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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Sabrina from UC San Diego Health
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Bluebeam Revu is great for structural planning

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Overall a fantastic program!

Pros

It's PDFs for architects and engineers. I really love the markup capabilities and being able to transmit pdf plans of Autocad files.

Cons

The 3D user experience is difficult for me and also the drawing tools could be a bit better. The RFI for submittal isn't bad, but other competitors are slightly better.

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David from Rushing
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

The latest version has removed functionality, and gotten much more clunky.

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Life needs more color, blue is in the name, but by removing it and most other colors they have made me blue.

Pros

It was fairly self explanatory, but that functionality is lessened with latest update. The functions it uses are often better than ACAD products where accuracy is not needed, yet it is rather accurate. The look of the pdf's generated is rather customizable.

Cons

They change the normal way of things just for the sake of it. The file sizes are rather large. The naming and placement of toolbars has been removed from the user's functionality in this latest version.

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Ryan from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Hands down this is the best PDF editor on the market

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The only program that is open on my desktop more frequently is Outlook.

Pros

Bluebeam Revu is our go to method of performing drawing takeoffs, quantity estimates, markups, secure form generation and file conversion.

Cons

The cost of a single seat is a bit high for an individual or even small businesses. Volume licensing is where you can save a good amount of money. There are also some funny quirks that happen with Bluebeam on occasion that require me to close and re-open the application.

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Amin from Matheson
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

All in one - PDF editor, Estimates, explorer, viewer and etc.

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This is a powerful software. If you know how it exactly works, you’ll end up with a very organized report, as a result, you can save a lot of time. It is really smart, it gives you multiple columns like length, contact area and volume.

Cons

To begin with, there are lots of features and is complecated, of course this is for a reason. It’s not like other softwares which you can be expert in a couple of days. You shout take time.

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David from NGC Group Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Best .pdf viewer/editor on the market

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Purchasing additional seats is super-simple. As the admin, I like not having to jump through hoops to get more keys.

Pros

Too many to mention. Ability to sign documents, add text, shapes, lines, and whatever else you think up, flatten, etc. All within an easy-to-use interface that takes very little training to be up to speed.

Cons

Standard with maintenance included, but well worth it. If you buy several seats on one key, you have to upgrade all of them at once, unless you email them. I'd like to see that process a little easier.

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Robert from Associated Technology Incorporated
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

PDF Power

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Great PDF management, and manipulation. So many useful tools for working with PDFs
after they have been created.

Cons

A little confusing figuring out all the different little subroutines and how they should be used exactly.

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Jafet from Real Estate
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Using Bluebeam has been very useful at the time to do takeoff, markups on documents, create as-builts, combine documents and editing documents I need to send.

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Pros

You have many tools to do count, measure, in order to prepare an accurate takeoff. Every markup, the measure is created in a way you can export them to excel that for me is a big advantage.

Cons

I do not agree with the maintenance cost in order to download a newer version, I think the price is to high considering is a yearly cost.

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Beth from Lifestyle Homes
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Bluebeam give you more than you paid for

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It compliments any other software you have.

Pros

This software is by far the "most for the least." I haven't found any other software that allows for such robust examination and sharing of plans for so cheap.
Bluebeam allows us to decide who can alter plans, who can flatten them (make the changes permanent), and who can just view them (like sub-contractors). Paid subscriptions are super cheap compared to other softwares that make the same claims.

Cons

Sometimes the icons can get confusing, and having to use a password all the time is a pain, but a small price to pay for a cool shareable medium for plans.

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Adam from Cochran, Inc.
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Full of features, but lacks the one I need the most.

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Pros

Ability to do area takeoff, measure, markup with a load of pens, lines, and shapes, import custom symbols, collaborate with others in Studio, and rename bookmarks and thumbnails.

Cons

This version of the product does not include OCR (optical character recognition). This was something that I used constantly in Adobe Acrobat Pro and have been missing in this offering. I believe OCR is available in Revu Extreme.

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

May 2018

May 2018

Useful Tool

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Pros

It makes my quantity estimates a lot efficient and more accurate that means less mistakes. You load up the pdf file and then you have to calibrate it according to the drawing scale and start measuring. It helps me a lot in calculating irregular areas and volume. Also, it gives accurate result when estimating by direct counting method and it saves a lot of time. Also, you can cut some portion of areas that is not included and you get the net area result. Ex. when computing the wall area less the windows and doors, then you can easily get the net area of the wall without the windows and doors.

Cons

it does not update the name of the part that you are estimating. For example. if you have been estimating columns and when youre done you proceed to another say, beams, the results will be seen under the columns name. Therefore you have to be aware of that, otherwise youll have to go thought the pain separating each of the item and group them into another.

