Latest version of Bluebeam Software’s PDF-based collaboration solution addresses key needs for technical industries and remote professionals
Bluebeam Software, a developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions, announced the release of Revu 11. This new version of Bluebeam’s flagship solution makes it easier than ever for users in document-intensive industries including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas to collaborate on project documents and digitize technical reviews.
“Revu 11 makes anything possible by introducing cutting-edge technology for sharing feedback exactly how you intend it to be seen and truly collaborating anytime, anywhere,” says Richard Lee, Bluebeam Software president and CEO. “Whether you are flying across the country, working on an underground tunnel project, standing on an oil rig platform or sitting at your desk and inadvertently lose your Internet connection, Revu 11 allows you to continue to edit files from the cloud and annotate them with a dramatically enhanced set of PDF markup and editing options.”
Take collaboration offline
Revu 11’s Studio Projects Offline mode enables project teams to centrally maintain a digital master set. The enhancement to Revu’s integrated cloud feature, Bluebeam Studio, allows users to access and edit files stored in a Studio Project from a desktop, tablet PC or an iPad, even with the loss of an Internet connection. Changes can be synced as soon as connectivity is restored, and users are warned if additional changes by others occurred while they were offline, ensuring that no edit is ever lost.
For project teams working with large drawing sets, accessing the right page can seem as cumbersome as finding a needle in a haystack. Revu 11’s AutoMark feature gives users the ability to organize PDFs by automatically creating bookmarks and page labels from PDF content, such as drawing title blocks. Another Bluebeam innovation, Sets, enables team members to view, navigate and edit multiple files as if they were one. This functionality is key for users in the field, who often divide multi-page documents into one file per page to allow for faster loading on iPads and tablets, but still need to quickly see related content when back in the office.
Standardize markups on the fly
When multiple parties are reviewing a PDF, it is often important to color code markups to visually distinguish who said what. The new Format Painter quickly applies property settings across multiple annotations. Simply select a markup that contains the desired property settings, select markups that need to change and Revu does the rest.
Search for anything
Users who leverage the software’s unique VisualSearch functionality, which searches PDFs for drawing objects, will love the enhancements in Revu 11. VisualSearch now performs more robust searches regardless of an object’s size, color or rotation or even another intersecting object. Users can even apply a count from results that, when combined with Revu’s formula option in the Markups list, can automatically generate easy material cost calculations for bids and estimates.
Do more with 3-D PDFs
Take 3-D PDFs to the next level. With Revu 11, users can create 3-D PDFs from any IFC file, and do more with 3-D content. Use the Section Box tool to demonstrate the exact issue at hand by exposing interior details. The Transform tool allows users to explain how elements fit together by selecting and moving individual objects within a 3-D PDF assembly, creating exploded views and then smoothly animating the reassembly. Combined with the power of a real-time Studio Session, the Transform tool can be invaluable in communicating how elements fit together during a meeting.
To learn more about Revu 11, visit www.bluebeam.com/Revu11.
About Bluebeam Software, Inc.
Bluebeam Software makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, Calif., Bluebeam’s award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world’s top architectural, engineering and construction firms, oil and gas companies as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in over 65 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.