Bluebeam Revu Features

Bluebeam Revu

PDF editing & markup on the go with collaboration built-in

4.67/5 (808 reviews)

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Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
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3D Imaging
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assembly Takeoff
Audit Trail
Batch Processing
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Management
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Built-In Database
CRM
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Drag & Drop
Drawings Integration
Electronic Plans
Electronic Signature
Equipment Tracking
File Management
File Sharing
File Transfer
For AEC Industry
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Indexing
Issue Management
Issue Tracking
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Offline Access
PDF Conversion
Payment Collection in the Field
Permit Management
Prioritization
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Quality Control
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Risk Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Summary Reports
Supplier Management
Tagging
Task Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Timesheet Management
Version Control
Workflow Management
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3D Imaging
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Assembly Takeoff
Audit Trail
Batch Processing
Bid Management
Billing & Invoicing
Budget Management
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Built-In Database
CRM
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Drag & Drop
Drawings Integration
Electronic Plans
Electronic Signature
Equipment Tracking
File Management
File Sharing
File Transfer
For AEC Industry
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Indexing
Issue Management
Issue Tracking
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Multiple Projects
Offline Access
PDF Conversion
Payment Collection in the Field
Permit Management
Prioritization
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Quality Control
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Risk Management
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Subcontractor Management
Summary Reports
Supplier Management
Tagging
Task Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
Timesheet Management
Version Control
Workflow Management
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Bluebeam Revu Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Bluebeam Revu's features:

Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

Greatest PDF software I have ever used.

2018-05-10

Great

Pros

It allows make document markups incredibly easy.

Cons

Inserting pictures from the mobile app and having it look the way you want is nearly impossible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan H.

Great software

2019-05-06

Pros

Great software for document management and editing.

Cons

it can be confusing to know what each tool is for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris W.

PDF

2020-12-08

This is my go-to PDF management and editing platform.

Pros

Great set of automation tools to help easily and quickly organize and edit PDF documents. Super easy to markup edits and share with collaborators.

Cons

Minor point, but when combining multiple sheets with the Stapler function before opening the main dashboard, the Staple doesn't automatically close itself

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cameron C.

Useful

2018-07-19

Great project management tool.

Pros

- Vast amount of features to use. - Easy document editing. - Measuring drawing dimensions and plans are seamless.

Cons

- Although its awesome how many features Bluebeam has, it can also lead to a jumbled mess of searching for the right program through a sea of options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Architecture & Planning company, 51-200 employees)

Limitless document editing over the cloud

2020-09-24

I used it daily for construction administration as well as design activities.

Pros

In addition to its unparalleled editing capabilities, Bluebeam review allows you to edit live documents over the cloud simultaneously with other people around the world who have been granted access.

Cons

Bluebeam's interface has so many tabs and tools that it is sometimes difficult to find the right tool for your needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian M.

Great PDF Editor for Engineering

2019-04-26

Our project management users are all using Bluebeam Revu for any construction documents. The flexibility of the markup tools allow for easy estimating takeoffs.

Pros

Many tools to markup the PDF makes estimating takeoff easy.

Cons

Every year there is a new version and a new license key.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Taras B.

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

2018-06-15

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter G.

BlueBeam is AWESOME!

2021-08-19

for the not so techy person this allows almost anyone to join reviews with markup and tabbing notes. design edits and adds. measure!

Pros

Drag n drop, tools for markup, sessions for Realtime reviews.

Cons

The you have to import more tools and that it does not come loaded with these already. automatic save or refresh.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anthony N.

Must have tool

2019-08-29

We use it daily for document control.

Pros

Ease of use. Various capabilities that can be utilized throughout the entire company.

Cons

Mobile viewer isn't as good as the pc version but still good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephanie G.

Easy to use, very versatile

2019-09-12

I like it more than Adobe Acrobat which I was using before this.

Pros

Makes project management much easier

Cons

No complaints, it's been very easy to use and straightforward.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan T.

A Review of Bluebeam.

2018-09-13

Bluebeam is ideal for the construction management field.

Pros

We greatly enjoy the ability to export files to Microsoft Excel and we also take advantage of the fact we can use cloud storage with this program.

Cons

There are not many cons with Bluebeam PDF Revu. If anything, like most software, the program has a once-in-a-while glitch. But this can be fixed quickly by restarting the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Zach S.

