Archive for May, 2012

AIA 2012 Event Report: Bluebeam shows architects that ‘anything is possible’

May 31, 2012

A few weeks ago, team Bluebeam took on Washington, D.C. for the 2012 AIA National Convention and Expo. Armed with three new products – Revu 10, Bluebeam Vu iPad, and Bluebeam Vu Windows – we knew that AIA would be a great opportunity to show attending architects that anything is possible when you digitize your workflows with Bluebeam.

To help spread the word, we took over all the ad space at the DC Metro’s Mt. Vernon station – located conveniently at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where AIA was being held.

A Bluebeam ad overlooking the DC Metro station platform.

A high-level view of Bluebeam’s “station domination.”

Charged by the buzz these ads generated, team Bluebeam had a fantastic time demonstrating our latest products to AIA attendees in our newly updated trade show booth.

There was lots of energy in the Bluebeam booth.

AIA was a great opportunity to share how anything is possible when you digitize design reviews, RFIs responses, punchlists and more with Bluebeam’s PDF-based solutions.

A lot of attendees were really interested in learning more about digitizing their workflows with Revu and Vu.

Attendees were especially interested in Revu 10’s new 3D PDF capabilities. Revu users can now markup 3D views, and Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme users can create 3D PDFs from Revit, Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate.

Of course, AIA wasn’t all work and no play. At Bluebeam, we love to eat tasty food, especially local delicacies. So, we ate mussels. Every day.

A slice of mussel pizza at Pizzeria Paridiso. Mmmmmm.

All in all, AIA was a great show. Thank you to everyone who visited us at our booth. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

Bluebeam’s new rally car driver shows off his hard-hitting moves at the Global RallyCross season opener

May 30, 2012

The Global RallyCross racing season is in full gear, and Bluebeam’s new rally car driver – Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen – is already making a name for himself on the track.

Topi showing off his Bluebeam rally car earlier this month in Pasadena, CA.

Topi, a young, up and coming rally racer from Finland, showed off his fierce driving skills at the RallyCross season opener at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26th in Charlotte, NC. He was the third to cross the finish line – an impressive feat for his GRC debut. However, Topi’s gritty moves and aggressive driving earned him a black flag, resulting in a 10th place overall finish. While Topi didn’t make the podium, he definitely earned a name for himself, letting his RallyCross competitors know that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Topi is in it to win it.

If you missed the race, check out this highlight video on ESPN.com, or read this race overview. Topi’s next shot at the podium will be June 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway. Until then, follow Topi on Facebook to stay up to date with his quest for a first place finish. And remember, to keep on PDFin’.

-Karen

 

Bluebeam and Reed Construction Data team up

May 22, 2012

We have some news to share! We are now partnered with Reed Construction Data, a leading North American provider of construction information, to help give you a complete solution for digital bidding.

Click here to learn more about Bluebeam’s latest partner.

Reed Construction Data provides project lead services that enable customers to find new, local projects requesting bids. Many projects also provide direct links to plans and specs, which can be saved in TIF format.

To provide users with a complete solution for quickly identifying local projects and responding to bids electronically, Reed Construction Data is now offering Bluebeam Revu Standard as its plan viewer. Now, users can import project TIFs for automatic conversion to PDF and use Revu’s industry-standard PDF markup tools, including measurements, textboxes, callouts, clouds, leaders and CAD symbols to digitally redline bid documents and perform advanced functions.

Read more about the partnership in this press release. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

 

Revu 10 Now Localized in Five Languages

May 9, 2012

Today’s the day! While Revu 10 was launched last March with features that push the limits of collaboration, cloud storage and project communication, many of our European users have been patiently waiting to get their hands on a local copy of the software. For Revu users in the Nordics and Germany, the wait is over.

Revu 10 is now available in Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and German. What’s more – Bluebeam’s new PDF Viewer, Bluebeam Vu, is also available in these languages. Now, Revu users in the Nordics and Germany can host Bluebeam Studio sessions for real-time collaboration, and their project partners can participate for free by using a localized copy of Vu.

Later this month Bluebeam will be announcing the Spanish version of Revu 10 and – for the first time – we will also be releasing Revu in Dutch, French and Italian! Stay tuned for more details, and remember to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen

Win a trip to Bluebeam’s eXtreme Conference

May 4, 2012

Get ready for some eXtreme learning and eXtreme fun. On June 29th at Target Terrace in Downtown LA, we are hosting the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference. Attend this special event and meet with our top executives, learn how to master new techniques from Bluebeam’s leading engineers and experts, and swap tips and tricks with fellow Revu enthusiasts.

Mix and mingle with fellow Bluebeamers at our upcoming eXtreme conference

We want you to be there! Not only is the eXtreme conference a complimentary event, we’re picking up the travel tab for some lucky Bluebeamers. Just enter our eXtreme Conference sweepstakes by telling us how Revu helped you take your digital workflow to the next level and work without limits. Our esteemed Bluebeam judges will award three winners with:

  • Access to all eXtreme conference sessions, panel discussions and the keynote presentation
  • Breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception during the conference
  • One round-trip flight to and from Los Angeles
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights in Downtown LA

What are you waiting for – enter the contest by May 16th or register for free by emailing your contact information and company name to VIP@bluebeam.com. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!

-Karen


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