion, hosted by Bluebeam Product Management and Client Services, to explore industry workflows, pain points and applied solutions. Come ready to share with industry colleagues what you have discovered to work well in the adoption and implementation of Bluebeam tools within your organization. We will also explore what industry trends that we as a technology provider need to be aware of and what tools you anticipate will be needed in the future to help you do what you do better.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Product Management Hot Seat
Do you have questions about the development road map for Bluebeam technologies? Do you want to know more about our development process? Are you curious about where certain feature development and integrations stand? In this lively session, our key Product Managers will take the stage to answer some of your most pressing questions in this open-forum, rapid-fire session. Attendees will be allowed one question each, and questions will be answered on a first-come, first-served basis. Let’s imagine the possibilities, together.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Roadblocks to Training Deployment
It’s pretty safe to say that every training endeavor has to overcome some roadblocks before launch. This session is an opportunity to share some of the issues that can pop up when putting together Revu training and how to handle them. Come ready to share your own obstacles and solutions. Is it hard for you to find training space? Do you get resistance from other departments? Is it difficult to get folks off the job and into the classroom? Let’s talk about ways to make those difficulties a thing of the past.

In this group discussion, you will:

Hear how other Revu instructors have overcome the roadblocks they’ve experienced.
Be given the opportunity to ask other attendees for their solutions to roadblocks you’ve experienced.
Learn basic change management principles that can help you prevent training deployment barriers.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Site Planning and Coordination
Construction sites are constantly changing, requiring continuous coordination and communication with the entire project team. Bluebeam Revu makes completing logistic plans easier with features such as the exclusive Tool Chest for saving custom site-planning markups and Sketch Tools that automatically scale. Add plans to a Bluebeam Studio Project to ensure your project team always has access to the most current documents.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Create custom markups for site planning and coordination.
Save markups to the Tool Chest.
Create custom tool sets that can be exported and shared with others.
Set up a Studio Project.
Keep your project team up to date with the most current documents.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Takeoffs & Estimates
Explore Revu’s capabilities for performing your takeoffs and estimates faster and more accurately time and time again. Calling upon Revu’s highly customizable measurements tools and VisualSearch functions, you will learn about obtaining multiple values from a single measurement and applying counts to repeated symbols throughout your documents, as well as creating markups that automatically scale to set page dimensions.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up the dynamic Revu interface to perform takeoffs consistently and accurately.
Performing takeoffs faster with stored, information-rich custom markup tools.
Scaling tool sets to be able to automatically calibrate to drawings of any scale.
Using VisualSearch to quickly find and count PDF-content symbols.

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Annual Bluebeam Networking Reception
The annual evening eXtreme Conference Networking Reception continues to be a major conference highlight, and for new attendees, it is an event not to be missed. Connect with fellow Revu users and meet the Bluebeam team. Enjoy the warm California weather, food, drinks, and soaring views of the downtown LA skyline.

 

 

Friday, July 31, 2015

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Batch Tools

Batch tools in Revu allow you to apply powerful features across multiple PDFs at once. Discover how some of the newest batch tools in Revu 2015 help to automate document standardization and navigation, as well as change identification.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Customizing and running Batch Link on files with and without searchable text.
Optimizing configuration options for batch OCR processing.
Navigating the new and improved batch match menu to automatically queue sheets, regardless of page or document count.
Employing new Batch Overlay Pages, Batch Slip Sheet and enhanced Batch Compare Documents features to aid in tracking document revision evolution.
Applying Stamps, Headers & Footers and other batch features with one button using Scripting.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Bluebeam Studio 101
Bluebeam Revu’s cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, enables you to work with your project team on the same PDFs in real time. Discover the ways that Studio can help improve communication, speed up the review process, provide access to the most up-to-date project files, and track comments made by project team members.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up a Bluebeam Studio account.
Creating Bluebeam Studio Sessions and Bluebeam Studio Projects.
Collaborating with others in real time using Studio Sessions.
Tracking and organizing comments made in a Session using Revu’s Markups list and the Studio Session Record.
Managing Session and Projects, including enabling notifications

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Creating Digital Documents
This precursor to Managing Digital Documents is designed to show you how Revu enables you to create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Discover how to connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to quickly and instantly access important information and files.

