Archive for the ‘Bluebeam PDF Revu’ Category

Tips for taking Revu enterprise-wide

February 2, 2012

It seems to be the trend these days –and one that we here at Bluebeam are very excited about. More and more of our customers are standardizing on Revu, not just as their PDF editor, but as a solution to complete a variety of digital workflows. Among those customers publicly announcing they have standardized on Revu include MMM Group (they’ve replaced their seats of Adobe Acrobat with Revu), the City of Bellevue, WA (Revu is a part of the city’s new solution for paperless permitting), COWI (they’re using Revu for assembling project reports and reviewing drawings ) and Grant Thornton’s Tax Practice (this group is using Revu to digitally annotate PDF work papers and digitally sign PDFs).

Are you also looking at going enterprise-wide, or perhaps project or department-wide with Revu? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve got some great resources for you!

In addition to clicking the links above to see how your fellow Revu users are Bluebeaming, we have a published “Guide to Implementing Bluebeam within Your Enterprise” – in PDF, of course. Check it out for tips on net deployment, configuring the Bluebeam Administrator, managing configurations and selecting and deploying Revu preferences and settings.

We also offer Enterprise Licensing, which automatically tracks license usage and releases inactive seats, making them available to install on other computers.

Do you need more help standardizing on Revu? Let us know – we’re always here. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Find out how to bring Revu to you

January 20, 2012

This year we’re doing something very cool to celebrate the launch of Revu 10…we’re bringing Revu to you! You and your project partners could be among the first to see Revu 10’s new features in the comfort of your very own office. It’s just our way of saying “thanks” for all your support as we release this milestone product which is packed with some very cool features.

Are you ready to bring Revu to you? Find out how you can apply for this fun preview event here.

Check out this new Revu tool set of electrical symbols

January 19, 2012

You asked for it, so we made it! We’ve just created a new, free tool set of electrical symbols.

This tool set can be yours!

This tool set is packed full of markups that you can easily place on your drawings, change the color and resize. You can get it (and many other tool sets) for free here.

For those of you that are not familiar with Revu’s toolsets, you’ll definitely want to know all about these time-saving treasures. Tool sets are groups of specialized markup symbols that are saved in Revu’s exclusive Tool Chest and are fully customizable for each user.  Learn more about tool sets here.

Are there other symbols that you need, that you just don’t see pre-loaded in Revu or on our website? Let me know! And remember, to keep on PDFin’!



Take Advantage of Bluebeam’s Onsite Training Program

November 30, 2011

You want to digitize your workflows with Bluebeam, and we want to help you meet your goals. And while many of you take advantage of our video tutorials and PDF tutorials to help you take your project workflows to the next level, we know that sometimes you just need more.

Well, look no further.

In addition to the resources we have available on our website, Bluebeam also offers an extensive training program led by our in-house team of Bluebeam experts. Choose web-based or onsite training and even customize the lessons to fit your firm’s or project’s current workflow needs. Let us help you set up project standards for reviewing drawings, rev up Revu eXtreme’s script engine and deploy options to your team, create tool sets for various disciplines or tackle any other workflow challenge you are currently facing.

To find out more about how you can get a Bluebeam expert by your side, check out this page on our website. If you have specific questions, would like a quote or are ready to book, simply email us.  And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Tips for Making Digital Signatures Work for You

November 17, 2011

Are you looking for a way to implement digital signatures in your organization? Well, you’re in luck. Not only does Revu support digital signatures, we’ve recently added a page on our website with tips and best practices for making them work for you.

Check out this page
to learn more about what digital signatures are and aren’t, read tips for selecting a Digital ID, find a recommended list of Certificate Authorities, watch a video tutorial that demonstrates how digital signatures work in Revu and more.

And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Be the Face of Revu

October 24, 2011

Revu users have always been the type to get things done. They use Revu to work smarter, push the limits and set new expectations. And they have a whole lot of fun in the process.

