As an electrician, you can use Bluebeam Revu to produce a cost estimate for your trade in the following ways:
- Create a PDF of the electrical drawings: Import the electrical drawings into Bluebeam Revu and create a PDF of them. This will allow you to easily view and mark up the drawings as you work on your cost estimate.
- Use the measurement tools: Bluebeam Revu has powerful measurement tools that can be used to take accurate measurements of items on the electrical drawings. These measurements can then be used to estimate the quantity and cost of materials needed for the project.
- Create custom symbols: Bluebeam Revu allows you to create custom symbols that can be used to quickly and accurately represent items on the electrical drawings. This can be especially useful for repetitive items like outlets or light fixtures.
- Create a custom tool set: Create a custom tool set in Bluebeam Revu that contains all of the tools you need to create your cost estimate. This will save you time and make your work more efficient.
- Use the estimation tool: Bluebeam Revu has an estimation tool that allows you to quickly and easily create a cost estimate based on the measurements and symbols you have created.
- Export the cost estimate: Once you have completed your cost estimate, you can export it from Bluebeam Revu in a variety of formats, including Excel and CSV. This makes it easy to share your estimate with others or import it into other programs for further analysis.
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Collaborate with others: Bluebeam Revu allows for collaboration with other team members by sharing PDFs and markups in real-time. This can help ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the cost estimate.
Use the markup tools: The markup tools in Bluebeam Revu can be used to add notes, highlights, and other annotations to the electrical drawings. This can help you keep track of important information related to the cost estimate.
Create a summary: Use the summary tool in Bluebeam Revu to create a summary of your cost estimate. This can include information such as the total cost, labor hours, and materials needed.
Save your work: It’s important to save your work as you go to ensure that you don’t lose any progress. Bluebeam Revu allows you to save your work in the cloud, so you can access it from anywhere and collaborate with others in real-time.
Bluebeam Revu is a powerful tool for electricians to create cost estimates for their trade. With its measurement tools, custom symbols, and estimation tool, along with collaboration features and markup tools, electricians can efficiently produce a detailed and accurate cost estimate for their projects.
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