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.



456 Reviews of Bluebeam Revu

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 456 reviews

December 2018

Angelique from AGC

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

A MUST HAVE!

Definitely affordable, giant timesaver!

Pros

i honestly cant work without it- or, ok, wouldnt want to! From PDF functionality, to estimating with ease, creating forms, collaborating with design team in Studio- Bluebeam is my go to for all of it!

Cons

It does take a little bit of time on the front end to set up your Profiles or toolboxes the way you want because of all of the features the software offers, but once you do- Youre off & running!

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great Team Tool

Pros

I liked that multiple people can view open document sessions at once and see live updates of marks from everyone.

Cons

In sessions, you have to individually open pdfs, instead of opening them all up at the same time.

December 2018

Douglas from irongate

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

A Must have for any pdf reader or editor

Hands down the best pdf review and editing software. Will chose this over adobe 100% of the time and have gotten all of my colleagues to switch over to this program and now they all use this as their exclusive pdf viewer.

Pros

The versatility of bluebeam is amazing. From simple markups to layering and doing scaled take offs, this program can do it all. I use it for both personal and professional tasks on a daily basis. They also have great customer support and are always improving their software to keep up with the latest trends and customer needs.

Cons

Because there is so much data that can be stored on a single file, sometimes the files get very large and cumbersome to work with. Also if you add too many layers and information, the pages sometimes take a long time to load/buffer.

December 2018

Rob from Field Construction

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Essential software for engineers, architects and contractors.

Pros

Very intuitive interface.
Packed with features.
Produces professional results.
The best for markups
Very easy learning curve

Cons

Would like it to be able to import and convert .dwg files.
Sometimes lags if the file size is quirte large.
not the best at searching for content within the pdf.

December 2018

Tim from Callahan Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Tim Matthews - Bluebeam Review

Pros

This software is AWESOME. As an Assistant Project Manager in the construction industry I use this on a daily basis. The functions of this software are infinite... I use tools for takeoff's, measurements and marking up drawings or submittals.

Cons

There are so many functions that sometimes looking at the screen is overwhelming.

December 2018

Lynda from Clark Pacific

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Novice and Improving -

Pros

Software is pretty easy to navigate around and figure out how to utilize effectively without formal training.

Cons

It took me awhile to get the print ranges to set correctly when I merged several PDFs together (different sizes) to print well for the Senior Project Managers

December 2018

Dani from Duncan Theis Construction

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Bluebeam Revu

Pros

Very easy to use for and compatible with numerous other applications.

Cons

I do not think there is anything that i do not like.

December 2018

Blaise from JE Dunn

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Makes everyday tasks incredibly easy

Pros

Best PDF editing software I have ever used. Continuous improvement by Bluebeam is also key.

Cons

Nothing negative to say. This product allows me to simplify tasks and perform tasks that would otherwise take hours in minutes.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great reviewing platform

Pros

Compatibility with devices and ease of use.

Cons

It is not that well known and only up to date new offices use this software

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Bluebeam PDF Revu

Pros

ease of use and the different functions. Seems to work faster than adobe and more functions acrobat.

Cons

Some times text can get messed up with printing i have noticed but this cold be just a print dirver issue.

December 2018

Nick from General Contractor

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

My go to Software

Pros

Bluebeam is great for multiple applications from take-offs and mark-up. This program is a must in the construction industry.

Cons

It's tricky to get the correct alignment for plans to overlay but this might be due to the fact that drawings slightly change during the revision process.

December 2018

Quinn from GRANITE EXCAVATION, INC.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Bluebeam works great

Love it! When I have needed support, they have been very professional and knowledgeable. Bluebeam has increased productivity and helps me provide better documentation to the client.

Pros

It is very intuitive and has well thought out templates. The features are great and make documentation much easier.

Cons

I haven't had any problems with blue beam yet and I have been using it since 2012. The only thing i would suggest improvements is the Take-Off portion of the software. At times my take-off can get a bit messy or overrun. I think i just need to take some time to learn this portion of the program a bit better.

December 2018

Jacob from Garmong Construction Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Bluebeam Review

Pros

Its much easier to use and has way more functionality than other PDF viewers.

Cons

Sometimes I have trouble locating the feature I am looking to use.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great PDF software

Every since we switched from Adobe to Bluebeam for our primary PDF editing, commenting and markup needs life has become much easier.

Pros

We love Bluebeam for it's ease of use and quick funcationality.

Cons

Scrolling pages is slightly less intuitive then other software's but one can get used to that after a while

November 2018

Rimi from Self employed

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Useful and flexible option for team and client collaboration

Conversion of project work documents into PDF makes for excellent and hassle free cross platform collaboration between our team and clients as well.

Pros

Looked into various collaboration tools And decided to try out Revu after researching the features. Ability to keep project files updated and annotated by team members and collaboration to be stress free helped make it a practical choice to look at.

Cons

Having to adapt to a new software setup but as with other experiences, superb customer support makes switchover fairly easy.

November 2018

Natalie from ecs

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Bluebeam Review

My overall experience with Bluebeam is positive. I think it is a great product for really any business. I would definitely recommend this software.

Pros

I really like that there are so many features in bluebeam. I am constantly viewing and editing PDF documents and this software makes it so easy to make adjustments without having to go back into the word format. I really enjoying the text editing tool, fill able form tool, highlight tool and signature tool.

Cons

My least favorite part about this software is the fact that there are so many different tools and options, that it can get overwhelming if you haven't used the software before. However, that being said, once you learn how to use Bluebeam, it will be a very valuable software.

November 2018

David from WSP Canada Group Limited

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Bluebeam Review for Engineers

Great overall performance, fantastic features and functionality. Can digitally sign drawings, insert shop drawing review stamps, cut and erase sections of a PDF, etc. A must have program for every business out there!

Pros

This is the best PDF editor program out there. I can't begin to describe all the features. To redline drawings this is a must!

Cons

None, this is just a bang up program that every business should have.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

In a Crowded Field, Not a Standout

I've used it, usually on someone elses computer. Never needed to get my own, I used a different software that also does what Bluebeam does. It's always been reliable, just not very nuanced. It's been a little while since I used it, too

Pros

It's pervasive. Many GC's have it, so you wind up in bid review om Bluebeam. It's easy.

Cons

Has not kept up with competitors offerings, especially if you are a subcontractor and need something more specific

November 2018

Joseph from Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Construction Engineer using Bluebeam regularly

Pros

I like the ease of use the most about this product. Takeoff and document editing is easy to perform.

Cons

One con with Bluebeam is it will freeze occasionally. It only happens every now and then but it does happen.

November 2018

Nathan from TIGER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Bluebeam PDF Revu

It was great when paired with Outlook to view PDFs in Outlook

Pros

I liked the free trial I did a while back. The PDF software had a number of ways to edit the pdfs that made it easier to use than Adobe PDF editor.

Cons

The only thing I didn't like about the software is that it looks fairly crude. Adobe PDF is a brighter more fluffy editor.