Bluebeam Revu 2016.5 Release Notes – Update Today

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Bluebeam Revu 2016.5 Release Notes - Update Today

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• Added Korean language installation and application localization.
• OCR support for Korean (eXtreme only).
• Chinese font characters now appear correctly in Note markups.


• Bring focus to PDF documents when clicking on File Name in the Tags dialog box.
• Performance enhancements when loading and scrolling through Sets (.bex) files.


• PDFs with colored form fields can now be unflattened.
• Fixed issue with form fields shifting after flattening the PDF.
• Further function and display improvements for XFA form documents.


• The measurement depth value now converts its values correctly when changing the measurement unit.
• Commas in the Depth column of the Markups list now appear in CSV reports.


• Added option to show/hide hyperlinks when printing.
• Resolved an issue with inaccurate collation when printing multiple documents.

Studio, SharePoint and ProjectWise

• Studio Projects now includes the option to remove a Project from the list of attended Projects.
• Improved performance when joining a Studio Project or Session of a larger size.
• Addressed issue with markups going missing in a Studio Session when Revu crashed unexpectedly.
• Fixed issue with Revu incorrectly finding SharePoint root paths, leading to authentication prompts that failed.
• Resolved an issue with hyperlinks in PDFs not correctly linking to non-PDF files stored in ProjectWise.
• Documents loaded into Sets now respect the Stack Revisions setting if stored in ProjectWise.


• Added option to export Revit Sheet Properties as Tags.
• Revit 2017 plugin now supports both 2D and 3D PDF creation.
• Navisworks Manage and Simulate 2017 plugins now support 3D PDF creation.
• Fixed issue with Microsoft Office plugin being unable to create PDFs.
• Addressed issue with the Microsoft Excel plugin creating PDFs with incorrect data in certain fields.
• Resolved an issue with Microsoft PowerPoint plugin incorrectly sending error messages while still creating PDFs successfully.
• Fixed an issue with Chinese text displaying incorrectly on some PDFs created from the Microsoft Word plugin.
• Added support for Noto Sans CJK Korean font in PDFs created through Microsoft Office plugin.
• Addressed an issue in the Revit plugin that caused the conversion of a large number of sheets to fail.

Other Resolved Issues

• Enhanced PDF rendering of graphics and content that include unique gradients, masks, blend modes and transparencies.
• Fixed issue with markups and stamps not appearing when opened through the bFX protocol.
• Addressed issue in which copying and pasting PDF pages prevented markups assigned to layers to recognize the layer they were set to.
• Resolved issue with Reduce File Size unexpectedly swapping letters.
• Fixed issue with Split Documents causing files to stay the same size as the original file after splitting.

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