In part one of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Automatically generating page labels to better organize project documents.
Extracting documents for fast and easy performance downstream.
Creating a navigable drawing set using Revu’s powerful Batch Link functionality.
Using Sets to easily access and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Customer Panel: Developing Successful Training Programs
In this panel discussion, we’ll take a look at the way various firms are developing and implementing training programs within their organization to ensure team members are making the most of their Bluebeam Revu experience. Whether starting from the ground up, activating key staff to spread the word, or ensuring current users are getting the most mileage out of Revu, learn how a good training program starts with understanding the needs of both the company and your staff.

In this panel, you will learn about:

Creating a robust training program to implement Revu as a company-wide strategy.
Developing strategies for driving adoption rates and increasing expertise within your company.
Leveraging multi-channel methods such as YouTube and WebEx to ensure employees feel comfortable using Revu’s tools and are able to develop their skills.
Using real-time analytics to identify which features are important to your staff and what training materials are needed for specific individuals.

Panelists:
Chelsea Jungles, Project Engineer
Pepper Construction

Tristan Garner, VDC Manager
Ryan Companies

Grant Hagen, EIT, Virtual Design and Construction Manager
The Beck Group

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Customer Panel: Improving Coordination with Digital Workflows
This panel will examine how various industries, including Structural, Oil & Gas and MEP firms, have changed the way they approach project document coordination by taking their workflows digital. Topics include setting up a complete set of structural drawings in Revu, how Revu can assist in the process of developing Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) from concept through completion, and creative ways to coordinate color composites between multiple disciplines.

In this panel, you will learn about:

Optimizing Revu’s markup tools to track progress, as well as easily save and summarize Layers and Spaces for reporting.
Managing P&IDs digitally to track drawing history and prepare for potential audits.
How to redevelop Oil & Gas workflows from the ground up to be more effective online.
How to create an AutoCAD/Revit template to share XY coordinates in Revu.

Panelists:
Erin Way, Production Coordinator
Delta Structural

Duane Gingras, Senior Process Engineer
Bantrel

Dan Watts, BIM Lead
Pan Pacific Mechanical

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
JavaScript (2 hours)
Make the most out of the advanced features in Bluebeam Revu eXtreme by improving your digital workflows with a number of built-in scripting commands. JavaScript can be employed to create powerful forms and dynamic stamps. Learn what it takes to get started.

In this general session and hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Identify what JavaScript is and how it can be harnessed by PDF to enhance digital workflows.
Use a collection of methods and properties related to form fields.
Create an Interactive JavaScript Stamp.
Find the resources available to employ JavaScript.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Structural Takeoffs Training
Discover essential tools as well as tips and tricks for performing concrete foundation and structural steel takeoffs. Learn how to use Revu’s measurement tools, the Tool Chest and Custom Columns to help quantify and calculate your next bid.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Perform area and volume measurements to quantify cubic yards of concrete.
Perform perimeter measurements to quantify lineal feet of structural steel on a framing plan.
Use the Tool Chest to easily reapply your customized measurement tools.
Create a variety of Custom Columns to calculate material costs from your quantities.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Training Tools Available
This course will assist you in stocking up your tool kit of training resources to launch your program. We know how busy you are and want to make your life easier. We’ll cover how to find all of Bluebeam’s training resources, as well as useful tools and software products for creating your own content.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Bluebeam-created training content, including videos, tutorials, help guides, tool sets, Profiles and more.
How to incorporate the sample agendas we will provide in the session into your internal training program.
The latest tools, software programs and apps for training content creation and learning management.
Favorite training tools, shared by you and other session attendees.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Batch Tools Training
Become an office hero by learning how to use Revu’s most powerful batch tools. Dive into the mechanics of batch processes, including Batch Link and Batch Slip Sheet.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Optimize Batch Link and work with different file naming and storage conventions.
Use Batch Slip Sheet to mass update your existing sheets with new revisions, all while preserving a history of comments.
Set up a Stamp for batch application.
Set up Headers & Footers for batch application.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Batch Tools Training
Become an office hero by learning how to use Revu’s most powerful batch tools. Dive into the mechanics of batch processes, including Batch Link and Batch Slip Sheet.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Optimize Batch Link and work with different file naming and storage conventions.
Use Batch Slip Sheet to mass update your existing sheets with new revisions, all while preserving a history of comments.
Set up a Stamp for batch application.
Set up Headers & Footers for batch application.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Creating Digital Documents Training
Create smart, dynamic PDFs to help manage documentation throughout the lifecycle of a project. Connect project files using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to help make important information and files more easily accessible.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare files for Sets using AutoMark.
Create a Set to easily organize and navigate an unlimited number of project files as a single document.
Extract pages from a combined Set to single-page files.
Create a navigable drawing set using Revu’s Batch Link functionality.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Design Review and QA/QC with Bluebeam Studio
Learn how to take the headache out of reviewing documents, as well as facilitate faster review cycles and increase project quality, by making the process collaborative. With Bluebeam Studio, you will be able to comment on and approve drawings, manage and track those comments, and ensure seamless communication in real time among the entire project team during the design and construction process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Assure project quality by easily reviewing digital documents during the design and construction administration phases of a project.
Create quality assurance and quality control checklist templates to help keep your projects on track.
Utilize Revu to organize comments made on drawings, and generate reports of these comments to keep information flowing between project team members.
Collaborate with others digitally during document review using Bluebeam Studio.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Digital Signatures
As more companies implement paperless processes, the importance of providing authentic and genuine digital signatures is more necessary than ever. Revu allows users to create digital IDs, place signature fields in PDFs, validate other users’ signatures, and certify and sign PDF documents. Learn best practices and considerations for making decisions and recommendations when implementing digital signature workflows.

