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Shop Drawings - Shop Plan Reviews using Adobe Acrobat

The video tutorials below provide instruction on various annotation tools within Adobe Acrobat Pro versions 7 through 11.

These tools are typically necessary to complete the review of electronically submitted shop plan sets. These consist of nine tutorials of about 2 to 21 minutes in length.

Acrobat Pro Video Tutorial Acrobat Pro Version Length Format
Part 1: Toolbars 7, 8, 9 15:25
Part 2a: Annotating 7, 8, 9 17:00
Part 2b: Finalizing 7, 8, 9 21:11
Part 3: Annotating Enhancements 7, 8, 9 12:05
Part 4: Custom Tools 7, 8, 9 8:59
Part 5: Mark-up Tools 10, 11 2:41
Part 6: Properties Bar 10, 11 1:35
Part 7: Custom Menu 10, 11 5:56
Part 8: Set Security 10, 11 2:02

Custom Shop Plan Review Tools

A shop plan review plug-in for Adobe Acrobat Pro that electronically stamps and secures document markups is available through your district IR admin. A non-TxDOT version of the plug-in is available for consultants performing shop plan reviews for your district. Advise consultants to download the shop plan tools plug-in from our list of engineering software.

This set of tools enables quicker stamping of large submittals and helps provide for the security of markups by "flattening" the PDF set.

Note: "Flattening" prevents removal of markups. Password protection prevents the addition of markups. Instruct reviewers to do both after applying approval stamps and before returning the PDF shop plan set to the fabricator.

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