It wasn’t all that long ago that we questioned whether engineers would really benefit from Microsoft’s snazzy new Surface Studio. After all, at the halfway mark between a tablet and a desktop computer and with a nifty but highly specialized Surface Dial, the Surface Studio would need some customized programming for compatibility with engineering applications.
Just weeks after the initial announcement of the Surface Studio, many compatible engineering applications are starting to roll out. Bluebeam will be one of the first to hit the market with Revu 2016.5.2.
Revu for Surface Studio
Revu is a popular tool in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) for creating, editing, marking up and sharing 2D and 3D PDF files. Its cloud-based structure and compatibility with various platforms, including Revit, ProjectWise, SketchUp and Navisworks, help users bring a building information modeling workflow to projects.
With the release of Revu 2016.5.2, users will be able to make use of Revu on any Surface device running Windows 10, including the Studio, the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4.
Bluebeam Revu on the Surface Studio. (Image courtesy of Bluebeam.)
When placed on the screen of the Surface Studio, the Surface Dial will pull up a radial menu of familiar Revu tools, including annotation appearance properties, undo/redo editing functions, the Tool Chest, the Markups List and more. It will also let users split views on a plan or PDF, as well as magnify…