Print to Scale from Bluebeam Revu

As much as we’d like to be 100% paperless, we’ll admit that sometimes we need paper plans.  If we print plans on the sheet size that the PDF was intended to be printed on, we often get good results.  And by good results, we mean the ability to Print to Scale from Bluebeam Revu.  If you’d prefer to print a portion of the plan, instead of the entire sheet, then printing to scale will take a few adjustments. It’s actually quite easy.  See the video below for more.

By using the Print Dialog Box in Bluebeam Revu, we can even get scaled PDF content onto a smaller paper size.  The WYSIWYG print preview leads the way and let’s us see what our print results will be before we press the “Print” button.  Print markups, page content, or both.  Dim the page content to make your markups really pop!  Let’s close the Print Dialog box and get going….


Print to Scale from Bluebeam Revu



Looking for a fix for unscaled, inaccurate, PDF measurements? You’ll want to read this article about Untitled Viewports.


  1. Sharina on May 19, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    What if I need to keep the scaling? I am trying to print on a different size paper than I have available, but the scaling is wrong when I print it.

    • OBC on May 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Sharina, Click the “Store Scale in Page” tick box after you calibrate the document to preserve the scaling.

  2. Abby on October 18, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    what if i need to rescale the image from 1/20 to 1/8

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