Bluebeam Revu Printer Plugins and Batch Link

Bluebeam Revu Printer Plugins and Batch Link

Bluebeam Revu Printer Plugins and Batch Link
Date: Dec 11, 2019
You may have read our previous post, Printing to Bluebeam Revu from Revit, which shows how to use the Bluebeam Revu Plug-in for Revit to get your model metadata into a PDF. In today’s post, we take it further and show how you can use the Bluebeam Revu Plugin in Revit to publish your model metadata and the Batch Link feature to create your section and view reference hyperlinks.
Revu Plugin for Revit
The plugins for AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and SolidWorks are included in Bluebeam Revu CAD and eXtreme. When you use these plugins, the metadata from your file automatically transfers over to your PDF so that you can view the data.
Bluebeam Panel in Revit
After the Revit plug-in has been enabled, Revit will have the following menu under the Add-ins Tab – Bluebeam panel
Configure the settings per your requirements:
Once the PDF has been created and opened in Bluebeam Revu, you can now use the Batch Link to generate section and callout hyperlinks.
Revu Batch Link 
Batch Link automatically creates navigational hyperlinks within a specified group of documents based on user-defined criteria. Batch Link can be run against multiple PDFs or a single, multi-paged PDF. Note: Batch Link is available in Bluebeam Revu eXtreme only.
Batch Link searches PDFs for text specified by the user and then creates links to user-defined destinations. There are built-in tools to auto-generate both search terms and destinations, or users can manually enter them. PDFs need to have searchable text for Batch Link to work on them.
To run Batch Link:
  1. In Revu eXtreme, click on Batch
  2. Click on Link
  3. Click on New
4. You have the option to Add Open Files (you can also Add Files, Add Folders, and even subfolders).
5. Once you have your file added, click on Next.
6. Select on Page Region radio button
7. Click on Select
8. On your document, select the Page Region you want to create the hyperlinks for, drawing a box around it.
9. In this pop-up you have the option to Add addition regions, such as Page Title, Date, etc.
10. At this point you can select Link Options to configure the links, such as adding a highlight color.

11. Click on Generate button to generate the list of links.

12. Batch Link Search results will show you if you have any conflicts to resolve.  Then click on Run.  You will receive a pop-up summary when the Batch Link is complete.  Click on Finish and Close.

13. Your cover page now shows the links, highlighted in yellow.

14. Clicking on these links, will hyperlink you to the corresponding page, based on the Page Region you selected.

When you use the Bluebeam Revu Plug-ins, you will get your metadata from your file automatically. Then use the steps above with the Bluebeam Revu eXtreme’s Batch Link feature to generate your hyperlinks. Using both the Plug-ins in conjunction with the Batch Link, is a great way to get your metadata and your section cuts and detail reference links into a PDF. Have your data – and link it too!
Interested in learning more about Bluebeam Revu? Keep an eye on our events calendar for free webinars or consider one of our in-person or online training courses. All our sessions are led by Bluebeam Certified Instructors and Support Representatives with extensive teaching experience. 
Bluebeam Revu is an award-winning, powerful PDF creation, editing, markup, and collaboration tool. For a free trial of Bluebeam Revu software or to learn more about our training or support services, contact us at or 888.662.7238.

About the Author

Liz Wood, Bluebeam Certified Instructor and Bluebeam Certified Support Representative
Liz has more than 25 years of experience in technical training and support. Before joining Ideate in 2016, she had her own consulting business and taught at Portland Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. At Ideate, Liz teaches classes on Bluebeam Revu software, provides technical support, and helps customers with software deployment.