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Bluebeam announces new Revu for iPad App (Updated!)

AEC professionals may have just got their Christmas wish early. Fans of Bluebeam’s popular Revu software for PDF creation, editing and round-trip markup abilities now have a more capable iPad version.


Bluebeam of Pasadena, California, has recently announced the launch of its new Revu iPad App, for Apple’s extremely popular tablet device now being used extensively within AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) settings. Announced at the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in Los Angeles, the new Revu iPad app brings the power of Revu for Windows to the field-based industries that rely on it.

Revu iPad

With Revu iPad, comments and annotations display clearly and accurately so nothing is missed, reducing the “ping pong effect” of ambiguous communications. A leading developer of PDF-based workflow solutions for the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry, Revu iPad officially expands Bluebeam’s award-winning platform solution, Revu for Windows, for use in other industries. Versatile from its inception, Revu for Windows is already successfully used in accounting, aerospace, and education to streamline daily tasks and improve productivity. Revu for iPad establishes creative use of PDF technology for digital workflows not previously possible or imagined.

01 - Bluebeam Revu iPad offers users what they've been asking for: true markup capabilities beyond just viewing.

“Bluebeam Revu iPad removes barriers to productivity, and enables technical and mobile professionals to work without limits,” said Richard Lee, President and CEO of Bluebeam Software. “We are excited to see Revu iPad unlock new possibilities across multiple industries and disciplines. We are finally putting the iPad to work.”

The Details

Bluebeam Revu for iPad features customizable clouds, highlights, text and other annotations so customers can markup PDFs with ease, as well as save them for reuse across sessions. Here are the highlights:

  • Access, edit and collaborate on the go, in remote locations, on or off the cloud
  • Quickly navigate through multi-page PDFs using thumbnails and bookmarks
  • Easily add customizable markups (texts, pen marks, highlights, etc) on PDFs and save them for future use in Revu’s exclusive Tool Chest.
  • Insert images as an attachment or directly to the PDF using the built-in iPad camera and photo library
  • Tack all document feedback via the Integrated Markups list, which records every annotation including the annotation author, date and time.
  • Sync and open files stored in the cloud using iTunes, Dropbox, Box and WebDav
  • Remove, sync or move files to custom Categories in the included File Access tab so they can be located and opened later with just a tap.

In addition, Revu iPad easily works with Bluebeam’s cloud offering, Bluebeam Studio, taking collaboration up a notch by allowing users to add markups to the same PDF, together in real time or separately on their own time, from anywhere with an Internet connection. Users can chat while working, and track or filter all session activity in the record, which links back to the PDFs.

02 - The new Revu iPad app is now on the App Store.

03 - Here you can see the punch key tool and Highlight tool on left.

04 - A look at the tabbed interface and file access directly UI.

While Revu iPad has an impressive lineup of features and functionality, Bluebeam is continuing to push the limits of how users will collaborate on the go with its app. “Revu iPad is bringing some of Revu’s most popular PDF markup and collaboration features from the desktop to the iPad, but we are not done yet,” added Lee. “In the coming months, Revu iPad will evolve to include even more functionality – enabling truly digital, mobile workflows and proving that anything is possible with Bluebeam.”

At the AIA National Convention earlier this year we wrote about Bluebeam’s Vu iPad app, its free viewer app for iPad. Bluebeam Revu iPad will be in Apple’s App Store for 9.99.USD beginning in July.

To learn more about Bluebeam and Revu iPad go here.

The Revu iPad app is now on the Apple App Store and you can learn more here.

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