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AIA 2012 Event Report: Bluebeam shows architects that ‘anything is possible’

May 31, 2012

A few weeks ago, team Bluebeam took on Washington, D.C. for the 2012 AIA National Convention and Expo. Armed with three new products – Revu 10, Bluebeam Vu iPad, and Bluebeam Vu Windows – we knew that AIA would be a great opportunity to show attending architects that anything is possible when you digitize your workflows with Bluebeam.

To help spread the word, we took over all the ad space at the DC Metro’s Mt. Vernon station – located conveniently at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where AIA was being held.

A Bluebeam ad overlooking the DC Metro station platform.

A high-level view of Bluebeam’s “station domination.”

Charged by the buzz these ads generated, team Bluebeam had a fantastic time demonstrating our latest products to AIA attendees in our newly updated trade show booth.

There was lots of energy in the Bluebeam booth.

AIA was a great opportunity to share how anything is possible when you digitize design reviews, RFIs responses, punchlists and more with Bluebeam’s PDF-based solutions.

A lot of attendees were really interested in learning more about digitizing their workflows with Revu and Vu.

Attendees were especially interested in Revu 10’s new 3D PDF capabilities. Revu users can now markup 3D views, and Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme users can create 3D PDFs from Revit, Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate.

Of course, AIA wasn’t all work and no play. At Bluebeam, we love to eat tasty food, especially local delicacies. So, we ate mussels. Every day.

A slice of mussel pizza at Pizzeria Paridiso. Mmmmmm.

All in all, AIA was a great show. Thank you to everyone who visited us at our booth. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


AIA Recap – Bluebeam Goes PDFin’ in the Big Easy

May 31, 2011

The 2011 American Institute of Architects National Convention and Expo (AIA) was an exciting event for us Bluebeamers. Of course, we always love getting a chance to meet with our users. But since this was the first time we had an opportunity to show Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and eXtreme to the architectural community, AIA was an extra special event.

After 3 days of demonstrating Revu 9, the response was great! I think the favorite new features that I saw architects rave about were our new 3D PDF viewing capabilities and our VisualSearch™ tool for locating symbols on PDFs and assigning them hyperlinks and actions.

Showing off Revu 9 to a group of architects.

Revu 9 was getting media attention at AIA, too. AECBytes included Revu in their recap on technology at the show, and even interviewed our Director of Worldwide Marketing about Revu 9 while we were at the show. Check out that interview here:

Watch this video interview about Revu 9 and AIA!

To top it all off, our booth won AIA’s Best in Show Award! A select, secret group of attendees judged booths for their design, sustainability and interaction with attendees and chose us as the winner – what an honor!

Accepting the Best in Show Award.

You can see more pictures of our booth on our Facebook page.

Of course, we couldn’t go to a city like New Orleans without enjoying the local flair – and at Bluebeam, that means food. The first night in, some of my coworkers enjoyed a Cajun delicacy – turtle soup.

My coworkers tell me it tasted just like chicken.

I stuck to something a little more mainstream and had King’s cake – which is quite possibly the most sugary treat I’ve ever enjoyed in my life!

Just look at those sugar crystals!

Finally, one of my coworkers had a birthday while at AIA. We helped her celebrate by checking out a jazz band at the Spotted Cat.

All in all, AIA was a great show for Bluebeam. Were you at AIA? Share your experience below. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!


AIA 2010 Video Recap

July 2, 2010

Bluebeam Software had a Mighty good time at the 2010 AIA Expo in Miami. We launched Studio for real-time collaboration in PDF and unveiled our superhero-themed trade show booth. If you didn’t get to make it to the show, or were there and just want to reminisce, take a look at our AIA recap video:

Thanks for watching and remember to keep on PDFin’!


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