As the world changes to adapt to the current COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are finding themselves working from home. This transition can be a tricky one for most, but thankfully, Bluebeam Revu users can rest assured that their work will continue with the same standard and efficiency, even in these uncertain times. With Bluebeam Revu, project partners can continue to collaborate and stay connected, as the program allows you to work from anywhere, at any time.

Bluebeam Revu features various tools that allow project partners across the globe to stay connected at all times. Even as we are all working from home, teams can continue to collaborate on design reviews, takeoffs, and QA/QC processes. Bluebeam Revu helps to keep project partners connected with various features, including:

Studio Sessions

With Studio Sessions, project teams can review, mark up, modify, and update the same files at the same time – project partners worldwide can instantly connect on the same set of documents.

Hold shift key to keep line markup tools straight in Bluebeam Revu 2019


Studio Projects gives you a single centralized location to store documents – even entire building projects – in the cloud, allowing all project partners to access the same documents regardless of their location.

Hold shift key to keep line markup tools straight in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Simultaneously, Bluebeam Revu also ensures project efficiency from anywhere, at any time. When it comes to comparing original documents with revision, Revu makes this process immediate with its various comparison tools, including:


Overlay Pages allows you to pick points on two or more PDFs for comparison and assign different colors to each page so that you quickly and easily see the differences.

Switch layers for Overlay Pages after using Align Points in Bluebeam Revu 2019


Compare Documents automatically highlights and identifies the differences between two drawing revisions with easy-to-see clouds, making it effortless to compare and contrast document versions.

Switch layers for Overlay Pages after using Align Points in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Along with the aforementioned tools and processes, Bluebeam Revu has several key benefits to the application that ensure for continual collaboration and project process – regardless of team member location, including:

Collaboration online & offline

With Bluebeam Revu, you can work with files across multiple teams and projects, regardless of internet access


You can be sure that project files are stored in a secure database and effectively manage attendee access and permissions


Receive timely notifications on documents and user status changes, and create alerts for your project team


Automatically track all markup, collaboration activity, and file revisions, and generate a final summary report of all the recorded activity

These days, as we navigate through the new normal of working at home, Bluebeam Revu ensures that our project collaboration, efficiency, and standards can remain safe. To find out more about how to best use Bluebeam Revu to complete your project workflows from anywhere, at any time, download this free PDF E-book:

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Lauren Hecker is a Bluebeam Certified Instructor and teaches Onsite Bluebeam Certified Courses, virtual Bluebeam Basics and Advanced courses, and custom onsite or virtual courses. To see her next open enrollment course, please visit our calendar. To schedule an onsite or custom course, please contact us!


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