Bluebeam General FAQ

General Questions

With Revu® Standard, you have access to a complete set of markup, editing and collaboration features, as well as plugins for Microsoft® Office and the Bluebeam® PDF printer for easy PDF creation.


Revu CAD includes everything in Standard, plus additional plugins for creating PDFs from AutoCAD®, Revit®, Navisworks® Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SketchUp® Pro and SolidWorks®. You can also create 3D PDFs from AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and SketchUp Pro.


Revu eXtreme includes everything in CAD and Standard, plus advanced features such as scripting, automatic form creation, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet, Batch Sign & Seal, linking real-time data from measurement markups to Excel® worksheets and more.

You can compare all three editions of Bluebeam Revu here.

Yes. For more information about transferring your licence of Revu to another computer, please read this Support article.

Please contact the ASt support team  for assistance and include your Revu serial number along with a brief description of the problem.

Yes, Bluebeam Revu supports creating, viewing and filling AcroForm form documents. Revu also has full support for viewing and filling static XFA forms, and Dynamic XFA functionality continues to be updated as part of our ongoing development efforts.


With automatic form creation in Revu eXtreme, you can create forms from scanned or digital documents. Then, Revu will automatically detect fields such as signatures, date and checkboxes.

Bluebeam offers a variety of training options, from self-guided online training courses to instructor-led customised training sessions. All our training offerings help you or your entire organisation master Revu in no time. For more information, visit our Training page.

With the release of Revu 2018, the functionality of our free viewer, Vu, is now available via the View Mode built into Revu. View Mode allows project collaborators to view PDFs and access Studio Sessions and Studio Projects, even if they don’t own a licence of Revu. To use this functionality, download a free trial of Revu. When the trial expires, you can continue to use View Mode indefinitely.

Downloads and Updates page.

Revu for Windows is localised in English (UK), Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean.


Bluebeam Revu is available to purchase via two different licencing options: Perpetual Licencing and Open Licencing. Perpetual Licencing is a one-time licence purchase, with volume discounts provided on a per transaction basis, while Open Licencing is an annual subscription, priced according to volume. You can find pricing for both licencing models here.

We offer volume discounts for purchases of 50 seats or more. For more information, please fill out the enterprise form.

Yes, Bluebeam offers fully functional 30-day trials for all editions of Revu. Download a free trial of the edition of your choice.

We release minor upgrades to Revu when we make small enhancements to the latest version of the software. For example, if you purchased a Revu 2017 licence, you can upgrade to version 2017.5 or any other version 2017.x release at no additional cost. Download updates by visiting our Support page or going to Help > Product Updates in Revu.

We release a major upgrade to Revu each year with significant enhancements and features. An example of a major upgrade would be an upgrade from Revu 2017 to Revu 2019. You can purchase a major version upgrade through our online store, email or call 1300 672 888. Users with active Maintenance do not need to purchase the major upgrade, as you receive that year’s upgrade free of charge. If you have active Maintenance and would like to upgrade, visit Bluebeam Upgrade Page.


If you upgrade to the latest version of AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage and/or SolidWorks but do not have the latest version of Bluebeam Revu, you can still create PDF files using the Bluebeam PDF printer. For full access to the AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and/or SolidWorks plugin, an upgrade of Bluebeam Revu may be required. View our complete Software Requirement Chart to check if your design software is compatible with your version of Revu.

This would be considered a crossgrade. A crossgrade is changing product editions within the same version year (i.e., Standard 2018 to eXtreme 2018). Crossgrades are limited to the CURRENT version. Any other upgrades from a previous version to a current version would be a regular upgrade (i.e., Standard 2016 to eXtreme 2018). For more information please contact

Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme include plugins for AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SolidWorks and SketchUp Pro. All editions of Revu include Microsoft Office Plugin

Bluebeam has stopped development on future versions of Revu for Mac. We released a final update, Revu for Mac 2.1, in December 2019.

We understand this decision impacts many users and organizations, and we are committed to providing the support and resources required during this transition.

Bluebeam has recently committed to building a new cloud-based ecosystem of solutions that delivers powerful features, tools and workflows accessible from any device and location. To invest in this long-term vision, we are winding down the Revu for Mac product. The official End of Life date is March 1, 2020.

Continued Functionality

We understand that Revu for Mac provides many benefits to your business. To minimize any disruption, we will provide the following:

  • Your Revu for Mac licenses will continue working, but we will not release updates after March 2020.
  • All customers on Revu for Mac 2.0 have access to the 2.1 release, which includes bug fixes and improved compatibility with macOS Catalina. Customers on Revu for Mac 1.0 are able to purchase the Mac 2.1 upgrade until March 1st, 2020. 


Bluebeam Revu is certified Citrix Ready for XenApp 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7-7.6. In order to stay compliant with our EULA (End User Licence Agreement), you must purchase as many seats as there are Revu users in your organisation.


Note that Windows Server 2008 R2 and above are supported under Citrix environments.