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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Jeff from Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Bluebeam Revu for Construction Managers

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I think that Bluebeam is the best PDF manager/user tool created since the original Adobe.

Pros

It is easy, powerful, and allows you to be the master of all documentation. PDF to word conversion, drawings tools, measurement tools, scaled take-offs, etc. etc. Very powerful.
The creation, modification, and use of the Stamps is another great tool for the contractor. We use Bluebeam to review, mark, and submit 100% of our shop drawings. We then have to digitally stamp each page and being able to change the date and comments in the stamp so quickly is awesome.
It integrates well with PROCORE which is an excellent Management Software.
The license is transferable between devices so that I can carry my SINGLE license from my work laptop to my home computer very easily by logging in on my license number.

Cons

Cost could be a factor...although I don't pay the bill at my company so I don't have the answer to the license requirements and costs.

 
 

Tyrell from Dean's Pest Control
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great software to quickly view and edit drawings

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Great product for engineers

Pros

This product is fairly easy to use after a quick tutorial. It is very easy to quickly add comments and redline drawings.

Cons

Because this product contains so many amazing feature sometimes some of these features are hard to find.

 
 

joshua from Lease crutcher Lewis
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Best PDF reader

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Great tool to have, and use in the field including on an ipad

Pros

Ease of use, ability to markup with a large amount of options, standard issue across the board, so everyone can see and use it properly

Cons

PDF's with remade text boxes cannot get modified, i.e. Fonts or colors. Pictures can be difficult to upload to new sheet

 
 

Dustin from Hubbard Construction Company
Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Bluebeam Revu's Value is Hard to Beat

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The cost of Bluebeam Revu with its advance on-screen takeoff capabilities makes it really hard to purchase another program.

Pros

The on-screen takeoff is amazing. In a World of PDF plans, it only makes sense to have a PDF software that can handle advance quantity takeoffs and annotations. The utilization of this program has reduced my reliance on paper copies.

Cons

The program features are geared more towards vertical and site construction than heavy-civil, infrastructure and roadway.

 
 

Cliff Enz from Clear Communications inc
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Low Voltage estimating

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It's easy to use, performs many construction related functions- take-off, estimating, measuring, counting.

Cons

the visual takeoff is not discriminating enough to use with out a follow up manual count. the machine count MUST be followed up, and the scaled dimensions must be SAVED in the page.

 
 

Rocky from Golden State Grating Inc.
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

The best & easiest to use pdf software for beginners or industry professionals, bar none.

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If you can think it, you can do it with Bluebeam Software. I have definitely received ROI within the 1st month. This software has revolutionized how I do my job & how easily I can communicate with industry professionals in a more sophisticated manner. It has definitely elevated the appearance of my business.

Pros

Versatility to do just about anything with a PDF.
My uses are the ability to Create / Edit / Improve Construction Drawings, Submittals, Take-Offs, Design, Shop Drawings, RFI's, Bid Forms, signature pages & much more

Cons

Would like more CAD / Tekla like capabilities. Since I make shop drawings & design drawings when applicable, I spend too much making an accurate layout. I would like an ability to panelize an entire area with typical spacings between panels. Also, an ability to capture the sizes of pieces in area to appear onto a BOM

 
 

Kelly from A + Concrete, Inc.
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

I have used this product before and I like the easy to use program

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Pros

The Simplicity of the program makes it easy to use keeps all the documents together in one place, saves time and is easy to share documents with clients

Cons

The program can be a little confusing until you get to used to it, as anything you use for the first time..

 
 

Josh from W.N. Kirkland, Inc
Specialty: Plumbing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Great collaboration tool for drawing collection, review, and mark up

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Great product. Will always use Bluebeam for all my PDF editing

Pros

Ease of use to markup and edit drawings and documents. It's simplicity allows me to mark up drawings quickly and send to the field.

Cons

Image cropping can be a little tedious when trying to grab the window to crop. It would be nice to have the option to use "bars" on the sides and corners to crop the image.

 
 

Mike from Gardner Builders
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Switched from HP to MAC

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Please updgrade the MAC versions as soon as possible to have the same functions as the Windows version.

Pros

We like the MAC computers for day to day use, easy and affordable licenses. Can be a powerful tool in our industry. Easy to expand with our business.

