Bluebeam Revu

PDF editing & markup on the go with built-in collaboration

About Bluebeam Revu

As an award winning leader in innovative, collaborative, Cloud-based software technologies that streamline construction planning and building projects, Bluebeam's set of solutions have set the standard for excellence since 2002. Architecture, engineering, and construction teams from over 130 countries with 2+ million users have relied on Bluebeam to deliver the technical tools they need to advance projects, fine-tune budgets, and collaborate in real time on even the most intricate details of any build site.

The company's flagship solutions, Bluebeam Revu® and Bluebeam Cloud®, help users get more done in less time with powerful PDF creation capabilities, multi-format uploads, quick-and-easy markup solutions, real-time tracking of annotations, and on-the-go reporting for team members from the construction site to the C-suite.

Bluebeam Cloud®, a new addition to the Bluebeam suite of Cloud-based solutions, seamlessly connects with documents and tool sets in Bluebeam Revu®. With Cloud®, you can work from anywhere via web or iOS device with no set-up or installation required. The platform's Markup Editor enables you to easily comment and collaborate on your project documents, and its Field Tools capabilities allow you to effectively manage and track your punch, RFI and submittal workflows on the go. With Bluebeam, you'll seamlessly take your projects from bidding and takeoff creation to the final stages of construction.

If collaboration in real time is a necessity for your construction team, Bluebeam delivers an instant connection for your global project partners. Isn't it time you experience the benefits of a go-to collaborative tool that keeps your construction and architecture projects moving in the right direction? Start your free 30-day trial by downloading Bluebeam Revu® or Bluebeam Cloud® at Bluebeam.com.

From a single office in Pasadena, CA, Bluebeam has steadily increased our global footprint with office locations all across the globe. Bluebeam is part of the Nemetschek Group.


Key benefits of Bluebeam Revu

• Collaborative Capabilities
Bluebeam helps improve communication and productivity by enabling project partners to markup and comment together in real-time, offering a seamless collaborative experience for remote teams or professionals working in different locations.

• Advanced PDF Markup & Editing
Bluebeam offers robust PDF editing capabilities so you can create, edit, markup and collaborate on project documents more effectively. Advanced features like Optical Character Recognition (OCR), PDF form creation, redaction, and CAD to PDF conversion make Bluebeam an excellent solution for AECO professionals working with PDFs.

• Efficient Document Management
With Bluebeam, you can easily manage documents in a centralized project database, create custom folders, seamlessly navigate through large document sets, and quickly search for specific text or metadata.

• Customizable Workspace & Toolsets
Bluebeam offers flexibility and adaptability to individual preferences and project requirements. You can easily customize your workspace by creating custom tool sets, profiles and keyboard shortcuts.

• Measurement Tools for Quantity Takeoffs & Estimating
With Bluebeam, you can easily measure distances, areas and volumes on digital documents and create custom scales. Bluebeam also offers tools to quickly extract quantities from drawings for detailed takeoffs, so you can accurately estimate costs and create more winning bids.

• Integration & Compatibility
Bluebeam helps you simplify workflows and improve efficiency by integrating with other common AECO software solutions, including ProjectWise, Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint.

• Accessible On Desktop, Web & Mobile
Bluebeam empowers you to access your documents and work across different devices and platforms. Our solution includes Revu for desktop and Bluebeam Cloud for web and mobile, which extends your Revu workflows so you can view, edit and collaborate on the go.

• User -Friendly Interface
Bluebeam is accessible and easy to learn for both technical and non-technical users, with an intuitive interface and simple, straightforward design.

• CUSTOMER SUPPORT & RESOURCES
Bluebeam offers expert technical support via phone and email, an extensive online knowledge base, and on-demand access to all Bluebeam University training courses, ensuring you’ll always have help when you need it.

• Flexible Plans
Bluebeam offers three plan options that you can mix and match for different user needs, making it an attractive choice for businesses of all sizes.


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4,5/5
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4,3/5
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Clarissa
Clarissa
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very comprehensive pdf editing software - I'll never go back to Adobe!!!

Reviewed on 2018/02/09

I spend a lot less time posting changes and as-builts, but with much more professional results. I...

I spend a lot less time posting changes and as-builts, but with much more professional results. I also love the time it's cut down on creating our punch lists and tracking the completion of those items.

Pros

I love that it can "read" my plans, and help me with my takeoffs. The search function can look for either words or symbols, and is incredibly useful when I'm looking for something specific.

The different user type profiles are tailored to show the tools and functions that someone in that role would be more likely to use the most. It's easy to switch between these profiles, even when viewing the same file, so no matter what or how many hats I'm wearing that day, it's easy to find the tools that I need for the job I'm doing.

The customizable tool box is great - I can use the existing tools, or create my own! These are handy for posting as-builts, as well as for doing take offs and estimates.

