Revu/Vu iPad 3.0.8 Now Available

November 25, 2015 by


Revu and Vu iPad 3.0.8 are now available. This release includes support for iOS 9 as well as stability improvements and fixes. Check out the full release notes for all the details.

Revu 2015.6 Released

October 8, 2015 by

revu-logo-sm (2)Revu 2015.6 is now available and includes several fixes and improvements to Revu (including PDF rendering and printing) and Studio Sessions and Projects. Read the release notes for a full list of updates.

Celebrating Leadership at the 38th Annual AAa/e Awards Banquet

October 2, 2015 by

Last night, we were honored to attend the 38th Annual Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Awards Banquet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. It was another sold-out event this year, with the theme of “Innovate. Transform. Sustain,” in recognition of the exceptional leaders and inspirational trailblazers who shape and build the future.


The ladies of Bluebeam start the evening off by attending the cocktail/networking reception

California State Assemblyman Warren Furutani served as master of ceremonies for the evening’s festivities, which included several awards presentations to leaders in the Los Angeles Asian American and AEC community.

The event also included several scholarship award presentations, and we were proud to once again present the “Bluebeam eXtreme Scholarship” in partnership with the AAa/e. Our recipient this year was Ms. Boeun Kim, a student at Art Center College of Design who is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Product Design, with a focus on Universal Design.


Sr. Account Manager Michelle presents the “Bluebeam eXtreme Scholarship” to Boeun Kim.

We found Boeun’s work both unique and creative, and were impressed by her passion and thoughtful approach to helping this deserving segment of end users. For example, the adhesive bandage dispenser she designed for her entrance portfolio is intended to help those with fine motor skill or sight challenges easily dispense a pre-peeled, custom-sized bandage with a tap of a braille-labeled button.


Boeun takes a moment to pose with your humble narrator.


We wish Boeun much success in her career and thank everyone at the AAa/e for working so hard to create such an enjoyable evening!

Until next time,


Revu/Vu iPad 3.0.6 Just Released!

August 19, 2015 by


Revu and Vu iPad 3.0.6 are now available. In addition to some fixes in both, when flattening documents forms will now be flattened as well. Be sure to check out the full release notes for all the details.

Revu 2015.5 Is Here!

August 18, 2015 by

That’s right, Revu 2015.5 is now available, adding new functionality along with several improvements and fixes. Some of the highlights of this latest release include:

Open Licensing
Our new cloud-based concurrent or “floating” license system enables organizations to authorize Revu use for employees on demand from a pool of shared seats.

Tablet Interface Optimization
When running on a supported tablet device, Revu automatically switches to “Tablet Mode” for an improved full screen experience and optimized touch screen and stylus input.

Revit 2016 and Navisworks 2016 Compatibility (CAD and eXtreme versions only)
Adds PDF Plugin compatibility into the Revit and Navisworks (Manage and Simulate) versions.

OCR Enhancements
Supports the recognition of Chinese and Japanese text and images in OCR.

Word and Excel PDF Plugins
Overall performance improvements to PDF creation in Microsoft Word and Excel such as hyperlink placement and graphic accuracy.

New JavaScript Functionality
Revu 2015.5 adds new JavaScript calls and now supports trusted functions and folder-level JavaScript.

These are just some of improvements you’ll find, so be sure to read the full release notes for complete details.

Until next time,


Revu/Vu iPad 3.0.5 Now Available

July 14, 2015 by


Revu and Vu iPad 3.0.5 have just been released! In addition to improvements and fixes to both, they are now compatible with 64-bit devices. Be sure to check out the full release notes for all the details.

From Superheroes to Musicals: Bluebeam Celebrates 13 Years with a Look Back at Our Fun Videos

July 2, 2015 by

Can you believe Bluebeam is celebrating our 13th anniversary today? Neither can we! The last 13 years have been so much fun, time has really flown by.

Bluebeam’s mission has always been to help our customers do what they do better. But we love having a good time in the process, and our videos are no exception. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of our favorites over the years. Don’t judge.