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Todd from Big-D Construction
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Huge fan of Bluebeam

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I would buy this right away!

Pros

I cannot begin to tell you the benefits of this program, I love the ease of use, the flexibility and the amount I can get done in this program. I absolutely love it.

Cons

There isn't a lot. The take-off interface is still clunky compared to others but it works great for small takeoffs from a project managment side

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Phil from Parsons
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Bluebeam Revu.... so overwhelming!

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This software has so many more uses than Adobe it is truly amazing. The uses are endless, its just trying to figure out HOW to use the software and where you need to look to utilize all of the elements contained within. The HELP section is endless, and desperately needed. As well, if you go to the Bluebeam website, they do have endless videos to help you learn how to manipulate the software.

Pros

So much you can do with this software... if you can't find it in this software, you just don't need it!

Cons

So much stuff in this software you can be easily overwhelmed and find yourself lost in too much detail.

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michael from Interra Homes LLC
Specialty: Home builder - production
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

BEST PDF Reader/Writer

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A+ to the developers/coders. This product is amazing.

Pros

-Intuitive controls make navigating and editing easy
-The ability to edit documents makes work easier
-UI is laid out well

Cons

I don't really have any that I have come across. The estimating side of the software can be a little hard to learn but there is great customer service and tutorials.

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Ben from Yankee Barn Homes
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

My review of Bluebeam.

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Pros

Most PDF viewing softwares have there ups and downs, Bluebeam is easy and efficient to use and has no drawbacks.

Cons

I have had no issues with Bluebeam in the 5+ years I have been using it. Manipulating pdf's has never been easier.

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Scott from Zon Generation Ltd.
Specialty: Solar
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Bluebeam is a powerhouse PDF creator/editor

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Architecture and Engineering firms can benefit from all of the great features integrated into Bluebeam, provided that smaller firms can swallow the initial cost of acquisition and ongoing maintenance.

Pros

Bluebeam is amazing. It has all of the features that draftspersons need to create effective take-offs. It almost has too many features when we first installed the Revu eXtreme software. They have a great support/training system though, and we've now installed this on every company computer.

Cons

It can be a bit cost prohibitive compared to other PDF editors. This is offset by the abundance of features in Bluebeam, however small businesses should ensure that the cost-benefit is worth it to them.

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

April 2018

April 2018

Bluebeam is a must for the construction industry.

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Great product. Would recommend.

Pros

So many possibilities and features. Great scaling and editing tools. I love that you can easily edit documents and fill in forms.

Cons

A lot to learn. The search feature is not the best. We've had experiences when misspelled words in the pdf we not found with the search. Understandable; but this is not the case with Adobe

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Bianca from WSP
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

I consider Bluebeam Revu a necessity for my engineering work.

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Overall I think Bluebeam Revu is a wonderful program. It is easy to use and difficult to make mistakes that aren't easily fixed. I think it is a necessity for anyone dealing with official documents, editing PDFs, and working in the architectural/construction industry.

Pros

There are so many pros about this program. My favorite tools would be the calibration tool for verifying and editing architectural plans, the stamp and markup tools for approving and commenting on official documents, and the comparison tool for overlaying revised documents to see design changes. I love that Bluebeam Revu is simple yet sophisticated.

Cons

One con is that whenever I lose network connection, my stamp folder loses the path to my stamp folder. It would be helpful if there was a way to save the default stamp folder so when I regain connection it will automatically connect. Another issue is with flattening. It would be nice if there was a password or something users could share with a team in order for everyone in the team to have access to flattening and unflattening. Perhaps there could be a way to choose whether to only have the user who flattened be able to unlock it or to give access to teams.

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Elias from BCLL
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Bluebeam is great for construction PDF tool.

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Pros

Easy shop drawing or drawing mark-up, editing, extraction, and batching. Very reliable. Customer support was good.

Cons

There are cheaper options out there, but specifically for construction use, this is a the product you want.

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Ben from Capstone Mechanical
Specialty: Mechanical/HVAC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

PDF Tools for specific industries

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As a mechanical subcontractor, there are specific things we need to do with PDFs on a consistent basis, and Bluebeam solves a lot of those very easily. The markup tools are great, the takeoff tools are great, and syncing/sharing files in the cloud is great.

Cons

One area that I wish Bluebeam would improve in is in the area of PDF forms. When using competing products like Adobe Acrobat, you can create really powerful forms for electronic collection easily. Not quite as much with Bluebeam.

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amber from Pacific Builders
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Bluebeam Rocks!

