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

By Michael Schmidt | Data Management

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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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on March 17, 2021 in Data Management.

About the Author

Michael Schmidt is an Account Executive responsible for supporting our Bluebeam customers from construction firms to architects, engineering, and facility managers across the U.S. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Minor in Finance. Michael is eager to gain knowledge in the fields of technology. He's working with Bluebeam customers and show solutions that make construction sites more efficient, connected, and safe, improving the lives of design and construction professionals everywhere.