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Favorite Feature Friday: How Can I Keep Up With What’s Happening in Studio Sessions and Projects?

August 8, 2014

In case you didn’t hear, last week we had our annual Bluebeam eXtreme Conference. This year’s event took place in Hollywood, CA, and included two fabulously fun-filled days of learning, and some amazing conversations with our customers. We also revealed the new features of Revu 12.5 that had everybody buzzing. One of the most popular topics of discussion just happens to be my new favorite features, the Notifications and Alerts features within Studio. The reason I love these so much is because they really help you stay updated on any changes made by other attendees to Studio Sessions and Projects, which is especially helpful when you’re working in the field. Let’s take a closer look at how they work.


Think of notifications as a helpful friend who’s making sure everyone is in the loop. Once notifications are enabled, you’ll start receiving emails with updates on things like:

  • Session and Project activity
  • Markup Alerts
  • Session Updates
  • Project Updates

Depending on what you’ve selected in the Studio Notification Preferences, you can receive daily summaries, or more regular updates. You can also choose which Sessions and Projects you’d like to receive notifications for.

Notifications Pref

Pretty awesome, huh?



This really cool enhancement for Studio Sessions lets you send real-time alerts to other session attendees. Once the Session host has enabled Markup Alerts, the recipients will see the Notifications tab flashing at the bottom of the Bluebeam Studio panel. When they click on an alert, they’re taken straight to the markup within the file. After they’ve clicked on it, it will be greyed out, so you know they saw it and looked at it. Now if your Project Engineer says he has no idea what you’re talking about, you’ve got proof that he does. CYA, baby!


Another great thing about this feature is that if you miss a Markup Alert notification email for some reason, you’ll see an indicator next to any Sessions with pending alerts the next time you log in.

For a more comprehensive look at how Notifications and Alerts work, check out this support article here.

Until next time,




Introducing Revu 12.5, Revu iPad 2.8 and Studio Enterprise

August 4, 2014

We’re excited to announce the release of Revu 12.5 and Revu iPad 2.8! Both are filled with some exciting new features we think you’ll really like. Revu 12.5 includes several new Bluebeam Studio features, including Seamless Offline for Sessions so you can continue viewing and working on Session documents, even when working offline. New Markup Alerts notify individual Session attendees of Markups in need of their attention, and Push Email Notifications help keep you in the know with timely email activity reports. Revu iPad 2.8 includes improved support for Studio Session hyperlinks in Markup Alert notification emails, as well as some enhancements to resolve a few known issues.

We’re also thrilled to introduce you to Studio Enterprise (formerly Studio Server), the server-based alternative to Bluebeam Studio. With Studio Enterprise, sessions that would normally be hosted in the cloud can be hosted on a local server, giving administrators the ability to easily control security and access. For a full rundown of all the features you’ll find in Studio Enterprise, Revu 12.5 and iPad 2.8, visit our website for the release notes.


Ryan Companies Leverages Revu to Improve Efficiency on the Largest Office Development Project in Arizona History

February 14, 2014
Marina Heights

Rendering courtesy of DAVIS.

Check out our latest customer case study on how Ryan Companies is using Bluebeam Revu to improve efficiency on the Marina Heights project in Tempe, Arizona. This $600 million, two million square foot campus is being designed and built in several phases, which means there are multiple bid packages and different documents to review at each stage. Learn how collaborating digitally with Revu and Studio Projects has enabled them to save over $150,000 in printing costs to date, while also improving accuracy and facilitating team communication.

If you have a story of how using Revu or Studio has improved your workflow, we’d love to hear it! Simply email me at jenn (at)

Until next time,


Mortenson Construction Keeps Their New Hospital Project on Track with Bluebeam Revu and Studio

September 17, 2013

Take a look at our new video case study featuring Mortenson Construction and their use of Revu during construction of the Exempla St. Joseph Heritage Hospital in Denver, CO. This new 360-bed patient tower is currently the largest private hospital project in the U.S. In addition to using Bluebeam Revu for marking up project files, the team is also using Studio to track the status of their pre-fab items as they are manufactured offsite, keeping the whole team updated on where each element is in the fabrication process.

We’re Feelin’ the Love!

September 11, 2013

We are honored to be featured in a recent blog post on going paperless by Greg Conary of AI Design Group. It is so cool to hear how much they love using Revu and Studio, and we’re especially happy that it helps them streamline their processes, improve efficiency and keeps poor Greg from having to sort through large stacks of paper on his desk. You can read the full posting here. Thanks for showing us some love!

Until next time,


HKS Leverages Bluebeam Revu and Studio on Their Latest IPD Healthcare Project

September 5, 2013


Our newest case study details how the team at architecture firm HKS used Revu and Studio to digitize communication and collaboration on their new 110,000-square-foot hospital in Gilbert, Arizona. Challenged with meeting the owner’s goal for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), HKS needed to streamline their process of sharing information with the rest of the team. Read how using Revu and Studio enabled them to improve their workflows by increasing efficiency, speeding up communication and reducing costs.

Don’t forget, we’d love to hear how using Bluebeam Revu or Studio has improved your workflow. Just email me at jenn (at)

Until next time,


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.

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.

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.

Bluebeam is Diving into Mobility Next Week!

April 12, 2013




Bluebeam Software is heading to NYC to talk about one of our favorite topics – helping professionals like you work without limits from anywhere, anytime. In fact, on April 16th our very own President and CEO Richard Lee – or Rich, as he likes to be called – will be leading a roundtable discussion on mobility at Wall Street Journal’s All Things D: Dive Into Mobile Summit.

During Richards’s roundtable, he’ll be discussing how Revu helps professionals “get a grip” on collaboration by accessing documents in the cloud, redlining them with changes and making those edits available the instant they are made.

D: Dive Info Mobile is taking place April 15th and 16th at the Jewish Museum of Heritage in NY. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by and say “Hello!”



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