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Bluebeam Revu Wins Constructech Magazine Top Product Award

March 5, 2013

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We’re excited to announce that Revu has been awarded a commercial 2013 Top Product award by Constructech Magazine!

The Constructech Top Products is an annual award program which honors technology solutions that have demonstrated outstanding innovations geared toward the commercial construction market. This year, Constructech’s editorial staff picked Revu because of how its integrated cloud collaboration tool, Bluebeam Studio, can be leveraged across multiple access points, including on a desktop, tablet PC or iPad. Click here to read the official press release issued earlier today.

As a Constructech Top Product recipient, Revu will be featured in the March/April 2013 issue of the magazine. If you can’t wait to read more, you can check out the online article here, or read about other awards Revu has won, here.

Cheers,

-Kyle

Hoar Construction Combines the Power of Revu and BIM to Better Communicate Building Challenges

December 14, 2012

There’s nothing better than sharing customer stories about their Revu experience, and recently our friends over at Hoar Construction spoke to us about what a difference Revu has made for them. During the building of the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the Hoar team has been leveraging BIM for early detection of building issues, and using Revu to communicate challenges and resolutions faster.

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To learn how Hoar made this possible, check out the case study. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Free Webinar: Bluebeam’s Gettin’ Back to Basics

November 13, 2012

Mark your calendars everyone because we have another Bluebeam webinar approaching fast! On November 20, Bluebeam will be getting down to the basics for all those that might be new to Revu, or might be looking for a refresher on how Bluebeam can easily digitize workflows and improve project communication. During this session, we’ll be providing an in-depth introduction to the Revu interface, an overview of the core Markup functionality, and a look at how project partners are being connected around the world through Revu’s integrated collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio.

The webinar will begin at 10 AM PST on Tuesday, November 20. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit our registration page today. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Revu in Action: General Contractor Meyer Najem Leverages Revu’s Digital Signatures Functionality

November 5, 2012

MNI Logo 200 x 200 pixels (3)Meyer Najem is continuously looking for ways to differentiate themselves and lead by example as one of the top construction firms in the Midwest. And being so committed to green building and the adoption of advanced technology, it’s no surprise that Bluebeam Revu would become its go-to tool for taking workflows digital.

With help from their software reseller, 2×4 Technologies, Meyer Najem has fully integrated Bluebeam Revu to digitize a number of processes, including reviewing and marking up project plans as well as creating construction documents that can instantly be distributed to their field teams, and they are continuing to find new ways to expand Revu’s use.

For instance, the firm recently started using Revu to enhance its contract approval process between itself and its sub-contractors, a task that had always proven to be time-consuming and paper-intensive, not to mention costly. To demonstrate this further, here’s a graphical representation of how Meyer Najem used to approach this process step-by-step:

Now with Revu, all contracts are being transmitted electronically. First, Revu is used to print contracts to PDF. Second, the appropriate forms (created in Revu Extreme) and exhibits are added along with digital signature fields. These PDF contracts are then electronically transmitted to sub-contractors, who can complete form fields and digitally sign them by obtaining or creating a Digital ID using Revu, a 30-day trial of Revu or other PDF editing solution with digital signature capabilities. The signed contract is then uploaded to a designated project website or sent via email to Meyer Najem, who then countersigns the PDF and transmits a finalized PDF copy of the contract to the sub-contractor for their records.

PDF contracts can be easily signed using Revu’s digital signatures feature.

By moving to a digital process, Meyer Najem has reduced printing and shipping costs of contracts by 92% while also being able to receive signed contracts on average 75% faster, and that’s only for digitizing this single process. Overall, since integrating Revu into their workflows the company has reduced paper usage and related costs up to 85% – a figure that not only has a positive impact on Meyer Najem’s bottom-line, but the building Owners it serves as well.

What a great example of Revu in action! Thanks for sharing, Meyer Najem! To learn how to put Revu’s digital signature capabilities to work for you, check out the “Security & More” video and related PDF tutorials here on Bluebeam University. And remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Time’s Running Out to Vote for Bluebeam Revu

September 24, 2012

If you haven’t already, please make sure you vote for Bluebeam’s Revu for ED+C’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Polls are open until September 30th, and you can vote once per day leading up to the final day.  Thank you for your continued support, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Studio Server 2.0 Now Available

September 5, 2012

For all those companies considering the addition of a Bluebeam Studio Server, we recently made several upgrades that might be of interest to you, including:

Bluebeam Studio Server is for those companies looking to collaborate and share documents in a much more controlled environment by hosting and participating in Studio sessions that take place behind a company’s firewall.  To learn more, visit the Bluebeam Studio Server product page. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

ED+C’s Readers Choice Awards – Vote for Revu Today!

