Why Bluebeam’s File Attachment Feature is Cool

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A few days ago I had the chance to meet with an architect who uses Bluebeam. She gave me a lot of insight into how she uses Revu, and I spent the entire time feverishly typing notes. I may have even given myself a mild case of carpal tunnel. But no pain, no gain – right?

Anyways, one of the features she pointed out is File Attachments.  She uses this feature to attach PDF copies of RFIs onto her record sets.

Attach your RFIs to your PDF record set to keep track of where in your building there were questions.

Attach your RFIs to your PDF record set to keep track of where in your building there were questions.

You can use File Attachments to append any file type to a PDF, such as images taken on a jobsite. You can also choose what icon you want Bluebeam to use to represent your File Attachment: A file icon (which updates depending on the type of file attached), a graph, a paper clip, thumb tack or a tag.

When you hover over a File attachment, the file name will display in a pop-up. And, when you double-click the file will open either in Revu (if it’s a PDF) or the appropriate viewer for that file type (i.e. Excel for an .xls file attachment).

What a great way to keep track of project RFIs!

What a great way to keep track of project RFIs!

See, I told you File Attachments are cool! So go ahead and use them, and remember to keep on PDF’ing!

-Karen

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