- Revu 21 & below
You can use Google Maps or other online satellite imaging as a quick way to do estimations in Revu. Images can be copied from your browser and pasted into Revu, where you can use the Measure tool to determine distances and area. Here’s how:
Create a new PDF file in Revu
- Open Revu.
- Go to File > New PDF.
- Choose your desired document settings and select OK.
Copy the map image
- Open your browser and go to maps.google.com or your preferred mapping site.
- Find the area where you need to take measurements.
- Open the Snipping Tool that is included in Windows.
- Select Mode > Rectangular Snip.
- Select New.
- Draw a rectangle in the map for the area you want to copy. Include the scale in the bottom corner so you can use it to calibrate the scale in the PDF.
- Select Edit > Copy.
Paste the image into Revu
- Return to Revu.
- Paste the image into the document.
- Hold Ctrl and drag the corner of the image to retain the aspect ratio.
- Once the image is in the desired location, select Document > Flatten Image.
- Select Flatten.
Calibrate and measure the area
- Open the Measurements panel.
- Select Calibrate and use the scale in the corner of the image.
Your measurement tools will now use the same measurement scale as the satellite image.
- Make sure you are viewing a flat map (i.e. a view from directly above) and not a tilted or 3D view. A tilted image is distorted and any measurements would be incorrect.
- You don’t have to use the Snipping Tool; any method of capturing the image works.
- Use the Crop Image tool if you want to crop the pasted image.