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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Eric from Cottle Homes
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

One of the best all around tools for Construction

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One of the best all around tools for construction.

Pros

This product is great for doing a takeoff while reading plans. You are able to get square footage's, measurements and much more to help you in the construction industry.

Cons

I would say the only issues that I have had with this product is when I have several documents open at the same time they get mixed up and I have to restart the program.

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Joshua from TAS Commercial Concrete
Specialty: Concrete
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

A good product for the Price

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I was forced to use Bluebeam by my company unwilling to work with Adobe that I like to use. Now that I am using Bluebeam I can see some value in it compared to Adobe.

Pros

I like Bluebeam for reviewing PDFs, comparing new PDFs to older versions, marking them up with my notes, and doing small takeoffs.

Cons

The form tool is difficult to use but it does work. Extracting and inserting sheets is more complicated then drag and drop.

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Hosanna from Ferreira Inc
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great Takeoff Took

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Overall I think it is a great product!

Pros

I love how easy it is to use and get dimensions from. I also love how you can make up a set of plans and save them for the field supervisors to read

Cons

Complicated to figure out at first, but after you get the hang of it, it is super easy to use.
There are many different levels that you can use that are also hard to get the hang of.

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

February 2018

February 2018

Fantastic document review program

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If you need a document editing/viewing software, this is it.

Pros

Bluebeam can handle everything I throw at it. I can convert from almost any format to a PDF, images, office docs, websites, you name it. Not only that, it can backwards convert to most file types. I can take an image of text and convert it to a word document, or take a matrix on a set of plans and go to excel.

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Some of the more advanced features are a pain to figure out. There is so much functionality built into the program that I've actually had to relearn things because they are buried in menus and options.

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Michael from Alberta Glass
Specialty: Design/build firm
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Bluebeam is PDF viewer for construction

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Revu has all the functions a PDF viewer could ask for! Easy to use dimensions with every scale and Mark ups tab to keep track of every update.

Cons

Without adequate hardware, Bluebeam Revu may seem "clunky" or lag on some computers, but the average machine is more than capable.

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Scott from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Solar
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Bluebeam is a feature packed pdf editing suite

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overall, bluebeam is a powerful software program that saves companies a ton of time and money, and is the go to pdf program in the construction industry.

Pros

Bluebeam offers an incredible amount of pdf creation and editing tools. Of particular use is the takeoff tools such as area, perimeter and distance takeoffs.

Cons

bluebeam can have a tendency to tie up system resources which can result is bugs and display issues which requires a restart of the program.

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Cassie from Fca
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

February 2018

February 2018

Feature packed!

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Blue beam is a feature packed PDF suite! Ease of use can’t be beat. It is very user friendly, our employees use it frequently

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Jay from Southern Industrial
Specialty: Electrical/teledata
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

The Best PDF Editing Tool for Construction

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I am at my third company that I have switched to Bluebeam Revu. It is a very powerful tool that should be a staple in any construction company.

Pros

Lots of features and built in tools. Easily modify PDF's by cutting, pasting and erasing. Easily Red-Line drawings to show mark ups for job close out. Create or modify engineered drawings to make them more usable for construction. Very easy to use tool.

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Donald from Ginkgo Sustainability
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

very versatile and easy to use tool for pdf functions and take offs

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That it is easy to use and that it is quick and you can customize to your own needs.
e signature is also very handy

Cons

At the moment I'm having troubles to print anything on bluebeam but I probably need to get in touch with the helpdesk for that.

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Krystofer from Magleby Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great for the office, sometimes hard for the field

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Pros

The product features are amazing. There is so much that you can do with Bluebeam. People often only scratch the surface of what they can do with Bluebeam and use it as a PDF viewer. Bluebeam has a ton of potential for collaboration, quick measures/takeoffs, and general project documentation.

Cons

The product user interface can be overwhelming to those in the field who may be less technologically inclined.

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Alfredo from Harry H. Joh Construction
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Neat little piece of technology

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Great Price, Needs a bit more simplifying when doing certain tasks.

Pros

I like how Blubeam Revu allows you to do all the things you would normally do in say a program like Adobe Reader while at the same time having many more bells and whistles like the ability to mark up a set of drawings as well as perform material take offs.

Cons

Bluebeam Revu can sometimes get complicated because I have noticed that with some tasks, it just seems as though there are just too many steps.

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Joseph from Angle Ironworks, Inc
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Experience has been good overall

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Compatibility with other steel programs is a huge bonus
There are a lot of features to learn how to use. I'll never have enough time to master everything this program has to offer.

