Tips for Self Upgrading to Bluebeam Subscription

By David Spergel | Collaboration, Data Management

Bluebeam is moving Revu from a licensing and maintenance model to a subscription model. They now offer three Bluebeam Plans: BasicsCore, and Complete with functionality on desktop, web, and iOS mobile to boost your productivity.

With the introduction of Bluebeam subscription products, they have a new customer self-upgrading tool and a change in their Partner of Record process. Here’s information about your Bluebeam maintenance upgrade scenarios and the new processes.


Scenario 1: Upgrade to Subscription from Maintenance

If you want to upgrade your maintenance, you can do so via the Self-Upgrader Tool. This is an improved version of the old perpetual site that will move the customer to Revu 21.


Scenario 2: Upgrade to Subscription at the Time of Renewal

If you want to upgrade at the time of renewal, you should first renew your maintenance using the perpetual process and second, use the Self-Upgrader Tool to upgrade to Subscription (see Scenario 1).


Scenario 3: Convert an Open License (OL) to a Subscription

While Bluebeam no longer offers a concurrent user model, their new simplified self-serve licensing system allows you to effortlessly switch devices using your Bluebeam ID (BBID).

With a named-user license, you can log into Bluebeam Revu 21 and Bluebeam Cloud on up to three devices simultaneously.

To add new team members to your account, contact the Microsol Resources’ Bluebeam Support Team, we would need your Bluebeam ID (BBID), and discuss the desired number of subscriptions. After deciding on the additional seats, you can distribute them to individual users through the Bluebeam Subscription Management Portal.


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


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Published on October 11, 2022 in Collaboration, Data Management.

About the Author

David Spergel is an Applications Specialist at Microsol Resources and specializes in emerging visualization technology for architecture and construction industries. He provides training, and consulting service, and supports Microsol’s clients using software applications from Bluebeam Revu to McNeel’s Rhino, Chaos Group’s V-Ray, and Enscape. He is a Bluebeam Customer Success Representative, a Bluebeam Certified Instructor, and a 3D printing specialist. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.