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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,



Meet Our Newest Blogger

June 10, 2013

Hi there, PDF Insider readers! My name is Jenn, and it’s my great pleasure to announce that I’ll be your newest blogger at the PDF Insider. I’m excited to be a part of the Bluebeam team, and am really looking forward to giving you the inside scoop on all the news, events and fun things happening here at Bluebeam Software.

I hope you’ll continue to find these posts fun and informative. As always we welcome your input, so please feel free to comment or email any questions to jenn (at)

Until next time,


Revu 11 Now Available in International Languages

May 2, 2013


Today, Bluebeam is releasing some updates to Bluebeam Revu 11, including the first round of international versions. Yep, Revu 11.1 is now available in Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and German. Now Bluebeamers in these regions who have been waiting very patiently to get their hands on a local copy of the software can experience all of Revu 11’s newest features. Plus, later this month we will be releasing the Danish and Dutch versions followed by Spanish, French and Italian! Imponente!

But wait, there’s more! This release also includes plug-ins compatible with AutoCAD 2014, Revit 2014, Navisworks Manage 2014 and Navisworks Simulate 2014 for Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme. Click here for a complete list of all updated features in Revu 11.1, or go to our downloads and updates page to get the new version, which is free for anyone with Revu 11.



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!”



Change and Time

April 9, 2013

Richard Lee (2)I was just reflecting that over the last decade, much has changed at Bluebeam, but one thing has remained constant – our product development philosophy. We develop software based on a simple premise – that technology should enable your workflow, not change it.  The idea behind this is that change is not easy.  In fact, trying to promote a system-wide change across an industry is that much harder because most folks are reticent to change.  So, why fight it?  In fact, why not embrace it?

Instead of asking our customers to overhaul their daily workflows, we set out to develop products that adapted to the processes the industry already had in place.  Together, we migrated from paper-based processes to electronic ones – same workflows, no paper.  But, we didn’t stop there.  When our customers became accustomed to the power, speed, savings and benefits of going paperless, they began to redefine processes, invent new workflows, and establish better ways to communicate, so we pushed further, promoting real change.

So, what happened?  Real change occurs when one creates something of true value – it must be tangible.  If you can’t quantify the tangible or intangible benefits, it doesn’t really exist, right?  In most cases, value manifests in reduced costs, time saved, or improved communication (i.e., accuracy).  Ultimately, we created technology that was a process enabler – our customers then ran with it and change happened.  Sounds simple enough… build it and they will come… not quite. Time is always against you – time for awareness, time for realization, time for adoption, essentially, time for change.  So where does that leave you?

If you cannot control change, then you must control time.  But, can you control time? In a way, yes you can.  You buy time with capital.  The idea then is to get a product to market and generate revenue before the capital runs out.  Raise more capital – gain more time.  Spend too quickly and you run out of time.  The secret sauce to success: manage your cash flow, know your limits, and somewhere in this epic battle against time, you will figure out where true value lies and time will become irrelevant.

Remember – Anything IS Possible


Please, Call Me Rich

March 18, 2013

Richard Lee (2)Hey Folks.  This is Richard Lee, CEO of Bluebeam Software.  Every now and again, I plan to post some thoughts on this blog to discuss the industry, business issues, and even what it is like to be a tech company today.  My hope – that you find the subject matter valuable and relevant.  Oh, one other note – for those who know me, you know that I am not quite that formal – call me Rich.

Some background… we started Bluebeam over ten years ago and it has become more than we ever imagined.  We knew we wanted to develop technology that would help our customers do, what they do, better.  We did not imagine it would change how work is done in the industry, becoming standard practice for many and a true competitive advantage for others.  Recently, Deloitte named us one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.  Very cool!

To commemorate my first blog post, I think it’s time to finally answer that age old question…why did you name your company “Bluebeam?”  Simple – Bluebeam is the result of a group of rocket scientists, software engineers, and imaginative consultants who figured that the company should have intrinsic meaning that was a reflection of its people, its culture, and its determination to change the world.  And, after many hours and days of brainstorming to delirium, we came up with “Blue” and “Beam”, thus Bluebeam, to represent a creatively understated cool company that believes in getting sh*t done.  Oh, and it helped that our logo could be represented within the limits of 8×8 pixels.

Remember – Anything IS Possible


Revu 11 Preview Tuesday: New Feature Leak Now Available

February 19, 2013

Our latest Revu 11 feature leak is now live at Click here to learn about a new feature we like to call Formula Editor:

Stay tuned for more! We’ll be releasing another leak for your viewing pleasure next Tuesday.



Revu 11 Preview: New feature leak now available

February 12, 2013

It’s Tuesday folks, which means there’s a new feature leak over on This week, it’s all about bookmark templates:

Stay tuned for more! We’ll be releasing another leak for your viewing pleasure next Tuesday.



Bluebeam Demos Revu and Panasonic’s 4K Tablet During “Live @ CES” Webcast

January 15, 2013

Last week Bluebeam had an exciting time at CES! Not only did we collaborate with Panasonic to preview its cutting-edge 4K Tablet, we also participated in Panasonic’s Live @ CES webcast. During our segment, Bluebeam President & CEO Richard Lee discussed the impact that the Panasonic 4K tablet and Bluebeam Revu will have on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. Here’s a look at what the tech world got to see when Bluebeam took the stage:

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Panasonic host Jordan Burchette interviewed Bluebeam President & CEO Richard Lee on the webcast, Live @ CES.

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During the segment, Bluebeam demonstrated how 4K tablet users can use Revu to easily navigate and markup large format drawings.

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Jordan and Richard discussed the importance of collaborative, mobile solutions to enable AEC professionals to communicate and share project feedback anytime, anywhere.

To learn more about the 4K tablet and the collaboration between Panasonic and Bluebeam, watch the webcast or check out this press release. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.



Be Among the First to See an Exclusive Preview of Revu 11

January 11, 2013

Last year we celebrated the launch of Revu 10 with our first ever “Bring Revu to You” contest, which allowed a select group of users and their project partners to be among the first to see an exclusive preview of Revu’s newest features in the comfort of their own office. Well, since last year’s program was such a success (and since we had so much fun visiting everyone) we’ve decided to bring it back for the launch of Revu 11.

Yep, that’s right! As a thank you to all of our loyal users, we want you to be the first to see what’s coming in the release of Revu 11. If chosen, we’ll coordinate a unique Bring Revu to You event at your office that will include a live demo of Revu 11 from one of our top Bluebeam representatives, a Q&A session, food, giveaways and much more!

To learn more and find out how you can apply, click here.



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