Quickly Search Construction Plans with Bluebeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Nov 25, 2018 @ 06:23 PM

Construction documents are full of data, today more than ever. Often contractors or other project partners need to quickly search a set of plans to identify specific, important information.

Unfortunately, manually reviewing a set of printed plans is laborious, tedious, and invites mistakes. Luckily, there is a faster and more accurate way - the Search Tool in Blubeam Revu. For those who use it, Bluebeam's Search Tool is a game-changer for working with construction plans.

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Navigating Multipage PDF Floor Plans with Bluebeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

The PDF file format is now an industry standard for large-size floor plans. The reasons for this are pretty obvious. PDFs are commonly used, they are familiar, they can include embedded meta data, and they can be protected by robust security properties. These dynamics have made PDF files universally used throughout the construction industry. But, when it comes to dealing with a multipage set of plans, organizing the pages to quickly get to the specific information you need, can be challenging at times. No worries, Bluebeam Revu software is a perfect cure for your multipage PDF blues.

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Bluebeam XCON 2018 in Austin, TX

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 09:25 AM

Blubeam’s annual Extreme Conference, now called XCON 2018, was recently hosted in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX, and it was a resounding success. This event is presented every year to bring together Bluebeam users and partners alike to take part in educational sessions to better utilize the software, and discover what to expect in the future. Needless to say, XCON absolutely did not disappoint - in fact, it was awesome!

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Compare Plan Revisions with Blubeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

When it comes to dealing with construction plan revisions, speed is certainly a factor. Given the current construction labor shortage, more key people are expected to do more work, make less errors, and still finish projects on time. So, whenever a speed hack is discovered, it doesn’t take long for others to jump on board. This is why Bluebeam Revu software might just be the best kept secret for companies that utilize it for the purpose of comparing documents. See why Revu could be one of your most powerful weapons in your arsenal when it comes to finding changes in document revisions quickly.


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What is Bluebeam Revu and Who Uses It?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 02:19 PM

Chances are if you work in construction, you have probably at least heard of Bluebeam Revu. Although it is quickly becoming an industry standard, there are plenty of people who just don’t know what it is or what it does.

Essentially, Bluebeam Revu is a software application that allows users to markup, takeoff, organize, and collaborate with PDF files like never before.

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What's New in Bluebeam Revu 2018 Webinar (Video)

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

The following recorded webinar takes you through an overview of new features in Bluebeam Revu 2018 software. This presentation starts with the the layout of the new interface. A lot has changed, but you’ll see just how intuitive the software is, even for inexperienced users. Learn about the new panels layout, see how profiles have changed, and much more.

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Bluebeam Revu 2018 New Features Webinar

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 08:19 AM

When it comes to large format digital document workflow, Bluebeam Revu is the software used by leading AEC companies across the globe. Today, designing, engineering, bidding and building are more challenging than ever. So Bluebeam Revu is evolving too, to keep you a step ahead of tighter budgets and shorter time lines. The new 2018 version has officially launched and there is a lot of new things to see.

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Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Bluebeam Shortcuts

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 08:47 AM

When it comes to marking up and annotating PDF files, there are certainly a wide range of options to consider. Adobe is an obvious choice, but the platform that has skyrocketed in popularity is none other than Bluebeam Revu.

In fact, Bluebeam Revu is the go to software for many Architects, Engineers, Government, and Construction professionals. One of the reasons for this is the incredibly easy to use interface.

It's incredibly intuitive, but learning a few keyboard shortcuts can help speed up your work so that you can crush that looming deadline without breaking a sweat. 

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Bluebeam Revu 2017 Updates Revit Plugin

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Sep 01, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

Bluebeam Revu 2017 Updates Revit Plugin


Recently, Bluebeam Revu 2017 users who also use Revit have experienced some issues with the Revit plug-in (Revu CAD & Revu eXtreme Versions only). Good news! Bluebeam has just released version 2017.0.20 that takes care of these issues and more. See what is updated.

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TAVCO Transitions To Silver Bluebeam Partner

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

Everybody loves getting a promotion. Today, it is our turn. Since becoming an authorized Bluebeam dealer mid-2016, we have worked hard to provide our clients the very best Bluebeam customer experience possible. Today, all of our dedication and effort has paid off. TAVCO has now officially leveled up to Silver Bluebeam Partner Status. Here's whats in it for you. 

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Speed Up Final Plan Submittals with Bluebeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 05, 2017 @ 01:33 PM

It’s no secret that government (city, county, state, and federal) agencies do not run like well-oiled machines. Likewise, many people would rather take a beating than make the trip to a local government office to take care of business. But, why does this continue to be such a problem? Old school pen and paper workflow in largely to blame. This system is wildly inefficient and could certainly use a refresh to simply things to get stuff done faster. Take for instance the activity of submitting building permits. In this case, a powerful and easy to use PDF solution would be game changer. Check out how Bluebeam Revu software is improving the ways agencies handle their final plan submittals.

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See What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2017

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

As you know, over 1 million AEC professionals rely on Bluebeam Revu software for editing PDF files, markups, and collaboration. It truly is an impressive tool that has taken many AEC workflows more digital. And now, it is even better than ever. That is because Bluebeam, Inc, just released the highly-anticipated Bluebeam Revu 2017 version that is packed with some incredible new features that you have to check out.

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Overview of Bluebeam PDF Software

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 08:58 AM

The following video takes you through a comprehensive overview of Bluebeam Revu software.

This recorded webinar starts with the basic navigation of the user interface. You’ll see just how intuitive the software is, even for inexperienced users.

Gain insight on how to quickly find files and “pin” your favorites for immediate retrieval and much more.

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Bluebeam Revu - Revu Basics 101 Webinar

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

Do More with Your PDF Documents



Have you heard about Bluebeam Revu software and are you curious about how it can benefit you?

Here's your chance to get a overview and learn how to take your PDF files to the next level with PDF creation, markup, editing and collaboration capabilities.

Join us for a FREE Bluebeam Revu Webinar

  • Thursday, February 9th 2017
  • 9AM CST
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PlanGrid vs Bluebeam – Which is Better for Your Project?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 06:39 AM

Lately, a recurring question has come up with my construction clients regarding the comparison of Bluebeam Revu and PlanGrid.

Since many companies are looking for ways to become more paperless, both of these applications have become quite popular as digital workflow choices with Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC).

But, which one is better?

If a company is looking to take more of their wide-format workflow digital, which one should they choose?

Honestly, this question has a lot of moving parts, so the answer can be a bit dynamic. But, let’s dig in and take a look at the comparison of PlanGrid vs Bluebeam Revu.  

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