Bluebeam Gets It Done
Updated December 07, 2019

Bluebeam Gets It Done

Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bluebeam Revu

Currently, we use Bluebeam as a management staff—all project managers, estimators and safety managers. It is particularly implemented in our estimating department to use for takeoffs and minor drafting. PM's use it to complete markups and sketch details. Safety uses it as a powerful PDF editor and form builder. Accounting uses it for electronic signatures and stamp approvals on invoices. Bluebeam solves a lot of needs in many departments, mainly as a drawing and PDF editor tool.
  • Easy surface-level use but can become a deep and powerful tool if you invest in learning all its features.
  • Perfect for editing PDFs, stamping, markups and creating templates.
  • Well equipped for simple or complex take-off methods.
  • Lots of customization for layout and tool ribbons.
  • I would like to see better Excel integration and exporting.
  • Id like to see a web app and cloud version to use on Chrome and also a Chrome preview extension
  • It would be nice to see integration into Microsoft Office
  • 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.
We've used these other products in conjunction with Bluebeam mainly because Bluebeam lacks RFI/COR/PO/Mark-up/revision tracking, and doesn't handle punch lists or tasks.
Anytime I've called I've had great help and response time.

Do you think Bluebeam Revu delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Bluebeam Revu's feature set?

Yes

Did Bluebeam Revu live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Bluebeam Revu go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Bluebeam Revu again?

Yes

Well suited: viewing and bidding drawings, manipulating pdfs. Less Appropriate: developing Word or written documents.

Bluebeam Revu Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
8
Plan markups & sharing
8
Document sharing
6
Collaboration & approvals
7
As-built drawings
8
Takeoff tools
10
Bid creation
10