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Transfer your Bluebeam Revu License from one PC to another


Bluebeam software is registered on a “per workstation” basis with a node-locked license.  This means that Bluebeam Revu is tied to a particular PC.  The locking takes place when the license is registered (married) to a particular PC.

On the other hand, Bluebeam Revu licenses are also portable.  This means that we can easily transfer 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.  See the video below for instructions on transferring your Bluebeam Revu registration license to a second PC.

You’ll actually have Bluebeam Revu installed on 2 (or more) PCs, but it’ll only be registered on 1 at a time.

Do you need to transfer your 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 the 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. Go to the Help Menu
  2. Select the Administrator Button
  3. Click the Revu Tab from Bluebeam Administrator
  4. Select “Backup Settings” and save the backup zip file

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  1. Go to  the Help Menu
  2. Click the Administrator Button
  3. Select the Revu Tab from Bluebeam Adminstrator
  4. Select “Restore Settings” and browse to the backup zip file you save in the previous step, then restore it
Import Setting from Bluebeam Revu

Import Setting from Bluebeam Revu

 

 

What to watch for: Don’t forget to unregister your copy of Bluebeam Revu from your workstation prior to leaving for your time in the field.  Yes, this is a manual process.  Hit the Unregister button or run the risk of being without your registered copy of Bluebeam Revu.

Managing 50 or more installs of Bluebeam Revu?  Converting to Enterprise Licensing may help you manage licenses more efficiently.  Contact us to learn more.

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