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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Ben from Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Bluebeam Revu - Best PDF Software on the Market

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Overall just a really solid program

Pros

Easy to use, very powerful and robust, fast learning curve when starting to use it, lots of great tools for construction.

Cons

My only Con would be cost is high.

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Brad from Division II Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Works great

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Great adobe altering tool

Pros

Love the ease of altering documents and marking up existing contracts and documents with the different fonts

Cons

The take off tool is to be desired. Need to have more of a variety of choices with the measuring tool.

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Luke from Coe Cosntruction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Easy to use and intuitive PDF editor

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Overall Bluebeam does it all, and more.

Pros

This really can do everything i need, from watermarking, signatures, and notation, to measurements, editing, and creation of new documents. Bluebeam can also import/export from PDF to office files, which has been invaluable for me.

Cons

Bluebeam has some very powerful features, that took me a while to figure out. Online tutorials were very helpful, but it took some effort to learn what and how to do some specific tasks

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Kyla from Walsh Construction Inc
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Bluebeam just does so many different things.

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Bluebeam Revu is easy to learn, almost everyone in our office uses it.

Pros

the adaptability of bluebeam revu is what I like the best, you can do takeoffs, mark-up drawings, draw up plans to scale,, there is still so much more to learn.

Cons

I can't really think of anything that is a con except maybe the initial cost, but it pays for its self over and over again.

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Stefania from AEW
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Not sure how this product got so many good reviews

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This may be extremely appealing to AEC industry companies, but my advice as an IT professional is save yourself the headache and just go with Adobe. Adobe is more expensive in the long-run but the price savings with Bluebeam isn't worth the time you'll spend with unhappy end users who can't do basic tasks, not to mention the hours you'll spend dealing with Bluebeam's support staff who doesn't care and developers who have clearly not tested their products before going live.

Pros

Bluebeam comes with lots of features for AEC industry users. It also comes with lots of customization options for how the product is used/viewed.

Cons

Where to start...half of the important features have bugs; either they only partially work or they don't work at all. The "stapler" is great in concept but their execution of it is terrible. Why do we need two windows to simply combine pdfs?? They offer editable pdf features that they "don't respect" such as the "show" option on document properties, you can't edit text from exported CAD drawings, form field recognition is the pits, the conversion of documents to PDF is slow as molasses, the browser plugin simply does not work, profile customizations such as "default output folder" are not respected, I could go on and on. Even worse, their customer support is AWFUL. Out of 7 tickets I've submitted in the past month since we've gone live, not one issue has been resolved.

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Jean from Aeon Preservation Services
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

More difficult than it needs to be

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Pros

I like that you can easily edit PDFs, with more options than Adobe. PDFs also print much better from this software than Adobe, and I'm not sure why.

Cons

They have the WORST customer support I've ever seen. Everyone working there seems friendly. It's getting to a real person that is hard. There are no phone numbers or online chat options. Submitting an email request is the only option, even if you have a time-sensitive problem.

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Leif from Cascade Fence and Deck
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Love it!

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We use bluebeam for EVERYTHING! Mainly it is for drawing up quick sketch's for job layouts for the jobs we are doing.

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Michael from Linesight
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Bluebeam Revu is to construction professionals what Excel is to finacial professionals

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More than any other software package, Bluebeam is by far the most valuable to me in my daily work. Thanks Bluebeam!

Pros

I have been using BB Revu PDF software since 2010, when I switched from Adobe Professional. Revu is designed for construction personnel. I use it for reviewing documents and drawings, marking up, sketching, quantity take off, illustrating, presentations, flowchart and Org Chart creations - just almost everything. I convert word documents to PDF for reviewing. I add bookmarks as way-finder through large documents such as Specifications, Reports and Specifications etc. For drawing reviews or study, I compile large packs of PDF drawings into single PDF with drawing numbers visible under Bookmarks. With Revu you can have 2 (or more)drawings opened on your screen, from within the combined pack or separate files, for comparing eg Elevations and Sections or plans or details. Sometimes I use the auto compare feature in comparing updated drawing with an older version where the differences will be highlighted. The Search feature is extremely useful and I use it a lot in finding references in Specifications Codes and Reports etc. The Spaces feature is really good and impresses hugely when included within presentations. Signature feature also excellent. I use the Add Ins for Outlook, Word, Excel and CAD regularly. I find the Help Section and Bluebeam University incredible. The Developers really put themselves in the place of the "normal" user and provide excellent vide demos of all the features.

