In recent weeks, ‘working remotely’ has gone from an ‘added luxury’ to a necessity in ensuring business’ survival. The rise of COVID-19 has prompted us all to reflect on our current working practices, and this has meant assessing the tools that we have to enable us to work from home effectively.

Since 2002, Bluebeam® Revu® has been championing a digital approach to architecture, engineering and construction, and their latest software, Revu 2019, comes packed with improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new way to easily deploy Revu to an entire organisation.

What’s more, you can do this from the comfort of your own home, working on projects in a fully collaborative, digital environment.

This blog aims to explore the benefits of Bluebeam® Revu® 2019’s software for when you’re working from home.

Now Is The Perfect Chance To Try Something New

Working from home, you will undoubtedly be assessing your current tech stack and considering ways to maximise efficiency; it’s all about ‘working harder, not smarter’.

With this ‘downtime’ set to be in play for the foreseeable future, you should consider Bluebeam’s free 30-day trial which gives users full access to Bluebeam’s unique, easy-to-use features.

What better way to utilise your time than by downloading software that’ll reshape your organisation’s working practices for the better?

Back-Up And Restore

Let’s say you’ve downloaded the free trial, demonstrated it to your team (including senior decision makers) and have agreed to roll it out, moving forward. There will come a time when you will have to transition from your home computer to your work desktop computer/laptop.

Revu 2019 allows you to back-up and restore settings, retaining the same tool sets and profile that you’ve used whilst working from home.

For more information on how you can effectively back up and store your saved settings, click here for this comprehensive guide.

Wi-Fi Issues? Introducing Offline Mode

One of the main drawbacks to working from home is the temperamental nature of Wi-Fi. There’s nothing worse than having to re-boot your router throughout the day, and with several users accessing the same home-Wi-Fi, this can significantly stall your productivity.

With Revu 2019, even if you’re offline, you are still able to work on your projects since they are stored in the cloud, making it easy to access them from any computer registered with your license of Revu.

Collaborate In Real-Time

Communication is key to having a successful ‘working from home’ system set up. Without human interaction, many companies encounter issues like documents being misplaced, and instructions being misinterpreted, to name a few.

Purchasing software which makes communication easier is key to a successful remote working approach, and Bluebeam® Revu® is specifically designed to speed up communication and minimise project delays. Everyone has real-time access to the latest plans and projects since they’re all stored in the cloud, keeping all team members on the same page. And with award-winning PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology, you’ll drive project efficiency by using markup data throughout your project and streamline processes to get more done in less time.

AEC is reliant upon document management and Bluebeam® Revu® 2019 allows you to make large drawing sets more manageable by creating smart documents that can be shared easily with project partners – from the comfort of your own home.


Of course, there will be some disruption to the timing of which projects will be signed off, since everything seems to be at a standstill currently. However, now is the perfect time to reassess your digital workspace for when things eventually get back to normal.

To experience Bluebeam® Revu® 2019’s software for yourself, download the free 30-day trial here.