Bluebeam Revu is a document and project management solution designed to streamline PDF mark-up and project team collaboration in real-time. Bluebeam Revu has three editions to suit and support your business best practices: Revu Standard, Revu CAD, and Revu eXtreme.
More than 1.9 million design and construction professionals worldwide trust Revu to elevate project eﬃciency and collaboration. Work better together with Revu through the whole project lifecycle:
- Design Review
Revu speeds up design reviews by allowing project partners to mark up and collaborate on the same documents in real time, or any time.
For architects, engineers and contractors, the markup and collaboration tools in Bluebeam Revu allow for faster, more accurate and more thorough quality reviews.
- Quantity Takeoffs
Measurement tools in Revu help you capture a project’s true scope and create a stronger bid – which gives you the competitive edge.
- Submittal Review
Revu simpliﬁes submittals with powerful markup and editing tools and integrates seamlessly into many document management systems to keep your project running smoothly.
- Request for Information (RFI) Posting
Revu keeps RFIs clear and organized with smart markup, hyperlinking and visualization tools, helping your project stay on track.
- Punch Process
By sorting and summarizing snag items within drawings, Revu helps project teams achieve a 90% completion rate on ﬁrst back check.
- Project Handover
With the dynamic document creation tools in Revu, you can deliver smart operations and maintenance manuals that give facilities managers quick and easy digital access to critical project information.
Revu makes your drawings, plans and documents work smarter
- Organize and Standardize
Store your tool sets and display settings in a custom profile. Turn scanned drawings into text-searchable PDFs and use batch tools to alleviate repetitive tasks.
- Leverage Markup Data
Customizable markup tools simplify communication across teams, and for added accountability the powerful Markups List within Revu tracks annotations and generates reports.
- Keep Everyone on the Same Track
Centralize entire projects in the cloud, then mark up documents with team members in real time (or anytime).
- Build Your Best Bid
Take quick, precise measurement with custom measurement tools that help capture a project’s true scope for a stronger bid.
- Key Statistics*
+1.9 Million Bluebeam Revu Users
+27 Billion Bluebeam Studio Transactions
800 Bluebeam User Group Events
*Top 50 firms by revenue, as reported in 2017 by Engineering News-Record
Bluebeam Revu 20
The newest version of Bluebeam Revu has arrived, with even more smart tools and enhancements to help your team get more done, together.
- Customize collaboration permissions
Newly enhanced process for setting permissions ensures the right people have access to the right information from the start
- Get the data you need, faster
Quickly see the latest edits and updates with improved Markups List filters
- Mark up and measure quicker than ever
Finish the job faster with our newly improved PDF markup and measurement tools
Bluebeam Revu 20 eXtreme Edition
The robust solution for automating complex processes and pushing the limits of document collaboration. Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.
- Includes all features of Revu Standard and CAD
Key Features: Automatic Form Creation, Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet, OCR, Batch Sign & Seal, Quantity Link
Bluebeam Revu 20 CAD Edition
The solution for CAD users that includes smart plugins for 2D and 3D PDF creation. Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.
- Includes all features of Revu Standard
Key Features: Plugins for 2D PDFs, Plugins for 3D PDFs, Batch Creation
Bluebeam Revu 20 Standard Edition
The essential solution for intuitive PDF markup, editing and collaboration. Bluebeam Revu keeps teams on the same page through the design process, helps move the project forward during construction, and preserves important project data through completion and beyond.
Key Features: 2D and 3D PDF Markup, Markups List, Tool Chest, Sets, Measurement Tools
|Redline PDFs with customizable markup tools and save custom tools for easy access|
|Track and manage annotations|
|Upload files to the cloud and sync PDFs locally|
|Collaborate on PDFs in real time with shared markups|
|Access and view recent PDFs|
|Search local drives and pin files in categories|
|Integrate with SharePoint® and ProjectWise®|
|Create customizable keyboard shortcuts for your most-used tools|
|Create, mark up and manipulate 3D PDFs from any IFC or U3D file|
|Create and batch PDFs directly from Microsoft® Office and Outlook® and convert any Windows® file to PDF|
|One-click 2D PDF creation and batch directly from Revit®, AutoCAD® and SolidWorks®|
|One-click 3D PDF creation directly from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks® Manage, Navisworks Simulate and SketchUp® Pro|
|Use Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Automatic Form Creation, Quantity Link, Scripting, Batch Sign & Seal, Batch Link®and Batch Slip Sheet|
- Windows® 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows® 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
As part of the installation, the Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.6.1 will be installed if .NET 4.6.1 or higher does not already exist on the workstation.
