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  Streamlining PDF-Based Digital Workflows with Revu® 9, the newest release
by Bluebeam® Software

Not your typical software company, Bluebeam Software is taking the quest for paperless construction projects to once again, a whole new level. Founded in 2002, Bluebeam has been making smart, simple solutions to dramatically improve workflow and bring more sustainable, paperless solutions to architectural, engineering, and construction firms worldwide.

Bluebeam PDF Revu 9, the latest, fully loaded version of Bluebeam’s PDF platform technologies is bringing forth 30 enhanced features to streamline PDF markup, viewing, processing, collaboration and sharing. “Revu 9 is truly fully loaded. We took everything our users love about Revu for project communication, incorporated their feedback and feature suggestions and made it better,” said Bluebeam Software CEO Richard Lee. “The result is more power, more flexibility and enhanced usability to help our customers get their job done”.

Revu 9’s new 3D PDF viewing capability enables users to navigate through complex models on screen and rotate, spin and zoom to gain a dynamic view of the project. Using a mouse, users can refine their perspective and vantage point, as well as isolate and view various specific elements, make transparent layers to drill down into masked details and save these specific views in the document so that project collaborators can have the same perspective.

VisualSearch™, is another new feature that adds a new dimension to document search capabilities over simple text-only search. Users simply highlight a specific visual element or symbol to find and Revu 9 searches for instances of that element across the current document, all open documents, recent documents or files in a specific folder. Plus, users can instantly apply markups and hyperlinks simultaneously to all identified VisualSearch results, eliminating a time-consuming manual process.

The highly requested function, area cutouts, makes Revu 9 ideal for design and construction professionals to account for room obstructions in area measurements and create more accurate estimates. Users can also convert PDF files seamlessly back to their original native MS Office® file formats with export capability to Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as HTML for online use and search-ability.

Revu 9 allows users to run multiple sessions concurrently and move document tabs dynamically between sessions using the new MultiView™ feature. Tabs can also be dragged and dropped to an attached second monitor for expanded viewing and more efficient review.

“Even with all these new features and capabilities in Revu 9, we know that some users are craving more tools to push the limits of electronic workflows,” Lee said. “For these PDF power users, we are introducing Bluebeam PDF Revu extreme™, a new edition of Revu with advanced functionality to satisfy tech-savvy professionals.”

Revu 9 eXtreme adds optical character recognition (OCR) for scanning and converting paper documents to text searchable and selectable PDFs, PDF form creation capabilities, document redaction capabilities for added security and powerful scripting capabilities for automated batch-processing of multi-step desktop functions for ever greater efficiency and time savings. Extended capability enhances productivity by allowing users to run multiple sessions of Revu concurrently and move document tabs dynamically between the sessions.

Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 is available in three editions and starts at $179 per seat. Volume discounted pricing is available for multi-seat purchases. For more information about the new Bluebeam PDF Revu 9, visit www.bluebeam.com.

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