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Bluebeam Tip: When the Navigation Bar is Hidden

Bluebeam Navigation Bar has Previous and Next View

Bluebeam Navigation Bar has Previous and Next ViewOne of my favorite functions in Bluebeam Revu is the ability to navigate quickly, especially using the previous and next view. It’s invaluable but on some profiles the Navigation bar is hidden from view. This occurs on the Simple and Tablet view but you may have maximized your work space and hidden the Navigation menu. Here are your options:

Either turn the Navigation Menu on using the F4 function key (on some laptops you’ll need to press the Fn key as well), or do what I do and use the shortcuts for Previous View (Alt+Left Arrow) or Next View (Alt+Right Arrow). Those arrow keys sure are handy!

Other Navigation menu items that are often overlooked are scrolling pages and one full page. Most construction pros spend a ton of time in plan sets that are large format documents. Use the one full page to get out of a zoomed mode, then use the Page Up and Page Down to move through pages quickly. The One Full Page icon is 4th from the left, and Scrolling pages is the next icon over. Since it doesn’t have a shortcut key, you can also add these icons to a custom toolbar.

Of course if you want to navigate quickly through plans, you should learn more about Bluebeam Revu’s Batch Link, Sets and Drawing Log so that everyone’s navigation is fast and efficient when working with plans. You may also want to hyperlink details by using the visual search and hyperlink places. Navigation is one of the benefits of digital documents. If your plans aren’t linked you’re working too hard.

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