Using View Mode and Markup Mode in Bluebeam Revu

There are now two users modes in Revu 2018 – View mode and markup mode. Using View Mode and Markup Mode in Bluebeam Revu meets the needs of those who only need to view as well as for those who need to markup and use the full suite of Features of Revu.

View mode – you can use Measurement tools, join Studio Projects, and view documents. While in View Mode, you can also use MultiView, MultiView Extended, Presentation mode, Profiles and work in Studios sessions for real time collaboration. Open License users will find View mode particularly helpful (more on this below).  While participating in a Studio Session, View mode allows you to markup with measurements, comments and markups.

Markup mode allows full access to the Revu features available with your edition.  You can switch between the two modes from the Revu menu.

Using View Mode in Bluebeam Revu

Want to know more about the interface changes in Revu 2018 and 2019? Check out “Bluebeam Revu 2018 – Navigating the Interface Changes” (Recorded on July 12, 2018).

Why use View Mode in Bluebeam Revu?

View mode is for users who have not registered Revu, or have an Open License. If you don’t fall into one of these categories, you will only need Markup mode.

View mode has two benefits:

  • Unregistered users – If you decide not to purchase a license after installing a Revu trial, you can continue using Revu in View mode for free.
  • Open License users – View mode gives you access to Revu’s basic functionality without consuming a seat in your license pool. If you are using View mode (and thus consuming a seat), you can switch to View mode and your seat will become available to a colleague.  If all Open License seats are occupied when you open Revu, Revu will automatically open in View mode.

What Happened to Vu?

Vu as a standalone product has been deprecated. It’s functionality is now available in Revu 2018 using View mode.

Instead of downloading Vu, download Revu and click Use as Trial when prompted to register your software. This will give you access to all of Revu’s features free for 30 days. Once the trial ends, you can continue using Revu, but in View mode only.

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