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I love everything about this program! It fits every need that we have, as a general contracting company. The measure tool is by far my favorite, you can set any scale that you want and get accurate measurements off of plans without having to go to the field at all. It's extremely user friendly and easy to learn. This software lets us do anything from stamping that a plan has been received to authenticating signatures on contracts. I recommend bluebeam for everyone.

Cons

The only slight issue I have is the fact that you aren't able to view two documents at the same time; when you scroll down on one of the documents the other one scrolls to the same place. This is a great feature for comparing documents with minor revisions that you need to see, but it isn't beneficial if the two documents didn't start out as the same.

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Taras from Auerbach Consultants

June 2018

June 2018

As a PDF review product, it's pretty capable. There is a learning curve.

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easy markup capability in PDF. and it allows for GROUP markups and easy notifications for RFI's etc.

Pros

Markups are easy to do, it imports a lot of formats, and exporting is simple. it's team markup system is robust and you can export a whole report of all markups and easily sort the markups by the company/person who makes them.

Cons

it is a SYSTEM. meaning if you have a project with multiple consultants/contractors, they ALL have to be in it to make it work. otherwise you have contractors who can miss markups because they soley like to look at PDFs instead of logging into Bluebeam. If everyone's in it and working together, it's a solid program. Have experienced an abnormal amount of dropped connections to a shared file. Also, note, REVU which is the free version, doesn't tell you that you can't save all your markups until they END.. when you spent a whole lot of time marking stuff up and go to hit save, it says you have to purchase it.

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zohair from whiting-turner

June 2018

June 2018

Bluebeam is an amazing tool with many uses, its a very prominent tool in the AEC industry globally.

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Bluebeam is primarily used as pdf reader. Apart from that, it can help in overlaying sheets, create sets of drawings, creating markup, adding links and comments, multiple user features through feature called bluebeam sessions. Just to some up its a great tool.

Cons

Bluebeam is complete package and its hard to point out any cons. But its purely a 2D software the 3D Pdf is not as impressive as I would have liked, it slows down if you try a big 3D pdf file.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

I like using Bluebeam for viewing docs and also doing takeoffs.

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It's a great software program to run estimates with.

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I like how I can do various takeoff exercises within the same document. It gives me the ability of changing scales from page to page. I can change colors and fonts as I see fit. It sorts each takeoff item into various categories and layers.

Cons

The larger files can bog down the speed of working in the program. Especially when working off of an off-site server, sometimes the larger files with so many different layers can take a lot of time loading, and get a delay when zooming in and out.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Kasper Electric

June 2018

June 2018

Love this program

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I love this program and the functionality that goes along with it. Being able to manipulate PDF's the way this allows you to do is amazing!

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I have yet to find any cons for the Bluebeam PDF Revu program. I have used this at two different companies and am not sure what I would do without it at work!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from JE DUNN CONSTRUCTION

June 2018

June 2018

Great tool to examine and edit PDFs, with lots of useful "batch" features that save time

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One-stop shop to read, edit, and create PDFs. You don't need to complement with any other software.

Pros

It's a one stop shop for almost any work you'd like to perform on a PDF.

Bluebeam is very simple to use and it has a wide range of features that range from making small edits and annotations to automatized processes such as posting new pages that replace old ones, or finding text and adding hyperlinks to it.

Cons

It's not a dislike of something in particular, since this is not what the software is intended for, but it would be nice to have a "Word" functionality where you could add pages that are treated like a text page, just like a Microsoft Word document

Review Source: Capterra
 

William from Tiger Construction Project Manager; Estimator; LEED AP

June 2018

June 2018

Blue Beam Revu is great tool for construction professionals to review, share and collaborate.

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Easy to share, do take offs and annotate on the same drawing.

Pros

This software is one of the least expensive on the market." It allows for the examination and sharing of plans for a collaborative review process. Bluebeam allows us to update the asbuilt drawings as soon as the design professional has execute changes. This allows us to create our asbuilt drawings as changes come about rather than waiting to the end of the project.

Cons

There are a lot of features that will take some time to figure out after you purchase the software. Some of the feature are specific to certain construction and design disciplines. Over all Bluebeam is a great collaborative tool for any project.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Bluebeam has by far surpassed and "PDF Viewer" software and has made my job 10x more efficient.

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It has save a lot of time. I have also found an endless amounts of functions in this software that has been very helpful while trying to present information to clients.

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I love the constant improvements but also keeping core functions that I use everyday .
the shotcut keys are awesome. Combining PDFs with ease as amazing. Batch function to perform find and mark functions with hundreds of sheets in seconds is amazing.

Cons

the 3D PDF part is still a little foreign and tough to make my way around. It does seem to slow down a lot when there are more lines or layers to the PDFs as well. If there was a way to improve on that that would be great.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jace from Jacobsen construction

June 2018

June 2018

I use it everyday as a project engineer.

