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Score 9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    8.6

    Bluebeam Revu

    86%

    Dodge PlanRoom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    9.0
    90%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    10.0
    100%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    8.9
    89%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    8.8
    88%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    8.8
    88%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    9.0
    90%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    8.0
    80%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    9.8
    98%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    8.9
    89%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    5.1
    51%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    8.7

    Bluebeam Revu

    87%

    Dodge PlanRoom

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    7.1
    71%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.6

      Bluebeam Revu

      96%
      60 Ratings

      Dodge PlanRoom

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      10.0

      Bluebeam Revu

      100%
      1 Rating

      Dodge PlanRoom

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      8.0

      Bluebeam Revu

      80%
      2 Ratings

      Dodge PlanRoom

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      8.5

      Bluebeam Revu

      85%
      20 Ratings

      Dodge PlanRoom

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Dodge PlanRoom

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Dodge PlanRoom editions and modules pricing
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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        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

        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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        Dodge Data & Analytics

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        Support Rating

        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

        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

        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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