Cons

File sizes generated in marking up and sketching tend to be quite large. There are ways to reduce the file size but they do not work all the time - sometimes they increase the size.I have tried a few times to engage design consultants in the use of the Studio feature for real-time online collaboration without success. This is however is not the fault of the Studio feature - its just that the designers did not have the software.

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Brandon from Windemuller
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Full of Functionality but Tough to Navigate

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Bottom line, there is nothing this functional out there for working with .pdf files in this price range.

Pros

Options and functions for marking up drawings and schematics. Cloud storage options to share documents with colleagues and customers. If you're in contracting you need this software.

Cons

Functions are not easy to find. Overall it is not as simple or intuitive as I think it could be. It can be glitchy too at least with Windows 10, close and restart usually takes care of problems.

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Jacob from Ovation Development
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Great all-in-one tool

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Pros

Bluebeam allows you to view PDF file plans and mark them up for takeoffs and anything else you may want to do. Much better than just Adobe or Nuance for looking at PDF plans.

Cons

Ease of the tools available to mark up plans is not super easy. Takeoff functions are a little difficult to use than a software that is completely dedicated to takeoffs.

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Kevin from City of Sheridan
Specialty: Government - state & local
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Bluebeam is great for education, editing, and review.

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I have not used the Studio version of the software or cloud hosting. I am interested in knowing if your software can be a proprietary used software for city, state, and county building permits in the future,

Pros

The software is relatively easy to use. It is has a fluid feel from one operating system to another.

Cons

Product training videos are nice to refer to. It would be good to see a quick use guide that overarches how to quickly get around in the software.

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J-Ashley from Andersen Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Bluebeam is the best PDF software for construction

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It would be great if they had a way to automatically create all the links on construction drawings

Pros

It has been designed for the construction industry
Easy markups, page linking
Able to use for punchlists
Toolbars and icons can be configured

Cons

Because toolbars and icons can be configured, training can be difficult unless you create a training profile.

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Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Easy Estimate

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Over all its great tool to use for any kind of estimation.
Now a days most of the construction firms use it.

Pros

Almost all the useful functions are there to facilitate with estimation.
It works smooth on any kind of detailed drawings.
Very easy to store all the information in classified way.
Most helpful software for big projects, it gives lots of options to filter the data.

Cons

Lots of functions, most of them not used all the time but still remained with screen.
Little expensive as compare to other options but same way it is more helpful.
Customer support takes little more time, but it response for sure.

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Nicholas from Alta Pro
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Powerful yet.....

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Its a great program over all to if you are currently using adobe or other software
its easy to use and has ton to on-line videos if you ever get stuck
and the Java scripting helps out greatly when you want to stream line work flows

Pros

What i like about this product is
-how easy it is to use
-adaptive for multi use in different ways to allow you to cover different work flows
-the power to set up a standard for everyone to use
-Support team always easy to reach and get back to you in a short period of time

Cons

-Lacking the power to go from PDF to cad
-file size issues at times
-limited custom options in the tool chest(swapping columns around)





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Andrew from Floor to Ceiling Carpet One
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Would absolutely recommend to anyone who does estimating takeoffs or views/edits PDFs regularly

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great for doing takeoffs and also for marking up drawings. It's very easy to use and has everything that I need to do my job.

Cons

Sometimes while making measurements, I'll forget to "clear" and reset totals to zero. I'd like to see an automatic reset option available.

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Mike from Fulcrum Associates
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

A must have for construction management

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More icons

Pros

Easy to use.
Easy to create files
Easy to edit files
You can create document and then flatten them so no one can edit.

Cons

Tablet mode is harder to use then regular mode.
Could offer some additional mark up colors and shapes.

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Amanda from Watterson Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very User Friendly

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Pros

Everything is very easily laid out. The program has so many functions it makes work easy. I continue to learn more and more each time i use it.

