Page turns blue when taking measurements | Revu 2018

Problem

Your drawing is highlighted in blue whenever you try to take a measurement.

Cause

This happens because the document contains at least one viewport which defines the scale and units of measurement.

Viewports can be used to set multiple scales on the same page.

Solution

You can remove the unwanted viewport by following the steps listed below:

  1. Open the Measurements (Alt+U) panel and expand the Viewports section.
  2. Under Viewports, the list on the right will show the viewports currently on the page. Most likely, there will be multiple viewports with the names “Untitled.”
  3. Select Clear All to remove all of the viewports on that page.

Once this is done, you can change the scale of the drawing within the Scale section of the Measurement panel, or set a new scale by calibrating the drawing.

If you already have measurements on the drawing, click the Recalculate button in the Scale section of the Measurements panel. This will recalculate the measurements according to the scale and units that are defined for the page.

This article explains why your drawings turn blue while taking measurements and the scale can’t be set properly, and how to fix these issues.

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