How to share Tool Sets | Revu 2018

The Tool Chest allows you to store customized markups in tool sets and share them with anyone. Tool Sets may be exported, saved locally to your machine, imported, or shared across a network with synched edits.

In addition to tool sets, you can customize profiles and stamps within Revu to best suit your needs.

Exporting a tool set

The first step for sharing a tool set is to export it as a Bluebeam Tool Set (.btx) file:

  1. Open the Tool Chest (Alt+X) and identify the tool set you want to export.
  2. Go to that tool set’s Properties and click Export .
  3. Select the folder where you want to store the file and click Save.

Once the tool set is exported, the next step is to import or add it to the tool chest.

Importing or adding a shared tool set

There are two ways to load exported tool sets into Revu:

  • Add – Use this function if you want to share a tool set on a network drive, so that multiple users can use it at the same time. Tool sets that reside in a centralized network location are cached locally and can be used while offline. However, while you’re offline, these tool sets can’t be updated or checked out for editing.
  • Import – This function copies the .btx file to the default location, which allows individual users to manage the tool set locally on their hard drive.

Importing a tool set

Importing a tool set copies the .btx file to the local Revu environment. Any changes to an imported tool set will not be reflected in another user’s tool set. To import a tool set:

  1. Open the Tool Chest (Alt+X)
  2. Click the Tool Chest dropdown and select Manage Tool Sets.
  3. In the Manage Tool Sets dialog, click Import.
  4. Navigate to the tool set (.btx) file and click OK.

Dragging the tool set files from Windows Explorer to the Revu window will also import them.

Adding a tool set

Adding a tool set maintains updates between users. Any markups added, edited or removed from a tool set will apply to all users sharing the tool set. To add a tool set:

  1. Open the Tool Chest (Alt+X)
  2. Click the Tool Chest dropdown and select Manage Tool Sets.
  3. In the Manage Tool Sets dialog, click Add.
  4. The Add Tool Set dialog will appear, select Existing.
  5. Click the Browse button, navigate to the tool set (.btx) file and click Open.
  6. Check the Display and Show in All Profiles boxes and click OK.

You can manage tool sets to prevent multiple users from updating a tool set at the same time. A lock displays above a shared tool set to show that no changes can be made to the tool set. Click the lock to allow changes to a tool set. A check mark displays above an unlocked tool set to show that you can make changes to the tool set. Any changes to an added tool set will be reflected across all users who share the tool set.


The Tool Chest allows you to store customized markups in tool sets and share them with anyone. Tool Sets may be exported, saved locally to your machine, imported, or shared across a network with synched edits.In addition to tool sets, you can customize profiles and stamps within Revu to best suit your needs.Exporting a tool setThe first step for sharing a tool set is to export it as a Bluebeam Tool Set file and click Check the and Show in All Profiles boxes and click You can manage tool sets to prevent multiple users from updating a tool set at the same time. A lock displays above a shared tool set to show that no changes can be made to the tool set. the lock to allow changes to a tool set. A check mark displays above an unlocked tool set to show that you can make changes to the tool set. Any changes to an added tool set will be reflected across all users who share the tool set.

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