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Bluebeam Comparison & Differences: Which Revu is right for me?

Bluebeam Revu is a software application that allows users to markup, organize, takeoff, and collaborate with PDF files.

Whether you are focused mainly on using the PDF markups feature or you are a power user that wants to use Revu for complex automated processes, there is an edition of Bluebeam Revu that is right for you.

Which Revu is Right for Me?

It comes in three editions (Standard, CAD, and eXtreme) and runs on Windows. There is also Bluebeam Revu for iPad.


Bluebeam Revu Standard 2020

Bluebeam Revu Standard is the essential solution for intuitive 2D and 3D PDF markups, editing, and collaboration





Bluebeam Revu CAD 20


Bluebeam Revu CAD is the solution for CAD users includes smart plugins for 2D and 3D PDF creation along with Standard features.




Bluebeam Revu Extreme 20


Bluebeam Revu eXtreme is the robust solution built for power users who want to automate complex processes and push the limits of document collaboration along with Standard and CAD features.



Bluebeam Revu Three Editions

Bluebeam Revu Comparison & Differences

Here are the comparisons and differences between the three Bluebeam Revu editions. You can view the comparisons between Bluebeam Revu Standard, CAD, and eXtreme key features as well as document markup capabilities, and page content and editing features.


What is Bluebeam Studio?

Bluebeam Studio is the free cloud-based version included with every copy of Bluebeam Revu. Built into Bluebeam Revu, Studio enables powerful document management and real-time collaboration.

Studio Projects give you a single centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud. And Studio Sessions let project teams review, mark up and update the same files at the same time.

Keep track of who said what.
Mark up at the same time together using Studio Sessions and automatically track all comments, now with a visual cue to help you find the latest conversations

Speed up design reviews
Live activity feed helps improve communication across teams

Customize collaboration permissions
Newly enhanced process for setting permissions ensures the right people have access to the right information from the start

What are the benefits of using Bluebeam Revu?

Bluebeam Revu helps companies stay on track throughout their entire projects; it keeps the design, engineering, and construction team on the same page throughout the entire design process.

Instant teamwork, better building
Bluebeam Revu gives you the smart tools you need to keep your team in sync and get the job done right—anytime, anywhere.

Get more done, together
Connected teams are efficient teams. Studio in Bluebeam Revu allows you to easily invite team members from anywhere in the world to collaborate in real-time and finish projects faster.

Finish projects on time, every time
Revu gives you a centralized place to create, annotate and share documents, so projects always stay on track and teams are aligned every step of the way.

Simplify all tasks from start to finish
Stop juggling platforms! Revu offers a wealth of powerful tools and plug-ins to help simplify tasks from kickoff to handoff.


Interested in a Trial? Click here to get your free 30-day Bluebeam Revu trial.


Interested in buying Bluebeam Revu?

Click here to get buy your Bluebeam Revu online.


If you have questions or need additional information, you can request to meet with our Bluebeam Specialists.


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Bluebeam Revu 20.2 is available now

Bluebeam Revu gives you the smart tools you need to keep your team in sync and get the job done right—anytime, anywhere.

Revu 20.2 will focus on Task Efficiency and Communication through improvements to measurement tools. Revu 20.1 expanded on the Markup tool and Studio enhancements in Revu 20.0, and also included updated support for SharePoint, so you can securely authenticate Revu and open documents in any modern browser.

What’s New with Bluebeam Revu 20.2?

  • Setting page scale improvements: Ability for users to save their commonly used page scales into the preset list, ensuring the accuracy of takeoffs. Additionally, there will be an option to apply a standard, user-defined y-axis scale across multiple pages.
  • Flexible length measurement Unit: In Revu 20.2, users can set the length unit independently of the page scale, helping them bid faster & submit more bids, plus it gives international customers the flexibility to take off materials based on project requirements.

What’s Fixed?

  • Support for Sketchup 2021
  • Addition of BBU page link under the Help Menu (only in the English US and English UK language)

Users on Revu 20.1 and above will receive an in-app notification informing them of the new release.

Why buy your Bluebeam license through Microsol Resources?

  1. We are experts
    We are experts in Bluebeam software. At times, our customers have interaction/interoperability issues with their design and design and construction tools, and our technical team is capable of identifying and solving those issues quickly.
  2. Outstanding technical support
    All software sold by Microsol Resources is provided with one-on-one troubleshooting technical support via phone or email at no additional cost.
  3. We are local and work in the same time zone.
    We understand that companies can’t afford to halt their projects because of software problems. If you ever encounter an issue with your Bluebeam software, you can reach out directly to us and get support within the same day – often immediately or within minutes. We understand how valuable your time is, and our technical team can help you resolve your issue as soon as possible.

Microsol Resources is a Bluebeam Platinum Partner that exemplifies best-in-class customer service, Bluebeam product knowledge, and training.

Download your free 30-day trial of Bluebeam today!


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Bluebeam Revu 20.1 is available now

Revu 20.1 expands on the Markup tool and Studio enhancements in Revu 20.0, and also includes updated support for SharePoint, so you can securely authenticate Revu and open documents in any modern browser.

What’s New



  • When signing into Studio, you’ll now need to enter your email address before you’re prompted for a password.
  • Admins now have the ability to securely reassign markup ownership when a collaborator permanently leaves a Session, saving time and reducing confusion in the process. New owners will also receive an email alerting them to their new status. Changes in ownership will be noted in the Session record and can be included in summaries and reports.
It’s now possible to reassign a denied Session user’s markups to an active user. Session admins can reassign markups by going to Session Settings and selecting Attendees.


  • A visual indicator will appear on Markups that have replied in the Markups list, so you’re always aware when comments require your attention. Clicking this icon will take you directly to the replies in the Markups list, or you can hover over the icon to see a preview of the reply.
Revu 20.1 Reply to Markups
Markups that have replies will display a small visual indicator. You can hover over the indicator to preview the reply, or click to see it in the Markups List.
  • The “Apply to Pages” functionality for markups is improved, letting you apply markups to a custom range of pages or to all Even, Odd, Landscape, or Portrait pages.
You can apply markups to a custom page range, which may include any combination of individual pages or page ranges, separated by commas.
  • When placing several markups, you’ll now see a progress bar so you can track the process.
  • The behavior of leader lines in Callouts and Text Boxes is improved and will now automatically adjust to prevent overlap when the shapes of those markups are changed.


  • Real-time measurement values are now shown in a small tooltip-style table in the lower-right corner of the drawing as you place measurements.
Measurement values appear and update in real-time in a small window in the lower-right corner of Revu as you place measurements.


  • Added support for SolidWorks 2021.
  • PDFs generated using the Batch PDF function in the Word plugin can now automatically generate bookmarks based on the names of files in the batch.
  • Bookmark configurations can be saved in the ACAD plugin.

What’s Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with Enterprise License registration on Virtual Machines.
  • Addressed a problem causing printing to stop after a couple of pages for some printers.
  • Corrected bugs concerning Batch Slip Sheets.
  • Fixed some issues related to saving files to a network drive.
  • Improved the handling of user-installed fonts.


Microsol Resources is a Bluebeam Platinum Partner that exemplify best-in-class customer service, Bluebeam product knowledge, and training.




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