Cons

Every now that then it has trouble opening a PDF file created by a different program but it doe not happen enough that it would deter me from the software.

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David from David Canton Drafting, LLC
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

PDF's have come a long way!

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The thing to watch out for is that the program you chose does everything you need it to do. I once had a PDF document program with no pan feature at all! And I didn't discover that until a few weeks after using it.

Pros

Easy to measure - lengths, area, radius, angles, etc.
Easy to markup and customize those markups - as well as other users markups.
Easy to track markups by the page.

Cons

So many things to learn and no time to sit down and play!
Can't find a way to total markups across pages.

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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.

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

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

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November 2017

November 2017

Great replacement for Adobe that allows the user greater control over the image

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I work with blueprints daily. This makes my job so much smoother. I can link in an engineer or architect and we can discuss issues right on the spot and share notes. If at some point down the road something changes, we can look up the old notes we put on the drawings. By far the best PDF viewer I have ever had the chance to use.

Pros

This is the number one tool for people in the construction industry to have. Having the ability to work on the same PDF with multiple people at the same time is a game changer. No more having to drive an hour for a 15 minute meeting. You can also scale the plans so that you can pull dimensions. It's AutoCad integration is super helpful. I don't have to redraw a whole sheet of detail or trace an imported jpeg anymore. This has saved me days upon days of work on projects.

Cons

The software isn't foolproof and has some glitches. I've had it boot people off of a shared pdf and not export the whole pdf. It's not translated notes properly when I try to send the drawing out. All of these things are minor glitches that happen every now and then.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Fox Valley Fire & Safety
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Bluebeam Revu is the next new thing especially in the construction industry.

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It helps me do my job and project my designs to the rest of my team and an orderly fashion.

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The ceiling is so high with this software all I can say is that I like everything that I've seen so far. The possibilities are endless especially using the dashboard

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from Lighting

October 2017

October 2017

We use Bluebeam Revu throughout our office. It's a great tool in many aspects of our work.

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What an easy product to use! Our IT guy installed the software, I received a 5 minute tutorial from my manager and I was off and running. I use Bluebeam on a daily basis to show devices on construction documents and keep track of counts and changes. The ability to update a background is fantastic! That allows us to immediately see what has changed in the PDF plans we receive and that keeps our work relevant and helps prevent problems on the job site.

Cons

Just yesterday we got a new PDF background for a construction project. The engineer had moved the background two inches. I couldn't find any way to move all of our drawing objects at once, so I had to move each symbol one at a time... there were about 50 symbols... it would have been nice to select them all and move them all together. If that functionality exists, it needs to be easier to find!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charles from Siemens

October 2017

October 2017

Pretty intuitive, has numerous features for markups, 3d modeling review and collaboration

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Great for collaboration and sharing of files. The 3d modeling is great if you are not a Rivet user or have the software needed.

Cons

Takes over too many of the defaults on other programs due to plug-ins, needs to be allowed for more flexibility when installing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Donnie from Hunzinger Construction
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

GREAT VALUE! Flexible software that is very scale-able for any company

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The value is unbeatable! If you wanted to, you could run an entire project directly out of Blubeam. The possibilities are endless using Bluebeam...

Pros

This software is phenomenal for any document management in construction. Bluebeam is the lifeblood of my everyday work. I use it daily to manipulate, markup, and compare documents. They also have training videos and a vast array of forum topics that people have posted online to any issue that you're having in the software.

Cons

Sometimes it can be a little too complex. There's so much that you can do in the software... it can be hard to find how to do what you want to do.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from JB&B

October 2017

October 2017

very easy to use and quickly markup documents with

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lots. Doing work faster is the key

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document markups. I have by now memorized the keyboard shortcuts for all of them because of how frequently i use them. It makes markups a sinch

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shelby from The Rep
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

I been using abode before I started a job that solely used blue beam, but now i could never go back.

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I am free to modify PDFs for my job any way I like.

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I like that I can draw right on the pdf. I like that I can alter the PDF ant way i want. I like that i can put my own text and highlight text already there on the pdf.

Cons

I wish there were more(or just at all) key commands available. I believe that this would make things go alot quicker.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tara from Bond

September 2017

September 2017

Great features and easy to use

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I use this regularly at work. Love the features that the program has to offer. Make editing and markups easy.

