Swedish manufacturer Accenta dramatically improves communication and reduces costs with Bluebeam PDF Revu
Headquartered in Värnamo Sweden, Accenta manufactures high-tech emergency lighting solutions. The projects they supply are usually large in scope, ranging from hotels and shopping centers to sports arenas.
Prior to finding Bluebeam, the team had an inefficient and paper intensive workflow for determining the quantity of products needed on a project. Accenta received drawings and sketches from the building architect that were printed out and marked up by hand to designate the location of each emergency light and exit sign. Because the detailed dimensions were often unknown, the engineers would do their best to estimate the lengths on the drawing to position each fixture in the correct locations to meet code requirements. An engineer would then manually input the calculations into their specialized computer system. Finally, the marked-up drawing would be rescanned and sent back to the architect and sub-contractors. If further revisions were needed, Accenta would have to go through the entire process again. Not only was this process time-consuming, but also the handwritten notes were not always clear and the printing costs for the drawings were a significant expense to the company.
With a mission to provide great products in great time, Accenta sought to improve its processes. They were looking for a way to digitize this process to speed up communication. “That’s when we heard about Bluebeam PDF Revu,” said CEO Kenneth Lodeklint. Bluebeam PDF Revu is a PDF markup, editing and collaboration software that allows manufacturers, designers and builders to create digital workflows. “We found it to be a perfect fit.”