August 30, 2012

 

 

Bluebeam Revu has been nominated for EDC Magazine’s Reader Choice Awards, and we would greatly appreciate your support by voting today. You can find us under the “Software and Web-based Programs.” Polls are open until September 30th, and you can vote once every day until polls close.  In addition, EDC will be giving away a $25 gift card every other week to one lucky voter, so make sure you enter a valid email address so they can contact you! Thank you for your support and remember to keep on PDFin’.

Quick Fix: Balancing Your View in Revu

July 23, 2012

Revu is oftentimes thought of as a fully-stocked drafting table or toolbox. Everything you need is right in front of you.  It even comes with what we like to call MultiView technology, and it’s probably one of Revu’s most powerful viewing features.

When working in Revu you can use its MultiView technology to split your screen up to 16 times, enabling you to view multiple PDFs side by side at the same time, just as you could with printed drawings. But, did you know there is also a trick for equally balancing the size of all your views?  Some may choose to resize them manually, but there is another quick fix that can save you a lot of time.  Here’s how it works:

To split your screen, simply click one of the “MultiView” buttons located on the lower left hand side of your screen.

Now, let’s say you want to view three PDFs or views side by side. You have to choose one view to split, so now you should have one view taking up 50 percent of the screen with the other two views taking up 25 percent of the screen.

Or, perhaps you want to have an even number of views (like four), but instead of splitting the view that is taking up 50 percent of the screen, you split one of the 25 percent views. Regardless of how you got here, the point is you now have an unbalanced view.

Yes, it’s true that you can manually resize unbalanced views by selecting and dragging the side bar over, but there is also a shortcut – simply hit “Shift F12.”  This instantly balances all views equally within seconds.

Finally, if you really want to make your life easier, you can also equally balance your views by simply clicking on the “Balance” button located under the “Window” tab.

Let me know if you found this to be helpful or if you have any comments, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam to Participate in the Virtual Green Expo

July 13, 2012

Bluebeam will be exhibiting at Environmental Design + Construction Magazine’s Virtual Green Expo – and you don’t even have to leave your office or jobsite to come see us. The Virtual Green Expo is an online event highlighting the latest technologies for greening existing buildings. It has the look and feel of an in-person trade show except without the travel and constant walking.

Bluebeam will have a virtual booth where we will be on-hand to answer your questions via the live booth chat, and with the recent release of Revu 10 and the Bluebeam Revu iPad app hitting the Apple App Store earlier this week, we will have plenty to talk about.

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The Virtual Green Expo will take place on August 2 from 9am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time. You can register today by visiting the show’s website. Hope to talk to you during the show, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Come and get it! Revu iPad is officially available!

July 10, 2012

That’s right, it’s here my PDFin’ friends! Today, the first edition of Bluebeam’s Revu iPad app is available for download in the Apple App Store.

Announced during Bluebeam’s eXtreme Conference on June 29, Revu iPad brings some of your favorite PDF markup and collaboration features found in Revu Windows to your fingertips, empowering you to:

  • Access, edit and collaborate on the go, in remote locations, on or off the cloud.
  • Quickly navigate through multi-page PDFs using thumbnails and bookmarks.
  • Easily add customizable markups (texts, pen marks, highlights, etc.) on PDFs and save them for future use in Revu’s exclusive Tool Chest.
  • Insert images as an attachment or directly to the PDF using the built-in iPad camera and photo library.
  • Track all document feedback via the integrated Markups list, which records every annotation including the annotation author, date and time.
  • Sync and open entire files stored in the cloud simultaneously using iTunes, Dropbox, Box and WebDav.

Remove, sync or move files to custom Categories in the included File Access tab so they can be located and opened later with just a tap. Revu iPad is available in the App Store for $9.99, and in the coming months it will contain even more functionality. See the press release here. So what are you waiting for? Download it today! And remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle


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