Bluebeam Revu is more than just another PDF solution, but sometimes your clients might not wholly realise how much Bluebeam has to offer.

The latest in digital and collaboration software, Bluebeam Revu 20 allows architects, engineers and other construction professionals to create, edit and collaborate on important documents with key stakeholders involved in a project. It's a solution built with the AEC industry in mind, and it ultimately brings with it the most important benefit of all: increasing productivity across the board. 

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your clients or introduce them to the next generation in PDF markup and collaboration software, offering them a detailed overview of what they can expect from Bluebeam Revu 20, will aid you in selling the software more effectively.  

In this post, we will highlight all the unique benefits that Bluebeam Revu has to offer, providing you with key thoughts and talking points to discuss with your clients, so that you can generate more Bluebeam leads.

What is Bluebeam?

With more than 2 million users worldwide, Bluebeam Revu is a construction and design software designed to streamline workflows and increase collaboration among architectural, engineering, and construction project team members.

Top-rated by TrustRadius, scoring 8.9 out of 10, the software allows users to transform images, videos, CAD and architectural drawings into easily searchable documents, all of which can be accessed and edited in real-time with customisable mark-up tools.

Whether on or off-site, project members can collaborate in real-time by accessing the latest plans and revisions, so everyone is on the same page, figuratively and literally!

Boosting communication, quality assurance, and control - all while managing entire projects through the cloud - has never been easier with Bluebeam.

Best-In-Class Markup Technology

Bluebeam Revu delivers best-in-class mark-up functionality with a wide-range of markup tools ranging from text clouds, callouts, and customised icons to enabling users to upload 360 images, videos, 3D information and more.

Mark-up tools and properties are easy to use with customisable industry-specific markup capabilities. This helps your clients to create centralised and standardised data which is searchable and shareable. All data entered within Revu is automatically into the integrated Markups List, which offers the functionality of keeping track of everyone’s comments and updates. Users can filter by subject, sort notes, assign responsibilities and create their own customised templates. All data can be edited, organised, tracked and managed easily.

This helps businesses create standardisation, so efficiencies are improved, teams are aligned, and a sizeable amount of time is saved reviewing and commenting. Bluebeam customers often experience 60% time-savings on their design reviews.

Industry-Specific Tools That Enable Workflows

Bluebeam is designed for users specifically in the AEC sector, which means not only is it tailored to meet their needs, but it can also be customised to further increase their satisfaction with the software.

The advanced suite of measurement tools can be modified to meet the requirements of their projects. The software also offers document comparison and overlay abilities so changes can be tracked easily, and quality control can be carried out successfully.

All of this enables users to optimise their workflows which means they can reduce time carrying out manual processes so project teams stay on track, even off-site. It also means they can avoid the risk of overrunning on time and budget as they always have access to the most up-to-date version of documents and information.

By using an industry-specific PDF markup solution, users in the construction and AEC industries can benefit from shorter bid creation times, more accurate bids, and ultimately, win more jobs. Bluebeam customers often experience 70 – 80% savings on the time and cost of quoting and many notice that their business doubles by 50% after using Revu.  

Digitally Collaborate in Real-time

Bluebeam is the only real-time PDF-based collaboration solution for all project users such as architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, contractors and project managers, meaning every project member is instantly up-to-date on a centralised platform made for them.

In an ever-evolving remote world, project partners can collaborate anywhere and anytime, worldwide, on the same set of documents as long as they have a device connected to the internet. Users can therefore complete projects faster and more effectively.

Improved collaboration also comes from the fact that Studio sessions can replace in-person meetings so project managers can save time by being able to communicate instantly in real-time, while managing several different subcontractor reviews at once. 

Finally, since all activity can be tracked across plans and documents, whether contracts or drawings, teams benefit from improved transparency and traceability.

Studio in Bluebeam Revu gives construction industry professionals the ability to digitise and streamline a variety of project workflows whilst still providing all stakeholders with an organised and clear way of processing and approving vital information. Bluebeam customers often see 60% increase in production efficiency across whole projects using Revu. 

Key Questions You Should/Could Be Asking Your Clients

Bluebeam Revu stands out in the market today as the leading AEC digital and collaboration tool. Start a conversation with your clients about the possibilities they can achieve with Bluebeam. If your customers are looking to increase their productivity, enhance efficiencies, save time and money, then they’ll want to know about Revu.

Here are some questions you can ask your clients to begin those conversations.

When talking with Project Managers:

  • How are your users currently marking up drawings? Describe your process for organising and consolidating comments on drawings. How long does this process take you?
  • How do you ensure that you find all changes made in the latest revision set and take action on them?
  • How much time do you waste on manual processes such as creating accurate measurements for bids and estimations?
  • How do you keep track of everyone’s tasks and responsibilities currently? Do you have real-time visibility on all your teams’ projects, process and reports?  

When talking with BIM Directors:

  • Describe how you customise and roll out standardised tools across your company/project team.
  • How do you enforce communication consistency across your projects? And can your team collaborate in real-time both on and off-site?
  • Is your tech stack as efficient as it can be?
  • Where are the current gaps in your workflows and processes? 


Further Reading

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Bluebeam Revu software is better than ever before and has more features and benefits than anything else available in the AEC industry today. The tools not only enhance your client’s usability, efficiency, collaboration and productivity but also help them win more projects, faster and more cost-effectively.

If you have any further questions or want to discuss how you can further improve your client’s project management, don’t delay, get in touch with one of our experts today on +44 (0) 20 8733 7103.