What’s New in Revu 2017 – Part 2

In Part 1, we explained how to use Dynamic Fill , Quantity Link, Automatic Form Creation , Batch Sign and Seal , 360° Photos, and the 3D Model Tree panel. These tools make workflows like takeoffs, form creation and document signoffs much simpler.

In Part 2, we’ll go over all of the major improvements to Revu’s measurement tools. They may seem subtle, but once you start getting used to them, you may find that you can’t live without them.

Polylength Measurement

The new Polylength tool is a type of perimeter measurement which displays the lengths of its individual segments, as well as the total measurement. A Rise/Drop may be added to these measurements in order to account for vertical length, which is normally missing from a 2D measurement.
With the Polylength tool, you’ll be able to quickly and accurately measure MEP features like pipes, conduits, and cables, which run vertically through walls.
To use this feature:

  1. Click Measure > Polylength .
  2. Select the points of your measurement, then double-click to complete the markup.

Keyboard shortcut: Shift+Alt+Q

Segments

Segments bring a new level of functionality to the Polylength , Area , Perimeter and Volume measurements.
Show Segment Values allows you to see the length of each segment of these measurements.
Use Split to separate two segments of a measurement joined by a control point. Or, you can Split All parts into their own markups.
The Resume feature adds line segments to the beginning or end of any segment.
To Show Segment Values:

  1. Select a compatible markup.
  2. Open the Properties panel (Alt+P).
  3. Check the Show Segment Values box.

To Split:

  1. Place a Polylength or Perimeter measurement.
  2. Right-click on a yellow control point, then click Split to separate the segments at that control point. Or click Split All to break up the entire markup.

To Resume:

  1. First, create a Polylength or Perimeter measurement.
  2. Right-click on a yellow control point, located at the beginning or end of the measurement.
  3. Click Resume to begin drawing new segments.

Slope

Revu’s Length and Area tools now have a built-in field for slope, adding a new dimension to your markup measurements. Slope may be defined by Pitch, Degree or Grade.
Slope is particularly useful for things like roof pitch (Pitch); roadways and onramps (Degree); or grading and earthwork while landscaping (Grade).
To use this feature:

  1. Place a Length or Area measurement.
  2. Select the measurement on the PDF, then open the Measurements tab.
  3. Scroll down to the Slope dropdown menu. Select the type (Pitch, Degree or Grade), then enter the necessary values.

New Width and Height Columns

Width and Height columns have always been available in Revu, but they would only display the actual width and height of the measurements – the columns remained blank for markups. Now, Revu’s Width and Height columns will display scaled width and height measurements. Revu’s old width and height columns are now named Document Width and Document Height.
To use this feature:

  1. Place measurements on the workspace.
  2. Open the Markups List (Alt+L).
  3. If you have not turned on the Width or Height columns, click Columns and then select them from the dropdown menu.

Show Captions

You can control which measurement captions display on the page. In the Properties panel, the Edit dropdown menu (next to the Show Caption checkbox) allows you to select the captions that you want to display. This replaces the single Show All Measurements checkbox in previous versions.
To use this feature:

  1. Select one or more measurements.
  2. Open the Properties tab (Alt+P).
  3. Check the box marked Show Caption. To specify which labels you want to appear on the drawing, click the Edit button to the right of this text and specify the labels in the dropdown menu.

Units Display in Markups List

In the past, units for measurements were displayed in a separate Units column. In Revu 2017, units display within the same column as their respective values. A separate column for units will be included when the Summary is exported to CSV or XML format.
To use this feature:

  1. Place measurements in the workspace.
  2. Open the Markups List (Alt+L).
  3. Make sure at least one measurement-related Column is selected to see the difference:

Document Width

Length

Measurement

Rise/Drop

Volume

Depth

Document Height

Wall Area

Width

Area

Height

Slope