Frequently Asked Questions


Is Bluebeam Revu compatible with tablet devices?

Bluebeam Revu is compatible with all Windows tablets. To learn more about Revu’s specialized tablet functionality, visit our Tablet and Mobility Solutions pages. To find out if your device meets the minimum system requirements, visit the Compatibility page. We also offer Revu for iPad. Revu is not currently compatible with Android tablets, but development is ongoing.

Does Bluebeam Revu work with CAD and Microsoft Office applications?

Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme include plugins for AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SolidWorks, and SketchUp Pro. All editions of Revu include Microsoft Office plugins (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) for one-button PDF and batch creation.

Does Bluebeam Revu integrate with any Document Management Systems?

Bluebeam Revu offers direct integration with SharePoint and ProjectWise for seamless access to files stored in these document management systems. Revu also includes Bluebeam Studio Projects for unlimited cloud-based file storage. Additionally, Studio Prime includes an API that facilitates integrations with other systems. More information on how the API can be used can be found on the Bluebeam Developer Network homepage.

Is Bluebeam Revu localized in other languages?

Bluebeam Revu has been localized in ten languages: Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Italian. View the chart below for the complete list of applications and their localized plugins:

Microsoft Office
Navisworks Manage
Navisworks Simulate

Is Bluebeam Revu compatible with Mac?

Bluebeam Revu Mac, our Mac compatible version of Revu, offers core PDF editing and markup capabilities to enhance your paperless workflows. For the full list of features currently available in Revu Mac, visit our full Revu Comparison Chart. Mac users can also run Bluebeam Revu or Bluebeam Vu using Windows running in Boot Camp, or a Fusion or Parallels virtual machine.

Bluebeam's PDF viewing, markup, editing and collaboration apps, Revu iPad and Vu iPad, are both available on the App Store.

Can Bluebeam Revu run in a Citrix environment?

Bluebeam Revu is certified Citrix Ready for XenApp 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7-7.6. In order to stay compliant with our EULA (End User License Agreement), you must purchase as many seats as there are Revu users in your organization.

Note that Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer are supported under Citrix environments. For more information, visit our Support page.

About Bluebeam Revu

What is the difference between Bluebeam Revu and Adobe Acrobat?

Bluebeam Revu is designed with simple yet smart PDF creation, markup, editing and collaboration capabilities to help technical professionals do what they do better. See how Revu stacks up.

What are the differences between Bluebeam Revu Standard, CAD and eXtreme?

With Revu Standard, users have access to a complete set of markup, editing and collaboration features, as well as plugins for Microsoft Office and the Bluebeam PDF printer for easy PDF creation.

Revu CAD includes everything in Standard, plus additional plugins for creating PDF files from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SketchUp Pro and SolidWorks.

Revu eXtreme includes everything in CAD, plus advanced features such as scripting, form creation, OCR+, Structures™, Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet and redaction.

Compare all three editions of Bluebeam Revu on our Compare page.

Does Bluebeam Revu support PDF forms?

Yes. Bluebeam Revu supports creating, viewing and filling AcroForm form documents. Revu also has full support for viewing and filling static XFA forms, and Dynamic XFA functionality continues to be updated as part of our ongoing development efforts.

How can I learn more about Bluebeam Revu?

Get the most out of Revu, no matter your workflow.

To get a brief overview of how Revu addresses specific industry workflows, visit our Solutions page.

For in-depth videos about specific workflows and Revu features, check out our Free Training Materials.

Does Bluebeam offer training programs?

Bluebeam offers a variety of training options, from self-guided online training courses to instructor-led custom training sessions. All our training offerings are designed to help you or your entire organization master Revu in no time. For more information, visit our Training page.

Purchase Bluebeam

How much does Bluebeam Revu cost?

Bluebeam Revu is available to purchase via two different licensing options: Perpetual Licensing and Open Licensing. Pricing for both licensing models can be found on our Revu product page as well as on our online store. Perpetual Licensing is a one-time license purchase, with volume discounts provided on a per transaction basis, while Open Licensing is an annual subscription, priced according to volume.

Can I use a trial version of Revu prior to purchase?

Yes. Bluebeam Software offers fully functional 30-day trials for all editions of Revu. Click here to download a free trial of the edition of your choice.

Does Bluebeam offer any educational discounts?

Bluebeam offers educational discounts on Revu to current students and educators from accredited campuses and universities. Visit our Revu for Education page for more information.

What is included when I purchase maintenance?

Customers enrolled in maintenance receive free major and minor upgrades, as well as premium phone and email technical support for one year. The Bluebeam Maintenance Program is available for all users and is renewable every year. Pricing for this optional program is listed in our Revu Price Chart.


What is a Minor upgrade?

Bluebeam releases minor upgrades when small enhancements are made to an existing version of the software. Minor upgrades are free to customers who have purchased that version of the software. For example, customers who have purchased a Revu 2016 license can upgrade to version 2016.5 or any other version 2016.x release for free. Customers can download updates by visiting our Support Page.

What is a Major upgrade?

Bluebeam releases a major upgrade each year with significant enhancements to our software. An example of a major upgrade would be an upgrade from Revu 2015 to Revu 2016. Current customers can purchase a major version upgrade through our Online Store, via email at or by phone at 626.788.4100 Opt. 1. Customers with active maintenance do not need to purchase major upgrades as they receive all upgrades free of charge.

What if I upgrade my AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks or SolidWorks software and do not have the latest version of Bluebeam Revu?

Customers who upgrade to the latest version of AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage and/or SolidWorks but do not have the latest version of Bluebeam Revu can still create PDF files using the Bluebeam PDF printer. For full access to the AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and/or SolidWorks plugin, an upgrade of Bluebeam Revu may be required. View our complete Compatibility Chart to check if your design software is compatible with your version of Revu.

How do I upgrade my current Revu license to Revu eXtreme?

Customers with a license of Revu Standard or CAD can purchase an upgrade to Revu eXtreme at the same price as a major version upgrade. Visit our Online Store for pricing information or to purchase your Revu eXtreme upgrade.

If you have active maintenance on your license, please email for a price quote to continue maintenance with a Revu eXtreme license.


Can I transfer Bluebeam Revu from one computer to another?

Yes. For more information about transferring your license of Revu to another computer, please read this Support article.

What do I do if my hard drive crashes and I need to reinstall my software?

Please contact Bluebeam support for assistance and include your Revu serial number along with a brief description of the problem.

My clients do not have Revu. If I send them a file, will they be able to view my markups in another PDF viewer?

Yes. Bluebeam Revu follows the PDF standard, which allows markups made in Revu to be seen in other PDF viewers. However, the only way to use Revu's unique markup features is by opening the PDF in Revu. For clients that do not have Revu, we encourage users to download a copy of Bluebeam Vu, our free PDF viewer and collaboration tool, for iPad and Windows.

Where can I learn more about document-based collaboration using Bluebeam Studio?

To learn more about Bluebeam Studio and our advanced cloud- and server-based collaboration solutions, visit our Bluebeam Studio page.