Advantages of Bluebeam

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, providing you with a centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud.Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, providing you with a centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud.

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, providing you with a centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud.THE BENEFITS OF BLUEBEAM REVU SOFTWARE
1. CUSTOMIZABLE INTERFACE AND PROFILES
Revu comes with a variety of different default profiles which will optimize your interface for different workflows. You aren’t limited to just these profiles though; the entire interface is customizable. Display the tools you actually use, hide the ones you don’t care about, and set up your toolbars exactly the way you like them. Once you’ve gotten everything set up to your liking, you can save these settings as a new custom profile. If you’d like to share these profiles with other users, you can easily export them for emailing or saving to a team network drive. For other users to import your profile, it’s as simple as just double clicking on the file.
2. PDF CREATION PLUGINS
All 3 versions of Revu come with direct plugins for the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc) that add PDF creation buttons right into your menu ribbon. Revu CAD and Revu extremes also provide plugins for AutoCAD, Navisworks, Solid works, Revit, and SketchUp Pro. Batch creation of high quality, vector-based PDFs has never been easier!
3. MARKUPS LIST
As you’re making notes on a document, the markups list provides an easy way to keep track of all of your markups in an interactive spreadsheet-style interface that you can sort and filter. Like the rest of Revu, you can customize the columns in the markups list however you prefer. In addition to simply toggling certain columns on or off, you can create custom columns with drop-down options or formula calculations. You can then use these to assign statuses, set material types, perform takeoffs, and more.
4. IMPORT COMMENTS
Let’s say that you’ve emailed a drawing to multiple people, they’ve added their markups and then sent their copies back to you. If you’d like to import all of those markups from the separate PDFs onto your master copy, “import comments” allows you to do so with a few clicks. You will never have to waste any more time tracing or recreating other peoples’ markups, you can simply import them right onto your own drawing. You can find the import comments tool along the top of your markups list after you’ve expanded it.
5. COMPARE DOCUMENTS
When you are working with multiple versions of drawings, it can sometimes be difficult to determine exactly what has changed between revisions. Having to visually scan between drawings to find differences is not only time consuming, but also leaves plenty of room for human error.
. Premium support via phone or email.
. The ability to upload and distribute mobile-optimized drawings to any device with the Bluebeam Drawings app.
. Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase.

All of the above are compelling reasons to make the switch from Adobe Acrobat over to Bluebeam Revu. The fact that Revu costs substantially less than Acrobat is just icing on the cake! Also, since PDFs are an ISO standard file format, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues when moving over to Bluebeam.