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Your Guide to Bluebeam Revu Editions

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Bluebeam Revu is at the forefront of PDF markup solutions, allowing users to complete complex projects and collaborate all in real time. 

Bluebeam Revu has 3 editions: Standard, CAD and eXtreme. Let’s explore the differences.

Bluebeam Revu Standard

Bluebeam Revu Standard is the essential solution for intuitive 2D and 3D PDF markup, editing and collaboration.

Across the editions of Bluebeam Revu, there are basic features that are common in all 3. 

Across the three editions, many key features are consistent and are included in Revu Standard. These include:

Tracking and managing annotations, customisable markup tools, Collaborating on PDFs in real time with shared markups, Creating, mark up and manipulate 3D PDFs from any IFC or U3D file, and Creating and batching PDFs directly from Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Studio in it’s full is available to all 3 editions. These include:

Collaborating in real time with Studio Sessions, Uploading files to the cloud for easy management with Studio Projects, and Syncing Studio Project files locally for offline editing.

Similar to Studio, all document mark up features are available in full to all three versions. These include:

Annotating PDFs with markups such as customized text, shapes, stamps and watermarks, Measuring PDFs with built-in measurement tools, Generating and exporting a CSV, PDF or XML summary of all markups in a file, Importing PDF markups, Imbedding general photos, 360° photos and videos in markups, View 3D PDFs and mark up 3D views, and many more.

Features for page content and editing include:

Customising the size of new pages and resizing existing pages, Imbedding file attachments, Combining separate documents to create a single PDF, Customising toolbars and many more.

Features include:

One-click PDF creation and batch directly from Microsoft Office and Outlook, Integrate with SharePoint and ProjectWise, Transfer hyperlinks from an AutoCAD file, Convert any Windows file to PDF or 10 other file formats using the Bluebeam PDF printer, Export scanned PDFs as editable Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

Features include:

Apply password protection and set permissions, Add digital signature fields that require certified digital IDs, and Track all digital signatures and certificates.

Bluebeam Revu CAD

Bluebeam Revu CAD is the solution for CAD users that includes smart plugins for 2D and 3D PDF creation.

Revu CAD has all the key features of Standard but  upgrades in a few key areas:

Upgrades from Standard include:

One-click 2D PDF creation and batch directly from Revit, AutoCAD and SolidWorks,
One-click 3D PDF creation directly from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate and SketchUp Pro.

All features of Studio are in all versions of Bluebeam Revu.

All features of document markup are in all editions of Bluebeam Revu.

Features for page content and editing are the same as Revu Standard.

Plug-Ins and Integration differ in a few key areas:

One-click 2D PDF creation and batch directly from AutoCAD, Revit and SolidWorks, One-click 3D PDF creation directly from Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate and SketchUp Pro
Convert Revit Rooms to Revu Spaces, Batch convert files from AutoCAD, Revit and SolidWorks to PDF, TIF, JPG, BMP, PSD, PNG, PCL, GIF, EMF and WMF files
Import files with SHX fonts from AutoCAD
Import sheet sets from AutoCAD.

Security and Digital Signatures is the same as Revu Standard.

Bluebeam Revu eXtreme

Bluebeam Revu eXtreme is the robust solution built for power users who want to automate complex processes and push the limits of document collaboration.

eXtreme has all the key features of Standard and CAD but upgrades in a few key areas:  

Key feature upgrades include: 

Transforming scanned images into text-searchable PDFs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR),
Using Automatic Forms Creation to convert PDFs into forms,
Transfering measurement totals from a local PDF to an Excel spreadsheet in real-time using Quantity Link,
Implementing scripting commands,
Applying a digital signature and professional seal across a batch of multiple files with Batch Sign & Seal,
Automatically create navigational hyperlinks across a specific group of documents using Batch Link,
Using Batch Slip Sheet to automatically insert new page revisions or replace current pages with new revisions for a group of documents.

Studio is consistent with all versions of Revu. 

Document Markup is consistent for all versions of Revu.

This includes:

Creating and edit forms, even from scanned documents,
Transforming scanned images into text-searchable PDFs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR),
Batch process hyperlinks for large document sets,
Implementing scripting commands,
Automatically append, prepend or replace existing page content in complex file sets with new file revisions.

Features are the same as Revu CAD except for the ability to:

Link real-time data from measurement markups to Excel worksheets.

This is consistent with Revu CAD except for the additional features of:

Redacting PDF content permanently,
Applying a digital signature and professional seal across a batch of multiple files.

 

Looking for additional information or guides?

ASt is here to help. if you have any additional queries or would like to get in touch, we’d be happy to assist you.

Ph: 1300 672 888

Email: sales@advancedspatial.com.au

Tai Nguyen

Tai Nguyen

Managing Director at Advanced Spatial Technologies

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