Well, now it’s time to represent. Bluebeam is launching a new campaign, and it’s all about you.

Show the world how Bluebeam PDF Revu helps you rock your job. Join our Faces of Revu: 2012 campaign and you just might be featured in our advertisements. Here’s how:

  • Send us your best shot. Email us a photo of you to use. We want to make sure you look good, so send us a high-resolution jpg or tif that is at least 3000 x 2000 pixels. Your picture should be taken waist up and against a solid background, like these:

  • Let us get to know you. Share your name, age, title, the Revu product you use and your favorite features.
  • Tell us who you really are. Wow us with your unique hobby or fact about you.
  • Leave a number. We’ve got to be able to call you if your entry is chosen for print.

Send your submission to us at We’ll be sharing entries on this special campaign website, and a few lucky submissions will be used in our print and online ads.

Got questions? Let me know. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


On the road again! See us this week at the DBIA Expo.

October 17, 2011

The busy fall trade show season is upon us. This week, Team Bluebeam is heading down to Orlando, Florida for the 2011 Design-Build Conference & Expo.

If you’re DBIA-bound, too, then check us out in booth 411. Not only can you see Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 live and in action and pick up a trial CD, you’ll also have a chance to chat with two of our technical specialists, James and Stuart. Take advantage of their industry knowledge and love of all things Bluebeam to learn how Revu can help you digitize your workflows, integrate PDF-based processes with ProjectWise or Sharepoint, collaborate more efficiently and go mobile.

Have a safe trip down, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


Cool News Resources for Bluebeam Users

October 14, 2011

I’m back from maternity leave (it’s a boy!) and returning to my life of PDFin’. And upon my return I saw that Bluebeam had quite the busy summer – with a VIP rally day event, Vision Award Win and speaking sessions.

One of the coolest things to happen over the past few months, though, is the addition of some new technical documents to help you do more with Bluebeam PDF Revu! Check ‘em out:

Take advantage of these new tools to improve the way you work, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


Greenbuild starts in 3, 2, 1…

September 26, 2011

Get excited… Greenbuild starts next week! If you’re headed to Toronto for the show, which is taking place October 4th – 6th, we hope that you’ll stop by our booth – #4142S – to say “hello!” AND participate in one or both of the “Ask the Expert” events we’re holding. Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, October 5th, DPR Construction will be joining us to discuss how they use Bluebeam Studio to collaboration in real-time and keep their submittal process lean and green.
  • Thursday, October 6th, McCarthy Building Companies will be joining us to discuss how they use Revu to manage documents throughout the life of a project.

Representatives from each company will be available for one-on-one conversations throughout the day, and will be giving various group presentations.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to meet with some of the industry’s leading building companies, and of course some of your favorite Bluebeamers in the flesh.

For more information about this year’s Greenbuild show, check out their official show website, and remember to keep on PDFin’!


It’s Steel Day 2011!

September 23, 2011

In honor of Steel Day 2011, we wanted to highlight one of our newest cases studies from Rowecord Engineering, a major steel contractor in the UK that provides first-class design, engineering manufacture, treatment and erection services for steel structures.

Prior to finding Bluebeam, Rowecord had been using Adobe Distiller for high-volume PDF creation and Adobe Acrobat for end user PDF editing and markup. However, this solution was proving to be too costly to maintain, so Rowecord’s Project Leader decided to begin the search for a new PDF solution. His main search criteria included a solution that provided end users with easy-to-use PDF annotation and editing tools, the ability to covert high volumes of Windows files to PDF, and affordable pricing. Enter Bluebeam.

Rowecord now uses Bluebeam Q, Bluebeam’s server-based solution, to automatically create a high volume of PDFs from BIM applications, mainly Tekla Structures, and Bluebeam PDF Revu for marking up PDFs electronically with comments, highlights, shapes and symbols.

Click here to learn more about how Rowecord is using Bluebeam Q and Bluebeam PDF Revu, and remember to keep on PDFin’!

Happy Steel Day!


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