I love all the short cut keys!! Instead of using my mouse to select tool options, I can simply use the "G" key to take a "photo" of a certain part of my open file, or "C" to cloud an area. I use these frequently and it really cuts down the time I spend posting changes to our drawings.

There are so many tools, functions, and options, that you're sure to find everything you need for seamless and efficient construction drawing management!

Cons

At first, it was a bit overwhelming to use. There are so many tools and menus that it definitely took a little time to learn; however, Bluebeam offers hundreds of short "how-to" videos on many different topics. After watching these, and using the software for a few weeks, it got much easier.

Niamat
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Bluebeam Revu is one of the best software currently in the market

Reviewed on 2023/06/10

i am using Bluebeam Revu since one year, i found it very helpful in all aspects

i am using Bluebeam Revu since one year, i found it very helpful in all aspects

Pros

Bluebeam Revu is one of the best software currently in the market, i found it very helpful to manage many kind of documents. i personally use it mostly for managing PDF files. its a great toll to merge many files in a single click. with its great tools of editing we prepare many kinds of presentation for our client and consultant meeting that bear fruitful results most of the time. for any documents to change any kind of text and pictures it is very handy, managing large files and to find every single topic in a simple search is the key to this software, in short i would recommend this software for all users refer to the other same kind of software in the current market.

Cons

i like all the features of this software that why we are using this software in our organization. what i like the most in it is that its very easy to edit any kind of page with the desired results. with all its text styles its more fun to use, managing huge files in a single click make it more efficient. any word or topic to find is very easy

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Reasons for Choosing Bluebeam Revu

i found Bluebeam Revu more convenient and easy with much more options

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Reasons for Switching to Bluebeam Revu

i found Bluebeam Revu more convenient and easy with much more options
Josh
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

No Support

Reviewed on 2020/11/24

Technical support is non existent.

Technical support is non existent.

Pros

All the pros of this software are irrelevant because of how bad the support staff is.

Cons

Customer support is the worst I have ever dealt with. I bought bluebeam because the explained all of the great things you can do connecting to your employees through their I pad and I phone apps. After looking into it we were excited and bought the program. After the program was purchased they explained to be that I can't use the I phone app unless I purchase the $150 maintenance plan. Felt like I got suckered in but also figured I am new to the program and the added help couldn't hurt. 3 months in and I have one of our foremans I pad that will not connect to Blue beam. I call tech support and they inform that they cannot help be over the phone and that I need to email them. After explaining to them that I have 20 employees sitting on a job site with no plans and nothing to do they inform me again that all they can do is have me email me the problem because tech support over the phone doesn't cover the i pad and the i phone apps. Keep in mind I had to have the tech support in order to use the I phone app??? It has been an hour and a half and I just had to send all of our employees home with no work. I will be leaving bluebeam and moving our company to procore.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: International Trade & Development
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The magic behind Bluebeam Revu. Simplifies work.

Reviewed on 2023/11/15

Never disappointing features. Always available help desk support. Bluebeam Revu is cool.

Never disappointing features. Always available help desk support. Bluebeam Revu is cool.

Pros

I would like to pass my special gratitude to the customer support team for Bluebeam Revu. A collection of very resourceful team which understands the software so well. They really assisted me in launching and integration of this software. My emails were replied on time and in the most respectful manner. They made the app easy to use for me and that's why I have recommended it to several friends who appreciates it's work too. Keep up the good work.

Cons

With such assistance from the customer support team, I find nothing hard. All the challenges are well addressed.

Alexis
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BlueBeam Revu Review

Reviewed on 2023/04/10

I would highly recommend Bluebeam Revu over almost any other PDF reader/modifier. Its simplicity is...

I would highly recommend Bluebeam Revu over almost any other PDF reader/modifier. Its simplicity is refreshing. I think that if more people knew about the product they would switch from Adobe.

Pros

Bluebeam is simple to learn and use. There are so many handy tools, and I don't even use a lot of them in my line of work but I know others who do. I particularly like the cloud tool to bring attention to revisions, but also like the text editor and the ability to scale from a set of drawings by picking two points with a known dimension.

Cons

I think most of the tools are really great, but I would like to see a few more options for shapes that can be drawn. I use some of them to create easy to read legends for a particular set of drawings.

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Bluebeam Revu FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Bluebeam Revu.

Bluebeam Revu offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$240,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Basics: Essential tools for marking up and managing your AECO office and project documents - $240 per user, billed annually. Complete: Everything you need to manage and optimize complex AECO projects at scale - $400 per user, billed annually. Core: Comprehensive tools for managing and collaborating on small- and mid-sized AECO projects - $300 per user, billed annually.

Bluebeam Revu has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Bluebeam Revu supports the following languages:

Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Bluebeam Revu supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Bluebeam Revu integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox Business, Microsoft SharePoint

Bluebeam Revu offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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