In this general session, you will learn about:

What digital signatures are, where to get them, and when to use them.
The difference between digital IDs, certificates, signatures and certification.
Trust and its role in the digital signature process.
Navigating the new Digital Signatures tab in Revu 2015.
Compatibility, best practices and other factors to consider when implementing digital signature workflows.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Managing Change
Change in any organization doesn’t just appear—people make it happen. Companies are made up of people, and when asking people to bring about change, we need to take their individuality and emotions into consideration. Leading change (such as rolling out a new piece of software or a new workflow) is about leading people through that change. In this session, you’ll learn the key elements of change management and how to begin to leverage it for your own change initiatives.

In this general session, you will learn about:

The various stages of the “change curve”
How to identify where people are on the change curve and know how to help them move forward through it.
The importance of communication in every change initiative and how best to communicate change details.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Managing Digital Documents
This continuation of the Creating Digital Documents session is designed to empower you to leverage Revu’s vast array of tools to manage documents that continually change throughout the project lifecycle. Discover how to dynamically identify changes and then seamlessly integrate them into your digital project documents.

In part two of this two-part general session, you will learn about:

Performing batch processes to identify and compare changes between documents.
Dynamically slip-sheeting your revised files into the current project.
Managing Sets to automatically recognize and organize the latest drawing revisions.
Ensuring all project documents are still navigable and how to publish them as a project deliverable.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
PDF Coalition

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Punch
Streamline your punch process by taking it digital with Revu. Complete punch walks in real time with Bluebeam Studio Sessions, and use tools like Capture, Spaces and Custom Columns to save time and money while improving communication and increasing accountability.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Creating custom, shareable tool sets.
Capturing images and video from the field and embedding them into markups.
Preparing and deploying Spaces, custom statuses and columns for more cohesive markup tracking.
Using Studio Sessions to complete punch walks and distribute punchlists.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Site Planning and Coordination
Construction sites are constantly changing, requiring continuous coordination and communication with the entire project team. Bluebeam Revu makes completing logistic plans easier with features such as the exclusive Tool Chest for saving custom site-planning markups and Sketch Tools that automatically scale. Add plans to a Bluebeam Studio Project to ensure your project team always has access to the most current documents.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Create custom markups for site planning and coordination.
Save markups to the Tool Chest.
Create custom tool sets that can be exported and shared with others.
Set up a Studio Project.
Keep your project team up to date with the most current documents.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Advanced Material Takeoff Training
Take your material takeoffs to a whole new dimension with Revu’s customizable interface and intuitive measurement tools. Utilize depth and wall area columns to calculate multiple-measurement takeoffs. Leverage Revu’s Dynamic Tool Set Scaler for providing value-add content and communication with each bid, and employ Revu’s VisualSearch to quickly generate counts.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Customize Revu’s interface for quick navigation and access to commonly used tools.
Use exclusive AutoMark technology to automatically construct a list of bookmarks for faster document navigation.
Understand how area, volume and perimeter can all be utilized to report multiple measurements per takeoff in a variety of trade-specific workflows.
Use the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler to save trade-specific symbols for quick layout, regardless of calibrated scale.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Creating a Digital Dashboard
Digital dashboards are an intuitive way to provide all team members access to all relevant project information quickly and easily. Learn how to create one for your project team members, discuss different types of information that can be displayed in a dashboard, and explore storage ideas to prolong the life and relevancy of your documents.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Creating an intuitive visualization dashboard that is instantly understandable for all project team members.
Digital document storage solutions and their benefits.
How to structure project information into broader hierarchical categories.
How to leverage Revu’s tools to create dynamic sets to navigate in and out of your digital dashboard.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Customer Case Study Presentation: CannonDesign: Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Join this presentation to learn how Bluebeam has streamlined large team workflows in the design and construction of this super hospital in Montreal, Quebec, a P3 project for the Canadian government. With project partners all over the world and more than 2,000 room templates, this is one of the largest healthcare projects underway in North America. Learn how the project’s multi-national team depends on Revu for collaboration and communication across disciplines and corporations, as well as to manage the thousands of documents involved.

