Bluebeam unveils Bluebeam Revu 2015

Bluebeam® Software has announced the release of Bluebeam Revu® 2015, the latest version of the company’s award-winning flagship solution. Revu 2015 introduces new features that enable project teams to keep complex document sets organised and up-to-date, ensuring all team members are on the same page.

“To meet the demands of complex projects and condensed timelines, project teams need technology to simplify communication between project stakeholders and remove workflow redundancies," says Richard Lee, Bluebeam Software President and CEO. “Revu 2015 presents and polishes features that make marking up and managing document sets easier with greater annotation tool functionality and batch automation, as well as more flexibility with how project information is shared.”

Smarter annotations

One of Bluebeam’s most highly anticipated annotation features is now available in Revu 2015. Sketch Tools allow users to quickly create new shapes to exacting measurements based on a PDF’s calibrated scale. The tools give users real-time length and angle feedback as they sketch details with their mouse or enter dimensions using their keyboard.

Also added in Revu 2015 is the Dynamic Tool Set Scaler, which enables annotations to automatically resize precisely and proportionately when used on documents of different scales. Grouped annotations in a drawing can also resize proportionately, regardless of scale setting.

Using Revu’s Camera tool, Capture 2.0 now allows users to embed videos into annotations. Users can scroll through images and play back videos directly from each annotation’s Capture viewer. Annotations containing Capture media can be tracked and viewed in Revu’s Markups list and exported as a PDF Summary.

Automating more tasks

New in Revu 2015, Batch Slip Sheet (eXtreme edition only) automates the process of keeping complex file sets up to date by allowing users to automatically match new file revisions with previous corresponding file versions. All annotations, hyperlinks and bookmarks are carried over from revision to revision.

An existing Revu feature, Sets, which allows teams to navigate a large collection of various PDF files as if they were a single multi-page document in a single tab, receives automation and categorisation upgrades in Revu 2015.

Getting on the same page faster

Bluebeam’s mobility solutions will get users where they need to go faster. New in Revu iPad 3.0, Studio GO™ enables large format files in Studio Projects and Studio Sessions to render instantly for quicker annotations and navigation, without modifying the original documents. With Background Sync, Revu iPad users can download files while they continue to work in Revu.


Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

Published on 04/02/2015


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