Cons

Bluebeam does not work as well or have as many functions as the HP Windows version. Please upgrade Bluebeam Mac as soon as possible to match the Windows version.

 
 

Tina from Estimating & Preconstruction Specialists LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Does the job with little training necessary

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I would like there to be actual training session available with a live person to walk you through and answer questions.

Pros

Easy to use. Takeoff software for square footage, linear footage and individual piece count. Labels items and exports to Excel with sf, total lf, cu footage, etc., already grouped by label.

Cons

Customer service could improve. They tell you to read tutorials and do self demos. I would like a live person option.

 
 

Scott from Allcom Electric
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Bluebeam is everything that CAD wasn't

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I've been using Bluebeam for several years and I can't recommend it enough.

Pros

It's markedly easy to use, can do most of everything CAD can, but with 1/3 of the frustration. It can be used to both review and modify PDF's and let you forget Adobe Illustrator. What a fantastic product

Cons

I don't care for the software license renewal vs outright purchase. The program still has a learning curve but its not that hard.

 
 

Paul from AMPCO LAndscape
Specialty: Landscaping
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Best integration software especially for landscapers

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Pros

The editable PDF function. This allows us to free up 3-4 days a week that used to be dedicated to as builts by hand

Cons

I need to get a trial version loaded on my ipad, so I can show my foreman why its all so much better

 
 

Charlie from Havtech
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Very Good Functionality and Good Overall Performance for the Money

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Our estimating team switched to this from planswift and we've had more people get on board who were doing paper takeoff. While there were definitely some pains with transitioning once we got used to the new layout we came to appreciate some of the additional features Revu has to offer. I would say planswift is a bit quicker for doing small quick takeoffs, but when we do larger jobs and especially jobs with breakouts Bluebeam starts to pull ahead. The biggest timesaver (and reason we switched) is that Revu makes it much easier to hand-off from estimating to sales (due to the fact that it uses pdf/excel files and the fact that it has the spaces feature that allows sales to provide more detailed info/schedule products by room).

In addition, it is much easier to use than Adobe Acrobat (or any dedicated takeoff software) for quickly making comments/marking up PDF's for customers. Also, have to commend them for making changes based on customer feedback that greatly improved the takeoff process.

Pros

Lots of different functions (construction takeoff/room scheduling, document mark-up/review, document creation)
Customization for different users/tasks through profiles
Excel export of markups/takeoff
Cheaper than alternative takeoff software
Easy to share with others (uses .pdf files)
Ability to transition from takeoff to room schedule through spaces feature (big time saver for us as we do lots of air device takeoff)
Easy to combine/compare revised drawings to old drawings/takeoff.

Cons

Takes a while to get up to speed on compared to other takeoff software (all the features can get overwhelming)
Takeoff functions are not as polished/fast to use as some dedicated takeoff software (although the latest update fixed some of this)
Certain PDF's can take long to load/render (rare problem, but very difficult to work around when it happens)

 
 

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

Bluebeam

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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.

 
 
 
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John from Denier
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent .pdf manipulator. Had previously used Acrobat products exclusively, had reservations.

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Every possible benefit, from personal communication to system wide corporate applications.

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Absolutely intuitive program. You can get up and running with this with no training, assuming you have ever used any .pdf software prior. The menus are extremely rich, and generally intelligible to anyone who is computer "fluent" at the typical office "user" level. The depth of the menus is astounding, once you are past the basics, the abilities this program lets you access will change the way you do business. I like it because it makes someone without a CAD background (me) look like a professional, I was a huge Acrobat fan, the switch to BlueBeam was a corporate decision and I didn't think I'd ever get used to it. Took about two days, actually.

Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Okland Construction

August 2017

August 2017

I started using Bluebeam 2 years ago and have know idea why I hadn't heard about it through school.

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This PDF software is very intuitive, simple, and creative. It also has a great bank of support videos to help you learn how to use all of the features in the program.

Cons

For some reason when my files get more line in them the pdf tends to slow down a lot. If there were a magical way to fix this that would be amazing. Also I have found the batch functions to combine or separate PDFS or even batch link can be a little confusing and if there was some way of clarifying those steps in the program that would be helpful I think.

Source: Capterra
 

Robert from Yorke and Curtis
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

This is a good Desktop Software but the Tablet version is weak

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I think bluebeam is also a game changer in the construction industry. It is great for takeoffs, organization, searching, converting scans into vectors and it is one of the most powerful software programs I have used.

