Bluebeam Revu Support

The Purpose of this page is to provide documentation for using Bluebeam products for submittal and plan review.

Bluebeam Revu is Document management and PDF markup software that is rapidly becoming the industry standard for construction and related enterprises.

 Reviewers

Installation

If a reviewer does not have Bluebeam Revu, they can download a trial version here.  The "trial" is for a full version of bluebeam; after the trial has ended, one can still use a limited set of capabilities to review documents. Installation will probably require administrative access to the computer.

 
Leaving Feedback

Reviewers can join a review session by using the Session URL (which should automatically launch Bluebeam) or by entering the 'Session ID' from the circulation email:

Session ID join

reviewers can markup the document using the toolset under the Markup menu (at the top of the program) or the markup toolbar on the far right side of the program:

 mark-up-tools

 

 

Project Manager:

Project Managers can markup the document using the toolset under the Markup menu (at the top of the program) or the markup toolbar on the far right side of the program, same as the reviewers.

Note that all documents from any given session will be automatically and permanently deleted after 180 days of inactivity. A PM can prevent this by simply re-joining a session and can work with constdoc if there are expected large windows of time between document reviews for a given session. (e.g. There can be gaps between when most submittals are reviewed and closeout submittals are reviewed that would trigger this if that gap is longer than 180 days.)

See Bluebeam 11/2019 FAQ regarding this:

BB Delete Inactive

 

Regarding the above info from Bluebeam, Constdoc has been able to recover a 'deleted' session from bluebeam after the 180 day limit had triggered its deletion. Apparently, the session remains on Bluebeam servers another 30-days but since that is not in Bluebeam documentation, it is not recommended to rely on that always being true.