What users are saying about
65 Ratings
282 Ratings
65 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.1 out of 100
282 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Adobe AIR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Bluebeam Revu

    84%
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    47 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    49 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    29 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    32 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    27 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    43 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    31 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    38 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    41 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4
    54%
    26 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    17 Ratings

    Estimating

    Adobe AIR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Bluebeam Revu

    88%
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    25 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Bluebeam Revu is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.0

    Adobe AIR

    60%
    10 Ratings
    9.5

    Bluebeam Revu

    95%
    60 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Bluebeam Revu

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.0

    Adobe AIR

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Bluebeam Revu

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Adobe AIR

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Bluebeam Revu

    85%
    20 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adobe AIR

    I would recommend [Adobe AIR] because it works very well, I just wish there were more resources out there on it to help the onboarding.
    Yosef Ing | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Adobe AIR

    • Fast of build project: very good tools to developers
    • Multiplatform: has the promise of deploying one application package for multiple platforms
    • Easy of use: fast developing
    • Perfect tools: instrument are simply but powerful
    • Good documentation
    • Make App for Android, iOS, Desktop
    • It's very time/cost efficient: saves great amount of time
    Stefano Monti | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
    • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
    • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
    • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
    Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Adobe AIR

    • It is cumbersome to update if you use Flash Builder.
    • It still relies on Flash and vector graphics and therefore can have poor performance unless you are using a third-party library such as Starling.
    • It is updated somewhat slowly and is still missing some useful features such as controller support.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
    • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
    • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
    • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
    Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Adobe AIR

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Adobe AIR Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Bluebeam Revu

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $349 per seat

    Bluebeam Revu Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Revu Standard$3491
    Revu CAD$4491
    Revu eXtreme$5991
    1. per seat
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
    Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Adobe AIR

    Adobe AIR 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Although Adobe AIR is just an SDK without an actual "UI" it's commonly used within Flash, Flash Builder, or FlashDevelop. Considering the integration with Flash IDE, there are very few tools that can compete with its features.
    Thomas Gorence | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
    Ernest King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Adobe AIR

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Bluebeam Revu

    Bluebeam Revu 8.5
    Based on 20 answers
    Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe AIR

    Originally, Adobe AIR was the only game in town, and its blend of flexibility in platforms it could publish to (PC, Mac, iOS, Android), ease of use, and familiarity made it the clear choice. Now Adobe no longer supports it, and we’ve found the transition to Harmon unworkable for us.
    Jon Marr | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Adobe AIR

    • Allows easy porting of functionality and look and feel to many diverse platforms.
    • Shorten development and deployment time.
    • Reduced training and support costs by re-using common widgets.
    John Mihaila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bluebeam Revu

    • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
    • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
    • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
    • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
    Charlie Jewkes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Screenshots

    Add comparison