Transfer your Bluebeam Revu License to another PC

(This post if for Revu 2018 and 2019. For versions 12, 2015, 2016, and 2017, visit this post)


Bluebeam Revu 2018  and 2019 software is registered on a “per workstation” basis as a node-locked license.  This means that Bluebeam Revu is tied to a particular PC.  The locking takes place when the license is registered to a particular PC. This article is about perpetual seats of Bluebeam Revu, not the Open licenses which float between users. On the other hand, Bluebeam Revu licenses are also portable. This means that we can easily transfer your Bluebeam License to another PC the license or registration from one PC to another.

A realistic use case would be for when you are using Bluebeam Revu in your office today……..but need to you Bluebeam Revu on your Laptop while in the field tomorrow.  You don’t necessarily need to purchase a second license just for field work.  You can follow these easy steps to move the license between computers.

  1. Go to the Revu menu
  2. Click “Unregister”

Unregister Revu 2018 to Transfer your Bluebeam Revu License to another PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will convert your current licensed version to the viewer only mode. And as for PDF viewers, it’s a darn good one!

Then on the new machine you want to have registered:

  1. Go to the Revu menu
  2. Click “Register” and enter your Bluebeam serial number and product key

 

Register Revu 2018 or 2019 on new PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You now have Bluebeam Revu installed on 2 (or more) PCs, but it’ll only be registered once. Questions about the distinction between installed and registered? Give us a call or email.


Do you need to transfer your Revu settings from one PC to another as well?

Perhaps you’ve spent some time configuring your settings on your office workstation, and you’d like those same setting on your new PC or on a laptop while you’re out of the office.  Well, that’s easy too.  Although the video above shows how to do this, these step-by-step directions will show you as well.

  1. Start by going to the Revu Menu
  2. Select the Administrator Button
  3. Click the Revu Tab from Bluebeam Administrator
  4. Select “Backup Settings” and save the backup zip file

Backup Settings Revu 2018 to transfer to new PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Move that backup file to the new computer
  2. On the new machine, begin by going into Revu and clicking Bluebeam Software Bluebeam Administrator and then the Revu tab
  3. Select “Restore Settings”
  4. Select the backup zip file

Restore Settings Revue 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip: Don’t forget to copy your custom stamps over.  Stamps are not part of the Settings since they are individual PDF files.  So that is another step you’ll want to take to be sure your different computers you might use are set up similarly.  The default windows path for stamps is: C:\ProgramData\Bluebeam Software\Bluebeam Revu\2018\Stamps

2 Comments

  1. Will on May 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I would like to do this exact process to switch between computers on the go but the “unregister” button is grayed out and can’t be clicked. What do you recommend for I do now?

    • OBC on May 26, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Hi Will – if the button is grayed out, it is likely in Trial mode, View Mode, Offline Mode or it’s an Open License. Can you confirm that one of these conditions exist?

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