Invented by Adobe, PDF is now an open standard maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 32000-1. Learn how PDF has allowed the AEC industry to go digital and collaborate more easily. We will explore the pain points of PDF creation and how Bluebeam’s 2D plugins are working to address those challenges. We will also discuss the Construction Project Coalition and one of its key initiatives, “The PDF Guidelines.” Lastly, after discussing the past and the present, we will gaze into what the PDF of tomorrow might look like.

In this session, learn more about:

  • How a PDF can be more than just digital paper: it’s a container for information that can be easily exchanged, worked with, and consumed by project stakeholders
  • Why PDFs are not created equal and what makes a “good PDF”
  • Bluebeam’s plugins for maximizing PDF creation and Revu’s robust feature set that optimize PDFs for downstream consumption
  • How the Construction Progress Coalition tackling the issues of quality PDFs, and how you can be part of the solution

Course Level: Basic

***Approved for one AIA CES Learning Unit***


Terriann Nohilly (Bluebeam)