Real World Estimating with Bluebeam – Quantity Takeoff

Accurate quantity takeoff is the foundation of any good estimate, and Bluebeam Revu offers tools that simplify and automate the takeoff process. While these tools are powerful and simple to use, they have extended control, display, and customization features that will let your staff dramatically reduce project estimate time-to-completion. This course will teach students the detailed features of all linear, area, volume and count takeoff items, along with advanced information and status tracking for all takeoff items inside Bluebeam Revu. We will also cover report extraction and integration with Microsoft Excel for estimating procedures.

This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4), two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the course progresses.

NOTE: This class is for Bluebeam Revu for PC, not the iPad. Instructor will be using Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 2019 and some tools shown may not be available in Revu Standard or CAD. Looking for this class in Bluebeam Revu 2018 or 2017? Contact us to make arrangements.

Must attend all four sessions.

Course Curriculum 

Session 1: Count Item Takeoffs

  • Plan Scaling and Calibration

  • Standard Count Tools & Symbols

  • Count Symbol Display & Label Properties

  • Create & Use Custom Count Symbols

  • Split, Merge, and Continue Counts

  • Visual Symbol Searches


Session 2: Linear Item Takeoffs

  • Plan Scaling and Calibration

  • Perimeter & Polylength Tools

  • Linear Item Display & Label Properties

  • Creating & Using Custom Linear Tools

  • Editing Linear Takeoffs

  • Working with Rise/Drop Values


Session 3: Area & Volume Item Takeoffs

  • Plan Scaling and Calibration

  • Standard Area Tools & Symbols

  • Area Display & Label Properties

  • Creating & Using Custom Area Tools

  • Editing Area & Volume Takeoffs

  • Working with Cut-Outs


Session 4: Using Markups List with Takeoffs

  • Dynamic Fill Tool for multiple Takeoff Items

  • Grouping, Sorting & Filtering Takeoff Items

  • Controlling Column Display

  • Working with Status Models and States

  • Adding Comments and Replies to Markups

  • Importing and Exporting Markups Between Files

  • Extracting Takeoffs to Excel & PDF

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We also offer this training for individual firms who want to arrange a group session at a time that's convenient for them. Group rates are available. Contact us to schedule a group session.

ZenTek, LLC is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer CPC (also known as CEC/PDH depending on your state) credits for Bluebeam training courses. 

Online Training Cancellation Policy

Registration may be modified or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of class will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the quoted tuition. No refunds will be given once a class has begun. ZenTek reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course for any reason.

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