In Bluebeam Revu, the Status column in the Markups List can be used to apply statuses to individual markups. Although Revu features several default statuses that can be applied, you can also create custom statuses as well.

With a custom status created, it can then be used on the currently active PDF. However, when you open a new PDF document, by default the custom statuses will be cleared from the status list. This can be frustrating, as many users create statuses that they will be reusing on many different PDFs.

How to create and use profiles in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Custom statuses, like most customizations within Revu, can be saved the current profile for reuse. After saving a custom status to a profile, the status can be used over and over again on different PDF documents. 

This article will outline how to save a custom status to the profile for reuse. For instructions on how to create and use custom statuses, please refer to this article first. 

The following examples are taken from the 64x Bluebeam Revu 20 eXtreme edition, but the functionality can be performed in all versions of Revu.

To save a custom status to your current profile, first create the custom status. With your custom status created, select the Status Column Settings button and select Manage Status.

How to create and use profiles in Bluebeam Revu 2019

Select the desired State Model, and select the Save to Profile button.

How to create and use profiles in Bluebeam Revu 2019

With the custom status saved to the profile, it will now be available to use on every PDF – as long as you continue using the profile the status was saved to.

How to create and use profiles in Bluebeam Revu 2019

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  1. Kristyn Hemeyer


    I saved a custom model to my profile to use across multiple PDFs. However, I am only able to access the custom model in the instance of Bluebeam that I created it in. If I open another Bluebeam window, it does not show up as a status option. Do you have any thoughts on why I wouldn’t be able to use the model in other PDFs if I saved it to my profile?

    • Lauren Hecker

      Hi Kristyn,
      Once you create your custom status model, select the Save to Profile button in the Manage Status window. You will then need to save and export your profile to the other instance of Bluebeam that you need to use. To be clear, if you export/import a profile before making a change, such as saving statuses, those changes won’t be made on the exported version on the profile, so make sure you make the changes you need before exporting the profile.

      Let me know if this solves your issue!


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