Pros

There are a ton of features. Lots of different ways to structure a takeoff. Listed and sorted separately for quick reference.

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Abhaysingh from School of accountancy, W.P.Carey, ASU
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Construction management using Bluebeam Revu

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Its a great program for students and companies.

Pros

Its really fast program allows you to work with almost all the formats of a design and details. It is even faster then Adobe to open a PDF file.

Cons

I don't see any major cons in this software but it throws all the options all at once around the screen so its bit complex in the beginning.

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

January 2018

January 2018

BEST PDF SOFTWARE EVER!!!!!!

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The ability to do so many things with this software (depending on version you have). Bluebeam gives you everything you need with a PDF Editor

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Jason from DE-EL Enterprises, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

The Abdolute Best!

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This is a program that I use every single day for marking up plans and leaving notes so I can bid jobs. It works really well!

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Be warned it does take a bit of time to get everything you can out of the program, be patient and take your time and read the help guide it is well worth the investment!

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Tom from Pro Floor Design, Inc.
Specialty: Finishing contractor
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Saves time and money

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Flexibility, accuracy, ease of use, ability to scale to any size drawing easily. Ease of switching between tools, say to measure area versus perimeter

Cons

So many features its hard to know if you're actually using the best features and functions for your work

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

January 2018

January 2018

Could not get along without it

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Pros

Great product. I use it everyday for multiple tasks. It is great for estimating and take offs. It is so easy to measure or mark up drawings for any job site. Bluebeam studio also makes it so easy to get the current drawings out to everyone.

Cons

Because there is so much functionality, it can be daunting. I have been using the program for over 3 years, and I still continue to find new features and ways to use it.

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Jerry from Grant Thornton LLP
Specialty: Other specialty contractor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2018

January 2018

Better than Acrobat

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Pros

More robust than Acrobat. Less expensive than Acrobat. Scripting is a great time-saver. Many online videos to assist with software functionality

Cons

There is really nothing to speak of. If I could say one thing, I would like more workflow designed for the accounting profession.

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Tami from KMA
Specialty: Architect
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Adobe who?

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I love this program so much! Simple to use. Once you get the hang of the tools and how to find everything - document markups are a breeze! I'm way more skilled with Bluebeam than I ever was with Acrobat.

Cons

Can be glitchy at times when it comes to printing. We have only 2 Bluebeam licenses in our office so I have to fight off the architects to hold on to mine ;)

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

January 2018

January 2018

Bluebeam REVU Review

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Pros

Bluebeam is a PDF viewing/modifying platform I have used for years. It allows you to create, combine and edit PDF's in a variety of ways; all of which are beneficial to any industry, specifically construction and engineering.

Cons

The cons that I have dealt with is the pricing of the product. Although I have used it for years via my professional career, I do not bring it home with me due to the pricing.

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Jennifer from TMW & Associates Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

limitless possibilities

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saves time and more work accomplished, less printing so saves money

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I love that you can edit pdf forms easily. You can print to pdf using this software which saves time for scanning.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jacob from Weber State University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

An effective tool to facilitate review of construction drawings.

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It has streamlined many of our project and construction drawing reviews. Saved a lot of labor hours and allowed for more efficient and effective projects.

Pros

Tracking of comments on construction drawings is quite a challenge. Bluebeam is great at getting notices out to people and letting them know that drawings need to be reviewed. You can set due dates, it tracks comments that are made and by whom, you can even follow comments in real time as they are being made by others. The software is simple enough to get into and get started without too much difficulty.

Cons

There are a lot of advance features for the software and with advanced features usually comes confusion and lack of clarity on how to execute certain actions. I think the ability to administer a drawing review and get it setup has a number of options that can be confusing.

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Logan from Clark Pacific

February 2018

February 2018

I use BlueBeam almost every day at work for documents

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It has allowed me to collaborate with ease on projects that have high level of detail.

Pros

I like the ability of having a digital software that you can upload documents and blueprints to and make edits on. It is easily transferable, no hassle, and can be used for great collaboration. Similar formatting as Microsoft Word.

Cons

Not much to complain about with BlueBeam. Possibly the fact that the main file it saves in is pdf. If you needed diversity in your types of files that would be a negative.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Everardo from Digital Energy, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great software to share construction documents

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Organization of project files especially with multiple team members

Pros

This software is easy to use and very functional for the construction industry. Best of all, it allows for the collaboration of team members working on the same project. One can organize folders and files as necessary for the project being worked on.

