Archive for April, 2013

Nominate Your Project for a Bluebeam eXtreme Award

April 30, 2013

Calling all Bluebeam power users! Is your project team achieving eXtreme results from using Bluebeam Revu? Well, we’d love to hear about your experience as it might be worthy of an award.

That’s right! Bluebeam is launching the Bluebeam eXtreme Awards, aka the BXAs, to celebrate project teams that are using Bluebeam solutions to work without limits. The deadline to enter is Friday, June 7th, and all winners will be announced during the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference awards luncheon at LA Live in Los Angeles on August 2nd. Click here for more information on the award categories and to complete the application today.

To learn more about this year’s Bluebeam eXtreme Conference, go to



Bluebeam’s Swedish Rally Team Heads to Gotland

April 25, 2013


This weekend, Bluebeam’s Swedish Rally team will head to a two-day Rally event in Visby, Gotland, an exotic island in the Baltic Sea with a unique terrain made mostly of limestone, making the roads extremely hard and fast—perfect for rally racing without limits.

The multi-course race kicks off the rally circuit’s gravel season, with the first two races taking place this Friday evening. Bluebeam’s Swedish Rally team is especially excited about the third and final race that will take place on Saturday at Tofta,  considered to be among the most challenging rally racing courses in Sweden.

Good luck team!

To learn more about the Bluebeam’s Swedish rally team and upcoming events, go to



Bluebeam to Exhibit at BIM Show Live

April 25, 2013


Next week, Bluebeam is heading to Westminster, London to exhibit and network with the UK BIM community at BIM Show Live, a show dedicated to showcasing how architects, contractors, consultants and engineers are using new processes and technologies to leverage the potential of BIM.

Bluebeam will be on hand to show how project teams can use Revu’s 2D and 3D PDF creation and markup capabilities to share relevant BIM information to those downstream. Bluebeam will also be showing off some of Revu 11’s newest 3D features including the ability to convert IFC files to 3D PDFs and new 3D PDF viewing technology that project teams use to show how building elements fit together by isolating interior details of hard-to-reach models and manipulating individual objects.

BIM Show Live is taking place April 30th through May 1st at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by stand P6 located in the Software Lounge to introduce yourself and see what’s new!



Bluebeam’s Rallycross Driver Places 2nd at the Summer X Games in Brazil

April 23, 2013

This past weekend, Bluebeam rallycross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen proved there are no limits to what he can do on the rallycross track! Sunday marked the first event of the 2013 Global Rallycross season – the Summer X Games in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. Topi showed up big time by finishing 2nd and winning the silver medal! Read all about his amazing performance in this Bluebeam Rally Race Report.


Topi (right) celebrating with his coach Riku Tahko (left) after his 2nd place finish at the Summer X Games in Foz, Brazil. Photo credit: QBA/QNIGAN.COM

Here at Bluebeam everyone is so excited for Topi and we can’t wait to see him tear it up again at his next Summer X Games stop in Barcelona this May. For a more in-depth look at everything Bluebeam Rally related, including photos, videos and continuing updates on the 2013 rallycross season, go to



Bluebeam Debuts its New Rally Car and Team Website for the 2013 Rallycross Season

April 18, 2013

It’s almost here! This weekend the 2013 rallycross season is kicking off at the Summer X Games event in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. And, one of the fastest and slickest cars on the track will be Bluebeam’s very own rally car. That’s right, for the second straight year, Bluebeam is participating in the Global Rallycross season!

Toomas Heikkinen Car 2013  (10)

Our new rally car, which will be driven by Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen, is one impressive racing machine. The sleek Ford Fiesta ST has been completely customized by racing legends at Oldberg Motor Sports Evolution (OMSE) and boasts a Garrett Turbocharged 2.0L Ford Duratec, 550 horsepower and 590 pounds of torque. Niiicee.

To celebrate the upcoming season, we’ve launched a new website devoted to our rallycross teams. Check out for a sneak peek at the new car that will be taking the tracks on the global circuit, and for more information about all our rally teams.



Catch Bluebeam’s Debut at The Steel Show

April 17, 2013

The Steel Show

Starting today, Bluebeam will be exhibiting at the North American Steel Construction Conference – aka “The Steel Show.”

This is Bluebeam’s first time exhibiting at The Steel Show and the first chance for many show attendees, mostly structural engineers, to see Revu 11 in action. Come see how Revu 11 takes 3D PDF viewing to a whole new dimension by allowing you to convert IFC files to 3D PDFs, isolate interior details of hard-to-reach models with the Section Box tool, and manipulate individual objects with the Transform tool to communicate how assembly elements fit together.

The Steel Show is taking place April 17th through 19th at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by booth 1433 to introduce yourself and see what’s new!



Bluebeam is Diving into Mobility Next Week!

April 12, 2013




Bluebeam Software is heading to NYC to talk about one of our favorite topics – helping professionals like you work without limits from anywhere, anytime. In fact, on April 16th our very own President and CEO Richard Lee – or Rich, as he likes to be called – will be leading a roundtable discussion on mobility at Wall Street Journal’s All Things D: Dive Into Mobile Summit.

During Richards’s roundtable, he’ll be discussing how Revu helps professionals “get a grip” on collaboration by accessing documents in the cloud, redlining them with changes and making those edits available the instant they are made.

D: Dive Info Mobile is taking place April 15th and 16th at the Jewish Museum of Heritage in NY. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by and say “Hello!”



Bluebeam in the News!

April 11, 2013

From ENR to the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Bluebeam has been included in a lot a great articles over the past few weeks. Here’s a look at what you might have missed:



Change and Time

April 9, 2013

Richard Lee (2)I was just reflecting that over the last decade, much has changed at Bluebeam, but one thing has remained constant – our product development philosophy. We develop software based on a simple premise – that technology should enable your workflow, not change it.  The idea behind this is that change is not easy.  In fact, trying to promote a system-wide change across an industry is that much harder because most folks are reticent to change.  So, why fight it?  In fact, why not embrace it?

Instead of asking our customers to overhaul their daily workflows, we set out to develop products that adapted to the processes the industry already had in place.  Together, we migrated from paper-based processes to electronic ones – same workflows, no paper.  But, we didn’t stop there.  When our customers became accustomed to the power, speed, savings and benefits of going paperless, they began to redefine processes, invent new workflows, and establish better ways to communicate, so we pushed further, promoting real change.

So, what happened?  Real change occurs when one creates something of true value – it must be tangible.  If you can’t quantify the tangible or intangible benefits, it doesn’t really exist, right?  In most cases, value manifests in reduced costs, time saved, or improved communication (i.e., accuracy).  Ultimately, we created technology that was a process enabler – our customers then ran with it and change happened.  Sounds simple enough… build it and they will come… not quite. Time is always against you – time for awareness, time for realization, time for adoption, essentially, time for change.  So where does that leave you?

If you cannot control change, then you must control time.  But, can you control time? In a way, yes you can.  You buy time with capital.  The idea then is to get a product to market and generate revenue before the capital runs out.  Raise more capital – gain more time.  Spend too quickly and you run out of time.  The secret sauce to success: manage your cash flow, know your limits, and somewhere in this epic battle against time, you will figure out where true value lies and time will become irrelevant.

Remember – Anything IS Possible


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