Shop plan reviews using Acrobat
Bridge design, construction, maintenance, inspection, and management
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 two to 21 minutes in length.
|Acrobat Pro video tutorial (YouTube)||Acrobat Pro version||Length|
|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.