Adjusting markups to the scale of a drawing | Revu 2017 & below

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Have you ever added markups to a document that contained different scales or viewports and wondered how to proportionally re-size them? Well, we have some good news! One of the new features implemented in Revu 2015 is the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler, which lets you place correctly scaled markups on your calibrated drawings based on the relationship between the scale of the tool set and the document.


To show you what this looks like, the following screenshots use the example of an armchair symbol. In the image on the left, you’ll notice the armchair is too big for the room, while in the second screenshot, the Scaler has re-sized the markup in proportion to everything else in the drawing.


One of the best things about this feature is that once a tool set has been calibrated, the Scaler will dynamically re-size the markups to match the scale of the calibrated document you’re working on. In fact, if the page contains multiple areas with different scales, the markups will also re-size based on calibration values in the viewports.


So How Does it Work?

We do have a Dynamic Tool Set Scaler video and help article covering all this in more detail, but once you’ve calibrated your drawing, you’ll need to scale any tool sets you want to use. To do this, click the properties gear in the upper-right section of a tool set, and select Set Scale.


Once you’ve finished setting the scale, a measure ruler icon will appear with an orange square around it next to the properties gear. This signifies that the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler is now active, and you can switch it off by clicking the icon. At that point the orange square disappears and the markups will work in the normal manner.


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Bluebeam Revu

Have you ever added markups to a document that contained different scales or viewports and wondered how to proportionally re-size them? Well, we have some good news! One of the new features implemented in Revu 2015 is the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler, which lets you place correctly scaled markups on your calibrated drawings based on the relationship between the scale of the tool set and the document.

To show you what this looks like, the following screenshots use the example of an armchair symbol. In the image on the left, you’ll notice the armchair is too big for the room, while in the second screenshot, the Scaler has re-sized the markup in proportion to everything else in the drawing.

One of the best things about this feature is that once a tool set has been calibrated, the Scaler will dynamically re-size the markups to match the scale of the calibrated document you’re working on. In fact, if the page contains multiple areas with different scales,

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