What is Bluebeam® Revu® and Who Uses It?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

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

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

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PlanGrid vs Bluebeam – Which is Better for Your Project?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, May 11, 2019 @ 07:15 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 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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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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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'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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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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TAVCO Becomes New Bluebeam Partner in Texas

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Architecture, engineering, and construction companies (AEC) are all always looking for ways to become both more efficient and productive. Software applications have certainly been a driving force in this effort. New digital workflows have enabled AEC to accomplish tasks that used to take days in just minutes. Likewise, one of the leading titles in this digital evolution is Bluebeam. TAVCO is proud to announce that we are now an official Texas Bluebeam Partner. Not familiar with it? Check out how this software tool can simplify your workflow and help you win more business.

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Large Format Printing Software for Construction Bids

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

The faster a construction company can have their plans to begin takeoffs, the sooner they can move onto the next job and potentially win more business. Thank goodness for digital plan rooms. They have certainly allowed companies to retrieve and share plans in in record time, mostly in the form of PDF files. Although PDF is a generic file format, they can sometimes create headaches for users when it comes to printing them on a wide-format plotter. This is because, most people are restricted to only sending a single PDF at a time, as is the case with an application such as Adobe Reader. Actually, there is a very easy way to send multiple files at once. Check out Océ Direct Print large format printing software.

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Canon Large Format Software on iPad for CAD Plotter Users

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Canon has developed a large format software application for iPad users which allows them to print to a wide range of Canon large-format imagePROGRAF inkjet printers. The app is called Canon imagePROGRAF Print Utility and it allows users can print PDF data from iPADs to their plotter via a local wireless network.  

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5 Benefits of Océ Direct Print over Kip Print - Large Format Software

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Without a doubt, Kip and Océ are currently the two biggest providers of professional, LED, wide-format systems out there. So naturally, when companies look to upgrade their equipment, these two brands get a hard look. But, when comparisons are made, prospective companies tend to focus mostly on hardware specifications, disregarding the impact that software has on their company’s workflow. Why is this? After all, software is usually how people engage with plotters during their day-to-day activities. Therefore, the functionality of large-format software is crucial to the overall wide-format solution. When comparing the Océ and Kip options, Océ Print Direct clearly outshines Kip Print in five areas.

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Planning a room with Google SketchUp and a wide format plotter

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

Recently, my family relocated to new house. In addition to the traditional moving drudgery, my wife and I also decided to completely upgrade my daughter’s room with all new furniture. But, we had to make sure that all the new items would fit neatly in the room. After giving it a little thought, I decided to use the combined power of Google SketchUp and an Océ ColorWave 600 wide format plotter to test the space. Here is how I did it.

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Océ Client Tools Software Now supports Canon iPF plotter

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Recover 3% of your revenue with wide format print tracking software

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

Ever since the economy took a downturn a few years ago, companies across the country have been scrambling to find ways to cope with a declining marketplace. This is especially crucial if your company is involved in architectural, engineering, and/or construction (AEC).

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Print to the Plotwave 300 from the Cloud

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 @ 05:37 AM
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