Bluebeam PDF Revu

Bluebeam PDF Revu

5 / 5 222 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Bluebeam solutions are used by the world's most document-intensive industries to digitize workflows, save time, improve communication and reduce project costs.

Average Ratings

222 reviews
  • 5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Bluebeam Software
  • Founded 2002

About This Software

Bluebeam's PDF solution for users who want to create, edit and markup PDF files, and collaborate with project partners in real time, or anytime, using Bluebeam Studio.

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D View
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • BIM Modeling
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Cross Section Creation
  • Customer Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drawings Integration
  • Electronic Plans
  • Elevation Checking
  • Error Checking
  • Include Photos In Reports
  • Issue Tracking
  • Job Costing
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Quality Control Checklist
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Site Balancing
  • Slope Routines
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff
  • Task Management
  • Visualization / Presentation
  • Work Regions

Bluebeam PDF Revu Latest Reviews

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

4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

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

5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.