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Autosize Text Boxes and Text Size in Revu

October 30, 2013

So on Monday I got to tag along on a customer visit with Rob and Andrew from our Account Services team. They were doing a demo to show how using Revu and Studio could help this team communicate better with other departments within their company. As I was watching Rob in action, he demonstrated something I thought was really cool, and had no idea you could do in Revu 11.

When creating a Callout, you can set the properties of the text box to automatically resize based on how much text is in there. Now, some of you might not be quite as excited about this as I am, but if you are all about the little details, then I know you’ll love this as much as I do! Here’s how to do it:

Create a Callout and type in your comments. As you can see here, I’ve used the Properties tab to customize mine so the fill is a lovely shade of aqua.

text box

Next, select the text box portion of the Callout and right-click. You’ll see a context menu pop up, where you’ll select Autosize Text Box.

right click

And, that’s it! You’ll see your text box has magically resized to fit the amount of text in there more proportionately. No more unused extra white space!

text box resized

You can also set your font size to increase or decrease when you resize your text box. Simply select the Callout, and then go to the Properties tab. Next to Font Size, check the Auto box.

Auto text size

By the way, you can also change your Preferences in Revu so that this setting is applied every time you create a Callout or Text Box. Just go to Settings, and choose Preferences (or Ctrl+K). In the Preferences window, select Markup and then check the box next to Autosize Text Box and Callout Markups.


Pretty cool, huh? Rob said this is one of those hidden gems he loves showing in demos, and I can see why. Do you have a favorite feature in Revu you consider a hidden gem, too? I’d love to hear about it, so let me know!

Until next time,


More Bluebeam Webinars Are on the Way!

May 30, 2013

Mark your calendars! Bluebeam has some great webinars scheduled for June that will take a closer look at how you can utilize Bluebeam Revu’s core functionality and advanced features to digitize your workflows and enhance communication. From administrative workflows to takeoffs and estimation –we’ve got it covered. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Go Paperless on a Government budget with Bluebeam® Revu® by Managed Design
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Learn how Bluebeam Revu helps government agencies go paperless at a price point they can justify.

Digitizing Takeoffs & Estimates with Bluebeam Revu
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Find out how you can prepare your next bid faster using Bluebeam Revu for digital takeoffs.

Digitizing Administrative Workflows with Bluebeam Revu
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Join this one-hour session to find out how to enhance project communication by managing and organizing your documents in PDF using Revu’s core functionality.

These webinars will be a great learning opportunity both for new users still getting familiar with Revu, and for experienced users looking for a refresher. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today.



Upcoming Bluebeam Webinars

May 2, 2013

Bluebeam is excited to announce that partners from our network of global resellers will be hosting a series of educational webinars next month. Each webinar will provide you with a few tips and tricks for enhancing your workflows with Bluebeam Revu. Here’s a look at what we have scheduled:


Streamline Your Workflows with Bluebeam Revu by Orange Blade
Wednesday, May 15, 1 – 2 PM PDT
Learn more and register here.


What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 11 by DDS 
Wednesday, May 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Learn more and register here. 


Estimate Faster with Bluebeam Revu by Print-O-Stat
Tuesday, May 21, 10 – 11 AM PDT
Learn more and register here.


Streamline Your AEC Workflows with Bluebeam Revu by U.S. CAD
Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Learn more and register here.


To stay in the loop on all upcoming Bluebeam events, check out our events page.




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!



Catch Bluebeam’s Debut at The Steel Show

April 17, 2013

The Steel Show

Starting today, Bluebeam will be exhibiting at the North American Steel Construction Conference – aka “The Steel Show.”

This is Bluebeam’s first time exhibiting at The Steel Show and the first chance for many show attendees, mostly structural engineers, to see Revu 11 in action. Come see how Revu 11 takes 3D PDF viewing to a whole new dimension by allowing you to convert IFC files to 3D PDFs, isolate interior details of hard-to-reach models with the Section Box tool, and manipulate individual objects with the Transform tool to communicate how assembly elements fit together.

The Steel Show is taking place April 17th through 19th at America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by booth 1433 to introduce yourself and see what’s new!



Bluebeam in the News!

April 11, 2013

From ENR to the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Bluebeam has been included in a lot a great articles over the past few weeks. Here’s a look at what you might have missed:



Revu 11 is Here

March 19, 2013

The wait is over! Revu 11 has arrived. Collaborate anytime, anywhere (even when you go offline) and organize project PDFs better than ever before.  Learn more here.

The Countdown to Revu 11 Continues!

March 5, 2013

Bluebeam Revu 11 is almost here! Anticipation continues to build and all of us here at Bluebeam are doing our best to keep everyone on the tips of their toes. So far – if you’ve been keeping tabs – we’ve provided a special sneak peek at just a few of the newest features coming with the release of Revu 11, including enhanced VisualSearch, bookmark templates, Formula Editor and Studio Offline. And, we will continue to keep ’em comin’ with weekly updates leading up to the launch of Revu 11, so make sure you continue to check as often as possible.

This week’s sneak peek focuses on the upcoming Revu11 pre-release webinars that will provide attendees an even deeper look at what Revu 11 will bring. Click the image below to check it out:

Registration for the upcoming webinars is now open. Please click here to register today.



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.



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