Archive for January, 2014

Bluebeam Pranksters Strike Again – Hello Kitty Style

January 29, 2014
Hello Kitty Keyboard_1

What a pretty keyboard you have!

It looks like somebody here has a fondness for all things cute, because Bluebeamer Aaron recently arrived at his desk to find his keyboard had been decorated with Hello Kitty stickers. The once plain, black keys are now super colorful and sparkly, and in my opinion look totally fabulous! I’m not sure that Aaron would agree with me, however—hehe—since I don’t believe he’s a big fan of sparkly…at least not in his work station, anyway. 😉

You never know who’ll be next here at Bluebeam!

Until next time,


Call for Presentations Open for the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference

January 24, 2014

Mike Prefling and Garret Faller from Ryan Companies speaking at last year’s eXtreme Conference. Looks like fun, eh?

In case you haven’t heard, plans for the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference are under way, and we’re looking for Revu users to showcase their cutting-edge, innovative use of Revu at this year’s event. If you’ve been using Revu to the “eXtreme” and are ready to show off your skills, we want to hear from you! Speaking proposals are being accepted now through March 7th. Just visit the call for presentations page for more information and instructions to submit your proposal today!

Revu 12 – A Sneak Peek of What Our Beta Testers Are Loving

January 17, 2014

Revu 12 is on its way, and we’re really excited about it here at Bluebeam! There’s going to be so many enhancements that will help our customers become more field-ready, work smarter and above all, do what they do better. And, although I can’t share the details of these new features just yet, I just had to share some of the early feedback* we’ve been getting from our Beta Testers, who are loving them! Here’s what some of them had to say:

CH2MHILL_Logo_White_BkGrd“Bluebeam Revu is simply the best PDF markup and editing tool for AEC professionals. Revu 12 includes powerful ___ enhancements, a new user-friendly ___ feature, and improved ___ functions.
If you’re serious about improving productivity, Bluebeam Revu needs to be in your electronic toolbox.”
– Larry Faria, CH2M HILL

Mitchell Engineering Logo“I absolutely love the new ___ feature in Revu 12…this is an absolute must-have for any civil contractor doing takeoffs…”
– Francisco Charvet, Mitchell Engineering

“I think ___ will revolutionize the AEC industry.”
– Amy Leigh Baker, Auburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc.

I know, you really want to know what these awesome new features are. Sorry we can’t share them yet, but I promise that we’ll let you know soon, so stay tuned! For those of you who can’t wait to find out what everyone’s talking about, be sure to sign up for one of our Road to Revu 12 events which will give attendees an exclusive sneak peek of all Revu 12 features, or our pre-release webinar.”

Until next time,


*Edited to remove mentions of specific features. It’s still a secret…for now. 🙂

Plugin Support for Chrome and Firefox

January 9, 2014

Starting this month, the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers will begin phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin API, or NPAPI. Since most third-party plugins to Chrome and Firefox—including the plugin for Bluebeam Revu—utilize this technology, this means that once support for NPAPI is removed, the Revu plugin will no longer work within these browsers. This applies to all versions of Revu, including Revu 12, which is scheduled for release in February. Because of this, we will no longer include the Chrome and Firefox plugins with our software, starting with the release of Revu 12.

The good news is, since Microsoft Internet Explorer browser does not utilize NPAPI technology, the Revu plugin for IE will still continue to function normally.

Chrome and Firefox have yet to officially announce which versions of their browsers will no longer support NPAPI, but we promise to update you as soon as we have more news to share.

Price Changes with Bluebeam Revu 12

January 8, 2014

Revu 12 is scheduled to launch in February 2014. With the launch of Revu 12, we will be increasing the price of Bluebeam Revu. Now is a great time to save money on your Revu purchases. If you buy Revu 11 at the current regular published price, you will receive an upgrade to Revu 12 at no additional cost!

How Do I Qualify?

Glad you asked! Purchases of Bluebeam Revu made now until the launch of Revu 12 at the regular published prices are eligible for the free upgrade. No promo code or special coupon is required. View this price chart for current Revu pricing or contact for a price quote.

How Will I Receive My Free Upgrade?

Once Revu 12 is released, all eligible customers will receive an email notification with instructions on how to receive their complimentary upgrade to Revu 12.

What’s New in Revu 12?

We can’t wait to tell you the exciting features in store for you in Revu 12, but we promised to keep it under wraps for now. So, be sure to check back here or to make sure you are signed up to receive the Bluebeam Insider newsletter to get the Revu 12 scoop in February 2014.

Until next time,


Revu 12 is Coming Soon!

January 7, 2014

That’s right, Revu 12 is coming in February, and we’re hitting the road to celebrate! Our “Road to Revu 12” events will take place during January and February, and we’ll be visiting five cities across the country: Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Pasadena. In each city we will be hosting complimentary Revu 12 launch parties to give you an exclusive sneak peek on how your favorite PDF collaboration solution will make it easier than ever to get your documents field-ready. Plus, we’ll be visiting some really cool projects our customers are working on. Interested in joining the fun? Register for one of our “Road to Revu 12” launch parties today!

Oh, and don’t forget to keep up to date on our “Road to Revu 12” adventures by checking out our weekly recap videos chock-full of customer visits, city discoveries and candid Bluebeam moments at

Until next time,


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