Bluebeam Revu is certified Citrix Ready® for XenApp® 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop® 7-7.6.
In order to stay compliant with our EULA (End User License Agreement), you must purchase as many seats as there are Revu users in your organization.
Note that Windows Server® 2008 R2 and newer are supported under Citrix environments.
Bluebeam Revu Enterprise License
This is a special license designed to manage computer turnover by:
- Automatically releasing registered computers that have not communicated with our licensing server after 15 days.
- Providing a temporary 5% overage of the total number of allowed installations.
In other words, once a machine takes up a seat by registering to an Enterprise License, it will periodically ping Bluebeam’s Licensing Server to confirm that it is still active. If the machine fails to communicate with the server for a period of 15 days, it will automatically be released from the license key, freeing up the seat to be registered to another machine. The 5% overage, or cushion, allows for the lag time between re-imaging workstations or releasing inactive seats. If you exceed the overage allowance, an “exceeded licenses” warning will appear, and further installations will be restricted.
The benefit of Enterprise Licensing is that there is no longer a need to manually uninstall or release seats from workstations that are being transferred, phased out or re-imaged. This Enterprise Licensing option takes care of that for you, ensuring that your licensed seats are fully utilized. Plus, because it is managed with Bluebeam servers, there is no need to install or maintain anything locally.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Perpetual and Open licenses?
Perpetual Licensing is a licensing system that requires companies to purchase and register Revu on a per workstation basis using a serial number and product key. Perpetual licensing is available for Revu Standard, CAD and eXtreme and may include Maintenance.
Open Licensing is an annual subscription that allows companies to authorize concurrent access to Revu eXtreme for any user in their company from a shared pool of seats. Open Licensing brings flexibility and the benefits of volume software licensing to organizations of all sizes, anytime, anywhere.
Seats may be added to an existing Open License at any time, and they will be prorated based on the renewal date. Active subscriptions are entitled to free upgrades and Maintenance, with access to our Technical Support team by phone and email.
What are the Administrator capabilities for Open Licensing?
Access to the Bluebeam Gateway
Count active Revu users versus available seats
View usage trends over a selectable calendar period
Access historical data of overages
Export logs, registered computers and username data
Manage multiple seats through a single interface
Invite additional Administrators to assist in managing active users
Incrementally update users to the latest version of Revu eXtreme
What are the Administrator capabilities for Enterprise Licensing?
- Access to the Bluebeam Gateway
- Count active Revu users versus available seats
- Manage multiple seats through a single interface
- Invite additional Administrators to assist in managing active users
- Incrementally update users to the latest version of Revu eXtreme
Which versions and editions of Revu are supported by Open Licensing?
Open Licensing supports Revu eXtreme, version 2015.5 and above.
What happens if an Open License user loses internet access?
For situations when connectivity to the internet becomes temporarily unavailable, or if a computer is outside of the office and cannot connect, Open License seats will switch to offline mode. In offline mode, each device is granted three days to use the program before it is required to connect back to the Bluebeam Gateway.
What happens if all the seats in my Open License pool are checked out but someone urgently needs to use Revu?
Administrators have the option to log in to the Gateway and manually release any user whose status is inactive. If the Administrator releases a seat while a user is working in the program, we release the seat but also protect the active user by allowing them to continue working so that they will not lose their work. Only when they close and reopen Revu again will they need an available Open License seat to continue working with Revu.
How are upgrades within Open Licenses managed?
We understand that fully upgrading software within an organization takes time. If you own an Open License and an upgrade to the next version becomes available, both the current and new versions will continue sharing the same pool of seats. This allows for ultimate flexibility when your environment requires incremental upgrades.
How do I know if I have used all my licenses? Is there a charge for going over?
With an Enterprise License, you gain access to the Bluebeam Gateway, a web portal for viewing and managing both Enterprise and Open Licenses. The Bluebeam Gateway allows you to view how many seats of each version and edition you own, how many computers, or “seats,” are registered to each license, and which computers they are.
As long as your total number of registered machines per edition does not exceed the total number of seats allowed plus the 5% overage allowance, you are good! If you are approaching or exceeding your limit, you can purchase additional seats or unregister licenses from computers as needed. Any new seats purchased may take up to 24 hours to update and appear in the Gateway.
How do I qualify for Enterprise Licensing?
There are a couple requirements for Enterprise Licensing. First, your licenses must be consolidated into a single license key by product. Second, your annual Maintenance must be current and maintained. Please note, Enterprise Licenses are not intended for Citrix or other terminal server environments.
How much does Enterprise Licensing cost and how can I find out more?
For information about Enterprise Licensing, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 866.847.7515