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Electronic Plan Review

UC San Diego has adopted an Electronic Plan Review process for milestone design submissions and building permit review. At project kickoff, the project management team will determine if the Design Team or UC San Diego will be the Bluebeam Studio manager.


This procedure outlines the steps if the Design Team will be the Bluebeam Studio Manager.

Electronic Plan Review Procedure: Design Team

The exhibits below include additional resources and Quick Reference Guides to assist in the process. (Note: The Design Team will need Bluebeam software in order to create the documents for UC San Diego plan review. Following this procedure requires use of Bluebeam Revu eXtreme 2020, 2019, or 2018. Screenshots and instructions in this procedure use Bluebeam 2018/2019.)

Exhibits and Best Practice Guides (combined document)

Bluebeam Profile Downloads

Best Practices Video Guides

Please use the links below to view videos that will guide you through the topics specified below each.

UC San Diego Design Team Markup Comment Response


  • 0:15 – Design Team Reference Information
  • 0:59 – Joining a Bluebeam Studio Session
  • 1:16 – Locating the UC San Diego Reviewer’s “Comment Indicator Stamp” on the First Drawing Page
  • 2:17 – Sorting and Filtering UC San Diego Reviewer Markups
  • 3:46 – Design Team Response to UC San Diego Reviewer Markups Using the Status Menu
  • 7:46 – Design Team Reconciliation of Discussed Comments
  • 8:39 – Subsequent Submission by Design Team
  • 9:04 – Description of UC San Diego Reviewer Back Check of Comments

UC San Diego Design Team PDF Document Preparation Top 5

Top 5 PDF Preparation Steps:

  • 1:34 – Document Naming
  • 3:17 – Page Labels ande Bookmarks
  • 5:22 – Hyperlinks
  • 6:40 – Document Flattening
  • 7:17 – UC San Diego Back Check Menu/Cover Sheet


Contact Michael Roush, Program Manager.