It all began with the Mighty Bluebeam, our paper-fighting hero who battled the evil “Paper Pusher” to save the people of “Paperopolis” from drowning in paper. Go Mighty Bluebeam, go!


In 2011, Bluebeamer Chris tried his best to hide his Boston accent while narrating this swell little video on collaborating with Bluebeam Studio.


By 2013, we had graduated to full-on “webisodes” for celebrating the release of Revu 11, where David and his friend “Gustavo” spread the word about Digital Signatures. Talk about mad ventriloquism skills!


Later that year, we kicked off the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference keynote with the ultimate Bluebeam “movie trailer.” We laughed, we cried, it became a part of us.


In 2014 we introduced the new “Support on Demand” feature, which delivers real live Bluebeam support personnel, wherever you need them, at the push of a button. OK…not really. It was, after all, released on April 1. ;)


We also visited Dallas on “The Road to Revu 12,” where the gang had a great time catching up with customers and showing users the new features of Revu 12. They even managed to hit a karaoke bar and chase guinea hens at the Fort Worth Stockyard. Yee haw!


Things got musical for the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference, with Bluebeamers singing and dancing their way through the office for the Keynote opening. Who knew there were so many talented thespians here?


To announce the release of Revu 2015, we brought you a new series of webisodes. But none could really compare to Rob’s star turn as dancer on a mission to bring sparkle to the world and help PDFs render faster on Revu iPad. BTW, don’t tell him it was really Studio GO and not his dancing…he couldn’t bear it.


Hungry for more? Stay tuned to the PDF Insider, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for the latest and greatest updates. Or if you just can’t wait, be sure to attend the upcoming 2015 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference from July 29-31, where you may see some of our latest video creations. There just might be more singing and dancing in store, so you don’t want to miss it!

Until next time,


Bluebeam Holds Its First Annual Internal Skills Challenge!

June 9, 2015 by

In case you haven’t heard, this year the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference will be holding a Skills Challenge, where competitors will get the chance to show off their “eXtreme” speed, accuracy and creativity in executing key industry workflows in Bluebeam Revu.

To help prepare, we held a trial run at Bluebeam headquarters in Pasadena, where four teams comprised of some of our finest Beamsters went head to head to prove who knows Revu best. With representation from Account Services, Tech Support, Product Management, Development, QA and our Channel team, the evening was action-packed! Each team was given three problems and a Surface Pro 3 to solve them. Tensions were high as they raced against the clock to complete them.


Luke and Chris emceed the festivities, and tried out their best jokes. It was a tough crowd!



Team “Motley Blue” working feverishly and looking stylish in the fabulous Bluebeam socks.



There was some major intensity going on with the “Green Monkeys.”



And their supporters could feel it!



“The Dynamic Trio” was focused, cool and collected…



…While “Orange is the New Black” looked in it to win it.

In the end, the Dynamic Trio took home the prize, which included Starbucks gift cards and some fabulous trophies.


Think you got the skills to compete at eXtreme? There’s still time to sign up your team to compete in July, so visit the eXtreme Conference site to learn more! The winning team members will take home Microsoft Surface Pro 3s, so what are you waiting for?



Chris is looking forward to seeing you at eXtreme! :)

Revu 2015.1.1 and Revu/Vu iPad 3.0.4 Now Available

June 2, 2015 by

Revu 2015.1.1 has just been released! This update resolves an issue resizing and maximizing the application window in Windows 8.1 environments, and includes some bug fixes affecting Studio Sessions and AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users.

Revu and Vu iPad 3.0.4 are available as well and include support for iOS 8.3. Revu iPad also introduces the Stamp tool on the Markup toolbar and Stamp import functionality. For a full list of updates to both Revu 2015 and Revu/Vu iPad, check out the release notes page on our website.

Revu/Vu iPad 3.0.2 Just Released

March 10, 2015 by


Revu iPad and Vu 3.0.2 are now available. In addition to improvements and fixes to both, Studio Sessions created in Revu iPad now can be set to automatically expire at a specific date and time. To learn more, check out the full release notes.


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