Creating Multiple Punch Symbols at the Same Time (2018)


If you need a quick way to create multiple punch symbols, you can create their basic properties in Excel® and import them into a new or preexisting tool set. If you need to make multiple punch symbols, you can use Excel to define their basic properties, then save them to a Tool Set for reuse.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam® Revu® 2018

To create a tool set in Excel:

  1. Open a blank Excel file, and enter the basic properties for each new Punch symbol that you will create:
    1. Type the Subject for each symbol in Column A.
    2. Type the abbreviation that will appear inside the Punch symbol in Column B. You’ll see this text when the markup is placed on a drawing.
    3. Type the definition of the symbol in Column C, which will appear in the Comments column of the Markup List.
  2. Go to FileSave As. The Save As dialog appears.
  3. Select the Save as type dropdown and choose CSV (Comma delimited). Type a name for your file and a convenient save location, and then click Save.

To import the tool set:

  1. Open Revu.
  2. Open the Tool Chest  panel. 
  3. Click the Tool Chest dropdown and select Manage Tool Sets. The Manage Tool Sets dialog appears.
  4. Select the tool set you want to add the new Punch symbols to, and then click Modify. The Modify Tool Set dialog opens.
    1. If you want to create a new tool set, click Add.
    2. Type a name for the new tool set and click OK.
  5. Click Punchkey Import.
  6. Locate your CSV file, select it and click Open.
  7. Click OK in both the Modify Tool Set and Manage Tool Sets dialog boxes.

You should now see the new Punch symbols in the tool set where you imported the CSV data.

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