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

2018-01-18

Pros

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.

Cons

Since bluebeam operates in pdf format it can make large drawing files very slow.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Neil S.

Excellent tool for markups and takeoffs

2018-12-18

Pros

The ability to calculate measurements on a PDF drawing is a valued feature in Construction management.

Cons

You will need some knowledge of marking up files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mic W.

A Must Have Software for Collaboration

2020-03-02

This has made team and remote team collaboration possible for our company.

Pros

We also use the Bluebeam Studio functionality to create document review sessions which has been amazing when reviewing design files, letters, calcs, etc.

Cons

There is a small learning curve with the software, especially who documents are uploaded, shared, and comments are reviewed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bianca Z.

I consider Bluebeam Revu a necessity for my engineering work.

2018-03-20

I think it is a necessity for anyone dealing with official documents, editing PDFs, and working in the architectural/construction industry.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Michael B.

A slightly wonky product that offers a lot of nice features.

2018-03-15

Lots of features and it makes using it in conjunction with other autodesk software a breeze.

Pros

Relatively easy to use.

Cons

License management could be handled better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nihal Melissa A.

Life saver for PDF files

2018-10-04

Pros

You can review your documents, convert pdf data reports to excel or word.

Cons

Some form documents on pdf format cannot be edited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Zahra Z.

Great software for file and document managment and collaboration

2019-07-19

This tools is very helpful and great alternative to adobe PDf. Many tasks are automated.

Pros

The software allows managing and exporting notes, in addition to marking tasks-notes as completed.

Cons

After you choose the "select text" option, it is hard to "scroll" through pages. You will need to click for every page flip which is inconvenient.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 501-1000 employees)

This wonderful program has become my repository for all documents, email to construction drawings.

2018-07-12

Every thing is now kept in one place document wise.

Pros

Ease of use for primary tasks such as PDF and transfer.

Cons

Requires a lot of patience to access and properly use the advanced functions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Deniel A.

BlueBeam Review

2021-01-12

Markups of documents for red lines and revisions.

Pros

Excellent document markup interface, accurate measuring tools for estimating, OCR fairly accurate and tracking of markups

Cons

When integrated with InEight Documents, the time for opening and saving documents is extended. No notification when emailing document if the document is too large.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew W.

PDF writer and Document control for the construction industry

2019-03-15

Revu is a fantastic resourse in the office for editing and marking up PDF drawings. It excelles where vectors are used in 3D PDFs. As construction begins bluebeam becomes less useful navigating drawing compared to something like PlanGrid. You can’t go wrong if you use both bluebeam for Pre-Con and PlanGrid for Construction. The cost savings compared to some other software is substantial.

Pros

Updating documents on studio and controlling versions by checking in and checking out.

Cons

Adding tools, fortunately there is an incredible network of folks who make their tools available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sally C.

Project Estimation / Management

2020-08-21

BlueBeam is essential for builders who needs quick estimation needed for material specification amount and allowing to make notes on the PDF to share with clients on revisions.

Pros

Ideal for importing, exporting, drawing, and annotating on PDFs such as construction drawing document.

Cons

Per the comment on the pros, wish there is snapping automation like featured in autocad and sketchup, it would help aide in faster estimating work.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 201-500 employees)

Great Once Learned

2020-05-14

I can do everything in one software when it comes to document editing and management.

Pros

Bluebeam Revu has lots of features, which the more you get into the software, the more you find yourself working smarter, not harder.

Cons

When you get in to other, more complicated tasks it can be tricky to find what you need in the toolbars.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Architecture & Planning company, 51-200 employees)

Bluebeam Revu has helped in many ways to streamline common tasks in our Architectural office.

2018-03-02

Pros

The ability to host a set of documents on the cloud with bluebeam studio and have multiple people simultaneously access and edit the document is invaluable to our current workflow. Features like document hyperlinks has also shaved valuable time off of everyday tasks.

Cons

I dislike that an upgraded license to Bluebeam Extreme is required to create and edit pdf forms, this is a valuable feature to have but not justified by the extra price of upgrading.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mindy B.

BEST PDF Software around

2017-06-08

* Easy to Use * Most options for editing PDF documents * Integration with Procore!

Pros

So easy to edit and manipulate documents. It is user friendly and has more options then you could ever need.

Cons

It allows you to search most PDF documents for special words or characters.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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