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Everything you need to know about Bluebeam Studio

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

What is Bluebeam Studio? How much does Studio cost?

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.


What are Studio Sessions?

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.


What are Studio Projects?

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.


What type of permissions are available in Bluebeam Studio?

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.


Do I need to own Revu to access Bluebeam Studio?

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 Session and Projects Comparison

Bluebeam Studio Prime

Studio Prime is a subscription-based cloud solution, offering administrative functions and access to external applications using the Bluebeam Studio API.

What is Studio Prime?

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.


Do I need to own Revu to manage a Studio Prime subscription account?

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.


What are the different types of users within Studio Prime?

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.

  • MEMBERS
    Members are users who are invited to join your Prime account. They could be employees, joint venture partners or anyone who needs to become a managed user.
  • COLLABORATORS
    Collaborators are external users that Members invite to attend managed Projects and Sessions. Collaborators could be superintendents, subcontractors or anyone who needs access to a Studio Project or Session within the Studio Prime account. Prime Administrators can control Collaborators’ access to Members’ managed Projects and Sessions.

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.


How does an Administrator access the Studio Prime Portal to manage users and generate reports?

Administrators can access their Studio Prime account through the online Studio Prime Portal at studio.bluebeam.com.


What is the Bluebeam Studio API?

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:

  • Studio Projects and Sessions: Add and create.
  • Project folders: Add or delete Project folders and manage folder permissions.
  • Studio files: Add, update, download, and delete Project and Session files, and restore file revisions.
  • Studio users: Invite or add users to Projects and Sessions, and manage user permissions.
  • Studio permissions: Manage Project and Session permissions.
  • Session activity: Get a report on all Session activity and create chat messages in a Session.
  • Studio jobs: Execute file-processing jobs on Project files.

What is Folder Automations?

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:

  • Converting files
  • Delete pages
  • Export form data
  • Export markups
  • Extract pages
  • Flatten
  • Add headers and footers
  • Import custom columns
  • Insert blank pages
  • Insert pages
  • Process colors
  • Reduce file size
  • Repair page content
  • Reverse pages
  • Rotate pages
  • Stamp
  • Unflatten markups
  • Create PDF/A report
  • Save as PDF/A

What are the available file conversions supported by Studio Prime’s Folder Automations?

  • DWG to PDF
  • Word to PDF
  • Excel to PDF
  • Image (JPEG, TIFF, etc.) to PDF
  • PostScript to PDF

If you have any questions about Bluebeam Studio or Bluebeam Studio Prime, contact us at bluebeam@microsolresources.com.

If you want to have additional information about Bluebeam Studio Prime, click here to review our product page.

 

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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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