Bluebeam Ends Sales of Perpetual Licenses, Open & Enterprise Licensing

By Bluebeam Team | Collaboration

Bluebeam is moving Revu from a licensing and maintenance model to a subscription model and now offers three Bluebeam Plans with functionality on desktop, web, and iOS mobile to boost your productivity. You can read this FAQ on the various Bluebeam Plans, see the comparison chart of the features, and find out which plan is best for you and your team. They are: 

As Bluebeam continues its business transition to offering subscription and cloud-based solutions, two important changes are coming soon. 

  • After September 30, 2023, Bluebeam will only offer subscription plans for new or additional user access to Revu 21 and will no longer sell new, additional, and renewals of:
    • Revu 20 perpetual licenses: Standard, CAD, eXtreme  
    • Maintenance plans
    • Open Licensing 
    • Enterprise Licensing 
  • Maintenance and Open Licensing renewals will be processed as cost-neutral upgrades to the Bluebeam Complete subscription plan. 

Customers with active Maintenance may continue upgrading to the Bluebeam Complete subscription plan at any time for no additional cost. You can read this article that has tips on self-upgrading your Bluebeam subscription.

What does Bluebeam’s end of perpetual license sales mean for me?


Scenario One: Upgrade to the Latest Version of Revu

We recommend transitioning to the latest version, Revu 21, as soon as possible, so you can leverage up-to-date functionality and get the most out of your investment with Bluebeam.


Scenario Two: Continue Using the Unsupported Version of Revu

That said, you can choose to use an older version of Revu — even after you transition to a subscription — to minimize disruption on your active projects.

If you have additional questions about these various scenarios or need help upgrading your Bluebeam licenses, feel free to reach out to us at


INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on August 15, 2023 in Collaboration.

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