Bluebeam Revu Software


 

Bluebeam Revu is a solution used for converting Microsoft documents and CAD drawings into PDF format. The application caters to professionals in diverse fields, including architecture, engineering, mobility, general contractors, specialty contractors, structural steel, oil and gas and government services.

The application allows users to transform scanned images into text searchable documents. Bluebeam provides a set of markup tools, including text, notes, clouds CAD symbols, stamps and highlights. These markups can be supplemented by photos and videos, and can be further tracked, filtered and exported to Excel.

There is also a provision for creating custom markups in the tool chest. Project files can be uploaded to the cloud or proprietary servers and shared across the team.

Users can also create bookmarks, generate named hyperlinks and page labels. PDFs created from Bluebeam can be searched for keywords and symbols. The system additionally facilitates an electronic comparison of documents.

 

Bluebeam Revu - Create markups
 
  • Bluebeam Revu - Create markups
    Create markups
  • Bluebeam Revu - Estimation
    Estimation
  • Bluebeam Revu - File attachments
    File attachments
  • Bluebeam Revu - Library
    Library
  • Bluebeam Revu - Overlay pages
    Overlay pages
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Sharon from LAHR Architecture
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Bluebeam Revu review

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Makes Adobe Acrobat obsolete.

Pros

The ability to have access to files at the same time with STUDIO is it's greatest assets along with the speed in which you can open and view files. It is a great resource for tracking read lines progress. It is also invaluable for shop drawing review. It has made hard copies obsolete for drawing reviews, redlines and shop drawings.

Cons

The cost of BlueBeam is a little expensive for personal use but it does come with the option of using sessions so you can use it out of the office with out a licensed copy but is is a little clunky.

 
 

Sabrina from Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great for business!

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We love that we can use this for viewing all of our blueprints and even sign documents! We use it throughout our whole business

 
 

Jimmy from Renfroe Construction Co., LLC
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Bluebeam Revu - Review

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For the money, you can't beat Bluebeam. I use it for shop drawing review daily.

Pros

Flexible and powerful features all in one product. PDF mark-up is easy and customizable. Convert nearly any format to PDF or PDF to other formats.

Cons

Some features are a bit complicated to learn. Especially the features that are not used as often. Not quite as intuitive as it could be.

 
 

Steve from Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Bluebeam is a versatile and easily navigated PDF software for professional and personal use.

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I have been using Bluebeam as a primary drawing and detail generation tool for close to 7 years. As a Senior Estimator for a large general construction firm it has been invaluable not only as quantities and takes off tool but as a construction sequence documentation tool. Bluebeam uses are so varied and seemingly limitless, it just takes your imagination to think beyond simple "software". I would, and have, highly recommend Bluebeam not only for the construction industry but also for beyond.

Pros

Ease of use.
Low comparative cost.
Seemingly endless uses for both professional and personal use.
Great user support.

Cons

Only con for me is integration to 3D but this may be more of a "user" issue.
File sizes can become large especially when using the Photo tool.

 
 

Bobby from Wells Construction Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

I can't do my job without it!

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A must have for any General Contractor.

Pros

Bluebeam Revu is an extremely versatile software with a wide range of uses that apply to all project stakeholders. At a basic level, the software is similar to your run of the mill PDF editor. Where it really shines is with its industry specific tools for mark-ups, as-builts, drawing management, quantity take-offs, document distribution and its ability to offer a simulated drawing revu session virtually and in real-time.

Cons

I was able to jump on Bluebeam Revu and use it at a pretty high level within a couple of days. I have, however, seen others struggle with it. They are always able to utilize a percentage of the software's functionality, but sometimes aren't able to progress to the software's higher level tools.

 
 

Connor from Comstock Construction Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

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Bluebeam is a very easy tool for various purposes. In construction, it's often used for marking up plans for uses such as site utilization plans which makes Bluebeam a great tool to have. Requires minimal training and it's full of great features.

Pros

Easy to Use
Affordable

 
 

Dani from The Hansen Company
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Far superior than Adobe for construction

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First, let me start by saying I have the Extreme version and create forms and use the JavaScript features frequently. I switched to Revu because Adobe wasn't giving me what I needed and that was software that could automate many of the tasks I was performing at the time. For example, to process one submittal, I had to combine the pages from one file with the submittal cover page, stamp it, add the date and signature of the person approving the submittal, flatten the markups so no one could edit them, and then save them on a network drive. With Revu I was able to click one icon and do all that from inserting the page, stamping/flattening, and prompting me to save on the network. It saved me so much time! I was able to create custom stamps for all our coordinators to use.

