Bluebeam Revu 20.2 and default units of measure

Bluebeam Revu 20.2 arrived last month, and we’ve had several calls about the default units of measure.

The measuring tools have received an update in version 20.2, allowing you to store the unit of measure as a property of the markup. This is an improvement on previous releases where only one unit of measure could be set for a scaled sheet or view. Unfortunately, this change causes some confusion because the units field disappeared from the scale calibration dialogue box.

If you just want to set the default scale and move on, follow these four steps:

 

STEP 1

Calibrate (or specify) the scale on a sheet and place a “measure” markup (dimension, polylength etc).

 

STEP 2

Select the markup, and on the “Properties” Toolbar, select “Units” and set your chosen type.

 

STEP 3

To specify the number of decimal places, go to the scale/calibration dialogue box and set the “Precision” value.

 

STEP 4

To make this the “default” for all your measure markups, right-click the markup and select “Set as Default”

 

Remember to go through the steps for each of the measuring markup types – like Polylength, Area, Volume, Diameter, etc.

If you want to spend a bit more time making use of this new feature, then you can build new tools for your Tool Chest with predefined units of measure – and then you’ll be ready to tackle any job with a set of professional-looking markups!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

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