Archive for August, 2014

Favorite Feature Friday: How Do I Apply a Markup to a Selected Group of Pages?

August 29, 2014

The other day, one of our customers asked Joe of our Account Services team if there was a way to apply a markup or markups to specific pages within a document. He already knew that it was possible to do that to every page using the Apply to All Pages feature, but he didn’t need it on all of them. Luckily, the Apply to Selected Pages feature was just what he was looking for.

The trick to using Apply to Selected Pages is to make your selections in the right order. You can’t leave the current page you’re on, or you’ll drop the selection. And you can’t select the markup after selecting the pages, or the page selection will be dropped. I know, it’s a little tricky. But if you follow these steps, you should be golden:

  1. Open the Thumbnails
  2. Select, or create and select, the markup or markups you want to apply.
  3. Hold Ctrl+ or Shift+ and click the desired pages in the Thumbnails
  4. Right-click on the markup and choose Apply to Selected Pages.

SelectedPages

 

Nice, huh? This is one of those hidden gems that not everyone knows about, which is why I wanted to share it with you. I know…you’re welcome. 🙂

Until next time,

Jenn

The Iron Men of Bluebeam

August 21, 2014

In June, Peter and Jon of our Engineering team, proved they were outstanding at more than just software coding, when they participated in the Ironman Couer de Lane, Idaho. If you’re not familiar with Ironman races, they start with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike course, and if that’s not enough finish up with a 26.2 mile run. Yup, that’s right, a whole marathon. Wow. I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

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Peter is still smiling as he runs the marathon leg of the race. And I couldn’t even make it to the gym today.

Both Peter and Jon managed to finish the race, and in one piece, which is quite a feat in itself! When they returned, we welcomed them back the only way we know how here, by decorating their desks.

Jonathan's desk

Jon is welcomed back tiki style.

 

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Peter eats a well-deserved hearty breakfast after the race. And, in true developer fashion, Star Wars is never far from his mind.

 

In case you can’t tell, we’re super proud of our Bluebeam Ironmen and look forward to cheering them on at their next race!

Until next time,

Jenn

Shark Week Makes a Splash at Bluebeam

August 12, 2014

In case you haven’t heard, this week is Shark Week at the Discovery Channel. In celebration, I thought I’d share this email from Bluebeamer Anthony, who decided to share his love of Shark Week with the rest of the company through this announcement:

 

Some people like Christmas, others prefer the Fourth of July.

But my favorite holiday IS A WHOLE WEEK LONG!!!

Jaws

First you were afraid to go back into the water…

Sharknado

Then they rained down in a fury from the sky…

Break Dance

And only one man knew how to make it stop (Yes, that is our very own Andrew, break dancing in front of what could only be described as a full-blown SHARKPOCOLYPSE.)

Andrew

Shark Week is August 10-16. You are all welcome for the reminder.

 

Thanks, Anthony! Who doesn’t love a good “Sharknado” eh?

Until next time,

Jenn

Favorite Feature Friday: How Can I Keep Up With What’s Happening in Studio Sessions and Projects?

August 8, 2014

In case you didn’t hear, last week we had our annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference. This year’s event took place in Hollywood, CA, and included two fabulously fun-filled days of learning, and some amazing conversations with our customers. We also revealed the new features of Revu 12.5 that had everybody buzzing. One of the most popular topics of discussion just happens to be my new favorite features, the Notifications and Alerts features within Studio. The reason I love these so much is because they really help you stay updated on any changes made by other attendees to Studio Sessions and Projects, which is especially helpful when you’re working in the field. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.

Notifications

Think of notifications as a helpful friend who’s making sure everyone is in the loop. Once notifications are enabled, you’ll start receiving emails with updates on things like:

  • Session and Project activity
  • Markup Alerts
  • Session Updates
  • Project Updates

Depending on what you’ve selected in the Studio Notification Preferences, you can receive daily summaries, or more regular updates. You can also choose which Sessions and Projects you’d like to receive notifications for.

Notifications Pref

Pretty awesome, huh?

 

Alerts

This really cool enhancement for Studio Sessions lets you send real-time alerts to other session attendees. Once the Session host has enabled Markup Alerts, the recipients will see the Notifications tab flashing at the bottom of the Bluebeam Studio panel. When they click on an alert, they’re taken straight to the markup within the file. After they’ve clicked on it, it will be greyed out, so you know they saw it and looked at it. Now if your Project Engineer says he has no idea what you’re talking about, you’ve got proof that he does. CYA, baby!

Alerts

Another great thing about this feature is that if you miss a Markup Alert notification email for some reason, you’ll see an indicator next to any Sessions with pending alerts the next time you log in.

For a more comprehensive look at how Notifications and Alerts work, check out this support article here.

Until next time,
Jenn

 

 

 

Introducing Revu 12.5, Revu iPad 2.8 and Studio Enterprise

August 4, 2014

We’re excited to announce the release of Revu 12.5 and Revu iPad 2.8! Both are filled with some exciting new features we think you’ll really like. Revu 12.5 includes several new Bluebeam Studio features, including Seamless Offline for Sessions so you can continue viewing and working on Session documents, even when working offline. New Markup Alerts notify individual Session attendees of Markups in need of their attention, and Push Email Notifications help keep you in the know with timely email activity reports. Revu iPad 2.8 includes improved support for Studio Session hyperlinks in Markup Alert notification emails, as well as some enhancements to resolve a few known issues.

We’re also thrilled to introduce you to Studio Enterprise (formerly Studio Server), the server-based alternative to Bluebeam Studio. With Studio Enterprise, sessions that would normally be hosted in the cloud can be hosted on a local server, giving administrators the ability to easily control security and access. For a full rundown of all the features you’ll find in Studio Enterprise, Revu 12.5 and iPad 2.8, visit our website for the release notes.

 


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