April 15, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, when Bluebeamer Stephanie went outside on her lunch break to enjoy some of the Southern California sun, she was surprised to see an adorable cockatiel hanging out at her favorite spot by the fountain. The bird had appeared to have wandered away from his home and was roaming free, but must have been happy to see a friendly face, as he quickly jumped on Stephanie’s shoulder to say hello.
Just hanging out at the fountain.
Upon hearing the news, a bunch of us rushed over to meet Stephanie’s new feathered friend and were instantly smitten! But as much as we all wanted to take him home, we realized that the bird’s owner must be missing him very much so we decided to call the local humane society in hopes they could be reunited.
While we waited for them to come, we brought our new friend, who we decided to call “Bob,” into the office to ensure he wouldn’t fly away. Everyone loved meeting Bob, and he seemed to enjoy hanging out with us at the office.
Stephanie with her new friend, Bob.
Bob says hi to Tony…
…then makes a stop at John’s desk.
When it was time to say goodbye, we were all sad to see Bob leave, but we hope that he will find his owner, or perhaps meet a new family to love him. :)
Until next time,
April 11, 2014
It was great hanging out with our new Rallycross driver, Joni Wiman.
Photo credit: qnigan.com
Last week, Bluebeam visited the Port of Los Angeles for the Red Bull Global Rallycross media day! It was great to attend a Rallycross event in our own back yard, and we’re excited to come back to the Port of LA in September to cheer on our new driver, Joni Wiman. Watch a recap video of the event and get the full 2014 race schedule on the Red Bull Rallycross website!
We’ll be live tweeting on race days, so be sure follow us on Twitter.
Until next time,
April 8, 2014
Even though we recently released Revu 12, some of our customers may not have been able to upgrade yet, or need to remain on Revu 11 since it’s the last version compatible with Windows XP and Vista.
For those of you still using Revu 11, we have some great news to share! Revu 11.7 is now available and contains a number of fixes we think you’ll like. And, it’s still compatible with Windows XP and Vista. For more information on everything you’ll find in this latest update, check out the complete Revu release notes.
And for all you Bluebeam Q users, Q 4.5.3 is now available! This update fixes issues primarily related to PDF stamps, protected documents and DWG conversion. Read the complete Q release notes for a full listing of everything included in this update.
April 1, 2014
The perfect solution. Delivered right to you!
Do you love Bluebeam’s support team? We do too! Imagine if you had members of our support team instantly available to you—day or night—to guide you to the perfect solution right from their fingertips. Well friends, the time has come! Learn how, with one button, you can instantly solve your challenges (and world peace) today with Bluebeam support on demand. An extreme new feature, the Blue Button, offers support on demand directly from your desktop (literally, your desktop).
We’ve gone above and beyond and created new technology enabling never-before-seen access to our support team. Check out our tutorial video unveiling the new Blue Button in detail. We’re sure you’re going to love it!
March 27, 2014
Cool Spaces! host Stephen Chung talks to architect Frank Gehry.
Next week, an exciting new TV series, Cool Spaces! The Best of New Architecture, will premiere on PBS, taking viewers deep inside the process of making architectural designs a reality. Hosted by Boston architect and educator, Stephen Chung, Cool Spaces! offers viewers an insider’s look at the creation of some of the best public spaces in America and all the challenges along the way, from design to completion.
Bluebeam was fortunate enough to speak with Stephen, who shared the inspiration behind the show’s creation: “The reason I wanted to make the show was to get people excited about the world of architecture. But part of the problem with contemporary design is that it can be hard to understand what it’s about. People see a crazy form and don’t get it. That’s where the show comes in. As an architect myself, I take viewers on a journey to discover what a building is all about. Along the way, we meet all of the people involved in its creation: the client, the design team and the end users. Viewers will come away from the show with a real understanding of each featured building.”
Each hour-long episode will focus on cutting-edge, contemporary spaces that push the boundaries of design. The first episode will showcase three performance spaces, the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Missouri and the Barclays Center in New York. We’ll also meet the amazing design teams behind these creations and learn about what makes each project so special. We’ve seen a sneak peek, and trust us – you won’t want to miss it! Episodes will air nationally on PBS beginning on April 1, but as each public television affiliate sets its own air date schedule, be sure to check your local listing for exact stations, dates and times.
Until next time,
March 17, 2014
Friday was Denim Day at Bluebeam, meaning it was time to don our finest denim duds from head to toe. Bluebeamers were sporting the best in denim-on-denim looks, such as jeans, denim shirts and skirts and “denim tuxedos.” A few of us even went reaching way back into our closets to find those oldies but goodies like denim jackets and acid-wash jeans. It was truly a sight to behold! Rather than explain any further, I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves. :)
A few of our Pasadena office folks in their Denim Day finest. Don’t they
Carissa rocks a full length denim ensemble.
Jared looks distinguished in blue.
Michelle keeps it classy with a denim tuxedo.
Will is the epitome of sophistication in his denim tux.
Jeremy contemplates greatness as he sports a
rolled up, casual look.
Katie and Stan are ready for martini’s shaken, not stirred, in their
Until next time,
March 5, 2014
We’re proud to announce that Bluebeam is a finalist in the Products +Apps category for the Architizer A+ Public Choice Awards! This award recognizes the best of architecture and design worldwide in 60 categories, so we’re very excited to be among the five finalists in our category.
Winners are determined by online public voting, and we need your help to win! Just visit the website and click on our entry to vote for us. Voting is now open through March 21, so please show your love for Bluebeam today!
February 26, 2014
Now that Revu 12 is here, we have some exciting news for all you iPad users! Revu iPad 2.4 and Vu 2.4 are available for download on the Apple App store and include new features that make it easier than ever to work in the field. The latest release of Revu iPad contains some key updates found in Revu 12, including the ability to embed multiple photos into your markups from your camera, photo library or document manager with the Capture tool. The new Radius tool lets you quickly take radius measurements on the jobsite, while Perimeter and Area measurements now include a Depth parameter for calculating Wall Area and Volume. We’ve also introduced improved grouping functionality with SmartGroup™ measurement summation, so grouped markups will display accurate measurement values for all markups within a group. And, you can now add, delete and edit replies to markups in the Markups list.
In addition, Vu iPad, our free PDF viewer, has also been updated with the new Capture feature and SmartGroup support; plus, it now allows you to view comment threads for markups in the Markups list. The complete release notes are available on our website.
Have questions about these releases? Feel free to comment here, or post in the Bluebeam Community Forum. You can also visit our iPad Resources page to access video tutorials of the features included in this and previous releases.
Until next time,
February 25, 2014
That’s right, the wait is finally over! Revu 12 is here, and it’s loaded with new features to better enable digital collaboration and help you easily connect the office to the field. Learn more here.
February 19, 2014
A new “Road to Revu 12” recap video is now available! Watch as the team visits the city of Dallas to see the Balfour Beatty and Prism Electric team in action on the DFW Airport Terminal A renovation project. You’ll learn how Revu is helping them to communicate important changes to project stakeholders, and how going digital has saved the project about $5 million to date! You’ll also get to see all the fun we had exploring the city, and while I don’t want to give anything away, karaoke and guinea fowl are involved so you definitely won’t want to miss it!
Be sure to check out all our recap videos for an inside look at our epic road trip, plus a chance to get a sneak peek at a few of the new features in Revu 12.
Until next time,