Using the dynamic Properties Toolbar | Revu 2019

The Properties Toolbar

Revu makes it easy for you to edit and customize your markups with the Properties Toolbar. The toolbar is dynamic in that it displays a custom set of properties based on the markup type selected. Using the Properties Toolbar simplifies your workflow by keeping your most common markup properties within view.










General Features

  • When a specific markup is selected, the Properties Toolbar shows a selection of the most useful properties for that markup. In the image above, the Properties Toolbar displays markup properties for an Area Measurement. 
  • When there is an active PDF with no markups selected, the Properties Toolbar displays basic information about the document, including its name and number of pages. You can also add new pages to your document, or assign properties such as Title, Author, and Subject from the Show Document Properties icon .
  • When no active tabs are present, the Properties Toolbar remains empty. 

Making the most of the Properties Toolbar

 The following examples are just a few ways to start taking full advantage of the Properties Toolbar.

Multiple Markups

When selecting multiple markups, the Properties Toolbar will expand to include properties for each markup type selected. Changing a property that any of the selected markup types have in common will change that property for each markup type. This is useful when you have multiple markups belonging to the same category or owner and wish to make changes across those markups. 

The following example shows you how to edit a Cloud (C) and Callout (Q) markup simultaneously using the Properties Toolbar. The Fill, Opacity, and Subject for these markups will be changed to make it clear they’re electrical issues.

  1. Hold Shift and select your desired markups. You can also select multiple markups from the Markups List by holding Shift and selecting your desired rows. After markups are selected, the Properties Toolbar expands to include properties for those markups
  2. Click Fill in the Properties Toolbar and select your desired color.
  3. Click the arrows on Fill Opacity to increase or reduce the opacity for your markups. An opacity of around 30-40% is suggested as a good balance between callout visibility and readability. 
  4. Click Annotations on the far left of the Properties Toolbar. A drop-down menu opens. 
  5. Under Subject, type Electrical.

Measurement Totals

In Revu 2019, the Measurement Totals have moved from the Measurements panel to the Properties Toolbar. Your totals will be automatically displayed when you select an Area type markup. You can easily adjust properties such as the units of measurement and measurement values directly from the Properties Toolbar. You can even detach the Measurement Totals from the Properties Toolbar to create a new panel for increased visibility.

To illustrate this, let’s say you’ve added measurements to your drawing using Dynamic Fill and you want to know the total area of four office spaces for a flooring installation job. For this example, you also want to change the units of measurement. 

  1. Hold Shift and select your desired markups. Alternatively, you can select multiple markups from the Markups List by holding Shift and selecting your desired rows. After markups are selected, the Properties Toolbar expands to include properties for those markups. 
  2. The Totals for your selected markups are automatically displayed. Click Totals to expand the property and see all of your measurement values. Clicking Detach will create a panel that you can Click and Drag to your desired location on screen.
  3. Under the Properties Toolbar, click Units and then click Area to reveal unit measurements.
  4. Select your desired units of measurement. Under Measurement Totals, the Area is now displayed in the units of measurement you selected.
    Changing the units of measurement using the Properties Toolbar will only change the units for those markups selected. All of your other Area markups will remain unaffected. Change the units back at any time by reselecting your markups and selecting your desired units of measurement.


With the dynamic Properties Toolbar, you’ll no longer have to search for your markup properties. Everything you need to start editing your markups appears right within view. Learn more about Markups and their properties to continue getting the most out of the Properties Toolbar. 


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