Archive for September, 2012

Don’t Miss Bluebeam’s Studio Webinar Series Featuring Mortenson Construction and DPR Construction

September 28, 2012

Two key goals of any project team are to finish on time and under budget. By taking project communication to the cloud, Bluebeam Studio, the integrated collaboration solution in Bluebeam Revu, is helping project teams achieve just that.

To demonstrate this, Bluebeam is excited to announce we will be hosting a series of educational webinars that will provide a few tips and tricks for enhancing project communication and organization via Studio, including a look at real world implementations from Mortenson Construction and DPR Construction. Three separate webinars will be available focused on leveraging Studio for real-time project tracking, submittal review and punch.

Here’s a closer look at what each webinar has to offer.  To sign up today, just click on the webinar title and you’ll be redirected to registration.

October 9, 2012 at 10AM PT

Real-Time Project Tracking with Bluebeam Studio – Presented by Mortenson Construction and Bluebeam Software

Learn how to track projects in real time with Bluebeam® Studio™, the integrated cloud solution included in Bluebeam Revu®. This 1-hour webinar will detail how Studio enables users to store project files in the cloud and collaborate in real time by redlining a single copy of the same PDF with industry-standard markups. Hear Mortenson Construction share how they have implemented Studio to track projects up to 40% faster, and receive valuable tips for replicating this workflow.

October 16, 2012 at 10AM PT

Real-Time Shop Drawing Reviews with Bluebeam Studio – Presented by DPR Construction and Bluebeam Software

Join this webinar to bring shop drawing reviews online. Learn how Bluebeam® Studio™, the integrated cloud solution included in Bluebeam Revu®, can be used to host virtual meetings with remote project partners, enabling team members across the globe to redline 2D and 3D shop drawings with industry-standard markups simultaneously. Hear how DPR Construction used this solution to achieve a 33% schedule savings on the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Project, and learn how you can put Studio to work for you.

October 23, 2012 at 10AM PT

Real-Time Punch with Bluebeam Studio

Find out how you can leverage Bluebeam® Revu’s collaboration technology, Bluebeam Studio™, to develop a real-time punch process. First, learn the ins and outs of using Revu® for punch including  customizing punchkey™ tool sets for various disciplines, how to tie markups to defined Spaces on PDFs, and how the Markups list can be used to sort and filter punch items and assign responsibilities. Next, discover how Studio enables you to track the progress of multiple punch teams as they are performing punchwalks and how using Revu on tablet PCs and iPads can help you complete punchwalks more efficiently.

Time’s Running Out to Vote for Bluebeam Revu

September 24, 2012

If you haven’t already, please make sure you vote for Bluebeam’s Revu for ED+C’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Polls are open until September 30th, and you can vote once per day leading up to the final day.  Thank you for your continued support, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Stop By and See Us at ASLA 2012!

September 13, 2012

Later this month, Bluebeam will be heading to Phoenix where we will join more than 5,000 landscape architecture professionals from around the world for the ASLA’s Annual Meeting and Expo 2012. But, we want to make sure everyone looking to attend the Expo has the opportunity to do so, and here’s your chance. It’s simple, just complete this form and bring it to the registration desk at the Phoenix Convention Center to claim your free Expo pass.

Bluebeam will be attending this year’s Expo in full force, so make sure you stop by our booth, #1557, to check out our latest product developments.  Hope to see everyone at the show, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Says Yes to Unlimited File Storage

September 10, 2012

Since debuting two years ago, Bluebeam Studio has by far become one of our most widely used technologies, and it’s been incredible to see how user activity and feedback have helped it evolve. When Studio originally launched, we were surprised to find that in addition to using it for real-time project collaboration, users were using it for file storage.  This led to the development of Studio projects, released with Revu 10 earlier this year, allowing users to store up to 5GB of project files and track activity of files stored in the cloud.  This seemed to be the perfect solution, but once again we’ve pushed the limits of cloud storage and taken Revu to a new level.  Bluebeam’s President & CEO, Richard Lee, announced at the Bluebeam International Rally Conference that we are now giving all licensed users of Revu unlimited file storage, allowing you to upload as many files as needed.  We think this should do the trick. Thank you for the continued support and feedback Bluebeamers and remember to keep on PDFin’!

