This article explains how to use the Option , Shift and Command keys to activate additional mouse functions in Bluebeam® Revu®for Mac®.
Revu for Mac 2.0
The Option , Shift and Command keys aren’t limited to keyboard shortcuts. They can also be used to modify the way your mouse interacts with Revu, improving the speed and efficiency of your workflows. Each key will activate a different function based on the context they are used in.
- Holding down Command can be used to override Snap To settings while creating or editing a markup, allowing you to place the point anywhere.
- Holding down Command also toggles the mouse wheel between zoom and pan.
- Hold down the Spacebar to pan in the document without interrupting the markup you’re creating or editing. Release the Spacebar to return to your markup.
Control Points in Polyline or Polygon Markups
- Add new line segments to a polygon or polyline markup (such as the Cloud , Polygon , Polyline , Perimeter or Area tools) by creating new control points. Hold Shift and click on a line segment to add a control point.
- Delete a control point in a polygon or polyline markup by holding Shift and clicking on a yellow control point.
- Press Command while clicking a control point on a polyline to convert it from straight to curved, or vice versa.
Alternatively, secondary-click a control point > Control Point > Convert .
Press Command and click on a control point at the same time to create a smooth curve. The control points of a curved point will move together in a line. Command-click on a handlebar’s control point to move it independently and create curved segments.
Learn more about arcs and curves here.
- Hold Shift while creating an Arc to create a circular arc.
- Shift will also break the aspect ratio of polyline- and polygon-based markups when you’re moving the corner control point. It also breaks the aspect ratio of Image markups, whether you’re creating or editing these markups.
Markups will snap to 15-degree increments when rotated using the top control point. Hold Shift while rotating a markup to release that snap and allow rotations in one-degree increments.
Copy and Paste Markups
- Command-click and drag a markup to copy it.
- Command-Shift-click a markup to copy it and move the copy in a straight line.
- After using Command-C to copy a markup, you can press Command-Shift-V to paste that markup in the same position on the page as the original.
The Highlighter will select and highlight text by default. To override this setting and draw freely, hold Command as you use the tool.
Drawing Straight Lines
- Press Shift while dragging a markup to move it in a straight line horizontally or vertically.
- Hold Shift while using Line , Arrow , Polyline , Polygon or Measurement markups to draw a straight horizontal, vertical or 45-degree line.
- Hold Shift while using Polyline Sketch to Scale or Polygon Sketch to Scale to snap to 45-degree increments.
- Hold Shift while using Pen or Highlight tools to draw straight lines horizontally or vertically.
Drawing Circles and Squares
- Hold Shift while using the Ellipse tool to force the markup to create a circle.
- Hold Shift while using the Rectangle tool to force the markup to create a square.
The Callout tool has many control points that allow you to move each of its parts individually. To move the markup as a whole, simply hold down Option as you click and drag it.
You can also Add Leader lines in a Callout by holding down Shift while clicking the control point in the bend of the existing leader. Using Shift and clicking the control point of the leader’s point will Delete Leader .
Moving Measurement Captions
Hold Shift while clicking on the caption of a Measurement markup to move it separately from the markup.
File Access and Hyperlinks
Command-click a hyperlink or PDF in the File Access panel to open it as a new tab in the background (i.e. the file or link will not become your active tab or window). Use this if you want to open something to look at later.
Selecting Multiple Markups
Shift-click on each of the markups. This method may be used as an alternative to clicking and dragging a rectangle around the markups .