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Feature Set Ratings

  • Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Construction Project & Field Management

6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
8.6

Bluebeam Revu

86%
Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 10/11 features

Mobile app

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
5.1
51%
26 Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
47 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
49 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
29 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
32 Ratings

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Document sharing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
43 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
31 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
38 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Estimating

8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
8.7

Bluebeam Revu

87%
Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
25 Ratings

Job costing

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Cost databases

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Bluebeam Revu is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings
9.6

Bluebeam Revu

96%
60 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating
10.0

Bluebeam Revu

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Benchmark Estimating Software

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Bluebeam Revu

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings
8.5

Bluebeam Revu

85%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

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.
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Pros

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
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Bluebeam, Inc.

  • 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.
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Cons

Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Benchmark Estimating Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Bluebeam Revu

    Starting Price

    $349 per seat

    Editions & Modules

    Bluebeam Revu editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Revu Standard3491
    Revu CAD4492
    Revu eXtreme5993

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    No answers on this topic

    Bluebeam, Inc.

    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.
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    Usability

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    No answers on this topic

    Bluebeam, Inc.

    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.
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    Support Rating

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
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    Bluebeam, Inc.

    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
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    Alternatives Considered

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
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    Bluebeam, Inc.

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Benchmark Global Pty Ltd

    • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
    • Created standard progress claims.
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    Bluebeam, Inc.

    • 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.
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