New Features for Cloud Storage, Hyperlink Management, 3D Creation and Markup, and Space Definition, Take Digital Workflows to a New LevelPASADENA, Calif., March 27, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Today, Bluebeam Software announced the debut of Bluebeam Revu 10. Revu 10 pushes the limits of collaboration, cloud storage and project communication – delivering solutions that enable architecture, engineering and construction professionals to do what they do better, without compromise. With several new features including real-time collaboration with integrated cloud storage, hyperlink management, space definition for automated tracking in PDFs, 3D PDF creation and markup to 3D views – Revu 10 proves that there are no limits to what project teams can achieve with digital workflows.
"We challenge ourselves to create solutions that take digital workflows further. Revu 10 is artfully designed to be undefined, allowing our customers to innovate and demonstrate that anything is possible," said Bluebeam Software CEO Richard Lee. "Early feedback from our select community of beta testers indicates that Revu 10 will definitely make a huge and immediate impact on how AEC professionals work and collaborate."
According to Eric Cleveland, a Senior Technology Specialist with Balfour Beatty Construction, "Revu 10 will not only help enhance our current workflows, but will actually allow us to change them. When we first started using Revu, we were simply marking up and stamping digital submittals. Now, we are using it to help manage drawing sets, annotate site logistics plans and communicate with multiple project stakeholders, among other things. With all the new functionality in Revu 10, Bluebeam seems to be making this transition right along with us."
Store Project Files in a Simplified Document Management System in the Cloud
One of the most highly requested features debuting today is Bluebeam Studio™ projects, an enhancement to Revu's online collaboration technology. Studio users can now store and share up to 5GBs of PDFs and other Windows files in the cloud for free, with a subscription for additional storage space if needed. Files can be viewed by users and invited guests, checked out for editing and checked back in with changes, as well as shared in Studio sessions for real-time collaboration with multiple project partners. In the spirit of true collaboration, Bluebeam is enabling non-Revu users the ability to access and markup files stored in Studio projects or sessions using the company's new free PDF viewer, Bluebeam Vu™, also debuting today.
Get to the 'Places' You Need to Go Faster with 'Links'
Many design and construction professionals use Revu to link related project information together – including detail symbols to corresponding elevations, RFIs to the area in question and more. The new Links feature enables users to hyperlink thousands of references quickly and easily by defining and saving hyperlink targets, called Places. Additionally, Links provides centralized management and editing of all hyperlinks on a PDF. When a place changes, the hyperlink can be updated once in Links, whereby all instances of that hyperlink are automatically updated throughout the PDF.
Create the Next Generation of RFIs Using Revu's new 3D Capabilities
Revu's innovative 3D PDF creation and markup capabilities enhance 3D model-centric project delivery. The program now enables users to add markups to 3D views to communicate instructions about complex design changes, essentially creating the next generation of RFIs. Additionally, Revu CAD and eXtreme™ add 3D PDF creation through plug-ins for Revit® and Navisworks® Manage. Revu allows teams to extract 3D models from these BIM applications to identify and share design conflicts with the entire team in 3D PDF. Together, Revu's new 3D capabilities eliminate the need for every team member to have access to expensive 3D applications, allowing anyone to share and collaborate on the data in the PDF format.
Use Spaces to Assign Markups to their Defined Location
For many project workflows, knowing the exact space in which an issue or question exists is necessary. Spaces is perfect for bids, estimates and the punch process, enabling teams to define and name areas on a PDF. All markups placed within that named Space will be automatically tracked in the Markups list, which can then be sorted or filtered by Space, summarized to PDF, Excel or CSV, and distributed for bids, punch lists and more.
"In addition to these major enhancements, we redesigned the user interface to make it easier to access tools and customize toolbars on the fly," Lee said. "Key menus are accessible directly from the command bar, with new pinning technology to build custom toolbars that include markup options, editing tools and even tool sets. Our single objective was to build a flexible and fully customizable interface to give our customers the power to define how they work, in any given environment."
Bluebeam Software products are sold direct and through a global network of resellers. For more information about Bluebeam Revu 10, visit www.bluebeam.com.
About Bluebeam Software
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam Software makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam's award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world's top architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, as an intuitive, easy-to-use, PDF-based software solution for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in over 50 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.
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