I’ll never forget July 17, 2007. It was the day we released Bluebeam PDF Revu v 5.5, with 64-bit compatibility. It was an instant hit. In fact, we had so much web traffic on release day that our website crashed!
Well, two years and an upgraded web server later, 64-bit compatibility is more popular than ever. In fact, I’ve heard through the grapevine that a lot of Bluebeam users have been asking, “How do I get a 64-bit version of Revu?” Well, keep reading to find out how.
My Disclaimer – Before you install a 64-bit version of Bluebeam, please make sure you have a 64-bit version of Windows. Why? Because the 64-bit Bluebeam won’t work on a regular, 32-bit operating system, and I don’t want you to waste any time! So, right click on your My Computer icon and select Properties. Your operating system information will display under the General tab, ergo, if you have a 64-bit version of Windows, it’ll say so there.
Once you’ve confirmed you have a 64-bit version of Windows, there are two places you can go to get a compatible version of Bluebeam.
If you need a 64-bit trial of Bluebeam, go to our regular download pages for either CAD Edition or Standard Edition. After you’ve filled in the download form, you’ll land on a new screen from which you choose your trial download file. Make sure to click the link for the 64-bit trial – which does not have an icon next to it.
If you’ve already purchased Bluebeam, you don’t need to fill in the trial download form. Just go to Bluebeam’s support page, where we have our Software Updates listed. Just like on the download page, there’s a separate link for 64-bit users, too.
After you’ve downloaded and installed, enter in your license keys as usually. You do not need a different license or set of codes for the 64-bit version – just the special installation file.
It’s that easy! So 64-bit users, go ahead and install Bluebeam. And remember, to keep on PDF’ing!