Archive for November, 2013

Greenbuild 2013 Photo Recap

November 26, 2013

Last week Team Bluebeam had a blast at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Not only did we enjoy demonstrating how Bluebeam Revu, with its integrated Bluebeam Studio and 3D PDF workflows, can help project teams go paperless, but we also got treated to a rockin’ concert by Jon Bon Jovi! It was too much fun not to share, so here’s a little taste of what went down.


Welcome to Philly!

The Bluebeam booth in all its glory!

We had lots of great talks with attendees about going paperless with Revu.

Taking a break to enjoy one of the photo booths in the exhibit hall.

Lunch at DiNic’s in the Reading Terminal Market.

One of DiNic’s famous pulled pork sandwiches…YUM!

Getting ready for the Greenbuild Celebration.

Finishing the trip off with a tour of Independence Hall before heading home.

Favorite Feature Friday – VisualSearch™

November 22, 2013

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to highlight another Bluebeam Revu favorite feature! Today’s favorite, VisualSearch, can help you easily find graphical symbols within a PDF, regardless of variations in color, size and rotation, or intersecting lines.

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Maria and Eric do their best impression of Revu’s Visual Search feature.

To use VisualSearch:

  1. In the Search tab, choose the Visual option, then click the Get Rectangle button.
  2. Click and drag your cursor over the object you would like to search for. A preview will display in the box next to the Get Rectangle button.
  3. The Search In dropdown menu lets you choose where to search, including Current Document, Current Page or Folder. (When searching a local or networked folder, you can also check the option to include sub-folders.)
  4. Adjust the search sensitivity under Options.
  5. Click Search.
  6. The results will display in the lower half of the tab. You can select them to apply an action such as a bookmark, highlight or hyperlink.

How easy is that? To learn more about using VisualSearch , visit our website. Or, to learn about the enhancements made to VisualSearch in Revu 11, visit Bluebeam University.

Until next time,


It’s Greenbuild Time!

November 20, 2013

We’re super excited to be in Philadelphia this week for the 2013 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. Most of the team arrived yesterday and took the opportunity to check out some of the fun dining options that Philly has to offer.


Pre-conference dinner last night at Brauhaus Schmitz.

This morning, it was off to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to hit the exhibit hall, where we’ll be giving Revu demos, tips and tricks.


Heading over to the Convention Center to get things started!

Not only are we looking forward to showing how Revu and Studio can help companies go green by reducing paper, but we’re also super excited that Bon Jovi will be there to get things rockin’ with a concert on Thursday night. Can’t wait!

Until next time,


Bluebeam Once Again Named to the Deloitte 2013 Technology Fast 500™ List

November 13, 2013

We’re excited to announce that for the second year in a row, Bluebeam has been recognized by Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™, a list that ranks the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. We are #288 on the list!

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The official announcement was made last night at a special regional event in Los Angeles and we were there to accept the honor.

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Bluebeamer, Kristine, accepting the honor at last night’s event.

You can learn more about Bluebeam’s incredible growth and the Technology Fast 500 here.

Until next time,


Bluebeam Wins Big at the 2013 PRism Awards!

November 11, 2013

Last Wednesday, the Bluebeam team headed to Beverly Hills, CA for the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter 2013 PRism Awards, held at the super swanky Beverly Hills Hotel. And, we were beyond excited to have won not one, but TWO PRism Awards!


Members of Bluebeam’s marketing team accepting their first of two PRrism Awards.

We were honored in the Ongoing Product or Service Program – Business-to-Business category for our “Collaborate…Anywhere” campaign, and in the Creative Tactics – Video category for our Bluebeam Revu 11 webisode series. By the way, if you haven’t seen those yet, you can check them out here:


Our two awards. Aren’t they pretty?

It was such an exciting evening, and we were thrilled to be among this year’s winners. I’m already looking forward to next year. With Revu 12 launching in 2014, anything is possible!

Until next time,


Favorite Feature Friday – Get Line (Deskew)

November 8, 2013

Happy Favorite Feature Friday, everyone! As I mentioned in last week’s post, many of the Bluebeam staff came to work dressed as their favorite feature in Revu this past Halloween. Since there were too many great costumes to show in one post, starting today, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorites. Today’s favorite feature is definitely an unsung hero, called Get Line (Deskew).

Imagine someone sends you a scanned PDF and it didn’t come through quite right, so the lines are a bit crooked.


Samantha demonstrates crooked lines in a PDF.

To fix a problem like this, you can de-skew the document using your keyboard:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+D. Your cursor will change to crossbars.
  • Click and drag a line that should be horizontal in the PDF. (Alternatively, you can also click two points.)
  • The Page Setup dialog will appear, showing a preview of the adjusted PDF. Click OK to complete the align/de-skew operation.

And voila! Your document should now be perfectly aligned.


Samantha dons her CTRL + ALT + D costume and is magically transformed back into perfect alignment.

By the way, you can also select Get Line in the Page Setup dialog, or use the Deskew button on the toolbar.

If you have a favorite feature you’d like to share, let me know about it!

Until next time,


Just Bluebeam It!

November 6, 2013

Boss_DayWe recently heard from our friend David Rekker at MMM Group, who shared that his team decided to celebrate National Boss’s Day this year by giving him a very special trophy. Apparently David is well-known for his expertise on all things Bluebeam Revu, so they made sure to include one of his favorite quotes when getting it engraved. David got quite a kick out of the inscription and said to us, “How many trophies have you seen with ‘Just Bluebeam It’ engraved?” This is the first one I’ve heard of, and I think it’s pretty awesome!

Has using Bluebeam Revu made you famous in your office? We want to hear it, so comment below, or email me at jenn(at) to share your story.

Until next time,


Vote for Bluebeam in ED+C Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards

November 4, 2013

RCA logoWe’re excited to announce that Bluebeam is a finalist for ED+C Magazine’s 6th annual Readers’ Choice Awards in the “Commercial Software and Web-based Programs” category. Voting is open now and ends on November 22, 2013, so visit the Readers’ Choice Awards website and show your love for Bluebeam today!

A Very “Favorite Feature” Halloween at Bluebeam!

November 1, 2013

Here at Bluebeam, we love dressing up for Halloween. But we also love dressing as our favorite features in Revu, so this year we decided to combine them and have a “Favorite Feature” costume contest and Halloween treats potluck. We had a great turn out of both treats and costumes! Here are a few pics of my favorites.


The Tool Chest and Flatten Markups feature, and the Snapshot tool.


Studio Server serving up collaboration and 3D Markup indicators.

Our New Hampshire and San Diego offices got in the action too!


Some of our New Hampshire team came as their favorite face of support, a Callout, the Split Document feature, Sets, and Studio Server.


The Lasso tool rounds up the File Access tab, Redaction, Stamps, Link Saver
and the Search feature in San Diego.

There were so many awesome favorite features that it’s hard to show them all. So in the coming weeks I’ll be sharing others along with a more in-depth look at each feature and why it’s one of our favorites. Stay tuned, and have a great weekend!

Until next time,


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