Archive for November, 2012

Stop By and See Us at Autodesk University 2012

November 28, 2012

If you’re attending Autodesk University in Las Vegas today and tomorrow, make sure you stop by and see us at booth #810. We’ll be on-hand showcasing the many dynamic features of Revu, including one-button PDF creation from AutoCAD® and Revit®, all of the industry-standard markup and measurement tools, and Revu’s integrated cloud solution – Bluebeam Studio. So, come visit us and see what’s new. We’ll even have 30-day trials available for those looking to take Revu for a test drive.

And, remember to keep on PDFin’!


Getting Started with Bluebeam® Revu® Webinar Now Available Online

November 21, 2012

For those of you that missed yesterday’s webinar on Getting Started with Bluebeam Revu, there’s no need to worry. The webinar was recorded and is now available on-demand in Bluebeam University.  This free one-hour course provides an in-depth look at Revu’s user interface and core markup functionality, including how to create customizable markups, save them in Revu’s Tool Chest™ for easy reuse, and then track them in the Markups list. In this session you will also learn about the different ways to compare documents and how to bring your workflows online and connect with project partners globally using Bluebeam Studio™, Revu’s integrated cloud solution. This session is perfect for those of you just getting started with Revu or for those looking for a quick refresher.

And, don’t forget. All of our recent and past webinars can also be accessed in the Bluebeam University under the “Bluebeam Webinars” tab. This includes our recent three-part series on using Studio to create a real time punch process, collaborate on shop drawings, and track projects. So, if you’re looking to get a little break from the Thanksgiving festivities this weekend and want to load up on Revu, make sure you stop by and check out one of our featured webinars.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and remember to keep on PDFin’.


Bluebeam Listed Among the Nation’s Fastest Growing Technology Firms

November 15, 2012
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Bluebeam Recognized as the 255th Fastest Growing Technology Company in North America.

Hey Bluebeamers, we have some great news to share! Earlier this week, Deloitte released its Technology Fast 500™, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the North America. Bluebeam Software is ranked #255 on the list. The listing was officially announced during a private event in Los Angeles, where we were on-hand to accept the honor.

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Bluebeam attended a special regional event in Los Angeles where the top 500 companies were announced.

You can learn more about the Technology Fast 500 and Bluebeam’s impressive growth here. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.


Free Webinar: Bluebeam’s Gettin’ Back to Basics

November 13, 2012

Mark your calendars everyone because we have another Bluebeam webinar approaching fast! On November 20, Bluebeam will be getting down to the basics for all those that might be new to Revu, or might be looking for a refresher on how Bluebeam can easily digitize workflows and improve project communication. During this session, we’ll be providing an in-depth introduction to the Revu interface, an overview of the core Markup functionality, and a look at how project partners are being connected around the world through Revu’s integrated collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio.

The webinar will begin at 10 AM PST on Tuesday, November 20. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit our registration page today. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.


Interested in Attending the Greenbuild Expo Next Week?

November 6, 2012

Hey everyone, if you’re interested in seeing us next week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, but still haven’t purchased a pass – you’re in luck. As a Greenbuild Exhibitor, Bluebeam has received a limited number of Expo Only Passes that are good for both Wednesday, Nov. 14th and Thursday, Nov. 15th.

Registering for a pass is simple. First, click here and enter Bluebeam’s designated registration code (blu2u4g110092_78). You will then be directed to the registration page where you can sign-up for your free pass, and make sure you choose the Wednesday/Thursday $0.00 option.  You can than pick up your badge on site at registration.

If you have any trouble registering, please contact me at Kyle at, and make sure to stop by our booth (#921S) during the show to check out our latest product developments.

Hope to see you next week. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.


Revu in Action: General Contractor Meyer Najem Leverages Revu’s Digital Signatures Functionality

November 5, 2012

MNI Logo 200 x 200 pixels (3)Meyer Najem is continuously looking for ways to differentiate themselves and lead by example as one of the top construction firms in the Midwest. And being so committed to green building and the adoption of advanced technology, it’s no surprise that Bluebeam Revu would become its go-to tool for taking workflows digital.

With help from their software reseller, 2×4 Technologies, Meyer Najem has fully integrated Bluebeam Revu to digitize a number of processes, including reviewing and marking up project plans as well as creating construction documents that can instantly be distributed to their field teams, and they are continuing to find new ways to expand Revu’s use.

For instance, the firm recently started using Revu to enhance its contract approval process between itself and its sub-contractors, a task that had always proven to be time-consuming and paper-intensive, not to mention costly. To demonstrate this further, here’s a graphical representation of how Meyer Najem used to approach this process step-by-step:

Now with Revu, all contracts are being transmitted electronically. First, Revu is used to print contracts to PDF. Second, the appropriate forms (created in Revu Extreme) and exhibits are added along with digital signature fields. These PDF contracts are then electronically transmitted to sub-contractors, who can complete form fields and digitally sign them by obtaining or creating a Digital ID using Revu, a 30-day trial of Revu or other PDF editing solution with digital signature capabilities. The signed contract is then uploaded to a designated project website or sent via email to Meyer Najem, who then countersigns the PDF and transmits a finalized PDF copy of the contract to the sub-contractor for their records.

PDF contracts can be easily signed using Revu’s digital signatures feature.

By moving to a digital process, Meyer Najem has reduced printing and shipping costs of contracts by 92% while also being able to receive signed contracts on average 75% faster, and that’s only for digitizing this single process. Overall, since integrating Revu into their workflows the company has reduced paper usage and related costs up to 85% – a figure that not only has a positive impact on Meyer Najem’s bottom-line, but the building Owners it serves as well.

What a great example of Revu in action! Thanks for sharing, Meyer Najem! To learn how to put Revu’s digital signature capabilities to work for you, check out the “Security & More” video and related PDF tutorials here on Bluebeam University. And remember to keep on PDFin’.


Bluebeam Rally Racing: Global Rallycross Season Comes to a Close in Vegas

November 2, 2012

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During Tuesday’s main event, Topi  finished fifth out of fifteen drivers, only five seconds behind the leader . The final race, which ended-up being re-run after officials pulled a red flag due to a small fire in Ken Block’s engine compartment, was an all-out battle between Tanner Foust and everybody else. Even after the restart, Foust dominated the track, placing first. For a third time in this event, Brian Deegan managed to come from behind and placed second.

Although this season was filled with a lot of challenges for Topi, he handled everything like a pro and finished 14th overall in the GRC standings. We couldn’t be more proud of him, and we are looking forward to seeing more of his aggressive racing style again next year when he returns to claim the GRC championship. Until then, remember to keep on PDFin’.

Congrats on a great season Topi!


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