-Kyle

Bluebeam Accelerates the Revu Experience at IRC 2012

September 10, 2012

This past weekend, engineering, design and construction professionals from all over the U.S. joined Bluebeam for its second annual International Rally Conference (IRC) at the majestic Salish Lodge and Spa just outside of Seattle, Washington.  As expected, this year’s conference offered a rare learning experience, where attendees learned best practices for using Bluebeam Revu while also finding some time for a little competitive racing.

Day one was all about Revu with educational sessions led by Bluebeam’s top engineers as well as a number of real-world case studies from Bluebeam power users and industry experts, including Turner Construction Company, McCarthy Building Companies, Mortenson Construction, Zachry Construction Corporation, and Foster Wheeler Energy Limited.  On day two, we turned it up a notch by treating many of our guests to a rally car racing experience at the DirtFish Rally School.  A number of racers went in, but only one would exit the 2012 Bluebeam Rally Champion.

Here’s a quick look at what went down:

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Welcome to IRC 2012!

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One of the many spectacular views from the Salish Lodge & Spa.

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Attendees listen as Bluebeam’s CEO and President, Richard Lee, opens the conference with his keynote address where he announced unlimited file storage for Bluebeam Studio projects.

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Terriann Nohilly shows attendees how Turner Construction Company combined the power of Bluebeam® Revu® and SharePoint to create a system that is making it faster and easier for team members to access project documents and information during the expansion of the San Diego Airport T2W.

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Wow, can the Salish Lodge get any better. Just another spectacular view.

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Bluebeam’s Andrew Gaer and Paul Boston demonstrate how attendees can prepare their next bid as much as 70% faster using Revu’s takeoff and estimation tools.

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Lunch break! Time to mingle people.

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Zachry Construction Corporation’s Todd Sutton discusses how to leverage the mobility of Revu iPad, Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio to track issues in the field and remotely monitor a project’s status in real time.

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Omar Sheikh of Foster Wheeler demonstrates how Revu can easily be integrated into existing workflows and systems.

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Rally Racing 101 – attendees learn the fundamentals of rally racing.

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Let the racing begin!

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And the winner is – Patrick McQueen from Lease Crutcher Lewis (pictured above). Chris Orueta of Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. came in second and Steve Pesce from PACLAND finished third. Thank you to everyone who participated

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event. Hope to see you next year and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Revu iPad App Adds New Functionality

September 10, 2012

Last July when we released Revu iPad, we knew there were some additional features that our users wanted. But, you had been waiting very, very patiently for our app, and we wanted to get it in your hands as soon as possible. Well, today, some of those highly-requested features are available in a new version of Revu iPad that you can now download in the App Store, including:

  • Rotate pages –From the thumbnails tab place your index finger and thumb on the page you want to rotate. Then, twist the thumbnail to rotate the page.
  • The Snapshot Icon – Capture an area of a PDF and paste it to another PDF or page.
  • The Flatten Icon – Make all markups a permanent, unchangeable part of your PDF.
  • Bookmarks – Add bookmarks to a PDF.

Additionally, Revu iPad now has international regional formatting support, additional rendering preferences and Dropbox, Box and WebDAV are now edited through the Document Manager.

Click here to get the latest version of Revu iPad in the Apple App Store. Stay tuned for more additions throughout the upcoming year, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

 

Bluebeam Studio Server 2.0 Now Available

September 5, 2012

For all those companies considering the addition of a Bluebeam Studio Server, we recently made several upgrades that might be of interest to you, including:

Bluebeam Studio Server is for those companies looking to collaborate and share documents in a much more controlled environment by hosting and participating in Studio sessions that take place behind a company’s firewall.  To learn more, visit the Bluebeam Studio Server product page. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle


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