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Upgrading to Bluebeam Revu 2017

Already own a license of Bluebeam Revu? Upgrading to Bluebeam Revu 2017 is easy. Whether you own a Perpetual or Open License, we’ve got all the answers to your upgrade questions.


Perpetual Licenses

Customers with Maintenance purchased from Orange Blade Consultants
Visit our Upgrade page to receive your free version upgrade.

Customers without Maintenance
Purchase a separate upgrade through our Online Store

Seat Purchases Made On or After February 1, 2017
Visit the Upgrade page to receive a version upgrade to Revu 2017 at no charge.

* Enterprise License customers can also follow the above upgrade instructions.


Open Licenses

Your Revu 2017 product keys have already been created.
Log in to the Bluebeam Gateway, where you’ll find your new Revu 2017 product key.

All your Open License seats will keep the same serial number. You can continue to use your existing version of Revu or update to Revu 2017. Now you’re ready to create, edit and collaborate on PDFs like never before with Revu 2017.

Email bluebeam@orangeblade.com for more information about purchasing or upgrading your existing license.


How to Install the Upgrade

About Upgrades:

Going from one “full” version number to another is a paid major upgrade, unless you have a current maintenance subscription when the new software is released. For example, going from Revu 2016.5 to Revu 2017 is not a free upgrade, but on the other hand, upgrading from version 2016.1 to version 2016.5 is free of charge since it is a minor upgrade.

1. Check the Bluebeam Revu Compatibility Chart

Go to the Bluebeam Revu Compatibility Chart and confirm your new version of Bluebeam Revu is compatible with the operating system and associated software on your machine.

2. Get your current Serial Number and Product Key

Make sure you have the correct serial number (7 digit number on your software license certificate) and product key for the new software. It’s important that this information matches the edition and version number you want to register.

If you’re doing a major upgrade, such as going from Revu 2016 Standard to Revu 2017 Standard, you’ll need a new serial number and product key for the new version.

Self Upgrade Option for Customers with Maintenance

Customers who have maintenance can issue themselves a new serial number and product key.  Just visit the Bluebeam Self Upgrade page and enter the registration information for their current software, and then clicking the Search button.  Need help finding your current serial number and product key? We can help, contact us.

3. After Upgrading your License, Download the Bluebeam Revu Installer

Now it’s time to download and install the new version of Bluebeam Revu in order to successfully complete the upgrade. Unregistering your current Revu software and re-registering it with the new serial number and product key will not upgrade the software or unlock new features.

Scenario 1: “I Have an Email Containing the New Serial Number and Product Key”

If you’ve received an email containing the registration information for the new version of Bluebeam Revu, you’ll also notice that it contains a download link that takes you to our Downloads and Updates page.

Once you get there, select the edition of Bluebeam Revu that’s listed in the email and the version number that’s in the email. If you’re offered the option to Save or Run the file after making your selections, save it to your hard drive.

Scenario 2: “I Don’t Have an Email Containing the New Serial Number and Product Key”

If you don’t have an email with the new serial number and product key, please contact us to request another copy.

4. Install Bluebeam Revu

Once the download has finished, please close all of your open programs, and then double-click on the installer. Click here for detailed instructions for installing Revu 2017 onto your computer.

Note: Please refer to the Enterprise Installation page if you’re deploying Revu 2017 to multiple computers.

“When Do I Enter My Serial Number and Product Key?”

During the end installation, a registration window will appear where you can enter your serial number and product key.

After you’ve clicked the Register button, the software will contact the registration server to complete the activation process. The installer will continue running, and eventually you’ll be able to click the Finish button to complete the installation process.

Note: If you receive an error when registering Bluebeam Revu, please make sure you’ve entered the correct serial number and product key, as discussed earlier in this article. We recommend that you copy/paste the serial number and product key from your license certificate into Revu’s registration window.  If the message doesn’t go away, please check the Registration Errors page to see what it means and how to resolve it. 

If you still need further assistance, please contact Orange Blade Consultants



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