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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 1.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Construction Project & Field Management

8.4

Bluebeam Revu

84%
7.7

TurboBid

77%
Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 8/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.0
90%
47 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plan markups & sharing

9.9
99%
49 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.8
88%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

8.5
85%
27 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Document sharing

8.9
89%
43 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

RFI tools

7.9
79%
31 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.5
95%
38 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.6
86%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

5.4
54%
26 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

7.9
79%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.8

Bluebeam Revu

88%
3.3

TurboBid

33%
Bluebeam Revu ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

7.3
73%
25 Ratings
2.3
23%
2 Ratings

Job costing

8.4
84%
5 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
1.4
14%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Bluebeam Revu

95%
60 Ratings
1.4

TurboBid

14%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Bluebeam Revu

100%
1 Rating

TurboBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Bluebeam Revu

80%
2 Ratings

TurboBid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Bluebeam Revu

85%
20 Ratings
1.0

TurboBid

10%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

TurboBid

TurboBid is well suited to serve as an on-premise estimating software solution for small and midsize contractors. The type of work associated with the project may include new residential, light commercial, remodeling, service work, flat-rate pricing, or just about any application! The software is less suited for large contractors that may wish to communicate information within a network domain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

TurboBid

  • Ability to sell their product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TurboBid

  • Slight learning curve for users.
  • Navigation through the program may not appeal to all.
  • The program can be pricey.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TurboBid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Starting Price

TurboBid Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

TurboBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

TurboBid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

TurboBid

TurboBid 1.0
Based on 2 answers
I dealt with one individual and the owner. After making me feel stupid for not being able to get an up to date price list from my suppliers, they decided to try. There were unsuccessful as well. The right thing to do would have been to refund my money, but they refused to do that. I was lied to and basically called a liar on many occasions (including in emails). I have never had an experience like this with a company before. Most of the other companies guarantee their products and would refund your money if something was wrong, didn't work or you were unsatisfied. Not this company! They could care less once they have their money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

TurboBid

Turbo bid is perfect for small and midsize contractor users in need of estimating projects. The software comes with excellent customer service and is easy to understand program navigation within a short period of time. The program goes into extreme detail with many capabilities for accounting and estimating. For example, the software has the ability to calculate the material installation time, which not all program competition can do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

TurboBid

  • It cost me money for the software that I will never get back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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