Bluebeam

Bluebeam

Score 8.9 out of 10
Bluebeam

Overview

What is Bluebeam?

Bluebeam Revu is a PDF management, control, and editing tool. It enables collaboration and markup within shared documents across projects’ life cycles and has takeoff and bid creation capabilities.
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Recent Reviews

Great for the price

9 out of 10
December 13, 2019
Bluebeam Revu is a PDF reader and editor tool. It also does measurements and other markups. Right now only a handful of staff has this …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Plan markups & sharing (50)
    9.5
    95%
  • Plan distribution & viewing (48)
    9.0
    90%
  • Document sharing (44)
    9.0
    90%
  • As-built drawings (42)
    9.0
    90%

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Pricing

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Revu Standard

$349

On Premise
per seat

Revu CAD

$449

On Premise
per seat

Revu eXtreme

$599

On Premise
per seat

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.bluebeam.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $240 per year per user
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Product Demos

What Does Bluebeam Do for You?
02:14
Which Construction Software is best? (Procore, Bluebeam Revu, e-Builder by Trimble)
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Features

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

8.7Avg 8.1

Construction Project & Field Management

Features related to collaboration between construction management and project execution (e.g. the office and the job site, general contractors and subcontractors)

8.7Avg 7.6

Estimating

A set of tools and applications that allow contractors to forecast, track, monitor, and adjust the cost of building a structure. Cost estimates are used by project owners to determine the scope and feasibility of a project, and also for budget allocation. Contractors also use cost estimates when deciding whether or not to bid on a project and for bid creation.

8.9Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is Bluebeam?

Bluebeam develops technology solutions that according to the vendor support project efficiency and collaboration for over two million design and construction professionals worldwide. Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Cloud aim to give teams the flexibility to work together anywhere through design, build and handover. And with Bluebeam's desktop and cloud collaboration solutions built on open standards, documents and data can be accessed on any web or iOS device, onsite or off.


Bluebeam Revu®

Revu offers customizable document management, markup and automation tools with a built-in collaboration space, Studio.

• Log in to any desktop with Revu installed and access projects and tool sets

• Mark up and measure together with teammates in real time using Studio

• Share the latest drawings and documents with teams in the field using Bluebeam Cloud

• Increase security and simplify user login with single sign-on (SSO)

Bluebeam Cloud (Web & Mobile)

Connect office and field and complete workflows on the go with Bluebeam Cloud, a suite of web and mobile solutions that connects with documents and tool sets in Revu.

• Work from anywhere via web or iOS device — no set-up or installation required

• Access tool sets and Studio Project files from Revu

• Invite team members to markup and collaborate in real time with the Markup Editor

• Manage punch, RFIs and submittals on the go with Field Tools

Services

Get more out of Revu and Bluebeam Cloud with Bluebeam services designed to help finish the job faster.

• Unlimited centralized cloud storage

• Access to technology partner integrations to support custom workflows

• Access to Bluebeam University training courses at no additional cost

• Technical support via email and phone

• Geolocational insights to help visualize, connect and organize data

Bluebeam Features

Construction Project & Field Management Features

  • Supported: Plan distribution & viewing
  • Supported: Plan markups & sharing
  • Supported: Document sharing
  • Supported: Issue tracking & punchlists
  • Supported: Photo documentation
  • Supported: Jobsite reports
  • Supported: RFI tools
  • Supported: Collaboration & approvals
  • Supported: As-built drawings
  • Supported: Mobile app
  • Supported: Submittal design and management
  • Supported: Checklists
  • Supported: Change orders

Estimating Features

  • Supported: Takeoff tools
  • Supported: Bid creation

Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports
  • Supported: Data exportability

Additional Features

  • Supported: Digital stamps and signatures

Bluebeam Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluebeam Cloud with Markup ListScreenshot of Bluebeam Cloud with Tool ChestScreenshot of Bluebeam Revu MarkupScreenshot of Bluebeam Revu Studio Session

Bluebeam Videos

What Does Bluebeam Do?
Comparing Bluebeam Revu to Procore and e-builder by Trimble

Bluebeam Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUSA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Australia
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Japanese, Korean

Frequently Asked Questions

Bluebeam Revu is a PDF management, control, and editing tool. It enables collaboration and markup within shared documents across projects’ life cycles and has takeoff and bid creation capabilities.

Bluebeam starts at $240.

Autodesk Bim 360, PlanGrid, and Procore are common alternatives for Bluebeam.

Reviewers rate Plan markups & sharing highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Bluebeam are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Bluebeam saves time on plan distributions and updating, freeing management time for more attention to managing the project.
  • Bluebeam saves us money as it can do the jobs that normally would require multiple programs to complete the various tasks.
  • Bluebeam allows for better coordination between individuals in the office unifying our company.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Documents are able to be reviewed more efficiently which means more work can be completed throughout the day.
  • When explaining an issue a documents can easily be marked up and a screen shot sent to someone for review.
December 07, 2019

Bluebeam Gets It Done

Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ROI: we can bid projects quickly and effectively so it generates more work with less effort.
  • ROI: in general people can get things done and don't have to find workarounds to accomplish tasks because of its versatility, so we aren't wasting time.
  • ROI: it's a very deep and complex program so the return on investment will be a little longer until someone can learn and then teach others within the organization. Basically, workshops and hands-on self-learning is required unless someone is competent enough to provide continual in house training.
Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Our project teams were heavily invested in Bluebeam for document routing and approvals. More recently, however, we have moved to Box for this purpose.
  • It makes it easier to work as a team from multiple locations - especially using one document with multiple markups.
  • Using created stamps have really helped standardize data provided by multiple people throughout various locations.
May 15, 2019

Bluebeam rocks

CHE CHAVEZ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Being able to scale drawings with reasonable confidence is a time saver and prevents rework.
  • Navigating drawings is a time saver that that is easy for even the least tech-savvy users.
  • Editing documents instead of having to recreate then is an amazing time saver.
Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I can precisely convey any questions I have for/from architects, designers, subcontractors, etc. with ease. It explains my problems well.
  • Invoice approval (via stamping) is consistent and easy.
  • It's not meant to create "finished" products on its own, but it can combine media together in one cohesive way.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The return on investment happens quickly when using the batch tools.
  • The organization tools will save time and money by being able to drag, drop and rearrange sheets in a multi page document.
  • Calibrating drawings allows you to pull dimensions on a pdf instead of having to open the drawing or if you don't have the cad drawing.
February 22, 2019

Bluebeam Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A major tool for constructability review of construction documents, thus avoiding future issues.
  • Marking up to create visual graphics to depict specific information.
  • Taking off quantities to verify prices received from subcontractors.
Jake Karl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Bluebeam saves time by allowing quick PDF creation and editing.
  • Bluebeam creates smaller PDF documents than printing straight from the design program, therefore saving server space.
  • The Bluebeam mobile app allows us to access documents on a tablet so we can quickly reference items while on a job site.
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