Cons

Would be nice if software kept track of who uploaded files and/or who made the last revision. This would be a helpful tool especially as number of users grow and project files increase. Maybe this comment is irrelevant and there is a way to do this but I haven't found how yet. Maybe with time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Victoria from Cochran Exteriors
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

We had a brief trial for 30 days.

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The brief time we used it, it seemed very user friendly and the functionality was great. It just had a few more options then we really needed so could not justify the cost at this time. It will probably be something we purchase down the road.

Pros

The measurement tools benefited me the most as I estimate projects. I thought it was easy to use and I would have liked to ended up using it.

Cons

I did not like the price. I would have used the software but competitors had products for less cost and since our division is newer for commercial purposes I could not justify the cost.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Clara from Nordic PCL Construction

February 2018

February 2018

Great tool, easy to use

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ease of use, convenience

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Bluebeam is easy to use - it was easy to pick up. Over the course of a few months playing around with the software, I was able to get the hang of shortcuts, etc.

Cons

If there are many layers, the printing process takes a long time since Bluebeam has to "flatten" the layers - even if they are already flattened

Review Source: Capterra
 

Clarissa from J. Scull Construction Service
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Very comprehensive pdf editing software - I'll never go back to Adobe!!!

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I spend a lot less time posting changes and as-builts, but with much more professional results. I also love the time it's cut down on creating our punch lists and tracking the completion of those items.

Pros

I love that it can "read" my plans, and help me with my takeoffs. The search function can look for either words or symbols, and is incredibly useful when I'm looking for something specific.

The different user type profiles are tailored to show the tools and functions that someone in that role would be more likely to use the most. It's easy to switch between these profiles, even when viewing the same file, so no matter what or how many hats I'm wearing that day, it's easy to find the tools that I need for the job I'm doing.

The customizable tool box is great - I can use the existing tools, or create my own! These are handy for posting as-builts, as well as for doing take offs and estimates.

I love all the short cut keys!! Instead of using my mouse to select tool options, I can simply use the "G" key to take a "photo" of a certain part of my open file, or "C" to cloud an area. I use these frequently and it really cuts down the time I spend posting changes to our drawings.

There are so many tools, functions, and options, that you're sure to find everything you need for seamless and efficient construction drawing management!

Cons

At first, it was a bit overwhelming to use. There are so many tools and menus that it definitely took a little time to learn; however, Bluebeam offers hundreds of short "how-to" videos on many different topics. After watching these, and using the software for a few weeks, it got much easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Central Roofing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Best Takeoff Software Available!

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Easy to see, consistent takeoffs. Huge productivity curve.

Pros

This product has allowed me to more than triple my takeoff output. The ability to customize a tool chest has been a game changer.

Cons

When scanned plans are used you cant always trust the scale (due to drawings not program there is a scaling option to fix this). When heavily hatched plans are used it will slow down the page loading time significantly. Hint (flatten these pages/ drawings with the built in flattening tool. Still have to transfer quantities to excel manually for pricing calculations.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amy from KE Flat work

February 2018

February 2018

I love this program it helps me measure for all of the flatwork for K & E Flatwork's projects.

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I love this program it helps me measure for all of the flatwork for K & E Flatwork's projects. Very easy to use and they have learning program as well

Cons

There is really nothing I do not like about the program except I think there should be more computers allowed for one license as you have to register and unregister all of the time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dale from Graham
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

It is a very versatile and easy to use program. I find it very user friendly.

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Easy of marking up existing documents, and creating new ones. Very eaqsy to use once you have begun getting past the new user faze.

Pros

Using this program makes it very easy to mark up documents, create easy to read notes/highlights, and create scaled drawings from scratch when necessary.

Cons

The worst part of the overall program is the learning curve. Without an experienced user near at hand to provide assistance, some of the features may be in used by the inexperienced.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Missouri Department of Transportation

February 2018

February 2018

Great program to have in the field

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Great documentation. Great way to collaborate with others.

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Easy way to track progress of project or any PDF plan work. I like how you can see who did what when - great documentation.

Cons

It will take some getting used to and hard to get older member to adapt. Need computer skills also with having it charged up, etc.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sloan from Lettieri Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Much more useful for construction than Adobe Acrobat

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+ Extremely Customizable Toolset
+ Features tailored specifically for construction
+ Great conversion and stapling tools
+ Profiles allow multiple saved sets of preferences

Cons

- No OCR functionality
- Slower than alternatives
- Certain tasks require more work to produce professional-looking results.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Frank from Roofing

February 2018

February 2018

An excellent scale-able platform to use

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you can quickly perform many different functions and the color coding helps to keep every item identifiable on your condition list. Quantities are easily obtained which makes creating material list and purchase orders possible.

