Bluebeam Revu

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

About Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu works as a plugin inside Microsoft Office’s Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint applications, as well as popular CAD programs, like AutoCAD. The plugin brings customizable PDF markups, PDF creation and editing, and image handling to some of the most commonly used office and design applications. Bluebeam Revu is available in three specialized versions: Standard, CAD, and eXtreme.

Bluebeam Revu Standard offers single-click PDF creation, 2D and 3D PDF markup, and real-time collaboration. Advanced PDF editing features of this version of Bluebeam include customizable layouts, fonts, headers, and footers. Users can also split PDFs into sections, extract and rotate pages, and export them as editable Word documents, as well as perform color processing and grayscale conversion. Batch processing allow users to apply changes across multiple documents at once. The plugin also performs PDF conversion of other types of Windows files.

Bluebeam CAD has all the features of the Standard editor while adding specialized functions for design professionals. The CAD plugin works with AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks (64-bit versions). Bluebeam CAD brings 2D and 3D PDF handling and editing, with a full slate of customizable parameters. This version introduces the ability to export annotations and compare versions. Users can add digital stamps and signatures and embedded security features to documents. For 3D PDF creation, Bluebeam CAD also integrates with Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate (64-bit only), as well as Sketch Pro (2013-14).

The most powerful version of the plugin, Bluebeam Revu eXtreme, includes all the document management, markup, and handling features of the Standard and CAD versions, while adding professional PDF management features. This version of the plugin lets users add complex bookmarks, redact sensitive content permanently, and create complex PDF forms. A full suite of automatable parameters with fully customizable scripting. This version of Bluebeam Revu also includes a Batch Slip Sheet, which helps you quickly create new versions of PDFs while carrying over markups, bookmarks, and links. Bluebeam Revu eXtreme users can also redact markups, link items within documents, and control file access.

All versions of the Bluebeam Revu plugin features cloud-based collaboration via Bluebeam Studio, as well as SharePoint and ProjectWise integration. Bluebeam Revu runs on Windows 7/8 (32 and 64-bit systems), Citrix XenApp6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7-7.6 virtual environments, and tablet PC versions of Windows 8.

Pricing starting from:

US$349,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Bluebeam Revu

- Markup, edit, and manage PDFs within Microsoft Office and popular CAD programs.

- Edit 2D and 3D PDFs inside the programs in which they are created.

- Create reusable templates with Bluebeam Revu's Tool Chest.

- Collaborate online and offline with the cloud-based Bluebeam Studio Platfrom.

- Quickly navigate complex PDFs with in-document search.

Devices

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Markets

Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$349,00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Bluebeam Revu

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Features

Total features of Bluebeam Revu: 47

  • 3D Imaging
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Batch Processing
  • Bid Management
  • Built-In Database
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Templates
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Management
  • Document Templates
  • Drawings Integration
  • Electronic Plans
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For AEC Industry
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Indexing
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • PDF Conversion
  • Progress Reports
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(829)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Gregg C.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Move Over Adobe, Bluebeam is Better

Reviewed on 2021/07/15

A great alternative to Adobe…much more user friendly and affordable.

A great alternative to Adobe…much more user friendly and affordable.

Pros

Bluebeam has better features and is easier to use than Adobe. The cost is much less when you consider payments are not indefinite.

Cons

Nothing bad to report. Bluebeam is far superior to Adobe. So far we have not found any flaws in the software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great Program for self-taught people

Reviewed on 2022/01/18

Pros

Manage pretty much any PDF Document. Customizable and user friendly interface.

Cons

This program has so many functions I know I am missing out on key and crucial aspects of it. The customer service is a bit non-existent but they will respond to emails. I think that the cost effectiveness if you learn things yourself is great, but asking for $250 for classes at the top end and $100 for classes at the low end is a bit steep.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Blue Beam Review

Reviewed on 2021/12/02

It is a daily use and I could not do my job as effectively without it

It is a daily use and I could not do my job as effectively without it

Pros

Markup tools, Editing, Color Highlighting, Clouds

Cons

Having to scale drawings to get dimensions

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Reasons for Choosing Bluebeam Revu

Easier to use and more functions

Switched From

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Reasons for Switching to Bluebeam Revu

Ease of use for my daily use
Jeff R.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

No in-depth troubleshooting Legacy support

Reviewed on 2021/12/03

In general the product is great but with no Legacy support my company will not purchase this...

In general the product is great but with no Legacy support my company will not purchase this product.

Pros

The product is easy to use and at one point very reliable.

Cons

There is no in-depth troubleshooting Legacy support.

Alternatives Considered

PDF Studio

Reasons for Choosing Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam was more user friendly.

Reasons for Switching to Bluebeam Revu

At the time bluebeam was superior but now I would say that Bluebeam has outpriced themselves and is looing market share.
Lap Y.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Blue beam review

Reviewed on 2021/08/19

It is my preferred PDF editor and I constantly use it to make edits

It is my preferred PDF editor and I constantly use it to make edits

Pros

It is very user friendly and very intuitive. The dashboards are set up similar to acad and I can draw pretty well. The editing features are also top notch.

Cons

It is a bit pricey for a PDF editor. You can get adobe versions much cheaper and while it maybe less functional, the adobe programs do work ok.

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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$349,00/one-time
  • Free Trial: Available

Revu Standard: $349 per seat Revu eXtreme: $599 per seat Revu CAD: $499 per seat Revu MAC: $199 per seat Revu iPad: $9.99 Bluebeam offers annual maintenance for each purchased seat of Bluebeam Revu.

Bluebeam Revu has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Bluebeam Revu supports the following languages:

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

Bluebeam Revu supports the following devices:

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, Phone Support

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