Maximizing Productivity with Customizable Tool Sets in Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu is a powerful software program that enables professionals to create, markup, and collaborate on digital documents. With its intuitive interface and robust features, Bluebeam Revu has become a staple tool for architects, engineers, project managers, and construction professionals worldwide. One of the key features that sets Bluebeam Revu apart from other PDF editors is its customizable tool sets.

What are Tool Sets in Bluebeam Revu?

Tool sets in Bluebeam Revu are customizable collections of markup tools that can be saved and reused across multiple projects. These tools include text boxes, callouts, arrows, stamps, shapes, and more. Users can also create custom tools based on their specific needs. For example, an architect may create a tool set that includes standard symbols for doors and windows.

How Can Tool Sets Improve Productivity?

By creating custom tool sets in Bluebeam Revu, users can streamline their workflow and reduce the time it takes to mark up documents. Instead of searching through menus or typing out repetitive annotations each time they need to make a change on a document, users can simply select the appropriate tool from their custom tool set. This saves time and reduces errors by ensuring consistency across all documents.

In addition to improving productivity during document markup, customized tool sets can also enhance collaboration among project team members. By sharing common tool sets across team members or whole departments within an organization ensures everyone uses the same standards which helps avoid inconsistencies between different team members’ markups.

How to Create Custom Tool Sets in Bluebeam Revu?

Creating custom tool sets in Bluebeam Revu is easy. Simply open the Markup Tools window (Alt+M), select the desired markup tools from the list on the left-hand side of the window (or drag them into your own section if you prefer), right-click on them individually or as a group if you want to add them to a custom tool set, and then select “Add to Tool Chest” from the context menu. You can also rename the tool set and add a description if you’d like.

Once you’ve created your custom tool set, it will be saved in the Tool Chest for easy access in future projects. You can also share your custom tool sets with others by exporting them as an XML file or by importing them from another user or colleague.


Customizable tool sets in Bluebeam Revu are one of the many features that make this software program a must-have for professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. By creating custom tool sets, users can save time, improve consistency, and enhance collaboration among team members. If you’re not already using customized tool sets in Bluebeam Revu, now is the time to start.

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