Bluebeam Latest Update - Everything You Need to Know


Bluebeam has just made a significant stride in enhancing its offerings. After the release of Revu 21, Bluebeam has introduced an array of new features and updates that empower AEC teams, project managers, and organisations to streamline their workflows, foster collaboration, and enhance data security.

Critical Updates in the New Bluebeam Release of June 2023

  • Real-time sharing of PDF files from My Workspace, enabling fast and easy collaboration.
  • Any Bluebeam subscriber can initiate cloud collaboration with other users.
  • Newly invited users can participate in collaborations without installing Revu.
  • Custom Disciplines and Scope of Work provide flexibility in project setup and administration.
  • Users can customise Disciplines for project drawings and Scopes of Work for punch item organisation.
  • Adapt projects to regional standards, improving project management.
  • Bluebeam has obtained SOC 2 Type 2 Certification, ensuring the highest level of data security.
  • SOC 2 Certification ensures that data is handled securely and confidentially.
  • The certification also validates Bluebeam's state-of-the-art security controls and processes.

Let's delve into what these updates mean for each of these stakeholders.

What Does It Mean for Your AEC Teams?

For users, the new version of Bluebeam Revu 21 brings forth an innovative cloud collaboration functionality that revolutionises how PDF files are shared and collaborated upon. With real-time sharing from My Workspace, users can effortlessly and rapidly engage in collaborative efforts. The process has been made more convenient, as any Bluebeam subscriber can initiate cloud collaboration with other users. Furthermore, newly invited free users no longer need to install Revu to participate in these collaborations, making it easier than ever to collaborate seamlessly across remote teams.

What Does It Mean for Project Managers?

The latest updates to Bluebeam Revu 21 hold immense value for project managers, empowering them with improved project organisation and management capabilities. The introduction of Custom Disciplines and Scope of Work offers a flexible and localised project setup and administrative experience. Project managers can now Customise Disciplines for project drawings and Scopes of Work for organising punch items (snag items) per unique project requirements. This customisation functionality ensures that projects can be adapted to regional standards, enhancing efficiency and precision.

What Does It Mean for Your Organisation?

Bluebeam's Revu 21 update brings with it a game-changing certification that holds significant implications for AEC organisations. Bluebeam has obtained SOC 2 Type 2 Certification, an independent validation of its security controls and processes. This certification is paramount to both Bluebeam and its customers, as it assures that data is handled securely and with the utmost confidentiality. With over 100 controls outlined in the SOC 2 report, Bluebeam demonstrates its commitment to meeting industry standards related to security and availability. By partnering with Bluebeam, AEC organisations can trust that their sensitive data is protected with state-of-the-art security.

*SOC 2, an elective compliance standard established by the AICPA, outlines customer data management requirements for service organisations. It is founded upon the Trust Services Criteria encompassing security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Bluebeam’s SOC 2 Report is available upon request.

Revolutionise AEC Workflows with Bluebeam & Brighter Graphics

The latest updates and release of Bluebeam Revu 21 highlight a significant value addition in the digital world of architecture, engineering, and construction. The enhanced cloud collaboration functionality opens up new avenues for seamless teamwork. The SOC 2 Type 2 Certification assures customers of Bluebeam's unwavering commitment to data security. Whether you're an individual user or a project manager seeking better organisation, Bluebeam Revu 21 equips you with the market-leading tools and features necessary to elevate your workflows to new heights.

For the best experience with Bluebeam Revu 21 and to harness its full potential, we recommend partnering with a trusted and reliable reseller. As a Bluebeam Platinum partner and the largest reseller in the UK & Europe, Brighter Graphics is your go-to place for all things Bluebeam. We curated an unparalleled library of resources for Bluebeam Revu, offering access to an extensive range of materials, such as Tips & Tricks, Tutorials, How-to Guides, and much more, available to everyone. We aim to ensure our clients have all the right resources and onboarding support to concentrate on core areas of the AEC project.

To access Bluebeam Revu 21, Studio, and Cloud, you’ll need to upgrade your license(s) to a Bluebeam subscription plan. If you have an Active Maintenance contract but are still using an older version of Revu, you already have access to the latest release at no extra cost. We can help you make a transition to Bluebeam Subscription with dedicated support at each stage of your Bluebeam journey. Feel free to connect with Brighter Graphics for subscription upgrade.

One final note, head over to our YouTube Channel to join the 1000s of people who are watching and learning from our content dedicated to all things Bluebeam. Subscribe to Brighter Graphics YouTube and explore all the ins-and-outs of Bluebeam Revu 21.

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