When you buy a user license of Bluebeam Revu, you will receive a serial number and product key. You will need both of these to register the program for use. When you first install Revu, you will be prompted to register the program as part of the installation. If you’re moving Revu to another computer, you might have to unregister and reregister it. Revu can also be unregistered and uninstalled if you’re updating, or if you need to release a license.
When updating to a newer version of the program, Revu will prompt you to unregister and uninstall previous versions. You are also given the choice to keep the previous version of the program while installing the new one. If you keep older versions of the program installed, Bluebeam will show that you have more licenses registered than you had purchased. If you want to free up licenses, you can always uninstall and unregister older versions of Revu.
This article will outline the process of unregistering and registering Bluebeam Revu. In this example, we will be unregistering a license from Revu 2017 and registering the license to Revu 2018. This process will work the same for all versions of Revu up to Revu 20. It should be noted that this process will not work for Revu 21 and future versions. With the release of Bluebeam Revu 21, the program is now offered as a subscription service. Revu 21 licenses are attached to a user’s Bluebeam account. Rather than needing to register, users will simply need to log into their account before using the program.
Registering & Unregistering in Revu 2017 and Below
To unregister in Revu 2017 or older versions, select the Help button on the menu bar. Within the corresponding command bar, select Unregister.
The process to register will be the same. To register the program, select Help and then Register. A dialogue box will open where you can input your serial number and product key. Once entered, select Register. The program will then be fully functional using the entered license.
Registering & Unregistering in Revu 2018, 2019, and 20
In Bluebeam Revu 2018, 2019, and 20, unregistered copies of the program can be used as a free PDF viewer. Even without a license, these versions of Revu can be downloaded and used to view PDFs. If you want to be able to create and edit PDFs, you will need to register the program.
To unregister one of these versions of Revu, select the Revu menu from the menu bar. Then, press Unregister. The program will convert to a read-only PDF viewer. Registering the program will be done the same way – by selecting the Revu menu and choosing Register. This will open up a dialogue box where you can enter in the serial number and product key tied to the license. Once entered, press Register. The program will then be fully functional, allowing you to view, create, and markup PDFs.
If you want to remove Revu from your computer all together, you can uninstall it. This may be a good idea if you decide to upgrade to Revu 21. The process for uninstalling the program will depend on the version of Windows you are using. Generally, you can access your applications by right clicking on the Start button and selecting Apps and Features. You can also look for Add or Remove Programs in the search bar at the bottom of your screen.
A window will open with a list of installed applications, with a search bar at the top of the list. Use the list to locate Bluebeam Revu, select it, and press Uninstall. In newer versions of Windows, this option is available by pressing the … button to the right of the program.
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Lauren Hecker is the instructor for the Bluebeam Revu Essentials and Advanced courses. To see her next open enrollment course, please visit our Bluebeam Revu training page. To schedule an onsite or custom course, please contact us!