Bluebeam Product FAQ

What are the differences between Revu Standard, CAD and eXtreme?

With Revu Standard, you have access to a complete set of markup, editing and collaboration features, as well as plugins for Microsoft Office and the Bluebeam PDF printer for easy PDF creation.

Revu CAD includes everything in Standard, plus additional plugins for creating PDFs from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SketchUp Pro and SolidWorks. You can also create 3D PDFs from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and SketchUp Pro.

Revu eXtreme includes everything in CAD and Standard, plus advanced features such as scripting, automatic form creation, OCR+, Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet, Batch Sign & Seal and more.


Can I transfer Revu from one computer to another?

Yes. For more information about transferring your license of Revu to another computer, please read this Support article.


What do I do if my hard drive crashes and I need to reinstall Revu?

Please contact the Bluebeam Support team for assistance and include your Revu serial number along with a brief description of the problem.


Does Revu support PDF forms?

Yes, Bluebeam Revu supports creating, viewing and filling AcroForm form documents. Revu also has full support for viewing and filling static XFA forms, and Dynamic XFA functionality continues to be updated as part of our ongoing development efforts.

Revu eXtreme 2017 features Automatic Form Creation. You can create forms from scanned or digital documents, and Revu will automatically detect fields such as signatures, dates and checkboxes.


How can I learn more about Revu training programs?

Bluebeam offers a variety of training options, from self-guided online training courses to instructor-led customized training sessions. All our training offerings help you or your entire organization master Revu in no time. For more information, visit our Training page.


My clients do not have Revu. If I send them a file, will they be able to view my markups in another PDF viewer?

Yes. Bluebeam Revu follows the PDF standard, which allows markups made in Revu to be visible in other PDF viewers. However, the only way to use Revu’s unique markup features is by opening the PDF in Revu. Your clients who do not have Revu can download Bluebeam Vu, our free PDF viewer and collaboration tool for iPad and Windows.


Is Revu for Windows localized in other languages?

Revu for Windows is localized in English (UK), Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean and Japanese.

How to Purchase Revu

Do I need to purchase a subscription?

Bluebeam Revu is available to purchase via two different licensing options: Perpetual Licensing and Open Licensing. Perpetual Licensing is a one-time license purchase, with volume discounts provided on a per transaction basis. Open Licensing is an annual subscription, priced according to volume. You can find pricing for both licensing models on our pricing page.


Do you offer discounts on bulk purchases?

Yes, volume discounts are offered on a per transaction basis and are only applicable when purchasing the same edition. You can contact us for more details.

Can I use a trial version of Revu prior to purchase?

Yes, Bluebeam offers fully functional 30-day trials for all editions of Revu. Download a free trial of the edition of your choice.


Does Bluebeam offer any educational discounts?

Bluebeam offers educational discounts on Revu to current students and educators from accredited campuses and universities. Bluebeam also supports school and university campus labs by providing free licenses of Revu CAD.

Visit our Bluebeam Academic page for more information.


How do I buy an older version of Revu?

You may only purchase the latest version online. If you need to purchase an older version, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-288-1888 You may also purchase older versions of Revu through an authorized reseller.

How to Upgrade Revu

What is a minor upgrade?

We release minor upgrades to Revu when we make small enhancements to the latest version of the software. For example, if you purchased a Revu 2017 license, you can upgrade to version 2017.5 or any other version 2017.x release at no additional cost. Download updates by visiting the Bluebeam Support page.


What is a major upgrade?

We release a major upgrade to Revu each year with significant enhancements and features. An example of a major upgrade would be an upgrade from Revu 2016 to Revu 2017. You can purchase a major version upgrade by emailing us ar [email protected] or call 866-288-1999. Users with active Maintenance do not need to purchase the major upgrade, as you receive that year’s upgrade free of charge.


What if I upgrade AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks or SolidWorks and do not have the latest version of Revu?

If you upgrade to the latest version of AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage and/or SolidWorks but do not have the latest version of Bluebeam Revu, you can still create PDF files using the Bluebeam PDF printer. For full access to the AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and/or SolidWorks plugin, an upgrade of Bluebeam Revu may be required. View our complete Software Requirement Chart to check if your design software is compatible with your version of Revu.


How do I upgrade my current Revu license to Revu eXtreme?

If you have a license of Revu Standard or CAD, you can purchase an upgrade to Revu eXtreme at the same price as a major version upgrade. Contact us for more information [email protected].

If you have active Maintenance on your license, please email [email protected] for a price quote to continue Maintenance with a Revu eXtreme license.

Compatibility and Integrations

Does Bluebeam Revu work with CAD and Microsoft Office applications?

Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme include plugins for AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SolidWorks and SketchUp Pro. All editions of Revu include Microsoft Office plugins (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) for one-button PDF and batch creation.

Does Bluebeam Revu integrate with any Document Management System (DMS)?

Bluebeam Revu offers direct integration with SharePoint and ProjectWise for seamless access to files stored in these document management systems. Revu also includes Bluebeam Studio Projects for unlimited file storage. Additionally, Studio Prime subscribers can use the Studio API to facilitate integrations with other systems. Find more information about the Studio API on the Bluebeam Developer Network page.



Can Revu run in a Citrix environment?

Bluebeam Revu is certified Citrix Ready for XenApp 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7-7.6. To stay compliant with our EULA (End User License Agreement), you must purchase as many seats as there are Revu users in your organization.

Note that Windows Server 2008 R2 and above are supported under Citrix environments. For more information, visit our Support page.

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