What’s new in Bluebeam Revu 2016

Legends (our Favorite new feature)

Legends allow anyone to have an immediate visual understanding of the markups on a PDF. Create Legends to show symbols with a basic description, or include additional information from the Markups list such as takeoff quantities, markup status and more. Watch your Legend automatically update as markups are added or modified. 

Batch Markup Summary

Take your Markups list to the next level with batch functionality. Export comprehensive markup reports from multiple documents into a PDF, XML or CSV summary. Specify the information to include by using powerful sort and filter tools, create a personalized Summary Template, and then save your settings to produce customized markup reports at any time.

Revit Plugin Enhancements

Generate smarter PDFs directly from Revit with a simple click. Automatically export Revit Rooms to Spaces (how awesome is that!), create more intelligent 2D PDFs that track the locations of all your markups and makes area measurements even easier to calculate. And with improvements to 3D PDF creation, Linked Model handling, color and material properties transferal and more, your 3D PDFs come to life!


Oh, OK, this is pretty sweet.  We may have to retract our comment above about Legends being our favorite new feature.  First, Bluebeam Software introduced Sets to help you manage an unlimited number of various-source PDFs as a single document in a single tab. Now, there are Tags to help you better organize and sort files within a Set according to sheet number, name, type and more. With Tags added to your sheets, you can even generate a complete drawing log from your Set. 

Alignment Enhancements

Don’t let your markups go wild. Arrange markups with even greater precision. Place markups via Align Center, Align Middle, and Center in Document through the right-click context menu. 


 AutoMark Enhancements

Leveraging improved character recognition technology, AutoMark now automatically creates more accurate page labels and bookmarks from text in your documents, regardless of orientation (yes, even vertical text can be used with AutoMark). Combine multiple page regions, such as sheet labels and numbers, and then easily add prefixes, suffixes and symbols. How’s that for organization?

Bluebeam Revu 2016 is compatible with:

Microsoft Windows versions: 7 SP1, 8.1, 10 (Yes, Windows 10!)
Microsoft Office 2007-2016, 365
Outlook 2007-2016
AutoCAD 2010-2016
Revit 2011-2016
SolidWorks 2010-2016
Navisworks 2011-2016
Sketchup Pro 2013-2105

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