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Introducing Revu 12.5, Revu iPad 2.8 and Studio Enterprise

August 4, 2014

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.

 

Help Shape Industry PDF Guidelines!

July 25, 2014

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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.

Without standardization:

  • 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!

Until next time,

Jenn

Android Tablet Users – We Want Your Input!

July 22, 2014

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.

Until next time,

Jenn

Revu/Vu iPad 2.6 Just Released

April 29, 2014

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.

Until next time,

Jenn

Bluebeam on the Road

April 28, 2014

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!

New Updates Available to Revu 11 and Bluebeam Q

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.

Cool Spaces! A New Show for Architecture Fans

March 27, 2014
Frank Gehry at office

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,

Jenn

Plugin Support for Chrome and Firefox

January 9, 2014

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.

Price Changes with Bluebeam Revu 12

January 8, 2014

Revu 12 is scheduled to launch in February 2014. With the launch of Revu 12, we will be increasing the price of Bluebeam Revu. Now is a great time to save money on your Revu purchases. If you buy Revu 11 at the current regular published price, you will receive an upgrade to Revu 12 at no additional cost!

How Do I Qualify?

Glad you asked! Purchases of Bluebeam Revu made now until the launch of Revu 12 at the regular published prices are eligible for the free upgrade. No promo code or special coupon is required. View this price chart for current Revu pricing or contact sales@bluebeam.com for a price quote.

How Will I Receive My Free Upgrade?

Once Revu 12 is released, all eligible customers will receive an email notification with instructions on how to receive their complimentary upgrade to Revu 12.

What’s New in Revu 12?

We can’t wait to tell you the exciting features in store for you in Revu 12, but we promised to keep it under wraps for now. So, be sure to check back here or to make sure you are signed up to receive the Bluebeam Insider newsletter to get the Revu 12 scoop in February 2014.

Until next time,

Jenn

Revu 12 is Coming Soon!

January 7, 2014

That’s right, Revu 12 is coming in February, and we’re hitting the road to celebrate! Our “Road to Revu 12″ events will take place during January and February, and we’ll be visiting five cities across the country: Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Pasadena. In each city we will be hosting complimentary Revu 12 launch parties to give you an exclusive sneak peek on how your favorite PDF collaboration solution will make it easier than ever to get your documents field-ready. Plus, we’ll be visiting some really cool projects our customers are working on. Interested in joining the fun? Register for one of our “Road to Revu 12″ launch parties today!

Oh, and don’t forget to keep up to date on our “Road to Revu 12″ adventures by checking out our weekly recap videos chock-full of customer visits, city discoveries and candid Bluebeam moments at www.Revu12.com.

Until next time,

Jenn


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