Archive for October, 2010

The Great Bluebeam Pumpkin

October 28, 2010

Forget Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin – this is the coolest Jack-O-Lantern I’ve ever seen:

This awesome painted and carved pumpkin was created by a Bluebeam user, Bob. He made it for his company’s pumpkin carving contest to benefit the United Way. He surprised us with this Halloween trick and treat by sharing a photo of it on Bluebeam’s Facebook page.

I don’t know about you, but Bob puts my pumpkin carving skills to shame.

Happy Halloween, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


Learn how to save big by automating PDF-based workflows

October 28, 2010

On November 9th, we’re hosting a complimentary webinar to help you and your IT department save big by Qing up your files.

Get in Q!

“Get in Q with Bluebeam Q” will show IT professionals, IT consultants and systems integrators how Bluebeam Q, our server-based PDF creation and processing solution for enterprises, can do some pretty impressive stuff such as…

By automating these types of workflows, your organization can reduce printing, shipping and storage fees, streamline communication and save time.

The webinar is taking place November 9th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Sign up here. And remember, to keep on PDfin’!


Want to learn about construction technology for free?

October 20, 2010

Let’s face it – few things are free in southern California (or anywhere for that matter). But, on Wednesday, November 3rd, construction industry professionals in southern California will have a special opportunity to meet and network with industry technology vendors, and even attend educational sessions. What a deal!

The event is the 2010 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Southern California Construction Technology Exposition. It’s hosted by AGC’s Technology Trends in Construction Committee and taking place Wednesday, November 3rd from 12pm to 7:30pm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. Bluebeam will be on hand in booth #13. We’ll be demonstrating how our PDF creation, markup and editing solutions enable project teams to go paperless and achieve an 85% reduction in paper usage and 60% increase in productivity.

The event is free, but AGC is asking attendees to register in advance. So sign up, head to Del Mar and stop by to say hello to Bluebeam. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Happy Tweets

October 13, 2010

There’s a lot of Bluebeam love being shared on Twitter these days. Check it out:

@Guy_Peters: @Bluebeam My new employer provides me w/ Bluebeam PDF Revu. I am loving your product. Ease of use can’t be matched by any other!

@gtseitz: Creating hyperlinks from Navisworks to Bluebeam. World reknown BIM consultant agrees still something to be said for 2D details.

@karlfast:@bluebeam has improved my life with PDFs. much more than adobe.

@wacomgeo: Our good friends at Bluebeam just updated us that they’ll be showing integrated Wacom & Bluebeam collaboration tools at many AEC shows.

@FrancoFolini: New 5 stars user review on Novedge for Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD ed.: #PDF

If you tweet, check out our feed @Bluebeam. And remember to keep on PDFin’!


Bluebeam Releases a German Version of PDF Editor Bluebeam PDF Revu

October 12, 2010

I told you there was more, exciting European news on the way! Just in time for Oktoberfest, we are announcing the immediate availability of a German localized version of PDF editor Bluebeam PDF Revu. You can download this version from our new German website –

Download the German version of Bluebeam PDF Revu at

So get to it, and remember to keep on PDFin‘!


Help us show the world that going paperless is green

October 5, 2010

You know that going paperless is an important part of green building projects, but what about your engineering consultant, Craig, or your specifier, Pamela, or your flooring sub, Mike? Are they doing everything they can to reduce their paper usage?

Well, now is your chance to help show the AEC community that going paperless with Bluebeam PDF Revu should be a part of green building projects. Environmental Design + Construction (ED+C) Magazine is hosting its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This contest recognizes the “crème de la crème” of green building products and materials.

Our paper-fighting PDF editor Bluebeam PDF Revu (which has been proven to reduce paper usage by up to 80%) is nominated in the software category. Please go to ED+Cs’ Readers’ Choice Award website and vote for Bluebeam to win.

Thanks, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


We’re expanding our European presence!

October 5, 2010

It’s an exciting day for us here at Bluebeam. Today we are announcing that we have partnered with a new firm, Bluebeam AB, which will focus exclusively on assisting our customers and partners in Europe.

Bluebeam AB is in Sweden!

Stay tuned for some more fun European news (coming soon, I promise), and remember to keep on PDFin’!


A Bluebeam Trick for Finding PDFs Faster

October 4, 2010

What’s the fastest way to get to project file folders containing all the PDFs you need to review and redline? Well, if you are already viewing a PDF in Revu, here’s a speedy trick.

Right-click on the document tab of the open PDF and select Copy Path.

Go to the File Access Tab (in the left dock) and choose the Explorer sub-tab.

Right-click in the address bar and paste the copied path.

Now, just delete the file name from the copied path, so that the path ends with the file folder location. Then hit Enter.

And now here you are. Your related project PDFs are now just a click away. And you didn’t even have to leave Revu to find them!

What’s your favorite Bluebeam trick? Let me know. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


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