Great review and markup tool
January 29, 2016

Great review and markup tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu is used by our company for virtually all of our construction document (CD) viewing and review processes, in both our architecture and construction departments. We utilize Bluebeam Studio for reviewing large sets of architectural drawings, where one document can be accessed live by our reviewers, builders, drafters, and anyone involved in the CD process. The program has provided a very efficient way for multiple reviewers to mark up a single drawing set, and for multiple designers and drafters to address comments and highlight changes simultaneously. This completely alleviates our reliance on hard-copy documents, where reviewers were forced to mark up multiple copies of a drawing sets, and designers were forced to wait for each reviewer to get through the entire set before tearing apart the document in order to address mark-ups.
  • Provides a full suite of "smart" markup tools like clickable callout bubbles, the ability to overlay other drawings, and the ability to link symbols to other documents or sketches.
  • Allows for multiple users to access and make edits to a single document simultaneously, and makes a detailed record of each user's activity.
  • Bookmark tool automatically organizes drawings in a print as they are in a Revit model.
  • Bookmarking from Revit can sometimes be difficult to get right. For instance, sometimes the bookmarks of each sheet have a drop-down arrow containing one link to the same sheet name.
  • Ability for a user to become anonymous what making markups in Studio.
  • Much faster review times for our construction document sets.
  • Easier interface for employees when electronically viewing documents anywhere in the office or field.
  • Much lower reliance on hard-copies and lower printing costs.
  • More reliable revisions and corrections to architectural drawings.
Bluebeam Revu is much more tailored for drafting than Acrobat (the last time I used it in an office), so it caters to architectural markup and review very gratuitously. Tools are quick to find and essential markup symbols are not missing. As a PDF viewer, Bluebeam Revu is much more intuitive and creates no difficulty in dealing with Adobe PDF prints.
Bluebeam Revu is less appropriate for in-depth drafting, and ideal for markup review.