Archive for February, 2011

Revu 9 Podcast, Part 1 – Bluebeam Developers Reveal Upcoming Features

February 28, 2011

Based on some of the feedback we got last month about keeping upcoming Revu 9 and eXtreme features a secret, I’m thinking this post will be a hit (fingers crossed).

Today you can finally hear, in detail, about some of the new features coming out in Revu 9 and eXtreme. Just tune in to part 1 of our 2 part podcast series with Peter and Jon from the Bluebeam development team. The podcast is just under 14 minutes long:

Part 2 of the podcast series will be released on launch day later this month along with the full list of features available in Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and Revu eXtreme.

Which new feature are you most excited about? Comment below to let us know. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


So Many Reasons to Visit Bluebeam’s Booth at ConExpo-Con/Agg

February 28, 2011

If you’re heading to Las Vegas this month for ConExpo, taking place March 22nd to 26th you have to stop by booth H- 31711 to say “Hello!” to Bluebeam? Why? Well check out these reasons:

  1. ConExpo will be the first place you can see Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and Revu eXtreme demonstrated live and grab a trial CD to take back to the office.
  2. Attendees will have a very special opportunity to hear members of McCarthy Building Companies share how they use Revu throughout the life of a project. This “Ask the Experts” event is taking place in our booth Wednesday, March 23rd from 2pm – 4pm.
  3. You can win a Motion® tablet PC! Stop by our booth to record a video of your paperless story for a chance to win.
  4. Are you a Mighty Bluebeam fan? Stop by our booth to check out his Station 32 command center, and pick up some PDFin’ swag (before we run out).
  5. We love meeting our users! Visit us and share your feedback, suggestions and top requests. Remember, hearing how you work helps us make Revu an even better solution for digital project workflows.

 For more information about ConExpo, check out their official show website. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Why you might have to leave a voicemail with Bluebeam today…

February 10, 2011

This is crazy. Over the past two days, an incredibly strong form of the flu is spreading through Bluebeam like a wildfire. And it’s hit our Tech Support and Account Services teams especially hard. In fact, today alone 80% of those Bluebeamers are home sick fighting this terrible bug.

I know many of you are used to calling Bluebeam and having a live person answer, or at least leaving a voicemail and getting a call back right away. But with only 20% of our Tech Support and Account Services teams in the office, there are going to be delays today. Thank you for your understanding and patience. And to all my fellow Bluebeamers at home – get well soon!


Some Curvy Bluebeam Tricks

February 4, 2011

Perhaps one of Bluebeam’s best-kept secrets is the ability to not only add arcs to PDFs using this annotation on the tool bar…

…but also to add curves to polylines and polygons. I received a few customer questions about curves this week, and support taught me two new tricks that I thought I’d share with you.

1)  The “Alt” key helps you draw a better arc.

When drawing an arc, hold down the “Alt” key to click the start point, the middle point and the end point. This trick will help you get just the right arc that you’re looking for.

2)  Polylines make great arcs, too.

Another great way to make an arc is to draw an angle with the polyline tool. Right click on the middle control point…but don’t choose “Convert to Arc.” Instead, go to Control Point/Convert. This will instantly convert the angle into an adjustable curve with fixed endpoints.

For more resources on drawing arcs and curves in Revu, check out this PDF tutorial and this video tutorial. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


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