Modifier Keys in Revu for Mac (2.0)

Summary

This article explains how to use the Option , Shift and Command  keys to activate additional mouse functions in Bluebeam® Revu®for Mac®

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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.

General

Control Points

Arcs

Rotation

Copy and Paste

Highlighter

Drawing Straight Lines

Drawing Circles and Squares

Callouts

Moving Measurement Captions

File Access and Hyperlinks

Selecting Multiple Markups


General

  • 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.

Arcs

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.

Rotation

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.

Highlighter

The Highlighter  will select and highlight text by default. To override this setting and draw freely, hold Command  as you use the tool.

You can also draw straight lines and override text selection at the same time by holding Command-Shift while dragging the highlighter.

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. 

Callouts

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.

This only applies to the Length , Perimeter , Area , and Volume  measurements.

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 .

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