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  Must–Have Tools for Digital Workflows

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is quickly adopting PDF technology to reduce printing and shipping costs and promote a green philosophy in project communication. However as good as this may be, firms are still struggling with wasted time searching for and managing project files.

Bluebeam PDF Revu® 8 includes a new File Access tab which enables users to search local and network drives for PDF files, as well as organize and manage recent files directly within Revu.“Forget what you know about PDF and what it can do for your projects. With Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 your life will never be the same,” said Richard Lee, President and CEO of Bluebeam Software, Inc. Bluebeam PDF Revu® 8, is the newest version for the AEC industry. Revu 8 is a turnkey solution for integrating best-in-class PDF creation, markup and editing into digital workflows with new features for customization and improved access to files. Among the new features are integration into Microsoft® SharePoint® and Bentley® ProjectWise®, a file management tab and a revamped, customizable interface.

Users no longer have to waste time searching and managing project files with a new File Access tab on Revu 8. With the new File Access tab users can search local and network drives for PDF files, as well as organize and manage recent files directly within Revue. By combining file access and PDF editing into one desktop application, Bluebeam simplifies the way users get the information they need, when they need it. “This new release is propelling PDF from a format for digitally reviewing and editing project data into a completely integrated command center for electronic workflows. Revue 8 is an innovative, must-have tool for enterprises going digital, and it’s unmatched by anything else on the market”, said Lee.

Bluebeam also seamlessly integrates into Microsoft SharePoint and Bentley ProjectWise so users can retrieve, edit, and check PDF files back in easily. Revu also includes a Revit® plug-in for one button PDFs, leveraging the same PDF creation technology that AutoCAD®, SolidWorks® and MS® Office users have used for years.

Revu 8 toolbars are fully customizable and the popular Markups list has gone through a transformation. Users can now add custom columns with formulas, drop-down menus, check boxes and more. No longer just a tracking tool, these enhancements make the Markups list a fully integrated worksheet for performing calculations.

Other enhancements include the ability by users to change vector and image elements in PDFs and annotations to any color. And, any markup saved in Bluebeam’s exclusive Tool Chest can be assigned an action, such as a hyperlink, or auto-numbering to provide an updated count every time it’s used.

Since 2002, Bluebeam Software has produced PDF software that is the standard in PDF technology for architects, engineers and construction professionals. And as in the past, Bluebeam Software is proud to offer Bluebeam PDF Revu 8 and all of its new features at an affordable price. The Bluebeam PDF Revu Standard Edition (for general CAD and Offices users) is available for $149, and Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD Edition (for Revit, AutoCAD and SolidWorks users) is available for $199. Visit www.bluebeam.com or call Bluebeam at 866-496-2140 for more information.



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