Cons

Can take some time to figure out when switching from Adobe. The program has a lot to offer and there is a learning curve

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from Bond Brothers, Inc.
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

i use this program to view and edit plans/blueprints, and simple pdf's

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my favorite part of this software is when i open up blueprints with bluebeam, and i can make measurements with the measurement tool, and get precise area or perimeter measurements. this makes bids a lot quicker. i can also mark up documents with the push of a button.

Cons

the only thing that i don't like about theis software is that it takes a little while to learn it. i wouldnt say that it's 100% user friendly. it also has some limited capabilities.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Danny from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

September 2017

September 2017

Very good program for viewing PDF's and making quick edits with relative ease.

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I find this product really useful for when I need to add captions or guiding lines onto existing PDFs.

Cons

The only real issue I have with this program is that the hot key defaults are very different from any other programs that I use which makes it difficult when switching between.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Webcor Builders

September 2017

September 2017

There are a lot of tools that offered in the suite that are very helpful.

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I like the ability to edit other people's drawings and the word search abilities in the app. The tools work very well with each other.

Cons

I think the search functions can be improved to limit the computer resources that are needed as well as better search functioning. Sometimes its hard to find items.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Diane from Harrington Group, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Bluebeam has been an awesome tool to create and modify PDF files.

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Bluebeam allows me to create and modify PDF files with ease. It has a ton of features and has saved me so much time.

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It can be cumbersome to learn some of the steps in creating and/or modifying PDFs, but there are tons of training materials available.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nicholas from WDI
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Bluebeam is an excellent PDF markup and review software with many useful features.

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Great for collaboration with other disciplines.

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The markup and organization capabilities are outstanding. Very easy to create bookmarks for multi-sheet PDFs. Bluebeam sessions are great for collaborating. The measuring tools are easy to use and great for working with PDF construction drawings.

Cons

There is little to dislike about this software. Sometimes certain fonts do not work with Bluebeam. The arc markup tool is difficult to use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Alberta Glass
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

New Exciting Joyful

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This software eases my PDF reading abilitys and provides me with a button or hotkey for any action needed. It can even strip data out of a PDF, with erase content. Or it could add it back in!

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I like the functiality of this software, in how it can completely take apart a scale construction drawing with confidence. Scaling of drawings is not always the preferred method, but is useful and nessesary in demanding situations. It's nice to be confident in the conclusions being made.

Cons

I dislike how this software does not "play nice" with the network at my workplace. The software cannot open documents with file paths exceeding 256 characters, unlike adobe. The software is better in most cases, but annoying in the fact that all PDFs from deep folder paths, must be copied to desktop.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Crosstown Metal Industries Ltd.

September 2017

September 2017

I'm now a document genius.

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I can do absolutely anything with this software which is both incredibly empowering and terrifying.

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I don't like that I can't have two machines registered on one license and I have to constantly remember to unregister before leaving work if I want to use it at home, and then unregister before going back to work.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Riccardo from SITE

September 2017

September 2017

Great product for mark ups

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This is a great product to do mark ups on PDF drawings, etc. It has many tools for red-lining and even document control.

Cons

The price is quite high for a piece of software that acts like Adobe Acrobat. I know it has many more other features; however, it is costly. The program itself is also a beast at <1GB.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karac from Okland Construction
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I use it every day! it can be slow on the Ipad some times but for the most part its good.

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Being able to see my drawings on site is nice and its also easy to searcher entire documents and also scale things on the drawings.

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I love the fact that you can pretty much do anything to a PDF, if i want to change something or make something look better i can.

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I work in the filed a lot and am using the Ipad to see the drawings of the project i am on. It takes forever for the drawings to load, and if you want to switch back and forth it is such a pain. Plus the I pad is slow.

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Steve from Okland Construction

August 2017

August 2017

Bluebeam is a great tool

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I like the hot keys and shortcuts that make marking up pdf's very easy. The search, batch hyperlinking, bookmarking, page labeling, and stamping functions are also incredibly useful.

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I wish the measurements features were more robust so doing take-offs was more streamlined and quantities were easier to collect.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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