For those on Revu 2018 or 2018.1, Bluebeam Revu update 2018.2 is now available

How to update to Revu 2018.2   (2018.3 and 2018.4 has since been issued)

The easiest way is to update within Revu 2018. Revu will verify the build and version you have installed and display a link to the correct update file.

  1. Open Revu.
  2. Go to Help > Check for Updates
  3. Click on the Update to 2018.x button.
  4. A dialog box appears asking where to download the update file. Choose a convenient location and click OK.
  5. In the Windows File Explorer, navigate to the location you chose and double-click the update file.
  6. Follow the instructions to install the update.

For anyone wishing to trial 2018.2, get a 30-day trial here

What has been addressed in this update? See release note below or from the Bluebeam Support Site.

Studio Projects

  • Updated color scheme (dark/light mode) based on theme in Preferences.
  • Added the ability to sort files in Thumbnails View.
  • Added thumbnail file preview in Thumbnails View.
  • Added a prompt to open files in Split View.
  • Added functionality to always open Project tabs in the same window if using Split View.

Studio Sessions

  • Improvements to Studio stability issues intermittently causing unexpected disconnections and issues leaving a Studio Session with pending markups.

Preview Handler

  • Updated UI and improved performance of preview handler.


  • Added functionality to reset all page labels to match the current page numbers.

Resolved Issues

Digital Signatures
  • Addressed an issue where digital signatures were being marked as invalid because of missing certifications.
  • Addressed an issue where digital signatures were being marked as invalid because of invalid changes that were applied after signing.
  • Addressed an issue where the GlobalSign® SHA-256 certificate authority could not be verified.
  • Addressed an issue where applying an Entrust signature can take couple minutes.
  • Addressed an issue where signatures and timestamps created outside of Revu were marked as invalid in Revu.
  • Addressed an issue where valid IdenTrust signatures were showing as invalid.
  • Addressed an issue where adding multiple digital signatures would cause Revu to invalidate the some or all signatures on the document.
  • Added validation for digital signatures based on timestamp when document was signed.
  • Addressed an issue where attempting to sign a PDF with a revoked certificate would fail without any error messages.
  • Addressed an issue where signing a PDF would use the computer’s clock instead of the timestamp server.
Batch Slip Sheet
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where for certain files, the markups will fail to copy to the new revision.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where flattened markups were not being carried over when “Flatten Markups after Copy” was selected.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where hyperlinks associated to flattened markups were broken.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks were breaking after using Batch Slip Sheet.
  • Addressed an issue where bookmarks would break after doing a Batch Slip Sheet.
Additional Improvements & Fixes
  • Addressed an issue causing slow syncing of Studio Project files in sub-folders.
  • Addressed an issue where documents in Studio Projects could not be opened from Recents.
  • Addressed an issue in Sessions where undoing multiple group markups from the dropdown would not update for other attendees in the Session.
  • Addressed an issue where Quantity Link would incorrectly update values for linked cells.
  • Addressed an issue where “No Fill” in the color picker was not available when selecting multiple markups.
  • Addressed an issue in Page Setup where offset units were not being updated correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where Internet Explorer® plugin was not working with certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where editing the subject of a grouped markup in a tool set would cause the markup to be ungrouped and lose control points.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Stamp where negative values could not be input in the X/Y fields.
  • Addressed an issue where documents saved to network location could not be opened.
  • Addressed an issue in the Measurements panel where the total column will not sum the total when adding any consecutive measurement markups.
  • Addressed an issue in Layers where selecting “Show Print Layers” and then changing the print options on layers were not updating them correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where the Length tool caption was not positioned correctly when drawing from right to left.
  • Addressed an issue where some text did not appear in the PDF when converting a Word document to PDF.
  • Addressed an issue where a comma was an invalid decimal separator in numeric fields for different languages.
  • Addressed an issue where assigning a layer to a member of a group does not assign the layer to the entire group.
  • Addressed an issue where panels could not be dragged and dropped to the bottom if there were no panels already attached at the bottom.
  • Addressed an issue where the whole Set would get added to a Batch process instead of the selected PDFs.
  • Addressed an issue where after placing a count markup and then undoing it, the count markup would reappear when document is reopened.
  • Addressed an issue where the option to clear certificate was not visible.
  • Addressed an issue where registering an Open License will get stuck if attempted multiple times.
  • Addressed an issue where the Flags panel would not refresh when switching between documents in Split View.
  • Addressed an issue where panels could not be opened by keyboard shortcuts.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Crop where the Get Window functionality was not working after making a selection.
  • Addressed an issue in Studio Projects where some context menu items were missing in Details View for certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks created in Word to a mapped network drive did not work once it was created as a PDF by the plugin.
  • Addressed an issue where using Shift + Click to multi-select hyperlinks was not working.
  • Addressed an issue when calibrating with Separate Vertical Scale enabled where updating the X value would update the Y value instead.
  • Addressed an issue where the No Fill option in the color picker was not working when multi-selecting markups with different fill colors.
  • Addressed an issue where empty columns were not being included in the CSV summary.
  • Addressed an issue where creating a Print Summary would fail if Spaces Cover Sheet was enabled.
  • Addressed an issue where permission cannot be set for a user who joined an unrestricted Project without an invitation.
  • Addressed an issue where sorting the servers in the Manage Servers dialog was not updating the dropdown list in the Studio panel.
  • Addressed an issue where clicking the hyperlink to execute did not highlight the link in the document.
  • Addressed an issue where resuming a count onto a second page would duplicate the count.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties panel where selecting edit columns will not display all the available columns.
  • Addressed an issue where Unflatten progress dialog displayed as flattening.
  • Addressed an issue where opening and closing the Manage Columns dialog would crop the columns flyout in the Markups List menu.
  • Addressed an issue where renaming a folder with the same name as an existing folder would not display an error message and fail.
  • Addressed an issue in the Layers panel where the Print option could not be edited when Show Print Layers was selected.
  • Addressed an issue where text was overlapping in the Properties panel for PDF/A documents.
  • Addressed an issue where an error message would not display when using the format painter to change the color of markup with a custom status.
  • Addressed an issue where stamp previews were being cut off in the Apply Stamp dialog.
  • Addressed an issue where email templates did not support email addresses with top level domains that had more than four characters.
  • Addressed an issue where the temp subject for Cloud tool would say Polygon instead of Cloud.
  • Addressed an issue where the highlight when selecting a tool in the Tool Chest does not reset when selecting other tools.
  • Addressed an issue where creating a Table Summary of documents with lots of markups would insert blank pages to the summary created.
  • Addressed an issue in Sets where multi-selecting items in the categories preferences and then deleting was only deleting one item.
  • Addressed an issue in Quantity Link where opening linked Excel® files and updating linked values were slow.
  • Addressed an issue where the “Create 3D PDF” would cause AutoCAD 2018 to crash for certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where opening a second file from ProjectWise® Explorer would fail.
  • Addressed an issue where extracting pages from a certified document was allowed.
  • Addressed an issue where once a custom status gets saved to a profile, all the statuses created after are saved to the profile by default.
  • Addressed an issue where the search field in the Markups List was missing the clear content icon.
  • Addressed an issue where the security presets that are applied via the change permission dropdown are not applied because it does not prompt for a password.
  • Addressed an issue where feature usage tracking may have become unintentionally enabled while upgrading to 2018.1. Silent deployment configurations of 2018.2 will default to the disabled state unless the user specifically opts in. Please note all data is attributed to anonymized users, is never shared, and is used to help identify usage frequency for a given feature.

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