Bluebeam Case Study: Make the Most of Your Digital Documents

If you are a project manager, you may have accepted that stacks of paperwork and construction documents are simply a part of the job, but not anymore. Today, hyperlinked construction plans can turn a messy desk of papers into one centralized and organized source of documents that are accessible at the click of a button. Not only can you utilize your existing document management system, but you can also access your plans on virtually every computer or mobile device. In this particular Bluebeam case study, a California construction firm was tasked with the construction of an 88,901 square foot police station. This was a large-scale project generating thousands of construction documents. Between drawing specifications, product data information, and RFI documents, the endless amount of documents required a significant amount of time for organizing, maintaining, and transmitting the documents.

Rather than posting each RFI to the contract documents and slip-sheeting every drawing update, the team turned to Bluebeam Revu hyperlinked construction software. Using Bluebeam Revu’s tools, the team was able to electronically communicate with all project members and employ an electronic submittal process to allow for multiple document types and updates. The electronic slip-sheeting and posting of RFI revisions saved considerable time and facilitated faster turnaround times to improve the project schedule. The use of hyperlinks allowed the team to efficiently search for information and allowed users to easily navigate through the documents. Finally, the digital documents were able to create an electronic as-built turnover package for the owner at the end of the project.

Bluebeam Revu can create basic hyperlinks for you or allow you to create custom hyperlinks to take your Bluebeam experience to the next level. At Linked Plans, we know that hyperlinked construction documents decrease staff time maintaining project records, reduce turnaround times, increase communication, and improve contract document navigation, just as in the California police station construction. At Linked Plans, our staff is dedicated to hyperlinking so that you can take advantage of your own customized set of hyperlinked documents and navigate them freely with ease and efficiency. From custom hyperlinks that can go to zoomed-in details and schedules to discipline “hot links” that allow you to navigate in-between various disciplines in the same space, custom hyperlinks allow you take advantage of all of the features of Bluebeam Revu throughout your entire project.

When you turn to Linked Plans as the source for your digital blueprints, the opportunities are endless. Not only are you expediting each step of your business operations, you are also empowering your employees to do the same. This allows you to cut costs and project timetables. Once you’ve settled on bringing your plans to the next level with customized hyperlinks, it’s important to make the most of your digital documents with the services offered through Linked Plans. Here are just a few of the benefits of turning to Linked Plans for your customized hyperlinked documents:

  • Collaborate with your entire team in real time
  • Use the Cloud to upload and share an unlimited amount PDF and construction documents
  • Easily edit content and compare Architectural, Structural, and MEP work within the same space
  • Track the entire lifecycle of an RFI and tie that information straight to your drawings
  • Optimize your time with digital document integration training by Linked Plans
  • Add an unlimited number of users to your project
  • Turn to your Linked Plans Project Manager with any questions

As your source for digital construction documents, we know that hyperlinking construction drawings can be time consuming, which is why our staff can do it for you! This allows you to spend more time managing your project and lets us provide you with a customized set of hyperlinked drawings in just a few days. We also offer revision updates and posting services to help keep your team up to date at all times. At Linked Plans, we are experts in digital document control, striving to make our clients’ lives easier throughout each step of the construction process. If you are ready to take your documents to the next level and make the most of your Bluebeam experience, give us a call to schedule a demonstration or to request a sample set of Linked Plans!