Cons

The only problem I have is the tablet version is not as user friendly as plan grid and not as intuitive. I also think the hyperlink component needs some refinement. It is quite time consuming to hyperlink a pdf to a drawing and for this I end up paying the extra amount and doing it through plan grid.

Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from The Beck Group
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Less clicks, more shortcuts

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I like the functionality and the interface. Everything from customization to quick tool bars to make everyday tasks a breeze.

Cons

Sometimes the software will freeze and have to restart. I believe updates will help this problem, as well.

Source: Capterra
 

Katie from Sitton Energy Solutions
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent for scaling pdf files

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Scaling PDF files, dimensioning, and other scaled drawing features. The other great thing is combining files quickly and easily.

Cons

Not enough "photoshop" like usability. I would like to be able to modify PDFs easier with more erase and edit features.

Source: Capterra
 

Aris from Ledcor Construction Ltd
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to use software in logging and tracking deficiency

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Learned a new tool to track deficiencies

Pros

Hyperlink documents to drawings. Easy to pick and find drawings and documents if they are linked to drawings.

Cons

Hard to set up. Can't copy deficiency and paste if the deficiency is the same nature and the same Trade on a different location. You have to do it again. It is cumbersome if project is a high rise condo /hotel project with 300 rooms. Lots of buttons to push.

Source: Capterra
 

Angeline from Garver

August 2017

August 2017

Bluebeam is better than Adobe in my opinion

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I enjoy using Bluebeam when Adobe isn't giving me what I need.

Pros

This software has many more options and editing skills than Adobe verison. You also have the capability to flatten your notes on the page or not.

Cons

Bluebeam is not capable to use with all other softwares, therefore I have to go back and forth between Adobe and Bluebeam.

Source: Capterra
 

Angie from The Korte Company
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Powerhouse PDF viewer

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Bluebeam Revu offers many options when viewing a PDF. Previously viewed documents are conveniently placed on the left-hand side for quick review.

Cons

Sometimes the number of options can be overwhelming. It takes some time to get to know the program and learn the location of main functions.

Source: Capterra
 

Josefina from J&P Tiles Inc.

July 2017

July 2017

great product for takeoff & estimating also for viewing pdf

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love the many features it offers -helps to review in an easy way all pdf plans- links RIF and details
and can automate several actions to save time some of the new features are great - dymanic fill

Cons

some times is very complex because it can be use for so many things the tutorial helps but in practice they don't always work

Source: Capterra
 

Brandon from Benjamin Woo Architects
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

it is a great, versatile engine for PDF viewing, creation, and manipulation

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It is very easy to use. it has so many features for mark-ups and editing of images within the program and for creating customized tools and stamps.

Cons

occasionally we receive 3-D pdfs that will not display properly. Depends on the output program that created the image.

Source: Capterra
 

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
 

Joseph from Raineri Construction
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I love using Bluebeam

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Bluebeam drastically increases the ease and accessibility to review shop drawings, product data, generate red line drawings and a host of other things that makes it superior than Adobe.

Cons

It seems that you have to pay another fee to receive the newest versions and updates on top of the fee for free maintenance.

Source: Capterra
 

Mindy from ETC Building & Design, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

BEST PDF Software around

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* Easy to Use
* Most options for editing PDF documents
* Integration with Procore!

Pros

So easy to edit and manipulate documents. It is user friendly and has more options then you could ever need. It is also great at converting docs from word/excel to PDF and vice versa. They also offer Bluebeam Sessions. This is a great feature that allows you to work on one document with several different people in different locations in real time so everyone can make changes collaboratively and see them in real time.

Cons

It allows you to search most PDF documents for special words or characters. However, if the document was scanned in, it most likely will not be searchable which is frustrating.

Source: Capterra
 

Carol from Raffin Construction Company
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Bluebeam is best for viewing and printing drawings!

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Making my job easier as a Project Assistant.

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The application is very user friendly. It is easy to make editing changes to a PDF. It can also be used to make changes and/or additions to a PDF. I prefer Bluebeam to Adobe software. I would have loved to attend the annual seminar in California, but it didn't happen. I even wanted to use my own airfare to get there.

Cons

Probably the ability to view DWGs. There isn't too much that I would nail down as not liking about Bluebeam.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
 
 
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