Leveraging the Power of PDF in BIM Workflows

Hosts: Erik Schonsett, Assoc. AIA, Bluebeam, Inc.
Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, Vectorworks

Project delivery is still dominated by the production, exchange, and use of documents to describe the scope and elements of a building's construction. PDF is now at the heart of that mode of delivery in the larger BIM process. By pairing Vectorworks and Bluebeam, architects and their collaborators are able to leverage the best features of both platforms to provide more complete, clear, and relevant information to project stakeholders, in a format many are already familiar with. Join industry experts from Vectorworks and Bluebeam as they showcase the latest PDF features of Vectorworks Architect, the new workflow integration with Bluebeam Studio, and collaborative project workflows leveraging Bluebeam Revu.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the project delivery process in a BIM workflow.
  • Discover how PDF plays a role in the larger BIM collaborative process.
  • Describe the advantages of using PDF in the collaborative process and why it is the preferred method of communication with specific project stakeholders.
  • Understand how to utilize PDFs throughout different phases of a project.

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