How to customize panels | Revu 21

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In this installation of Customizing Bluebeam Revu, we’ll take a look at Panels in Revu. Panels contain in-depth features that require special interfaces. Panels are hidden behind their icons, and are found on the left side of the Main Workspace. Panels can be repositioned to sit at the bottom or right side of the Main Workspace. Select one of the icons to hide or reveal the panel.

Panels vs. Toolbars

You can distinguish a panel from a toolbar by these properties:

  • A toolbar will always have a string of dots (……) near its top or left side called a handle.
  • After selecting a toolbar icon, the dynamic Properties Toolbar becomes active.
Panel icons and toolbar icons cannot be positioned within the same rows.
The Studio panel icon sits on its own row to the left of the toolbar icons (marked by the string of dots).

How to customize panels

Certain panels are visible in the Revu interface by default depending on the profile you’re using. You can enable or disable a panel by selecting Window > Panels and choosing the panel from the dropdown list. This menu also provides a helpful reference for each panel’s keyboard shortcuts.

When you enable a panel, you can place or combine them in many different ways:

  • Drag any panel icon to the left, right, or bottom of the Main Workspace.
  • Drag a panel icon to the Main Workspace and then release it to create a floating panel. Floating panels hover over the Main Workspace, and allow you to work while retaining access to the panel.
  • Drag additional panel icons into the floating panel.
  • Drag a panel icon over any open panel, and you’ll see a circle with four arrows. Move the panel icon over one of the arrows, and the panel will split in your chosen direction. Splitting panels allows you to have multiple panels open at the same time.
    A split panel displays a gray line underneath its icon. To undo split panel mode, drag the lower panel icon to another area in the panel row.
  • Right-click a panel icon to access the context menu. Select Hide to remove the panel from the panel row. To quickly move a panel to an area of your choosing, select Attach > Left / Right / Bottom / Detach.

Saving panel arrangements

Any arrangement of toolbars and panels can be saved to a profile.

To save your panel and tab arrangement to your active profile, go to Revu > Profiles > Save Profile.

To change your active profile, select Revu > Profiles and choose a default or previously saved profile.

To edit or delete profiles, go to Revu > Profiles > Manage Profiles.

If you would like to learn more about profiles (such as customizing a preloaded profile, creating a custom profile, or saving changes to your current profile), please visit Working with Profiles.

Panels in Revu

To learn more about a particular panel, choose from the list below:

Flags Signatures

More information

This article is part of the Customizing Bluebeam Revu series:

Introduction General Preferences
Panels Main Workspace and Menu Bar 
Navigation and Status Bars Toolbars

See also:


Revu 21

Interface & Navigation

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