Collaborating with Bluebeam Studio

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Do you ever wish you could use Bluebeam to not only add your own markups to PDFs, but share the files with others for online, real-time collaboration? Well, you can!

Included with Revu 8.5 and newer is a feature called Bluebeam Studio. Studio lets you upload your PDFs to the cloud and invite others to meet together in real time, or separately on their own time to chat and post markups to the same copy of a single PDF. The best part – only you, the session host, needs to own a seat of Revu. Invited attendees can participate by using an active or expired trial of Bluebeam and registering for a free Studio login.

Here’s how to collaborate with Studio:

1)  On the Revu Start page, click the “Start a Session” button. Or, open the Studio tab on the right-side of Revu’s interface and click “Start.”

2)  Name your session, add the PDFs to share and select your options. You can even restrict session attendees by email address.

3)  If you chose to restrict attendees by email addresses, enter their names on this screen. You can do so manually or by importing in email contacts from Outlook.

4)  Your Studio session has now begun! You and your fellow attendees can add markups to the uploaded PDFs together in real time or separately – the choice is yours! The Studio tab will display the attendees, shared PDFs and a record tracking all session activity (attendance, documents, markups and chat messages).

If your organization wants more control with collaboration, check out our new Studio Server. This product gives enterprises the option of hosting Studio sessions locally behind their firewalls and controlling Studio settings such as file size, number of attendees, archival settings and more. Check out the details here. And remember, to keep on PDFIn’!

-Karen


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