Grouped markups don’t flip properly

Applies to:

  • Revu 20 & below

Problem 

When working with a grouped markup, the Flip Horizontal (Ctrl+Alt+H) and Flip Vertical (Ctrl+Alt+V) features don’t function properly. As a result, the grouped markup gets broken up.

Cause

This happens because Revu’s flip/mirror function doesn’t recognize the grouped markup collectively, so each individual markup is flipped along the axis according to its own rotation. 

This is an example of a grouped markup.
This is the same markup flipped vertically.

Solutions

You can use the Flatten and Snapshot tools to create a version of your grouped markup that can flip horizontally or vertically. Here’s how:

  1. In Revu, go to File New PDF…  > OK to open a blank document. 
  2. Select the grouped markup on the original document. Then copy and paste it onto the new PDF.
  3. Right-click the copy of the markup and select Flatten
  4. Go to Edit > Snapshot (G).
  5. Click-and-drag a rectangle around the flattened markup. The perimeter will be outlined in blue.
  6. Press Esc to exit Snapshot mode.
  7. Go back to your original document and paste (Ctrl+V) the snapshot on the drawing.

Now you should be able to flip the custom grouped markup.

This solution is most effective if the grouped markup doesn’t contain any text. Otherwise, letters and numbers will be flipped accordingly, and you’ll need to replace text boxes manually.

You can also manually create a flipped version of your grouped markup.

  1. Copy/paste the original grouped markup on your drawing.
  2. Select the new copy, right-click, and choose Ungroup (Ctrl+Shift+G).
  3. Rotate or flip the individual, ungrouped markups to create a mirror image, using the original markup as a reference. 
  4. Select all individual markups within the flipped copy, right-click, and choose Group (Ctrl+G).
  5. Be sure to save the original grouped markup and the new flipped version to an applicable tool set, so both are available for future use. You can do this by selecting each markup, right-clicking, and choosing Add to Tool Chest.
Here is the original markup on the left, and the flipped version on the right.
When creating future grouped markups, make sure the individual elements don’t vary in rotation. This will allow Revu to recognize the grouped markup and flip it horizontally or vertically.

Troubleshooting

Revu 2017 & Below

Revu 2018

Revu 2019

Revu 20

Markup

Grouped markups break up when using the flip function.

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