March 5, 2014
We’re proud to announce that Bluebeam is a finalist in the Products +Apps category for the Architizer A+ Public Choice Awards! This award recognizes the best of architecture and design worldwide in 60 categories, so we’re very excited to be among the five finalists in our category.
Winners are determined by online public voting, and we need your help to win! Just visit the website and click on our entry to vote for us. Voting is now open through March 21, so please show your love for Bluebeam today!
February 26, 2014
Now that Revu 12 is here, we have some exciting news for all you iPad users! Revu iPad 2.4 and Vu 2.4 are available for download on the Apple App store and include new features that make it easier than ever to work in the field. The latest release of Revu iPad contains some key updates found in Revu 12, including the ability to embed multiple photos into your markups from your camera, photo library or document manager with the Capture tool. The new Radius tool lets you quickly take radius measurements on the jobsite, while Perimeter and Area measurements now include a Depth parameter for calculating Wall Area and Volume. We’ve also introduced improved grouping functionality with SmartGroup™ measurement summation, so grouped markups will display accurate measurement values for all markups within a group. And, you can now add, delete and edit replies to markups in the Markups list.
In addition, Vu iPad, our free PDF viewer, has also been updated with the new Capture feature and SmartGroup support; plus, it now allows you to view comment threads for markups in the Markups list. The complete release notes are available on our website.
Have questions about these releases? Feel free to comment here, or post in the Bluebeam Community Forum. You can also visit our iPad Resources page to access video tutorials of the features included in this and previous releases.
Until next time,
February 25, 2014
That’s right, the wait is finally over! Revu 12 is here, and it’s loaded with new features to better enable digital collaboration and help you easily connect the office to the field. Learn more here.
February 19, 2014
A new “Road to Revu 12” recap video is now available! Watch as the team visits the city of Dallas to see the Balfour Beatty and Prism Electric team in action on the DFW Airport Terminal A renovation project. You’ll learn how Revu is helping them to communicate important changes to project stakeholders, and how going digital has saved the project about $5 million to date! You’ll also get to see all the fun we had exploring the city, and while I don’t want to give anything away, karaoke and guinea fowl are involved so you definitely won’t want to miss it!
Be sure to check out all our recap videos for an inside look at our epic road trip, plus a chance to get a sneak peek at a few of the new features in Revu 12.
Until next time,
February 17, 2014
It’s almost Revu 12 launch time! We’ve been travelling along the exciting “Road to Revu 12” showing users how the new features in the latest version of Revu make it easier than ever to get documents field-ready. We know you can’t all join us on the road, so we’re giving you several additional opportunities this week to get a sneak peek of Revu 12 in action before it’s released to the public. Join one of our three hour-long pre-release webinars for a great opportunity to get ahead and ask questions in a live Q&A session with Bluebeam’s Account Services team. Don’t worry, each webinar covers the same content, so choose the one most convenient for you:
Thursday, February 20 at 8am PST
Thursday, February 20 at 5pm PST
Friday, February 21 at 11am PST
February 14, 2014
Rendering courtesy of DAVIS.
Check out our latest customer case study on how Ryan Companies is using Bluebeam Revu to improve efficiency on the Marina Heights project in Tempe, Arizona. This $600 million, two million square foot campus is being designed and built in several phases, which means there are multiple bid packages and different documents to review at each stage. Learn how collaborating digitally with Revu and Studio Projects has enabled them to save over $150,000 in printing costs to date, while also improving accuracy and facilitating team communication.
If you have a story of how using Revu or Studio has improved your workflow, we’d love to hear it! Simply email me at jenn (at) bluebeamsoftware.com.
Until next time,
February 6, 2014
This week our “Road to Revu 12” team is in Chicago, IL, where we’re having a great time visiting with customers and exploring the Windy City, despite the cold temps. So far we’ve had a lot of fun checking out some of Chicago’s famous landmarks, like the Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”) sculpture in Millennium Park, and hanging out with customers such as Goettsch Partners, who shared how they are using Revu to design the public spaces for the renovation of one of the city’s most historic buildings.
A visit to “The Bean” / Customers get a sneak preview of Revu 12
Yesterday’s adventures concluded with a fun evening at the Ivy Room, where we hosted a complimentary Revu 12 launch party. Attendees were treated to a sneak preview of some of the new features to come, and judging from their responses, we know you’re going to love them too!
Speaking of new features, if you can’t wait to find out what’s in store when Revu 12 launches later this month, you can check out our video recap of last week’s trip to Washington, D.C., where customers who got a first look at Revu 12 shared a mutual love of one of the new features. You’ll also see highlights from our customer visits, including Forrester Construction at the CoreSite Data Center project and Shalom Baranes Associates architects, who are using Revu to keep their punch process running smoothly on the CityCenter project in the heart of D.C.
Be sure to keep visiting www.Revu12.com for additional video updates every week—including a video recap of this trip to Chicago!
Until next time,
January 29, 2014
What a pretty keyboard you have!
It looks like somebody here has a fondness for all things cute, because Bluebeamer Aaron recently arrived at his desk to find his keyboard had been decorated with Hello Kitty stickers. The once plain, black keys are now super colorful and sparkly, and in my opinion look totally fabulous! I’m not sure that Aaron would agree with me, however—hehe—since I don’t believe he’s a big fan of sparkly…at least not in his work station, anyway.
You never know who’ll be next here at Bluebeam!
Until next time,
January 24, 2014
Mike Prefling and Garret Faller from Ryan Companies speaking at last year’s eXtreme Conference. Looks like fun, eh?
In case you haven’t heard, plans for the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference are under way, and we’re looking for Revu users to showcase their cutting-edge, innovative use of Revu at this year’s event. If you’ve been using Revu to the “eXtreme” and are ready to show off your skills, we want to hear from you! Speaking proposals are being accepted now through March 7th. Just visit the call for presentations page for more information and instructions to submit your proposal today!
January 17, 2014
Revu 12 is on its way, and we’re really excited about it here at Bluebeam! There’s going to be so many enhancements that will help our customers become more field-ready, work smarter and above all, do what they do better. And, although I can’t share the details of these new features just yet, I just had to share some of the early feedback* we’ve been getting from our Beta Testers, who are loving them! Here’s what some of them had to say:
“Bluebeam Revu is simply the best PDF markup and editing tool for AEC professionals. Revu 12 includes powerful ___ enhancements, a new user-friendly ___ feature, and improved ___ functions.
If you’re serious about improving productivity, Bluebeam Revu needs to be in your electronic toolbox.”
– Larry Faria, CH2M HILL
“I absolutely love the new ___ feature in Revu 12…this is an absolute must-have for any civil contractor doing takeoffs…”
– Francisco Charvet, Mitchell Engineering
“I think ___ will revolutionize the AEC industry.”
– Amy Leigh Baker, Auburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc.
I know, you really want to know what these awesome new features are. Sorry we can’t share them yet, but I promise that we’ll let you know soon, so stay tuned! For those of you who can’t wait to find out what everyone’s talking about, be sure to sign up for one of our Road to Revu 12 events which will give attendees an exclusive sneak peek of all Revu 12 features, or our pre-release webinar.”
Until next time,
*Edited to remove mentions of specific features. It’s still a secret…for now.