Pros

Suited for construction work, not just documents. It lets me do so much so easily. I can overlay drawings and find where things have changed. This works for contracts too. I can overlay the pages and see if the sub revised the document at all. I can easily markup drawings without any CAD experience needed. I can create forms from PDFs.

Cons

It takes a little while to learn the program because many icons are unfamiliar at first. And because it can do so much, there are so many icons. But I was able to customize my layout so it narrowed down my available icons to just the ones I use regularly. It's only a con for the first month of learning the program. Same for creating forms. As you start to work with it, you learn the tricks to making them easily, but at first it can be difficult. Most of the functions are similar to Adobe, but the one that I had to get used to was copying pages from one document to another. I used to open two separate Adobe windows and then click and drag pages from one into another. Revu only has one thumbnail view pane available at a time, so I had to modify my steps by copy and pasting pages from one document into another.

 
 

Laura from Array Advisors
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Revu Review

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Bluebeam is a nice PDF viewer and mark up tool. The user interface is a little difficult to navigate, but once you learn it, the tool is very powerful.

 
 

Andrew from TBD Consultants
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Bluebeam is user friendly and has lots of capabilities that are useful for different types of work, from quantification to editing and lots in between

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I have used Bluebeam review for the last 10 years instead of Adobe Acrobat, and been very satisfied.

Pros

Hyperlinking and bookmarking multipage construction drawings make for a very easy to navigate large set of documents. The takeoff tools are also very easy to use.

Cons

Sometimes the help link is not very helpful. Can't copy 'count' takeoffs to different sheets. Other quantity takeoff software have a better presentation option for listing the takeoffs on the document. Sometimes measurements spit out in inches when I want feet, and its not intuitive to change it.

 
 

Joshua from Wayne Brothers inc.
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great product but has its flaws

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Bluebeam Revu has been a wonderful product for our company. It allows us to easily look at construction drawings and make quick and accurate markups and takeoffs. It is very user friendly and have a lot of amazing features that make it sore over its competitors like adobe.

Pros

Easy to use
Many options for markups and notes
Ability to combine multiple trade drawings into one set

Cons

The set's ability is an amazing function but after being out for 5 years, it still hasn't made it to the iPad version yet
Customer service takes a while to respond and doesn't fully assist with issues. It's almost like they blow off your issues.
Overlays and comparisons still have the same bugs they had a couple years ago.

 
 

Rashid from AGI General Contracting
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Best PDF Software I've EVER Used.

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First time I used this product was about 4 years ago. I had never heard of it, but this blows Adobe PDF out of the water. I'm looking towards going to their conference in August to see what more I can learn.

Pros

Ease of use, the options I have to perform tasks, Revision capabilities. I've talked to their support team who was very responsive and helpful.

Cons

PDF printer sometimes crashes in collaboration with Word, but even with that, I still am in love with this product. No real cons for me.

 
 

Adam from Central Roofing
Specialty: Roofing & siding
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

A solid product for takeoffs

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I use Bluebeam Revu for roofing and wall panel takeoffs. The program is pretty intuitive so you can figure out a lot of what you want to do without having to look at help files. I'm a learn by doing kind of person, so this suits me well. There are also plenty of help files and videos on YouTube when you need to know more detailed information. I looked into replacing Bluebeam a few months ago, but, after looking at the cost/benefit of other programs, we decided to upgrade Bluebeam instead of replacing it.

Pros

Intuitive interface, responsive customer service, many help files/videos

Cons

Only uses 1 cpu core at a time (if it can utilize multiple cpu cores, I haven't found a way to do it)

 
 

Sergio from Garcia's Mechanical
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Excellent

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Make easy all my construction task, specifically on the drawings.

Pros

Easy to use and when don't know has a lot of you tube videos to learn what you need.

Cons

When I'm doing drawing take off the program don't count very well

Advice to Others

Yes

 
 

Jesse from Pacific Glazing Contractors
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Bluebeam has revolutionized the way our company runs projects!

