Customizing Bluebeam® Revu® – Panels (2018)


How to arrange, enable and disable panels according to your needs.

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Revu 2018

In this installation of Customizing Bluebeam Revu 2018, we’ll take a look at Panels in Revu. Panels are in-depth Revu features which require special interfaces. Panels are hidden behind their icons found in the toolstrips to the top, left and right sides of the interface. Click on one of these icons to hide or reveal the panel.

Here are a few easy ways to distinguish a toolbar icon from a panel icon:
  • A toolbar will always have a string of dots (……) near its top or left side called a handle.
  • After clicking on a tool, the Dynamic Properties bar often becomes active.
Panels and toolbars will always have separate toolstrips.

Changes made in Revu 2018

In versions prior to Revu 2018, Revu had three main panels to the left, right and bottom of the Main Workspace. Each panel contained a number of tabs with additional functionality.

In Revu 2018, the three main panels are gone. Instead, each tab is immediately visible in the interface. This allows you to access each panel directly, rather than open a panel and then click on a tab. For this reason, the old tabs are now called panels.

How to Customize Panels

Certain panels will be visible in the Revu interface by default, depending on the Profile you are using. You can enable or disable them to your liking from Window > Panels. This menu also provides a helpful reference for each panel’s keyboard shortcut.

You can also view the panels menu from any toolstrip (including floating toolstrips) with right-click > Show.

Once a panel is enabled, there are many different ways that you can place or even combine them:

  • Click and drag any panel icon to the left, right or bottom of the interface.
  • Click and drag a panel away from a toolstrip and then release to create a floating panel. Floating panels act like separate windows, i.e. they become separate from the Revu interface.
  • After creating a floating panel, you can drag another panel icon to the floating toolstrip.
  • Drag panel icons over any open panel, and you will see a circle with four arrows. Move your panel icon over one of the arrows, and the panel will be split in your chosen direction. In this way, you can have multiple panels open at the same time.
    A split panel will have a gray line underneath its icon. To undo split panel mode, drag the panel icon away from its current place and release.
  • Right-click on a panel icon to reveal a context menu. From there, you can use Hide to remove the panel from the interface. Or, use Attach > Left / Right / Bottom / Detach to quickly move a panel to an area of your choosing.
    This is useful for those who would prefer not to drag and drop the panels.

Saving Panel Arrangements

Any arrangement of toolbars and panels can be saved to a Profile.

To save your panel and tab arrangement to your active profile, go to Revu > Profiles > Save Profile.

To change your active profile, go to Revu > Profiles and select one of the profiles from the list.

To edit or delete profiles, go to Revu > Profiles > Manage Profiles.

If you would like to learn more about Profiles (including customizing a preloaded profile, creating a custom profile, saving changes to your current profile and more), please read Working with Profiles in the Revu Help.

Panels Reference

Below is a full list of Revu’s panels, and a link to more in-depth information about each.

Flags Signatures

More Information

This article is part of the Customizing Bluebeam Revu 2018 series:

Introduction General Preferences
Panels Main Workspace and Menu Bar
Navigation and Status Bars Toolbars

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