Revu 12.6 is now available and includes several fixes to Revu and Studio, plus improvements to SharePoint integration, Batch Link, Custom Columns and Markup Alerts. Read the release notes for a full list of updates.
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Have you ever wished you could hire someone from Bluebeam to come to your office and help with your advanced workflow needs? I guess you didn’t know about Bluebeam’s Professional Services Team? Well, then get ready for some super exciting news!
The Bluebeam Professional Services (“BPS”) team is a group within Bluebeam dedicated to providing customized solutions tailored to your company’s digital needs. These guys have some serious skills. Wer’e talking the perfect balance of industry expertise and technical knowhow here. They’re like Revu superheroes, but without the cape! Whether you need custom Revu eXtensions, process consultation or advanced technology integration into your existing systems, they are here to help.
Visit our website to learn more.
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We’re excited to announce the release of Revu 12.5 and Revu iPad 2.8! Both are filled with some exciting new features we think you’ll really like. Revu 12.5 includes several new Bluebeam Studio features, including Seamless Offline for Sessions so you can continue viewing and working on Session documents, even when working offline. New Markup Alerts notify individual Session attendees of Markups in need of their attention, and Push Email Notifications help keep you in the know with timely email activity reports. Revu iPad 2.8 includes improved support for Studio Session hyperlinks in Markup Alert notification emails, as well as some enhancements to resolve a few known issues.
We’re also thrilled to introduce you to Studio Enterprise (formerly Studio Server), the server-based alternative to Bluebeam Studio. With Studio Enterprise, sessions that would normally be hosted in the cloud can be hosted on a local server, giving administrators the ability to easily control security and access. For a full rundown of all the features you’ll find in Studio Enterprise, Revu 12.5 and iPad 2.8, visit our website for the release notes.
A year ago, the GC Coalition started an “All PDFs Created Equal” initiative to build PDF creation guidelines that will better streamline digital project communication among all stakeholders from designers and contractors to owners and facilities.
The new Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents have now been jointly created by the GC Coalition and Design Coalition. Though PDFs are the defacto format for digital construction documentation, national design standards haven’t yet been defined. The Coalitions aims to provide guidelines to aid in implementing standards at project onset.
- Professionals experience major inefficiencies as inconsistent construction plans require revisions, workarounds and recreation.
- Valuable time is being lost despite advances in digital communication.
With standardization among digital plan sets and PDFs:
- Team members downstream can use technologies to leverage information embedded within a PDF.
- Crucial building and design information can be accessed with a click or tap, by any project member from anywhere.
- Revised drawings can be updated and slip-sheeted in seconds instead of minutes.
The benefits of standardization quickly add up to savings in project time and budget. Consensus upfront will bring significant benefits downstream. Please take 15 minutes to review the Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents survey and provide your feedback. If you agree with this effort, please share this survey. Every opinion counts!
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If you’re an Android tablet user with a few minutes to spare, here’s your chance to be heard! As Bluebeam explores development in the Android space, we’d love to learn more about which devices you are using and how you’re using them. Simply take our Android Tablet Survey to share your thoughts, experiences and preferences with us. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will go a long way in making sure we understand and address your needs.
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We’re happy to announce that Revu iPad 2.6 and Vu 2.6 are now available for download from the App Store. Both apps include a new integrated Help Guide as well as the ability to access files and folders, upload new files, check out and check in PDFs and edit PDFs offline through Citrix ShareFile.
In Revu 2.6 we’ve also made some improvements to the Signature tool and Studio performance and added the option of exporting tools sets via email or uploading them to a supported cloud device. Read the full release notes here.
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We’ve got an action-packed week planned, with lots of great speaking sessions taking place. Bluebeam’s Technical Specialist, Derek Gilbert, will present “Collaborating in a 3D World – Making BIM Data Accessible to Your Project Team” at 10:30am today at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
Tomorrow (4/29) our Director of Strategic Alliances, Sasha Reed, will be discussing the benefits of going digital for municipalities at the Illinois Bentley User Group Meeting in Springfield, IL. Then on Wednesday, 4/30 you can find us at the 2014 Tekla North America User Meeting in San Antonio, TX. We’ll wrap up the week on Friday 5/2 at the DBIA 2014 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference, where our Industry Specialist, Jeanette Popiel, will present “Technology in the Design-Build Process: Supplementing BIM with PDF-Based Communication” at 12:45pm. See you on the road!
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.
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.
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Starting this month, the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers will begin phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API, or NPAPI. Since most third-party plugins to Chrome and Firefox—including the plugin for Bluebeam Revu—utilize this technology, this means that once support for NPAPI is removed, the Revu plugin will no longer work within these browsers. This applies to all versions of Revu, including Revu 12, which is scheduled for release in February. Because of this, we will no longer include the Chrome and Firefox plugins with our software, starting with the release of Revu 12.
The good news is, since Microsoft Internet Explorer browser does not utilize NPAPI technology, the Revu plugin for IE will still continue to function normally.
Chrome and Firefox have yet to officially announce which versions of their browsers will no longer support NPAPI, but we promise to update you as soon as we have more news to share.