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I have been using Bluebeam for about 2 years now, and I love it! I feel like every time I use it, I find a cool new feature that makes my job easier. Our estimating department has recently been discovering how to use BB to make take-offs and bids easier and quicker. It is really a one-stop-shop program and most of our employees use BB daily.

Pros

Has the capability to work with plans, and can be used to take a set of plans from the pre-construction/pre-bid phase all the way to closeouts.
Markups and take-offs are a breeze and save me tons of time on a daily basis.

Cons

I don't think I can think of many cons. The one thing I could love to see is a simplified online application (i.e. PDF viewer with simple markup tools) that integrates with online storage drives (GDrive, Box, Dropbox, etc).
I know there's an iPad app, but our company runs on Android and I would love to see an app for use with regular tablets as well.

Advice to Others

This software has the capability to be used throughout the whole project on many different levels. Learn what it can do for you and try it out!

 
 

Billy from Leebcor Services, LLC
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Always Open on my desktop!

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Every morning when I boot up my computer, Bluebeam is the first to open on my left screen monitor (work from 3 screens). This software is a must for anyone in construction. I have been a user for over seven years and my production rate gets better and better with the ease of use associated with this program.

Thank you for make all my pre-construction task the best part of my day!

Pros

Snapshot - get it done and sent to all Team members in less than 1 second.

Cons

None that I can think of at this time.

Advice to Others

Get a trail sample of this software and it will increase your production rate 10 fold.

 
 

Brendan from Kirk Gross Company
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

All in one software

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Used three other pieces of software for years to accomplish what I can with Bluebeam now.

Pros

You can find instructional videos everywhere on youtube, markup capabilities, studio, PDF creator, ability to extract pages from a single document or add pages, editor.... the list goes on and on. All in one software.

Cons

None yet and I've been using it for over two years.

Advice to Others

Seems a little pricey but you will wonder why you even considered after you buy.

 
 

Aaron from The Beaver Excavating Company
Specialty: Earthwork/excavating
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Bluebeam Revu

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This is a great piece of software that allows a project manager to take off quantities, review plans and manage pdf files. It is an absolute need for plan review.

Pros

It allows you to compare a full set of drawings for changes without having to go through every page manually. Great for takeoff and measuring.

Cons

I do not really have any complaints about this software it is very well thought out and very powerful

Advice to Others

This is a great piece of software that allows a project manager to take off quantities, review plans and manage pdf files. It is an absolute need for plan review.

 
 

Jason from HKS
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Bluebeam on iPad

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I love Bluebeam on my computer, but hate it on my iPad. Its glitchy, and closes unexpectedly. If you leave the screen to go look at another app on your iPad, your file has closed when you return to the Bluebeam app. The hand drawing tool is also very glitchy and nothing close to hand drawing.

I have just about given up on depending on Bluebeam other than on my computer. And it's a shame because I'm about to start construction administration on a large project.

Pros

Great on your computer.

Cons

Almost useless on your iPad.

 
 

Tasha from Jonas Builders, Inc.
Specialty: Building owner
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Fabulous Product

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You can crop, edit, secure, add, note, etc. just great overall.

 
 

Norman from Lundgren Management
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Another Happy Bluebeam User

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I'm overall satisfied with the product. I've used both Adobe Pro and Bluebeam and both have their strengths and weaknesses but Bluebeam appears to be the better of the two.

Pros

Ease of use for scaling and calculating areas for rough area takeoffs once you get past the learning curve. Integrates really well with MS Office such as Word and Excel.

Cons

Slow to load at times. Really have to play with it to understand the software so there is a bit of studying to do.

 
 
 
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Nick from AIS

June 2017

June 2017

Awesome PDF program that allows users to take their estimating skills to another level.

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The ability to edit documents and perform full takeoffs from the comfort of my office. Very well-constructed software.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Red Top Electric
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Bluebeam is magic. It has so many great features for all things PDF, and much more.

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Review, comparison, markup, comment, and pdf creation are what I use on a daily basis.

Pros

So many features for creating, manipulating, reviewing, and marking any PDF. Includes comparison/overlay feature with other PDF's. Toolbox customization. Measure tool on to-scale drawings. Many more features. Collaborative, cloud-based, review sessions.

Source: Capterra
 

Ernesto from Pepper Construction
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Great tool for the construction field. Easy to navigate drawings and markups.

