What is Bluebeam Revu?
Bluebeam is the easy-to-use software solution that AECO professionals rely on for PDF markups, digital workflows and effective collaboration, giving teams the power and flexibility to get the job done anywhere on desktop, web or mobile.
The company's flagship solutions, Bluebeam Revu®
& Bluebeam Cloud®, help users get more done in less time with powerful PDF creation capabilities, multi-format uploads, quick-and-easy markup solutions, real-time tracking of annotations, and on-the-go reporting.
Who Uses Bluebeam Revu?
Bluebeam serves architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) professionals across industry segments from individual users to large-scale enterprises.
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Reviews of Bluebeam Revu
Top PDF Viewer/Editor Program on Market
Comments: Overall, great experience with Bluebeam Revu. Been a customer for the past 5 years. Never looked back or started looking for another program. Bluebeam has made my work quite simpler. Once you learn the basics, this program is so simple to do quick field measurements, combine/edit files, markup pdf's, extract pages to separate files and so many more functions that I have still to learn.
So many functions that are pertinent to the construction industry that I can use on a daily basis from viewing files to doing quick measurements to editing files to combining or converting to and from PDF files. One very big pro about Bluebeam is the customer service. I had a laptop die on me and it locked out my bluebeam account. I contacted customer support and within a few hours, they unlocked my account for me to register on my new laptop. I thought that was absolutely incredible with the quick turnaround on my Bluebeam license.
Probably my biggest con for Bluebeam is the cost of the software. It is a little pricey, little higher than competitors. But well worth it if you use this program on a daily basis.
tons of features, faily easy to use
Comments: I use this program almost daily for work and find it to be faily simple, mostly reliable, and with all the features I could hope for without being crazy complex.
Lots of useful features. Easy to merge documents and edit files. Lots of editing tools, and once all that's done, you can also reduce file size to allow the file to compress and be small enough to attach to emails.
Certain updates make it very glitchy and it will freeze frequently on me. Other updates are perfectly fine. Seems they issue a revised update fairly quickly when these issues occur.
Ease of use
Bluebeam has lots of useful editing tools.
Bluebeam sessions are not easy to access.
Amazing PDF reader, better than Adobe Acrobat. Very useful engineering tools
Comments: This is the fastest tool when it comes to drawing review, pdf document creation and control, and diagram creation. The tools at your disposal allow you to do many things which other programs do not. I would recommend this software over any other PDF reader.
Very handy and intuitive engineering tools, you can mark up drawings, get measurements and estimate quantities very easily. The drawings tools are also very useful, allowing for easy creation of clean diagrams. The PDF tools are powerful and I have completely phased out Adobe Acrobat in favour of using Bluebeam.
The only downside I have come across is the inability to created lines of fixed length, you have to create a measurement and then create a line to match the measurement.
Comments: I was a little hesitant at first when my company switched from Adobe to Bluebeam, but now that I have gotten use to the program I would never want to go back to Adobe.
It's easy to mark up PDF files. In the construction industry, we make markups on blueprints and submittals. It's also easy for material take-offs with the measuring tools.
I still haven't been satisfied with all the toolbars and their locations. I have a tool bar on the top, side and bottom and I haven't figured out how to make it so I can just show the tools that I use the most.