Archive for June, 2013

Bluebeam Featured in Architectural Products

June 27, 2013

We’re excited to be included with the Theatre Consultants Collaborative (TCC) in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Products. The article highlights TCC’s use of technology in a mobile environment, specifically mentioning their use of Bluebeam Revu for editing and marking up PDFs, and Bluebeam Studio for working collaboratively with partners To read the full article visit the website, and click “Enlarge” to expand.

Bluebeam Rally Driver All Revved Up for the X Games Munich

June 25, 2013

X Games Munich Topi

Bluebeam’s Global RallyCross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen is setting his sights on not one, but two gold medals this Thursday at the X Games in Munich, Germany. After last month’s rainout in Barcelona, Topi is eager to get in the driver’s seat, and this time he’s not letting anything stop him from winning gold. Check out the official press release for complete details on the race, or go to for updates on the 2013 Global RallyCross season. Topi will also be tweeting live updates over the weekend, so be sure to follow @topicrossLIVE on Twitter.

– Jenn

Bluebeam Takes on the Mile High City for AIA 2013

June 25, 2013

We’ve just returned from one of Bluebeam’s biggest trade shows of the year – AIA! This year, the festivities took place in Denver – a fitting city given its eclectic mix of architecture. Team Bluebeam was out in full force. Revu 11 was a big hit on the expo floor. Many attendees were wowed by Revu 11’s new AutoMark technology, 3D PDF enhancements, Revu iPad and Bluebeam Studio’s real-time collaboration functionality. Attendees even had a chance to see a prototype of Panasonic’s 4K tablet in our booth!

In addition to showing off Revu during the show, Bluebeam also mingled at various events throughout the city, and we even picked up a few awards, too. Here are some photos to recap our nearly weeklong adventure in the Mile High City:


Wednesday evening before the Expo Hall opened, we headed to Hanley Wood’s AIA Kickoff Party to celebrate.


Not long after the show floor opened, attendees starting coming by to see what’s new in Revu.


Our friends from Panasonic joined us to share a prototype of their 4K tablet. The resolution is amazing!


It wasn’t long before the Bluebeam booth was the place to be.


Our video wall is always a huge hit! It plays short tutorials showing how Revu digitizes common workflows.


Bluebeam t-shirts are always a trade show favorite! Can you guess what this shirt spells in binary?


Celebrating a great show with our friends from BD+C Magazine


In addition to a great AIA, Bluebeam won two Excellence in Advertising Awards from Architectural Record Magazine. Our print and digital ads were selected by a panel of esteemed architects.

What was your favorite part of AIA? Let us know!



A New Old Standard—80/20.

June 19, 2013

Richard Lee (2)Like so many, when we started Bluebeam, we said we wanted to change the world. At our eXtreme        Conference last year, I shared with the audience that we are not changing the world, they are.  We provide technology to enable our customers to make what was thought impossible, possible.  How?  We give them time – time to step back, time to think, time to invent.  The result is the implementation of new processes that drive greater efficiencies in the system and an overall improvement in effectiveness.  Quite simply – our customers define a new standard of how business is done.

Let’s assume for a moment that 80% of your day is consumed by administrative tasks that are repetitive, redundant, or require rework.  Now imagine if you did not have to repeat certain tasks over and over again, did not have to reproduce work already done by someone else, or do something over to correct a prior mistake.  How would this save you time and with that time, what more could you do?  Our job at Bluebeam has always been to focus on the 80% of your day that is administrative.  With today’s technology, there is no reason why we can’t reduce the administrative to 20% of your day, allowing the remaining 80% of your day to be value add.

Now, take this concept a step further and consider how it affects the entire community.  How would a new standard of business evolve from this redistribution of time? Let’s say a customer figures out a way to come in ahead of schedule on a certain project.  How could that knowledge and those practices help them with the next project?  How would that help them win the next bid?  How long will these comparative advantages last?  Who knows?  What is likely – the gap between the ones who know and the ones who do not will decrease over time and the end result will be that everyone will then bid similar projects against the same timeline, a new timeline, or a new normal.

Can this new normal be expressed as a new standard?  Possibly.  Will this new standard be an evolutionary change or a revolutionary one?  This matters little.  What matters is the understanding that the origination for the change began with the application of the 80/20 rule at the most mundane levels.  What matters is the recognition that in the future, there will be another application of the 80/20 rule that will spark the next definition of what is considered standard.

Remember – Anything IS Possible


Skanska Uses Bluebeam Revu to Keep a $2 Billion Construction Project Organized

June 17, 2013


Click here to take a look at our newest case study on how our friends at Skanska are utilizing Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio to efficiently organize and collaborate on a massive, $2 Billion hospital construction project – their largest project to date!

Want to learn more? Join us across the pond at the Bluebeam International Rally Conference in Sweden, September 13th, 2013, where Skanska will present this case study.

Check Us Out at Dwell on Design

June 14, 2013


Team Bluebeam is headed to Dwell on Design, our third year in a row! The show takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 21st – 23th. Stop by booth #623 to say hi and see how Revu can help you implement a paperless workflow on your next project. If you’d like more information on our other upcoming Bluebeam events, visit our events page.

Come See Us at the 2013 AIA National Convention

June 13, 2013


Our Bluebeam road warriors are on the move again, and this time they’re headed to the Mile High City for the 2013 AIA National Convention. This year’s convention will be from June 20th-22nd at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. We’ll be at booth #1530, so come on by and say hello. We can’t wait to show you how Bluebeam Revu 11 and Bluebeam Studio can take your paperless workflows to a whole new level!

For more information on the AIA National Convention, click here. If you’re interested in learning about other upcoming Bluebeam events, visit our events page.

McCarthy Uses Bluebeam Revu & Bluebeam Studio to Manage a $250 Million Hospital Construction Project

June 11, 2013

Check out our latest video case study to see how our friends at McCarthy Building Companies are using Bluebeam Revu, Revu iPad and Bluebeam Studio to digitally manage project documentation and feedback during construction of the St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Patient Tower in Fullerton, California.

Meet Our Newest Blogger

June 10, 2013

Hi there, PDF Insider readers! My name is Jenn, and it’s my great pleasure to announce that I’ll be your newest blogger at the PDF Insider. I’m excited to be a part of the Bluebeam team, and am really looking forward to giving you the inside scoop on all the news, events and fun things happening here at Bluebeam Software.

I hope you’ll continue to find these posts fun and informative. As always we welcome your input, so please feel free to comment or email any questions to jenn (at)

Until next time,


Bluebeam eXtreme Awards Submission Deadline has been Extended to June 14th

June 5, 2013

That’s right! If you’re attending this year’s Bluebeam eXtreme Conference and are planning to submit your team’s Bluebeam-powered project for a Bluebeam eXtreme Award, you now have until June 14th.

The Bluebeam eXtreme Awards, aka the BXAs, are presented to project teams that are using Bluebeam solutions to work without limits and achieve eXtreme results. 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 the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference, go to



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