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Less mistakes at work due to updated files available at the tip of my fingers.

Pros

The variety of tools for instances: markup options, writing comments, searching for words, measuring, photo attachments, studio-icloud usage and linking external accounts like sharefile or box.

Cons

It tends to overload when you have too many documents open. I've tried closing the app and reopening the app but the files do not open. The app tends to shutdown. To correct this, the device must be turnoff and restart. I don't know if this a bug issue or the device can't support the large files.

Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from PCL
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Convenient Tool to Use at Work

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Just making work easier and not having to go back to my office PC when marking up drawings

Pros

I can save files and look at them in the construction field. Once I sync in I don't need wifi to open them up. I am able to mark up any documents and make notes in the field.

Cons

When doing mark-ups, sometimes the program is too sensitive and it tends to over exaggerate items you draw.

Source: Capterra
 

Shawna from Groupe Canam / Canam Group
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Trying to figure out how things work

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I find that in Bluebeam Revu, there are a lot of useful tools.
I have implemented Bluebeam vu on the shop floor at work. The workers are getting used to it.
I have implemented Bluebeam Revu for the drawing coordination. Many tools are very useful. We are still learning.

Cons

I work in a french plant, you have close to no documentation in french. This could be very useful since we are a 5000+ employee business that wants to implement and the tutorial translation slows the process down a lot and takes away time for other stuff (the translator needs to take the tutorial, use the software, identify the needs for the french tutorial and make a new one).

Source: GetApp
 

Brittany from Oil Land Services
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2017

April 2017

Bluebeam pdf review

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I switched from Adobe Acrobat to the Bluebeam software and I love it. I find it does not get stuck as easily. It is faster and can handle larger files.

Pros

I find this software very useful and hit had many feature that Adobe Acrobat does not have.

Cons

None

Advice to Others

Don'the let all the bells and whistles scare you away. It is very easy to use. I was nervous but picked it up in a very short period of time.

Source: Capterra
 

Lori from AGI General Contracting

April 2017

April 2017

Bluebeam is an amazing tool

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I love bluebeam. There are so many features. We use bluebeam daily for all of our PDF needs. Overlaying construction drawings, you can rotate individual pages, extract individual pages from a package, modify documents.............the list goes on. Looking forward to the Bluebeam integration with CMiC.

Source: Capterra
 

Russell from Day Automation Systems
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Bluebeam is the best pdf editor we have found

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We have been using Bluebeam as our company standard pdf editor for 3-4 years. It has simple mark-up functions for our sales department as well as advanced tool chest, export and sharing functions for our engineering department. Excellent tool and gets everyone using the same tool.

Pros

Expansive mark-up tools and export capability.

Cons

Nothing

Advice to Others

Watch the training videos on Bluebeam University they have on their website.

Source: Capterra
 

Taylor from Shiel Sexton

February 2017

February 2017

Great Product

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Bluebeam is very easy to use and makes working with PDF's a breeze. Great product. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Source: Capterra
 

Martin from Shiel Sexton

February 2017

February 2017

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Program makes opening PDF's and marking up drawings extremely simple! Being able to invite subcontractors to Bluebeam studio makes it easy to keep everyone up to date with the most recent drawings.

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Emery & Sons Construction

February 2017

February 2017

Great PDF Solution

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As a contractor, we have to print numerous sets of plans in different sizes. This has been the best software for us to scale our drawings to fit the half size or quarter size so we don't always have to print full size drawings.

Source: Capterra
 

Anish from Austin Commercial
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Beam with Bluebeam

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We started using Bluebeam in the early stages of our project and tried it out with only a couple of user. The ease of use and the functionality just baffled us. We started using this in our division and are very satisfied with it

Source: Capterra
 

A from PAD

February 2017

February 2017

This software has revolutionized our workflow

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I am the BIM / Drafting lead at a small company that does engineering consulting and install. Bluebeam has changed our workflow immensely.

I use the CAD Extreme version of the software daily. Using studio sessions allows our team to easily collaborate with one another and with external parties. The software has effectively put our large format plotter in retirement. The savings on paper, ink, and labor time handling paper prints is worth the price of the software alone, not to mention the streamlined productivity we experience.