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It has every tool I need to do my job. I am constantly manipulating PDF documents to put them into a submittal, RFI, communicate an issue to an owner/architect, and control the construction documents.

Cons

The cost of this software makes it very difficult to own on a personal computer. It's capabilities are great, but when using the standard version instead of the extreme, many of the features I use are not available. Specifically the studio suite and the batch tools.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

I use Bluebeam everyday at my job. In my opinion it's the best PDF software available on the market.

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The measurement tools in Bluebeam are second to none. For civil engineering work, this program shines as one of the best quantity takeoff tools available. All of this is outside of just being an excellent PDF program. Has a vast majority of tools that most competitors don't which is useful for a number of different uses.

Cons

My only real complaint with Bluebeam is that sometimes the Bluebeam studio can freeze up and not perform well. A lot of this depends on the system it is linked to, but it still struggles from time to time with large files.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tim from McGee Corporation

June 2018

June 2018

Great PDF software for design and engineering

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We are in the process of switching Adobe Acrobat to Bluebeam PDF Revu. Bluebeam is more cost-effective, powerful and easy to use. It also has features that streamline the review process for our design teams.

Cons

Some users found the graphical interface a little complicated at first but nothing too hard to learn.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jasmine from Gilbane

May 2018

May 2018

I work as a project engineer in the construction management field.

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Bluebeam is an excellent document manager. Markups, batch slip sheeting, and hyperlinking are extremely easy to set us.

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I need to be able to select multiple hyperlinks with a single action (not holding Shift + Click on each individual hyperlink).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Catworks construction

May 2018

May 2018

This product is the best thing out! A++

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Bluebeam is one of the easiest products out there to use. I love that you can make on the fly edits and notes. There are many options to make markups. I love how easy it is to combine PDFs.

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There is only one thing that I have an issue with. When other people are using other pdf programs, sometimes my edit don't show up. I assume it's a compatibility issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Peter from Meta Designs
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Overall a great experience. Impressive abilities to work on top of PDF's.

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Great tool for estimating and revuing blueprints.

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I find it a great tool for our work, almost invaluable at how often we use it to calculate estimates. Very useful.

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Difficult to adjust between design software's and revu. It would be a great feature to have a setting that allows you to adopt shorthand keys from a specific software allowing you to work more effectively in Bluebeam based on the software you use most.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

On Screen or On Paper, your choice with BlueBeam

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Our main benefit was from streamlining our workflow. Before it involved physically printing out each set of plans we received. Now, it's extremely ease to measure and markup the soft copy.

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The measurement and markup features which allows us to take blueprint measures from pdf documents as easy as from actual printouts

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The software is a little cumbersome for new users; however, that's simply because it's soooo powerful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Erica from Mahogany Incorporated
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Blue Beam Is A Learning Process

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The ability to do take offs and the value of what you get for the cost are definitely the best features of this product

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I find it hard to learn the basics and it can be confusing at first when just getting into the program, even just moving from page to page.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Greatest PDF software I have ever used.

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Great

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This is a fantastic pdf software. It allows make document markups incredibly easy. It is great for document management as well.

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Inserting pictures into pdfs is not the easiest. Inserting pictures from the mobile app and having it look the way you want is nearly impossible.

Review Source: Capterra
 


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Good but slow loading

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It's Pros outweigh the cons on what it can provide to a jobsite vs some of the annoying drawbacks. Overall i would get this for any construction job i'm working on.

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I really love all of the tools and calculations blubeam gives you to get work done that you need.

Cons

I hate the slow loading time on my computer and it can get really frustrating on a lot of projects.

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JEAN from Fire Protection

May 2018

May 2018

Simply the best PDF Program.

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This program is really worth the money. The functions, abilities, and ease of use really make this program the best at what it does.

Cons

Kind of stinks that certain functions can only be accessed if you buy the eXtreme version of this program, but definitely not a deal breaker.

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Riccardo from Site Energy Services Partnership
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great program for marking up

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This program is fantastic for Quality control mark ups, etc. I like its licensing type as it is not subscription based.

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Very large program (about 1GB in size) and requires a lot of computing power to make it work. Tons of RAM and cores.

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Anthony from CAS
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Every function you could need and some

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Easy to use and teach to new users and less computer literate people. Mobile apps work well on ipads and iphones as well as surface tables. Studio sessions are becoming a standard workflow

Cons

Wish the studio had less lag time when opening files even on a 100gb internet wired machine. They need to create a scaling function for use in overlay of documents rather than align points. Sometimes it's hit or miss on alignment.

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