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Bluebeam offers two different versions of Studio. Although both versions provide the same core functionality for sharing and marking up documents with your co-workers, each of them has different administrative functions.
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.
Sessions enable document-based online real-time collaboration. They are accessible through the Revu interface. Only the host needs a Revu license to initiate a Studio Session, and all invited attendees can participate in the Session through Revu or Revu for iPad. If collaborators do not have a license of Revu, they can use Revu in View Mode or Vu for iPad.
Studio Projects enable streamlined document management by allowing you to store and manage your project files, including PDFs and other file types, in one place through the Revu interface. Teams can work with Project files regardless of internet access—simply sync files locally from a Project before going offline and re-sync any updates once you reconnect.
Collaborators who do not own a license of Revu can access the files using Revu in View Mode or Vu for iPad. Or, you can send them password-protected Share Links, which allow them to download a local copy of the files.
Bluebeam Studio—which includes options for organizations to have more administrative control over their Sessions and Projects—offers varying levels of permissions, from limiting the level of collaboration for internal users to managing participants outside of the organization. Learn more here.
You can access Studio and unlock the industry-standard markup tools in Revu without owning a license of the software. Download a trial of Revu to use in View Mode, or download the free Vu app for iPad.
Studio Prime is a subscription-based cloud solution, offering administrative functions and access to external applications using the Bluebeam Studio API.
Studio Prime is a subscription that gives companies additional administrative and user management control over their Studio Projects and Sessions. Administrators can access Studio activity reports through the online Studio Prime Portal, as well as Folder Automations functionality and the Bluebeam Studio API for external application integrations.
No, you do not need to own a seat of Bluebeam Revu to manage a Studio Prime account. You can access the online Studio Prime Portal to control user access and pull reports on user activity.
A Studio Prime subscription makes it easier to collaborate with outside vendors and project partners, giving your organization more control over each Studio participant. There are two types of users within Studio Prime: Members and Collaborators.
When invited to the Studio Prime account, Members give Administrators the ability to manage their Studio account and associated Projects and Sessions. Collaborators, on the other hand, maintain control over their personal Studio account when joining or leaving a Project or Session within the Prime account.
Administrators can access their Studio Prime account through the online Studio Prime Portal at studio.bluebeam.com.
The Bluebeam Studio API lets Studio Prime subscribers create applications to manage their Studio Projects and Sessions. These applications can leverage Bluebeam Studio in a number of ways, including:
Folder Automations is a feature in Studio Projects that allows Studio Prime subscribers to streamline repetitive PDF-based workflows across a large number of users. Subscribers can automatically perform a set of predefined actions to files in a Project folder, including:
If you have any questions about Bluebeam Studio or Bluebeam Studio Prime, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to have additional information about Bluebeam Studio Prime, click here to review our product page.
The latest version of Enscape is now available, bringing more new features to help improve both your visualizations and design workflow. This latest version of Enscape focuses on providing you with the tools needed to create and deliver unique design experiences.
You already have access to over 2,000 stunning assets that are ready to drop into your scenes. But there may be times when you have a specific object or person that you need to utilize.
With the new Custom Asset Library, you can import your own models into Enscape and create personalized design experiences. With Enscape 2.9 is now possible to use bespoke furniture, branded items, or even a specific species of tree within your visualizations.
This expert feature can be accessed via the original Enscape Asset Library in the new Custom Assets tab. It is possible to import single or multiple models with a file format of OBJ, FBX, and GLTF. These models can then be edited from within the Asset Library once they have been uploaded into Enscape.
Enscape’s new animated video textures will help you introduce more unique elements and experiences to your design.
Imagine an interior living space or office with a working TV, or an urban scene with large digital displays like you see at London’s Piccadilly Circus, New York’s Times Square, and the Las Vegas Strip. With Enscape’s video textures, you can fill your projects with a new animation level together with the perfect illumination.
Adding a video texture to a surface, your TVs, monitors, and large out-of-home digital displays can showcase your video animations day and night, on a continuous loop.
Displacement maps in Enscape will give your surfaces a greater sense of depth and definition.
Your surface textures will appear even more realistic and will automatically include self-shadowing, without having to make specific changes within your model. Think cobbled streets, tiled roofs, and beautiful brick walls with a tremendous level of realism.
Normal, bump, and displacement maps can be accessed via the Enscape Material Editor, under ‘Type’ in the group ‘Height’. This appears once you have uploaded a displacement texture.
For Revit, you will need to go to the Revit Material Editor, where you’ll need to increase the bump value to over 500 to utilize the displacement maps.
A new release would not be complete without the addition of new assets, which this time, is a fitness-themed asset package that consists of 119 sport-related items in total.
Our design team has created an incredible array of gym equipment and accessories, plus a collection of active people who you can use in your fitness studios, parks, outside gyms, and anywhere else you may wish to feature such activities.
In addition to this fitness package, you will also find 175 new assets, including new people, accessories, vehicles, lighting, and furniture, bringing the total number of Enscape assets to over 2,000! Every one of Enscape’s assets is created to an extremely high standard and always with the end performance in mind, to help your project look and work just the way it should.
Following a successful Beta, Enscape is now supporting Vectorworks 2020 and 2021, allowing users to rapidly create renders in real-time and benefit from virtual reality to help improve the entire design workflow and review process.
Vectorworks users can utilize all of the available features with Enscape – including the integrated Asset Library, which contains over 2,000 ready-to-use models, Materials Editor, Collaborative Annotations, the various export functions, video editor, and of course, VR.
Ready to try Enscape for free for 14 days? If you’re curious to see how Enscape can help you improve your design workflow and quickly transform your projects into fully rendered visualizations and virtual reality experiences, send us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to help you get set up with a trial version!
Want to see how Enscape can improve your workflow? Check out our previous webinar below to continue your training.
V-Ray for 3ds Max is an Academy Award-winning, production-proven rendering software. Known for its versatility and ability
to handle any type of project, V-Ray is considered an industry-standard in architecture, advertising, design, and visual effects.
V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max is the most complete 3D rendering software for artists and designers. V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max’s modern and efficient material library workflow, faster look-development with material presets, and flexible post-processing features can save users time, take them beyond just rendering and help them focus on artistic exploration — from a single creation tool.
Explore lighting possibilities interactively in real-time. Use LightMix in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer to freely experiment with lighting changes after you render, save out permutations, and push back improvements you’d like to have in your scene.
The new Layer compositor lets you fine-tune and finish your images directly in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer — without the need for a separate post-processing app.
Efficiently browse from a library of over 500 render-ready materials
including metals, glass, wood, and more.
Save time creating common materials with presets for aluminum, chrome, glass, and more. Presets for most used hair colors have also been added.
New rendered material swatches show you exactly what your materials will look like.
Add reflective coatings directly in the updated V-Ray Material, saving you both material creation and rendering time vs. using Blend material.
Create soft microfiber fabrics like velvet, satin, and silk with the new Sheen options in the updated V-Ray Material.
Add variety to your scene with the new VRayUVWRandomizer map and enhanced VRayMultiSubTex controls.
Automatically remove texture tiling artifacts with the new Stochastic tiling option on the VRayUVWRandomizer.
Weathered streaks and dirt in crevices are easy with the enhanced V-Ray Dirt, which now employs both ambient and inner occlusion.
Reproduce the subtleties of twilight when the sun is below the horizon with the new Sun and Sky model.
If you would like to upgrade your V-Ray Next for 3ds Max licenses to V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not sure about upgrading your licenses, you can request a free 30-day trial, to get an overview of its new features and functionality. You can test it out with your team and find out how this new version will improve your workflow.
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