The features are quite extensive; too numerous to talk about in a short review. The markup & measurement tools have helped to streamline submittal reviews, RFI's, and project coordination. The counting tools and custom icons help us with making quick counts for estimates and bids. The standard pdf editing tools are great as well.

Overall, this piece of software has single-highhandedly increased productivity more than any other application in our office.

Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from SAJE build
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

This thing does it all!

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I can't praise this software enough! From viewing/Editing PDFs to construction takeoffs, this is your one-stop shop for anything PDF. Highly recommended

Pros

Features, lots of them!

Cons

Cluttered design, too many buttons and a little slow

Advice to Others

Simplify the layout. Think apple style. Oh yeah, speaking of apple, please release a mac version!

Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Mortenson Construction
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Greatest PDF Software

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This is excellent software that gives you enormous bang for your buck. The Extreame version is by far the best and worth every penny. Its easy to use basic tools, as it has a similar interface with AutoCAD, but it also has some really good tools that are easy to learn with a little exploring. I work in many design and modeling software and this is just an extension of them. It also has plugins for many popular software. One of my favorite abilities is going from 3D revit to PDF and being able to view it. It makes communicating easier for field workers because they can rotate and view the model in 3D without me being right there. Great product!

Pros

Super easy to use and has tools for every type of user. From Basic to advanced, from field engineer to CAD Designer.

Cons

I can't honestly think of anything. It's great, easy to use and excellent value.

Advice to Others

Try it out for about 10 minutes and watch a youtube video or two and you will be well versed in the abilities of Bluebeam, but you can always learn more tools that make workflow 10x more efficient and easy.

Source: Capterra
 

Dana from MEI Technologies
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Wonderful product!

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Bluebeam is a wonderful program that offers more features and functionality that other programs that I have used.

Pros

All of the features that it offers.

Source: Capterra
 

Alan from Jacobs Engineering

February 2017

February 2017

The software I never knew I needed

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I'm speaking of Revu primarily from a project engineer perspective, working with multi-discipline teams located across the country. Anytime we used to receive a submittal or RFI that requires multi-discipline coordination, you could guarantee that it would be weeks before it was returned. The typical workflow was that only one person had the file at a time, a check-out/check-in kind of system. It would work its way down the chain until all disciplines had a chance to review. For example, an elevator submittal would have to go through Arch to ensure finishes/layout, structural to approve supports and angles, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection for power, machinery, equipment, and sprinklers. By the time each person had a moment to review the submittal, a month could have easily gone by.

Then came Bluebeam Revu. All of a sudden I had the ability to create these studio sessions...what a godsend. In an industry where lead times are everything, getting submittal/RFIs back quickly is of paramount importance. So we created accounts for all of our team members and now anytime I receive a submittal that requires multi-discipline coordination, I create a Bluebeam Session with the file uploaded to it. I add all the team members that need to review it to the session and sit back and watch the show. We typically schedule a 1-hour review block where all team members hop onto the session and a conference call and we all review the file CONCURRENTLY. The beauty of Bluebeam software is all the included tools for markups and dimensioning which come absolutely FREE in the "reader" version Bluebeam Vu. So while I pay for my Revu license, all my team members get to access the studio session from a reader they can install for free on their personal computers at home.
All markups are tracked by Bluebeam and an ID is attached to each markup so that I can identify who wrote what. It's amazing software. What used to take weeks of being stuck in the pipeline, now gets turned around in a day or two.
In addition to sessions, I also take advantage of creating sets for my design team and keep track of all revisions using Bluebeam Revu's smart tagging and revision tracking. Add to that Bluebeam's integration with software like ProjectWise, Outlook, and all Autodesk software, and you've got a serious workhorse on your hands.
Revu is more than a simple PDF editor, it is an invaluable tool in the design-construction world. It

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Chris from Shiel Sexton

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome Product

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I use bluebeam for all my PDF work. I am in construction and we can link drawings together. it saves so much time. I use the markup function to mark up drawings.

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Brenda from Ebert Construction

February 2017

February 2017

Bluebeam for Construction

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I use Bluebeam in the construction industry to review / markup submittals - great program. Easy to tag items and make notes to submit to architect for review.

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christopher from martinez roofing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

GREAT PRODUCT!!!

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This product is simple to learn and easy to use. This product makes everything easier from sales to estimating to training.

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ease of use and ease of learning

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little slow at times

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no i think its a great product.

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