What’s New With Bluebeam Revu 2019?

It’s no secret that the world of construction has been a little late to embrace digital change. In fact, alongside agriculture, it is claimed to be one of the least digitised industries in Europe, as highlighted by The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE).

However, the advent of critical technology is proving to greatly improve collaboration and productivity in construction.
And at the heart of this is Bluebeam Revu 2019.

What Is Bluebeam Revu?

Used by more than 1.6 million design and construction professionals worldwide, Bluebeam Revu is a software application that works within PDF as an easy accessible platform that all AEC professionals can access and use.. Bluebeam Revu allows your customers to simplify complex processes and collaborate in real-time with easy to use tools such as annotations and markups, creating and editing PDF files and delivering accurate DWG to PDF conversion.

The power of Bluebeam software is rooted in the dynamic nature of the PDF file format, which is highly versatile; more so than people are aware of.
PDFs are capable of containing a collection of meta data, including annotations, layers, digital signatures, 3D information, and much more.

This additional data can be edited, organised and managed with ease through the Bluebeam software. The integrated ‘Markups List’ offers the functionality of a spreadsheet, making it highly efficient.

From design to completion, Bluebeam Revu works alongside your project team to help deliver results on time and under budget, making digital transformation in construction a seamless process.

Bluebeam 2019 Improvements And Benefits

Each year, the developers behind Bluebeam set out to make improvements to their software and the 2019 version is no exception. The main focus for development in the latest software lies in standardisation, speed and accuracy and efficiency with enhanced rendering, whilst overall user experience has been improved.

Standardise With Ease

Installers of the Bluebeam Revu 2019 software can easily take control of deployment across their team with the new enterprise-ready configuration tool. It’s a standalone application that has been made available with the deployment package. Users can customise and standardise PDF creation, toolsets, profiles, hatch patterns, etc, using the Configuration Editor.

Additionally, Revu 2019 has added support for Revit 2020, AutoCAD 2020, AutoCAD LT 2020, Solidworks 2019, and Microsoft Office 2019.

Build Better Bids

The new and improved takeoff functions allow users to obtain precise measurements. To ensure they make the most accurate bid possible, there’s an automatic prompt for setting scale, meaning that users won’t get penalised by improperly scaling plan sets-leading to inaccuracy.

When different measurements are selecting, Revu for Windows will keep a running total of whatever is selected. Detaching this feature also provides an effective visual for when there is no cubic feet measurement. Users can also show segment values and captions from the Measurement Panel without going into the ‘properties’ toolbar. Ensuring that quantity takeoffs and cost estimates are accurate is crucial in formulating competitive bids.
This function is designed to improve turnaround times and reduce risk, avoiding costly errors from the beginning of the project.

Improved Speed

One of the main benefits of the software is how quickly it can take you through your project. When compared to Revu 2017, users can get from point A to point B 600% faster. The result? A highly appreciative team with a reduced chance of experiencing rendering lag. Revu 2019 is faster than ever before, with improved speed functionality-allowing users to quickly pan and zoom through detailed plans-with a new hardware-assisted rendering engine. The ease of use and consistency is definitely worth experiencing for yourself.


The new improvements to Bluebeam Revu 2019 make it a strong advocate for the enhancement of digital transformation in the construction industry.
On 19th February 2020, we’re hosting an in-depth webinar aimed at you -the reseller, which focuses on the technical enhancements that Revu 2019 has in store, as well as insights from your peers in the industry who are also using Revu.

To find out more about Bluebeam Revu 2019, sign up to our free webinar below.