How to make Bluebeam Revu look like older versions

This post applies to version of Revu prior to 2018  

So you’ve upgraded to Bluebeam Revu Version 2017 (or 10,11, 12, 2015, or 2016) from an older version.  Great.  Now you can enjoy all the new features that the current version of Revu offers such as:  Spaces, Links and Places, 3D Markups, Studio Projects with unlimited storage, custom line editor, and Microsoft Outlook Integration (to name a few).

Maybe you like the new look to the interface (we do), but maybe you don’t.  And if you don’t, no worries, there is a nifty tool to force Revu into “Classic Mode”.

Looking for details on the User Interface changes introduced in Revu 2018?

1. Select the Preferences Gear
2. Select Preferences

How to make Bluebeam Revu look like older versions

1. Select General
2. Select Classic
3. Select OK


That’s it! The Classic look for those who want the old-school style for Revu


  1. A. Hicks on July 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Does this work for the latest 18 version?

    • OBC on August 13, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Hi A. Hicks,
      At the moment, it’s for versions before 2018.

  2. Joseph on August 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Doesn’t work in 2018. 🙁

    • OBC on August 13, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Hi Joseph, That’s correct. We’ll update the post to indicate that it’s for pre-2018 releases of Bluebeam Revu.

  3. Alfredo on September 13, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Please make this available for 2018! 🙁

  4. Lucy Clarke on September 26, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I second that! Please please pleeeeeeease update 2018 to allow the classic view 🙁

    • OBC on November 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Lucy, We’ve passed your request to Bluebeam. In the meantime, submit this request thru the “make a suggestion” function at HELP>Make a Suggestion.

  5. Dave Muse on November 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    What they said, my company of 60 employees ALL agree, please offer classic mode from 2018 version to 2016 interface!!!

    • OBC on November 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Dave, We’re happy to pass this along to Bluebeam on your behalf. Another option would be to visit the “Make a Suggestion” section under the Help Menu in Revu 2018. Help > Make a Suggestion.

  6. Jeff Drew on December 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Suggestion submitted, myself and peers agree with everyone else here.

  7. Rose H on June 26, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Yes, Please go back to 2016 icons. So much capability isn’t easily available! I’m usually in favor of streamlined interfaces, but having to go through 3 -4 tiers of pull-downs to get my tool is NOT streamlining.

    • OBC on June 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Rose – Thanks! Let’s get your feedback to Bluebeam. Please visit this page to send your feedback to Bluebeam. Alternatively you can open Revu 2018, goto Help>Make a Suggestion.

      Revu 2018 - Make a Suggestion

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