In this presentation, you will learn about:

Coordinating project details with multiple partners all over the world with Bluebeam Studio Sessions.
Managing version control of documents by going digital.
Utilizing 3D PDFs to ensure all project partners, even those without Revit or Navisworks, can access model information.
Saving time and money by using batch processes in Revu to stamp drawings.

Presenters:

Matt Forman, AIA, LEED AP, Associate VP, Project Manager
Cannon Design

Dave Cioppa, P.Eng., LEED AP
HH Angus & Associates

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Training Idea Sharing
Would you like to find out how other in-house Bluebeam trainers have succeeded? Or, would you like to share with others what has been working for you? In general, would you like the chance to pick the brains of other trainers? In this closing-day discussion, anyone who trains others on Bluebeam Software products will be given the rare opportunity to swap stories and learn from others who also do what you do.

In this group discussion, you will:

Share training success stories so that others can use the same tactics to achieve their own success.
Share training flops so that others can avoid them and learn from those mistakes.
Discuss solutions to training challenges with other attendees.
Celebrate the awesome things you’re doing to help your co-workers do what they do better.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Managing Digital Documents Training
Manage drawing revisions using Revu’s Sets functionality and utilize automated features to identify changes, transfer markups, and maintain a current and dynamic document set.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Manage revisions in a Set to automatically transfer markups and maintain a current and posted set of documents.
Examine file naming conventions and recognize their effect on revision filtering.
Use Document Comparison tools to automatically detect changes between drawing revisions.
Publish a set of documents as a project deliverable.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Punch Training
Make your punch process more efficient by capturing issues in real time using Bluebeam Studio and Revu’s customizable Punchkey symbols. Speed up back check by building filtered reports and tracking outstanding issues. Expand your skills even further by incorporating CSV documents, attachments, custom statuses and more into your process.

In this hands-on training, you will learn how to:

Prepare your documents for punch using Spaces, Punchkeys, and custom statuses and columns.
Create and place punch markups that contain embedded Capture media for detailed issue reporting.
Track, communicate and assign responsibilities for pending and completed issues.
Build specified task lists for your subcontractors to clearly communicate outstanding items.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Takeoffs & Estimates
Explore Revu’s capabilities for performing your takeoffs and estimates faster and more accurately time and time again. Calling upon Revu’s highly customizable measurements tools and VisualSearch functions, you will learn about obtaining multiple values from a single measurement and applying counts to repeated symbols throughout your documents, as well as creating markups that automatically scale to set page dimensions.

In this general session, you will learn about:

Setting up the dynamic Revu interface to perform takeoffs consistently and accurately.
Performing takeoffs faster with stored, information-rich custom markup tools.
Scaling tool sets to be able to automatically calibrate to drawings of any scale.
Using VisualSearch to quickly find and count PDF-content symbols.

July 31st 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Industry Connections Networking Luncheon
End your eXtreme Conference experience on a high note by attending our new Industry Connections Networking Luncheon. This event is designed to give attendees the opportunity to take what they’ve learned during the conference and further explore key industry topics and/or workflow challenges. Tables will be assigned different topics, so attendees can easily identify which conversations they want to participate in. We hope you come away with great new connections and helpful insight.

 


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