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Revu for Mac – End of Life Plan

As of March 2019, Bluebeam will no longer develop future versions of Bluebeam Revu for Mac. However, they will release Revu for Mac 2.1 update in Q2 2019. Existing licenses will continue to work.

Continued Functionality

Bluebeam understands that Revu for Mac provides many benefits to your business. To minimize any disruption, Bluebeam will provide the following:

  • Your Revu for Mac licenses will continue working, but Bluebeam will not release any additional updates or bug fixes after March 2020.
  • All Revu for Mac 2.0 customers will have access to the Revu for Mac 2.1 release, which includes improvements to measurement tools and fixes to critical issues.
  • Revu for Mac 1.0 customers can purchase an upgrade to Revu for Mac 2.1 at a discounted price until June 1, 2019.

This is only valid for upgrades; maintenance sales and renewals are no longer available as of March 1, 2019. 

  • Revu for Mac customers interested in switching to any edition of Revu for Windows may purchase a license at a discounted price.
  • Bluebeam does not provide support for Revu in a Parallels or Boot Camp environment.

Support Options

I’m on Revu for Mac 1.0. How can I get access to 2.1 when it’s released?  

You will be eligible to purchase an upgrade until June 1, 2019, at a discounted price. This is only available for upgrades; maintenance sales and renewals are no longer available as of March 1, 2019.

I have an active Maintenance. Will I still be able to get technical support? 

Yes. Users with active maintenance have access to phone and email support until the product reaches its end of life (March 1, 2020). This includes troubleshooting and bug fixes for critical issues (on a case-by-case basis). However, it does not include any development of additional features.

Users without maintenance still have access to our technical support team via email.

Will I be able to continue running Revu for Mac if I update my OS

Revu for Mac 2.x is compatible with these versions of macOS. However, when a new version of macOS is released it’s not uncommon for there to be some changes that may affect performance, and Bluebeam will attempt to address any OS related performance issues while it is in Core Support.

After the product reaches its end of life, what resources are available to me? 

Online documentation will remain available on Bluebeam’s Support Site.

Can I still buy seats of Revu for Mac? 

For a limited time only until (4/1/19), you can buy additional seats. Support options of this product are limited, as mentioned above.

Is it possible to run Revu for Windows on my Mac? 

While it may be possible to do so, Bluebeam DOES NOT  provide support for Revu in a Parallels or Boot Camp environment.

If you have any additional questions or would like to upgrade your Revu for Mac licenses, please contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com.

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How to Install your Bluebeam Revu 2018 Upgrade

Already own a Bluebeam license? Upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Bluebeam Revu is easy. Whether you own a Perpetual or Open License, we’ve got simple steps here to follow on how to install your Bluebeam upgrade.

Perpetual Licenses
Customers with active Maintenance, an Enterprise License, or licenses purchased after February 20, 2018 are eligible for a free version upgrade.

Open Licenses
Customers with an Open License will receive a new Revu 2018 product key by logging in to the Bluebeam Gateway. All your Open License seats will remain under the same serial number. You can continue using your existing version of Revu or update to Revu 2018.

For Bluebeam Studio users, it is important to ensure that all project files have been fully uploaded before upgrading to avoid potential data conflicts between versions.

Here are some simple steps to set up your Bluebeam Revu 2018 licenses in no time:

  1. If you already own a Bluebeam Revu license with maintenance and want to upgrade to Revu 2018, please go here.
  1. Enter your current serial number, product key and primary or secondary contact email in the license information form.
    Enter the email address that was used to buy your seat of Revu, which can be found in your license certificate email.
  1. If eligible, an email will be sent to the email you provided with a new Serial Number and Product Key. You’ll need this information to register your new version of Revu.  If you did not receive an email, please contact bluebeam@microsolresources.com.
  1. Once you have your new serial number and license key, visit http://support.bluebeam.com/updates/ . Be sure to select the edition of Revu (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme) that is listed in the email you received after upgrading your license.

Note: The serial number and product key for your older Revu software will not work with the newer version. If you’re upgrading from Revu 2018 Standard to Revu 2018 eXtreme, you’ll need to have a new serial number and product key for Revu 2018 eXtreme.

  1. When you are prompted to Run or Save As the Revu installer, select Save As and choose a location on your hard drive to store the file.
  1. Once the download is completed, please close all of your open programs, and then double-click on the installer.
  1. During the latter part of the installation process, a registration window will appear where you can enter your new serial number and product key.
  1. After you’ve clicked the Register button, the software will contact the registration server to complete the activation process. The installer will continue running, and eventually you’ll need to click the Finish button to complete the installation process.

You should now be all set with your Revu 2018!

To find out more about What’s New with Bluebeam Revu 2018, you can read this blog article or view our video.

If you want to upgrade your license or have any questions, feel free to contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com or call (888) 768-7568.

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What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2018?

The architecture, engineering and construction industry is currently facing bigger challenges than ever including designing, bidding and building complex projects to stay competitive and profitablenot to mention the lack of communication within the project, the decentralized data and information, and the inability to finish work on time. Here is where Bluebeam Revu 2018 comes indelivering many enhancements and improvements that will make your workflows shorter and more efficiently.

How? Bluebeam 2018 has been completely redesigned to help you get your job done in a simple way. This new look pulls back the curtains of all features that have been helping teams over the years with an easier way to navigate. Revu 2018 has been developed based on industry research and customer requests delivering big enhancements that will improve your productivity and keep you one step ahead. No more rework, let’s focus on the important things!

Once you start using Bluebeam 2018, it’s hard to go back to an older version.  Take a look at some of Revu’s newest enhancements:

INTUITIVE INTERFACE
The new dynamic Properties Toolbar keeps your most commonly used features and commands right at your fingertips.

Bluebeam Revu 2018 - Intuitive Interface

SIMPLE NAVIGATION
Improved panel views stays out of the way to give you more room for document navigation and drawings details. No more wasting time rearranging your work-space.

Bluebeam Revu 2018 - Simple Navigation

MORE OVERSIGHT
Revu Studio Projects now allows you to access files across multiple Projects at once, with a new dashboard-style interface, providing you with a better look at everything you are working on. You can also access multiple projects and sessions at the same time jumping from one to another, in just one click.

Bluebeam Revu 2018 - Sessions and Projects

FEWER CLICKS
Need an even shorter path? Now you can add custom keyboard shortcuts to export and share with your whole project team. Because in this business, no one has time for extra clicks.

Bluebeam Revu 2018 - Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

HELP FOR NEW USERS
The new built-in video tutorials, pre-loaded tool sets and sample files can be used to jump-start new Revu users, allowing your whole project team to spend less time training and more time getting the job done.

Bluebeam Revu - Tutorials

To learn more about how Bluebeam is changing the way AEC industry works and how teams are completing their projects faster and more efficiently, you can view this video on What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2018. 

Looking to upgrade or get the new Bluebeam Revu 2018? Feel free to contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com, or give us a call at (888) 768-7568.

You can also check out our How to Upgrade your Bluebeam Revu blog now.

 

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