Bluebeam Revu users often find it useful to make Bluebeam Revu 2019 the default PDF viewer. This enables all PDFs to automatically open within Bluebeam Revu, as opposed to other PDF viewers.
This article will outline the process of setting Bluebeam Revu 2019 as the default PDF viewer. The following examples are taken from 64x Bluebeam Revu 2019 eXtreme edition, run on Windows 10 Home.
Bluebeam Revu makes it incredibly easy to set the program as the default PDF viewer. If Revu is currently not the default PDF viewer, the following warning will display upon opening the application:
Selecting OK will automatically open up the Default Apps window from your computer’s Control Panel. Scroll down and select Choose default apps by file type.
Scroll down through the list of file types until you reach .pdf. Select the current default app, and choose Revu from the Choose an app dropdown to replace it.
Revu will now be the default PDF viewer. Double clicking on a PDF will automatically open the file in Bluebeam Revu.
If the default PDF viewer warning does not open upon startup of Revu, the Default Apps window can also be opened by selecting Revu > Preferences. Navigate to the Admin tab and select Open Default Programs. This will open the same Default Apps window where the default PDF viewer can be set.
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