Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

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 to Exhibit at BIM Show Live

April 25, 2013


Next week, Bluebeam is heading to Westminster, London to exhibit and network with the UK BIM community at BIM Show Live, a show dedicated to showcasing how architects, contractors, consultants and engineers are using new processes and technologies to leverage the potential of BIM.

Bluebeam will be on hand to show how project teams can use Revu’s 2D and 3D PDF creation and markup capabilities to share relevant BIM information to those downstream. Bluebeam will also be showing off some of Revu 11’s newest 3D features including the ability to convert IFC files to 3D PDFs and new 3D PDF viewing technology that project teams use to show how building elements fit together by isolating interior details of hard-to-reach models and manipulating individual objects.

BIM Show Live is taking place April 30th through May 1st at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by stand P6 located in the Software Lounge to introduce yourself and see what’s new!



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’.



New Bluebeam Revu Webinar Series to Cover the Basics

January 8, 2013

We’re excited to announce our first webinar series of the New Year, Revu Basics! This series of one-hour tutorials will look at how you can utilize Revu’s core functionality and advanced features, including tracking markups with the Markups List, collaborating on project documents in real time using Bluebeam Studio, and customizing Revu’s interface and markup tools to fit your style or workflow. In addition, each webinar will include a brief overview of additional learning resources available, including customizable training options. This is a great opportunity for all new users still getting familiar with Revu, or for those experienced users looking for a refresher. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in January and February:

Revu Basics: Tracking with the Markups List – Tuesday, Jan. 15th

Learn how to leverage Revu to track project feedback using the integrated Markups list, which automatically records every annotation on a PDF including the author, date and time.

Revu Basics: Collaboration – Tuesday, Feb. 5th

Learn how Revu’s integrated cloud solution, Studio, enables project teams to store, share and collaborate on project documents in real time.

Revu Basics: Customization – Tuesday, Feb. 26th

Learn how to adjust the Revu interface, create specialized toolbars on the fly and save and deploy unique Profiles so that Revu’s most-needed features are always just one click away.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign-up today. And, as always, remember to keep on PDFin’.



DPR Construction Case Study Shows How You Can Save Time with Studio

November 4, 2011

I love hearing how Revu makes a difference for our customers, and I especially love it when I get to share these success stories with all of you! And today, I’m doing just that.

Recently our friends at DPR Construction put together a case study to detail how Revu’s online collaboration feature – Bluebeam Studio – helped them achieve a 33% schedule savings on shop drawing reviews. Here’s a little illustration to show you how Studio has improved their process:

Check out the case study to learn how DPR made this happen, and remember to keep on PDFin’.


Bluebeam to present technology tips at Monterey Design Conference

October 6, 2011

Are you heading to the Monterey Design Conference this week? If you are, be sure to check out the education session our Director of Account Services, Sasha Reed, is presenting on Friday, October 7th from 10:15am – 11:15am at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.

During Sasha’s session “Tools to Improve Collaboration and Efficiencies,” she will discuss how technology can be used to enhance collaboration and improve communication during all aspects of a project from design through close-out. Participants will learn to leverage technology for electronic collaboration using the cloud, examine a case study, and get to watch a live online collaboration demo.

If you haven’t already registered for the conference, you can do so here. And in the meantime, remember to keep on PDFin’!


Webinar – Zachry uses Bluebeam Studio for punch

September 1, 2011

Are you curious to see how Zachry Construction implemented Bluebeam Studio in their punch list process? Now’s your chance! Attend Fiatech’s Technology Tuesday Webinar: 123 Punch List Process on Tuesday, September 6 at 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT).

This webinar will be presented by Todd Sutton, Zachry’s Business Unit Manager – Project Controls.

“What’s the story here?” you ask. I like your curiosity. Well, once upon a time, Todd’s project team wanted a more efficient way to track and manage punch list items for a hotel they were building. (Listing the items in notebooks, which eventually needed to be re-entered electronically, just wasn’t cutting it anymore.) They searched all the land to find a great new digital process. They found Dropbox, and they were happy.

Happy enough.

But then, along came Bluebeam Studio. Studio let them collaborate on the same punch list in real-time.

…Now that’s a fairy-tale ending, if I do say so myself.

So come one, come all and register for this webinar. And remember to keep on PDFin’!

-Samantha (Sorry, not Jill. She’s away and will be back shortly!)

Collaborating with Bluebeam Studio

June 22, 2011

Do you ever wish you could use Bluebeam to not only add your own markups to PDFs, but share the files with others for online, real-time collaboration? Well, you can!

Included with Revu 8.5 and newer is a feature called Bluebeam Studio. Studio lets you upload your PDFs to the cloud and invite others to meet together in real time, or separately on their own time to chat and post markups to the same copy of a single PDF. The best part – only you, the session host, needs to own a seat of Revu. Invited attendees can participate by using an active or expired trial of Bluebeam and registering for a free Studio login.

Here’s how to collaborate with Studio:

1)  On the Revu Start page, click the “Start a Session” button. Or, open the Studio tab on the right-side of Revu’s interface and click “Start.”

2)  Name your session, add the PDFs to share and select your options. You can even restrict session attendees by email address.

3)  If you chose to restrict attendees by email addresses, enter their names on this screen. You can do so manually or by importing in email contacts from Outlook.

4)  Your Studio session has now begun! You and your fellow attendees can add markups to the uploaded PDFs together in real time or separately – the choice is yours! The Studio tab will display the attendees, shared PDFs and a record tracking all session activity (attendance, documents, markups and chat messages).

If your organization wants more control with collaboration, check out our new Studio Server. This product gives enterprises the option of hosting Studio sessions locally behind their firewalls and controlling Studio settings such as file size, number of attendees, archival settings and more. Check out the details here. And remember, to keep on PDFIn’!


InformationWeek Writes about PDF-Based Collaboration with Bluebeam

June 7, 2011

Bluebeam Studio for real-time collaboration, and our new Studio Server option for locally-hosted collaboration sessions are making headline news! On Monday, InformationWeek posted this article about using Bluebeam to collaborate on PDF documents, either in the cloud or behind the firewall.

If you’re looking for ways to share PDFs with others in your organization or on your project, then Studio just may be the right tool for you. An included feature of Bluebeam PDF Revu, Studio lets you upload your PDFs to the cloud so that together with your colleagues, you can post markups to the same PDF – either together in real time or separately on your own time. If your organization needs more control and more security, you can use the new Studio Server product to bring all the benefits of Studio from the cloud to behind your firewall and participate in locally hosted-sessions. This advanced collaboration option is available to enterprises for $9,995.

If you have any questions about online collaboration with Bluebeam, let me know by commenting below. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


Finding new markups in Bluebeam Studio

July 15, 2010

Let’s say you’re using Bluebeam Studio to collaborate on PDFs with project partners at different times. You log in on Tuesday, redline the PDFs and leave. On Friday you log back in to see what comments your fellow collaborators have made since Tuesday.

What’s the easiest way to find these new markups? The Markups list!

Open up the Markups list and sort by date. For each PDF, click the entries that have been added since you were last in the session. Revu will automatically jump to the location of that markup on the PDF so you can review the newly created comment.

If you can’t remember when you were last in a session, but want to find new markups, go to the filter option in the Record. Deselect everything but attendee information. Start at the bottom, and then work your way up to see when you last left the session. Hover over the entry and the date and time you left will display.

Do you have any questions about using Bluebeam Studio? Comment below to let me know. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


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