Archive for June, 2014

AIA: A Fashion Show for Eyewear

June 30, 2014

I once saw someone tweet that the AIA Convention is like a fashion show for eyewear. It’s so true! This year at AIA Chicago, my co-worker Kristine and I decided to document our favorite eyewear looks. From the AIA kickoff party to the Expo Hall floor to the cab line, these designs caught our eyes. One of the first great pairs we saw, but this photo simply doesn’t do them justice:


A trifecta of awesome glasses:


Nice angles and curves:


Another pair of frames with a great shape:


These glasses have nice details:


After AIA, I think I may have to upgrade my own glasses to a circular frame – they’re just so cool!


Fun glasses, fun people:


A very smart look:


Green frames and a unique lens shape – this pair wins my vote!


Do you have your own pair of awesome glasses? Share them with us!


Favorite Feature Friday – How Can I Magically Remove All Hidden Viewports That Distort Calibration?

June 27, 2014

Have you ever tried to take measurements in Revu and noticed that they didn’t match your calibrated scale, or resulted in the wrong calibration? If so, the file you are working with may have Viewports within it that are calibrated to a different scale or contains “untitled” Viewports that can corrupt the measurement calibration. These errant Viewports may have been by-products of the original drawing that were transferred over during creation of the PDF.


We created a “Clear All” button in Revu that magically removes all of these Viewports so you can start fresh. Click on the Measurement tab in Revu and look for the Viewports section. If you see any in the list that are unnamed, unknown or labeled “untitled,” click the Clear All button just below the Viewports list. Then, just like Tangina in Poltergeist, you can declare, “This list is clean.”


Until next time,

Favorite Feature Friday – How Do I Get My Markups to Snap to Vector Lines?

June 20, 2014

Have you ever wanted to more accurately place markups and measurements on a vector-based PDF, but didn’t know how? Use Revu’s Snap options! The buttons to enable and disable Snap options are in the Status bar at the very bottom of the Revu window. Each button is highlighted when it is active. (Press the F8 key to display the Status bar if it isn’t currently displayed.)

Snap Screenshot

To make your cursor snap to the nearest grid point, even when the grid is not displayed, simply choose the Snap button.  You can also temporarily disable the Snap feature by holding down the Ctrl key when creating a markup.

For more information on the all the Snap options available in Revu, check out this article.


Until next time,

Favorite Feature Friday – Where is My Bluebeam Toolbar?

June 13, 2014

We love hearing from our customers, especially when it gives us the chance to share tips and tricks that enhance their Revu experience. And why not share those insights with all of our users? For instance, the Bluebeam toolbar can give you quick access to Revu in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Revit or Navisworks. But do you know how to enable it? Or did you have yours enabled at one point but found it has suddenly disappeared? If you are running one or more of these applications and the Bluebeam toolbar isn’t showing up, use the Bluebeam Administrator to configure it. Here are a few simple steps to enable your Bluebeam plug-ins:

  1. Exit the program.
  2. Go to Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software and then click Bluebeam Administrator.
  3. Click the Plug-ins tab.
  4. Check the box next to the name of your program.
  5. Click Apply and OK.
  6. Restart the program. Your Bluebeam toolbar should now be enabled!

Have a question or need some help? Our support team is here for you! Simply email support(at) or send us a message in the comments. If you have a favorite feature you want to share, email jenn(at) And be sure to keep an eye out for more Favorite Features!

Until next time,


Bluebeam T-Shirts on the Move

June 3, 2014

A lot of us at Bluebeam like to travel, and when we do, we love to take our Bluebeam t-shirts with us! Just recently, Bluebeam Product Manager, Brian, traveled to Jordan and visited the Petra Treasury, where he made sure to capture the moment in his Bluebeam best.


Brian at the Petra Treasury in Jordan.


Last year our Channel Sales Specialist, Steve, wore his favorite Bluebeam shirt while visiting Machu Picchu in Peru.

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Steve at Machu Picchu.


In March, Lead Technical Support Engineer, Paul, wore his to New Mexico while participating in a 26.2 mile race honoring the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Bataan in World War II.

Paul and Jim at Bataan Memorial March

Paul in New Mexico


Have you traveled anywhere with your Bluebeam t-shirt? Share your pictures and stories with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #bluebeamtshirt. We can’t wait to see where you’ve been!

Until next time,



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