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Bluebeam software training

Bluebeam, a leading construction software, helps architects, engineers and builders finish projects faster, reduce risk, and maximize ROI.

Class Information

The West Michigan Construction Institute is offering four Bluebeam classes this semester. Baseline Basics and Document Management will be held on February 28. Material Takeoffs – Estimates Basics & Advanced will be held on March 1.  

Students may register for as many options as they would like.

Prerequisites:

  • Baseline Basics is the prerequisite for all other classes.
  • Estimates Basics is the prerequisite for Estimates Advanced.
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Troy DeGroot

UChapter2 – Owner

Troy is a Bluebeam certified instructor with over 20 years in the industry leading many companies through successful software implementations and training. 

Bluebeam Class details

February 28, 2023

Baseline Basics

Time: 7AM - 9AM

 

Description:

This class will ensure a higher baseline knowledge, attendees will learn interface navigation including menu dropdowns, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, a few recommended settings and more. While learning various markup and measurement tools, several tips and tricks will be shared to increase speed and accuracy.

 

Who is it for:

This course was built for Estimators and Project Managers responsible for collecting and organizing detailed measurements and quantities for various construction materials. 

 

Learning Objectives:

Custom Estimating Tools, Collecting Rich Data with Custom Columns, Reports and Exporting Data.

Document management

Time: 9:30AM - 11:30AM

 

Description:

In this class, students learn a quick workflow and fixing all those pain points. Things like
automatically finding and clouding changes on sheets and tracking the most current version.
This class will not only improve consistency and accuracy, but it will eliminate all the time wasted
navigating through drawing sets and wondering who has the latest drawings.

 

Who is it for:

This course is designed for Design Professionals, Estimators, Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Office Professionals responsible for making sure everyone is using the most current drawing set.

 

Learning Objectives:

Creating Hyperlinks to Navigate Drawings, Manage Revisions, Find Drawing Changes Automatically

March 1, 2023

Materials Takeoffs + Estimates Basics

Time: 7AM - 9AM

 

Description:

In this course, students start out going through the standard measurement tools and settings, then move into various customization options and discuss the results in the Markups List. Students learn an introduction to viewports, as well as measurements tips and tricks and custom
estimating tools.

 

Who is it for: 

This course is designed for Design Professionals, Estimators, and Project Managers responsible for collecting measurements and quantities. 

 

Learning Objectives:

Introduction to Viewports, Measurement Tips & Tricks, Custom Estimating Tools

Material Takeoffs + estimates advanced

Time: 9:30AM - 11:30AM

 

Description:

After finishing the Bluebeam Takeoffs + Estimates Basics course, students move into creating custom columns, embedding formulas, and information organization. Students learn continued custom estimating tools, collecting rich data with custom columns, and reports and exporting data.

 

Who is it for: 

This course is designed for Estimators, and Project Managers responsible for collecting and organizing detailed measurements and quantities for various construction materials. 

 

Learning Objectives:

Custom Estimating Tools, Collecting Rich Data with Custom Coumns, Reports and Exporting Data

(Prerequisite: Materials Takeoffs + Estimates Basics)