Bluebeam Revu

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

As part of the installation, the .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be installed if .NET 4.5 or higher does not already exist on the workstation. Further information about the .NET Framework may be found here.

Virtual Environments

Revu is certified Citrix Ready for XenApp 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7-7.6.

In order 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 newer are supported under Citrix environments.

For more information, visit our Support page.


Each edition of Bluebeam Revu (Standard, CAD and eXtreme) contains a different set of plugins for one-click PDF creation.

Microsoft Office

Standard CAD eXtreme

Microsoft® Office 2007–2016 (Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®) and Office 365 (supported with locally installed application). Previous versions of Office are supported through the Bluebeam PDF printer. Microsoft Outlook 2007–2016.


Standard CAD eXtreme

SharePoint® Services 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010–2013, SharePoint Server 2007–2013

* Server-side configuration component for Internet Explorer integration optional. This component requires IE 9 or higher.


Standard CAD eXtreme

ProjectWise® V8i SS3 and SS4, ProjectWise CONNECT Edition v10.


CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD® 2010–2017 (also compatible with Autodesk products built on AutoCAD platform including Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, etc.).

* Bluebeam only supports AutoCAD running on Windows versions supported by Autodesk.


Standard CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD LT 2010 - 2017

AutoCAD LT is supported by the Bluebeam PDF printer. A two-button toolbar is added to AutoCAD LT which uses the Bluebeam PDF printer to create PDF files.


CAD eXtreme

Revit® 2011–2017

Revit (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

Revit 2011–2017

Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

Navisworks® Manage 2011–2017
Navisworks Simulate 2011–2017

SketchUp Pro (3D PDF Creation)

CAD eXtreme

SketchUp Pro 2013–2016


CAD eXtreme

SolidWorks® 2010–2016

Other Applications

Standard CAD eXtreme

The Bluebeam PDF printer works with all CAD and Windows applications installed on your device; e.g., AutoCAD LT, older versions of Revit, Autodesk Inventor, MicroStation, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics.

PDF/A Support

Bluebeam Revu supports creating files that are PDF/A-1b compliant according to ISO standards.


The below requirements are suitable for both Windows desktops and tablets:

Minimum Requirements

1024 x 768
Desktops: Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent (recommended, see discussion below)
Tablets: Intel i3 processor or equivalent
4GB (32-bit Windows)
8GB (64-bit Windows)
Hard Disk
Up to 5GB of available space may be required.
Using Revu for working with typical administrative documents
When using Revu for general administrative documents, a standard, general class computer that meets the above requirements may be used.
Using Revu for working with large sets of engineering documents
When working with large drawing sets (for example, construction project bid sets) in which the PDFs may contain hundreds of large format drawings, it is recommended that workstations have adequate memory and processor resources. A recommended hardware configuration would be 64-bit Windows with an Intel i5 Dual Core 3.2GHz, Quad Core 2.3 GHz or better processor, as well as at least 8 GB of RAM. Revu can run on systems with lower specifications; however, a workstation with these settings will provide the optimal performance.
Using Revu for OCR
When using the OCR functionality of Revu eXtreme, 64-bit Windows is highly recommended for best performance.