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Revu 2019: Basics


Revu 2019: Basics is a Bluebeam Certified Training course taught by U.S. CAD's Bluebeam Certified Trainers. You will learn the fundamentals of using Bluebeam's award-winning software, Revu.

This full-day training course provides you and your staff with the knowledge and skills to create, edit, markup and collaborate on AEC documents using Revu 2019.

Duration:  8 hours

• A laptop or desktop PC and mouse

• Revu 2019 installed

• A working knowledge of the use of personal computers

• Familiar with PDF documents

• Scroll wheel mouse
Microsoft Office Suite installed
• Understand Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Can send and receive email

Who Should Attend
Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry

Taught exclusively by Bluebeam Certified Instructors (BCIs), this one-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff's learning curve and maximize your investment in Revu by:

• Providing hands-on instruction by a Bluebeam Certified Instructor
• Focusing on the foundational skills needed to use Revu to achieve greater productivity
• Enabling your staff to optionally earn the Bluebeam Certified User (BCU) designation
• Delivering frequent skills reinforcement through hands-on classroom activities, contextual feedback, quizzing and discussion
• Applying a progressive learning structure where each learning module builds on previous learning objectives
• Equipping learners with takeaway reference material, including practice files and a reference workbook to use beyond the classroom

Course Outline
The Revu 2019: Basics curriculum includes the following 14 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Revu
• Course introduction

• Introduction to Revu
• Classroom Exercise

Module 2: 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
• Classroom Exercise

Module 3: The Markup Tools
• Overview of Markup Tools

• How to Access Markup Tools
• Types of Markup Tools
• Customizing the Properties of Markup Tools
• Classroom Exercise

Module 4: Revu Stamps

Module 5: 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
• Classroom Exercise

Module 6: 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
• Classroom Exercise

Module 7: PDF Creation
• New PDF Creation

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

Module 8: Document Management and Setup
• PDF Manipulation

• Activity
• Search: Text and VisualSearch™
• Emailing and Exporting PDFs
• Classroom Exercise

Module 9: Introduction to Studio
• Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects

• The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects
• Activity
• How Customers Are Using Studio to Save Time
• Getting Into Studio
• Classroom Exercise

Module 10: Studio Sessions
• Setting Up a New Session

• Live Session Participation
• Activity
• Record Reports
• Closing Out a Studio Session
• Classroom Exercise

Module 11: Studio Projects
• Setting Up a New Project

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

Module 12: Additional Resources

Module 13: Next Steps

Module 14: Instructor Session: Questions and Answers

Contact us for details 480-559-8670

One-on-One Web Training

Have a U.S. CAD BCI (Bluebeam Certified Instructor) walk you through the entire program or focus only on those features which pertain to your work flow.  Or schedule classroom style training for a group to attend online.  

This type of training session lends itself to "kick-off" sessions for new users of Bluebeam Revu.  What better way to introduce yourself and your users to the power of Bluebeam Revu?  These sessions tend to run from 60 to 120 minutes in length.

For more information, email us or call 480-559-8670 Ext 102

Bluebeam University

The Bluebeam University self-guided online training courses will give you an in-depth, comprehensive education of Bluebeam Revu, at a pace that fits your schedule. Unlike Bluebeam Certified Software Training with a live instructor, Bluebeam University is on-demand video-based instruction.

  • Watch videos of step-by-step tutorials, customer interviews and case studies
  • Practice your new skills and test content retention with learning exercises and quick quizzes
  • Send feedback using built-in messaging tools
  • Start, stop and restart training as needed
  • Track your progress with an easy-to-use dashboard that includes admin options for instructors who need to oversee an entire group of users.

Students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the program, and are eligible to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Units

Custom Onsite Bluebeam Training

The content of this training is typically workflow specific and doesn’t necessarily follow the methodic Bluebeam Certified Training (BCT) - Revu 2019: Basics outline shown above. This is learning Bluebeam on your terms.

The training agenda for Custom Onsite Training is derived from a pre-training discovery phone conference between U.S. CAD's Bluebeam Instructors to discuss specific needs of the client.  

Have us come to you and provide classroom style instructional with one of our Bluebeam Certified Trainers.  This style of training tends to be very effective for our clients.  Although web training is convenient for "Bite-Size" chunks of instruction, nothing compares to having your own living/breathing Bluebeam Revu Expert in the same room as you and your team.

Onsite training allows for a more hands-on because it allows for a workshop or lab environment.  Why live and breath Bluebeam Revu for 90 minutes, when you can immerse your team in focused training for the entire day or week?  


  1. Rafael Mora on September 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Do you have the training in Spanish ?

    • OBC on September 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Although the training manual referenced on this page hasn’t been translated to Spanish, we do offer Spanish language training for Bluebeam Revu.

      Typically, or Spanish-language training sessions are customized to your particular needs and less textbook, “follow-along with the instructor” style.

 Our Spanish language training sessions are typically web-based and recorded. Recordings are delivered after training ends to allow for your future users to have access to the content.

      We also have some Spanish Language How-To Videos on our YouTube Channel

      Feel free to reach out to one of our Spanish Speaking technical team members at 480-559-8670 Ext 5.

      Aunque el manual de capacitación mencionado en esta página no ha sido traducido al español, ofrecemos capacitación en español para Bluebeam Revu.

      Por lo general, o las sesiones de capacitación en español se adaptan a sus necesidades particulares y menos libros de texto, siguiendo el estilo del instructor. Nuestras sesiones de formación en español suelen estar basadas en la web y registradas. Las grabaciones se entregan después de finalizar el entrenamiento para permitir que sus futuros usuarios tengan acceso al contenido.

      También tenemos videos de cómo hacer en español en nuestro canal de YouTube

      Siéntase libre de comunicarse con uno de nuestros miembros del equipo técnico de habla hispana al 480-559-8670 Ext 5.

  2. Jose R. Gomez on December 12, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I need more information on classes In the tampa area and prices

    • OBC on December 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Jose – Expect to hear from one of our Bluebeam Certified trainers to discuss training options in Tampa, FL