Top 3 Features of Bluebeam Revu 2019

Top Feature #3 – Standardize with Ease

We can’t discuss what’s new in Bluebeam Revu 2019 without including the folks who install the software. For those tasked with installing Bluebeam Revu, easily take control of deployment across your organization with the new enterprise-ready configuration tool. A standalone application available with your deployment package is a tool that IT professionals can appreciate.

The Revu Configuration Editor for enterprise deployments is a tool that allows easy configuration of scripts for your Revu MSI deployment, MSP patch update, or creating scripts for post-installation deployments of custom assets, such as Profiles, Tool Sets, Hatch Patterns, and Line Styles. This will allow IT teams to customize and standardize pdf creation, toolsets, profiles, hatch patterns, etc.

By the way, Revu 2019 has added support for Revit 2020, AutoCAD 2020, AutoCAD LT 2020, Solidworks 2019, and Microsoft Office 2019.

Revu 2019 Configuration Editor

Top Feature #2 – Build better Bids

Obtain precise measurements with the new and improved takeoff functions. You’ll notice an automatic prompt for setting scale to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible. Don’t get burned by improperly scaling plan sets and the inaccuracy that comes from it.

You can select different measurements and Revu for Windows will keep a running total of whatever you’ve selected.  It can also be detached as shown below, thus providing a good visual for when you wonder why there is no cubic feet measurement.  You can see right away you don’t have a depth entered! It doesn’t stop there. You can show segment values and captions from the Measurement panel and not have to go to the Properties toolbar.

Accurately creating quantity takeoffs and cost estimates are crucial to formulating competitive bids (or “Tenders” for our Canadian and Australian Friends). Revu 2019 introduces features designed to improve turnaround times and reduce risk and minimize costly errors from the very beginning of the process.

Scale now shown on thumbnails. You can review which pages have a scale set right from the Thumbnails panel.  Edit Scale from there as well. Pages with a locked scale will notify users to that status and highlight temporary scales when they’re being used.

Takeoff Scale Thumbnails in Bluebeam RevuPrompt to Set scale in Revu 2019Detach Totals Window


Top Feature #1 – One Word, Speed

Users expressed their need for speed. Queue the “Top Gun” memes 😀.  Now users can get from point A to point B 600% Faster compared to Revu 2017. Your project team will appreciate it. You’re much less likely to experience rendering lag with 2019.

The fastest version of Revu is here with version 2019. Revu 2019 introduces features speed functionality. Quickly pan and zoom through detailed plans with the new hardware-assisted rendering engine. The smooth, consistent nature of Revu 2019 is something you must experience for yourself.Bluebeam user at Workstation

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Now that we know the Top 3 Features of Bluebeam Revu 2019, these features were added in Revu 2018

Drop Down Menus

In previous versions of Revu, the menu bar was a bit cluttered with numerous functions and various shaped icons. Now in Revu 2018, you can more intuitively access your features with the menu drop downs. With this new and intuitive drop-down menu, you’ll find Bluebeam features they never knew existed in previous versions of Revu. In the past, crucial features were “hidden” and could not easily be found unless you knew exactly where to look. Now, clicking to find your favorite functions are more straight-forward and simple to access than ever before.

Drop-down Menu in Revu 2018

Main Toolbar

Tabs in prior versions of Revu housed a lot of the core functions of Revu. The user interface is simplified in Revu 2018 with a toolbar on the left-hand side with the main core functions within Revu.

If you don’t immediately see all the core functions you use in this sidebar, don’t stress. You still have the capability of right-clicking and customizing those core functions. This new view simply eliminates a lot of the clutter and difficulty in navigating to your core functions.

Core Function Toolbar in Revu

New/Updated Profiles

To access your profiles in earlier versions of Revu, you would have to go to the View tab and click the icon of the man with the bow tie to select from the nine out-of-the-box profiles. Profiles are now located under the Revu menu and are simplified to just four template profiles (Revu, Revu Advanced, Quantity Takeoff, and Field Issues). You also still have the ability to add, import, and export your custom profiles.

Properties Toolbar in Revu

New Properties Toolbar

Previously, if you wanted to edit properties of a markup, you would highlight the markup, go to Tab Access, click Properties, drag out the Properties panel, and then make your changes. With Revu 2018, your options to edit your markups are reduced to one click of the markup. Once you click your desired markup to edit, a Properties toolbar is displayed at the top, right below your menu. This is yet another way Revu 2018 allows you to work more efficiently with fewer clicks.

Improved Panels

Better Panels

With the new panels in Revu 2018, you’ll find that the drop-down option at the top gives you an organized list of functions for working on your document set. You can think of this drop-down in your panel as “right-clicking”.

There is also a new slide bar that allows you to adjust the size and appearance of your items in your panels regardless of your panel width. This feature can apply to anything in your panel, like Tool Chest and Thumbnails. If you’re a user that frequently stares at the screen long hours and need to enlarge the icons for easier viewing, this new slider bar will help immensely.

Studio Enhancements

Bluebeam Studio Enhancement

Studio in Revu 2018 offers a totally new organized view that includes separated tabs for projects and sessions. With this new view, you also have the option to create a filter for your sessions or projects and sort to your convenience. Check out the new features available in Studio Sessions and Studio Projects below:

Studio Projects

Studio Projects in Revu 2018

Projects in Revu 2018 come with a cleaner layout for your folder organization and a search bar to help you locate your files quickly.

Studio Sessions

Studio Sessions in Revu 2018

With Revu 2018, the functionality for creating reports and filtering your sessions are now available, regardless of the size of your panel.

Updated Markups List in Revu

Updated Markup List

In Revu 2018, the Markup List is located on the bottom left hand corner and offers the function to filter, search, and hide items in your markup lists. When filtering markups, Revu greys out all the non-selected markups for easier viewing. The Markup Lists also now offers the capability for importing and exporting markups and generating capture reports.

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

New Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

The most requested Revu feature of all time: custom keyboard shortcuts. It’s located right under the Revu drop-down menu and allows you to set up shortcuts for your functions on the Tools and Commands tabs. Having the ability to customize your keyboard shortcuts can save you a great deal of time and clicks in your everyday workflow. For companies trying to standardize custom keyboard shortcuts across the whole team, you can also import and export saved keyboard shortcuts to use on other computers to share the same assigned shortcuts.

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