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creating your templates, you can really customize to meet all of your needs, you can add in just about any scenario and incorporate to just about about any condition that suites your needs, it's high scale able.

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It's a little bit challenging to get the help you need with this program. there are tutorials but they also can be c confusing to use, you have to really be specific in your search's as i have found i was misdirected to other sites by the search engine. It takes time and practice to learn all of this programs features which are too many to list. A throughout understanding and knowledge of the trades your performing is required, you absolutely need to know your products that your working with in order to build workable templates.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chase from Tella Firma Foundations
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use. Lot of functionality.

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Quickly and easily edit PDFs. More powerful and functional than most of the basic PDF applications available. Merge documents from a Windows Explorer window.

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Bluebeam has a lot of buttons and features out-of-the-box. The default layout is intuitive. Quickly and easily add text, highlights, shapes, callouts, and lines to PDFs. The buttons for rotating the page are readily available. Taking snapshots/copies, cropping, and other editing functions are easy. Bluebeam has measurement tools so you can easily get dimensions off of plans. There are tons of keyboard shortcuts and "toolboxes" that allow you to perform repetitive tasks quickly. Customize stamps to create signatures or other repetitive text like "Reviewed By..." or dynamic shop drawing stamps (like "Make Corrections Noted"). Flatten tool allow you to lock your edits into place. Security features are also available.

Bluebeam also allows you to merge/staple multiple sheets together and further manipulate pages within a document.

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Bluebeam provides a lot of functionality, but depending on your needs you may be able to use something cheaper and less functional. You should weigh your need for a tool like this. The "Staple" function for combining files within a Windows Explorer window/menu could be a little simpler. It currently brings up a dialogue box that is overly complicated and not intuitive. Other software like Adobe Acrobat allow you to do this much easier with only a few mouse clicks.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cody from Flying S

February 2018

February 2018

Best PDF Software

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Bluebeam is extremely easy to use and has great features for even the lowest priced software. Their customer support and online training videos make it very easy to use and learn.

Cons

The only thing that is a complaint is going from the base level to the extreme version doesn't seem to add as many features the price would suggest. The base level does 90% of everything you could ask for and the extra 10% costs 3 times the price.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Avishai from Just Energy
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

amazing addition for engineering work. Its like AutoCAD in PDF

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Make my work easier and more efficient.

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possible to compare versions of pdf drawings. Mobile app works great, it is fast and has many sharing options. Its a great tool for construction foreman or project managers to connect with design teams.

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it has some limitations on changes to drawings. it is not as powerful as Autocad. No real drawbacks that I can see.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Trammell Crow Residential

February 2018

February 2018

Great experience

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Extremely powerful tool that can be used to markup and view all of our construction documents. Use this everyday.

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Not as intuitive to learn how to use this software efficiently as it could be. Tutorials could be helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Aaron from U.S. CAD
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2018

January 2018

FINALLY a document tool for AEC by AEC professionals

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The developers really do care about and understand the AEC industry, and have made a tool that's immediately relevant to every company's workflow.

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Bluebeam has instantly become a staple for us in our daily workflows. It's more than a PDF reader; it's a building design documentation tool. We utilize markups, calculations, and the highly-collaborative Studio for CDE, checkin/outs, etc.

Cons

Not directly integrated with authoring software. It would be helpful if the markups and calculations directly translated to/from Bluebeam.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Zach from DPR

January 2018

January 2018

Huge time saver. Very powerful functionality and easy to use.

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Invaluable for construction management. Great for viewing drawings, performing takeoff, and creating visuals to share in meetings. Collaboration through Bluebeam Studio is also great for expedited submittal review with design team and owners.

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PDFs by nature are cumbersome and slow. Since bluebeam operates in pdf format it can make large drawing files very slow.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Huge time saver

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Time saving working with PDFs. Bring together people to allow design reviews across different locations and different platforms.

Pros

Bluebeam is an amazing software platform for users in the AEC field. I use it daily to mark up drawings and make presentation materials. Setting up design review sessions could be easier and allows anyone to go in and makeup design drawings. It doesn't matter if people use Apple, Microsoft, desktops, laptops, and even Ipads. It is much faster and easier to use the Acrobat. I find new tools to use in it all the time.

Cons

There are so many features I wish there were more training and "how tos". I know there are more features that I could be using.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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