Archive for January, 2010

Want to see what Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 looks like?

January 27, 2010

Ever since I posted the “What to Expect in Bluebeam PDF Revu 8” podcast earlier this month, I’ve been getting a ton of requests to share more about the upcoming release. I tried to satisfy this hunger for Revu 8 news by directing Bluebeamers to www.station32.com (believe me, there are hints in the Mighty Bluebeam videos). But, that only made Bluebeamers want to know more.

Well, today I’m giving it to you. Here are some never before seen screenshots of the soon to be released Bluebeam PDF Revu 8. Enjoy!

Sorry, I had to gray out the tab!

A closer look at the toolbar of that mysterious new dock tab.

Another new toolbar with file options. Interesting…

Formula? What could this be used for?

That’s it for now, folks. Stay tuned and you just might see some more Revu 8 hints. Until then, keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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Stamping 1600 PDF pages in seconds

January 27, 2010

I love hearing positive feedback from customers, especially stories like this:

“Bluebeam saved the day for me when I had 1600 pages to Bates-stamp and have sent out THAT DAY.  That project would have taken me at LEAST two or three days to do without it.”
– Debra

Bates-stamping or Bates-numbering, for those who don’t know, is a type of numbering system that places unique identifiers on the top of documents, and it’s very common in the legal and medical fields. Bluebeam’s implementation of Bates Stamping is pretty simple, so it’s no wonder that Debra was able to Bates-stamp her 1600 page PDF so quickly.

1)      Go to Documents/Headers and Footers:

2)      Click on the Bates Stamping button, enter in desired number of digits, start number and prefix or suffix.

3)      Click OK and you’re good to go!

Has Bluebeam ever helped you out of a pinch? If so, let us know how. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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A New Video about Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 Emerges

January 20, 2010

A few weeks ago we unveiled www.station32.com, giving you a special glimpse inside the life of our paper-fighting super hero, the Mighty Bluebeam. Now, an intriguing new Motion Comic video (highlighted below in green) has appeared on the screens of Station 32, giving you a glimpse into the problem the upcoming Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 will solve. Don’t wait – watch it now!

What secrets are revealed in the new Mighty Bluebeam motion comic?

For more information on the upcoming Bluebeam PDF Revu 8, check out our podcast with members of the Bluebeam development team. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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A Nail-Biting TV Special on Concrete Contractors

January 19, 2010

This past weekend I caught the tail-end of a special History Channel show, Jobsite: Concrete Countdown. This one hour episode details a construction crew pouring the top floor of a Manhattan skyscraper. The catch? They only have 90 minutes to get the concrete from the ground, up 700 feet to the 60th floor and poured before it dries up.

I know a lot of you deal with high-pressure jobsite situations like this one all the time. But let me tell you, I was definitely on the edge of my seat! And it put into perspective the importance of clearly and accurately documenting project information with solutions like Bluebeam.

If you’re interested in watching the episode yourself, it’s airing again on Saturday, January 23rd at 6pm. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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They’ve got Bluebeam on their minds (and in their tweets)

January 12, 2010

Last week, we unveiled an itty bitty sneak peak of our upcoming release, Bluebeam PDF Revu 8. Well, ever since then, Bluebeam has been on the minds of our users, and in their tweets, too. Here are some of my favorite recent Bluebeam “shout outs”:

@caddmanager: Batch plotting PDF? – Bluebeam

@PeppermintKiwi: Most exciting thing to happen to me today? I can add little red flags to PDFs when I edit them now. RED FLAGS! (thanks, @Bluebeam :-D)

@GerrysPhotos If you do #engineering or #architecture work this is a really good program @Bluebeam – I use it myself

@DestructoVegas: Probably the best PDF program I’ve ever used. Batch ACAD or DFX files to PDFs. Bluebeam, check it out.

@sequential I’ve used Foxit PDF Editor & Open Office for PDF editing, but I think I’ve found a winner in Bluebeam PDF Revu. Very robust!

What are you thinking about Bluebeam? Let us know on Twitter. And remember, to keep on PDFin’ (and tweeting, too)!

-Karen

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Bluebeam Podcast: What to Expect in Bluebeam PDF Revu Version 8

January 6, 2010

Guess what? Bluebeam is on the brink of releasing a new version of your favorite PDF creation, markup and editing tool, Bluebeam PDF Revu. That’s right – the release of version 8 is imminent!

Last year, right around this time we sat down with two of our lead software developers, Ben and Peter, to talk about 2009’s release of version 7. Well, we invited them back to Bluebeam Studios once again, and this time we talked about the overall theme of version 8. Click the player below to hear what direction this new version of Revu will be taking us, who will find version 8 most useful and how Bluebeam determines what new features to create.

For more information on next month’s release of Bluebeam PDF Revu v 8.0, keep visiting this blog, and also check out www.station32.com, the command center of our software’s superhero, the Mighty Bluebeam. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

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2009 in “Revu”

January 6, 2010

Welcome to 2010!

Bluebeam's view of Pasadena, CA's Rose Parade

At Bluebeam, we rang in the New Year by watching the Pasadena, CA Tournament of Roses Parade from our offices, which are conveniently located along the parade’s route. During that celebration, we weren’t just looking ahead to a great 2010; we were also reflecting on the year that had just passed. In fact, we even made a video to pay homage to all that Bluebeam encountered in the year 2009. Check it out:

I think we can all agree that 2009 wasn’t an “easy” year for anyone. But armed with our determination to fight excessive paper usage, and powered by the support of awesome users like you, we were able to battle the forces against us and make 2009 a great year for Bluebeam and Bluebeamers alike. So, thanks for helping us be us, and remember to keep on PDFin’ your way through 2010!

-Karen

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