The next innovative evolution from Bluebeam Software
Bluebeam® Software enables professionals to collaborate and comment on
project documents in their day-to-day operations. Revu®, the company’s
flagship solution, includes industry-standard and customizable markup tools,
such as Clouds and Callouts, to signal issues on a drawing that keep project
communication clear and concise among team members and save organizations
valuable time and money.
Revu is used by top companies in the contracting, design, design-build and
specialty contracting industries to reduce paper usage by more than 85%,
speed up project communication by 60% and track projects 40% faster.
Revu 12 is the next step in Bluebeam’s quest to help the world’s most
document-intensive industries complete projects faster and more efficiently.
Revu 12 includes many new features such as measurement tool enhancements,
SmartGroup™, AutoMark™ 2.0, Batch Link®, Capture, the SketchUp® Pro plug-in
and expanded reporting capabilities from Bluebeam Studio™, Revu’s integrated
Revu’s new measurement enhancements and SmartGroup technology contribute to
a more robust takeoffs and estimations package. With measurement
enhancements, a user can take one measurement and Revu will automatically
calculate all other related measurements, including Wall Area. SmartGroup
gives users the ability to group related markups and elements while still
allowing for changes to be made to individual annotations. Group subtotals
are now automatically calculated in Revu’s Markups list, which tracks all
comments, and sort totals can be exported from the Markups list to CSV or
XML files for easier bids and estimates.
Navigating sets of construction documents can be difficult and
time-consuming. AutoMark creates page labels and bookmarks from a defined
page region to organize all documents quickly. New in Revu 12, AutoMark 2.0
can create page labels and bookmarks from multiple page regions with the
option to add prefixes, suffixes and symbols.
“AutoMark 2.0 has saved me tons of time with the ability to create page
labels and bookmarks from multiple regions of a page so that I no longer
have to manually type file names or bookmarks,” says Amy Leigh Baker,
Project Coordinator, Auburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc.
Finding drawing details and linking between the individual components of a
set of construction documents often requires many hours of tedious work.
Revu’s OCR technology, which transforms scanned documents into
text-searchable PDFs, now includes new search optimization settings to
capture more details like room numbers, rotated text and callouts. Batch
Link, new in Revu 12, can now be used to automatically link up entire sets
of construction documents in seconds by creating unlimited hyperlinks by
file name, page label or page region.
“The new Batch Link and OCR tools in Revu 12 have reduced the time of
setting up drawings for projects by over 80%. We are no longer handcuffed by
drawings that are not text-searchable,” reports Kris Lengieza, Director of
VDC for Stiles Corporation. “On a recent project with over 2,100 sheets, it
took nearly 40 hours to manually link the entire set of construction
documents. On our first test project with over 1,100 sheets, we were able to
OCR and Batch Link those sheets in less than 4 hours; much of that time was
waiting on the computer. That resulted in over an 80% reduction in time per
sheet and produced a better product at the end,” Lengieza goes on to say.
Several Revu 12 features enable project teams to resolve issues and provide
feedback more quickly. Team members in the field can communicate more
details using Capture, which embeds photos from a camera, tablet PC or
iPad's built-in camera into markups. The SketchUp Pro plug-in creates 3D
PDFs from SketchUp Pro 3D models to leverage Revu’s 3D markup and navigation
functionality. And Bluebeam Studio attendees can track and respond to
activity within collaboration sessions by signing up to receive Studio daily
Larry P. Faria, P.E., Structural Discipline Group Leader for CH2M HILL,
describes the new tools in Revu as extremely helpful. “Bluebeam Revu is
simply the best PDF markup and editing tool for AEC professionals. Revu 12
includes powerful measurement enhancements, a new user-friendly SmartGroup
feature, and improved AutoMark and Sets functions,” comments Faria. “If
you’re serious about improving productivity, Bluebeam Revu needs to be in
your electronic toolbox.”
“New features in Revu 12 connect the office to the field and everywhere in
between,” says Kristine Hopkins, Director of Account Services for Bluebeam
Software. “We know that where and how work takes place will continue to
change, and we are committed to providing solutions that enable our users to
do better work.”
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