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, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet, Batch Sign & Seal, linking real-time data from measurement markups to Excel® worksheets and more.
You can compare all three editions of Bluebeam Revu here.
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 operating system does Revu run on?
All editions of Revu run on Windows®.
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.
With automatic form creation in Revu eXtreme, you can create forms from scanned or digital documents. Then, Revu will automatically detect fields such as signatures, date 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 the unique markup features of Revu is by opening the PDF in Revu. Your clients who do not have Revu have two options: They can download Revu and use the free View Mode; OR, if they are iPad® users, they can download the Bluebeam Vu app from the iOS store. Both options allow users to view PDFs and participate in Studio Sessions.
Where did Bluebeam Vu go? Is View Mode similar to Bluebeam Vu?
With the release of Revu 2018, the functionality of our free viewer, Vu, is now available via the View Mode built into Revu. View Mode allows project collaborators to view PDFs and access Studio Sessions and Studio Projects, even if they don’t own a license of Revu. To use this functionality, download a free trial of Revu. When the trial expires, you can continue to use View Mode indefinitely.
With the release of View Mode within Revu, Vu will no longer be maintained and updated as a separate product. Vu 2017 and earlier versions are still available on our Downloads and Updates page.
Is Revu localized in other languages?
Revu is localized in English (UK), Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean and Japanese.
Do I need to purchase a subscription?
Bluebeam Revu is available to purchase on a Perpetual License or as an Open License with an annual subscription. Check out our pricing page for more details.
Can I use a trial version of Revu prior to purchase?
Yes! Bluebeam offers a free 30-day trial of Revu eXtreme, our robust solution for power users, which you can download here.
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 eXtreme.
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@example.com or call us at 866-496-2140 Opt. 1. You may also purchase older versions of Revu through an authorized reseller.
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 20 license, you can upgrade to version 20.2.60 or any other version 20.x release at no additional cost. Check for updates by going to Help > Check for Updates in Revu 2019 or Revu 20 or by visiting our Support page.
What is a major upgrade?
We periodically release a major upgrade to Revu with significant enhancements and features. An example would be the upgrade from Revu 2019 to Revu 20. You can purchase a major version upgrade through our web store, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-788-4100 Opt. 1. Users with active Maintenance do not need to purchase major upgrades, as they’ll receive them free of charge. If you have active Maintenance and would like to upgrade, visit our Upgrade Page.
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 edition to a different one?
This would be considered a crossgrade. We offer crossgrades when customers want to upgrade between editions (e.g., Standard 20 to eXtreme 20). In order to qualify for a crossgrade, the existing license must have active Maintenance. If the license is an older version or does not have active Maintenance, the customer must purchase an upgrade (e.g., Standard 2018 without Maintenance to eXtreme 20). For more information please contact email@example.com.