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Bluebeam Revu 21 - Why Should YOU Consider Moving to V21?

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The Construction industry is experiencing an unparalleled move towards digitisation that has fuelled in part by the COVID-19 pandemic and the move towards a hybrid and remote working environment. Both have accelerated the need for a secure way to collaborate and coordinate on drawings across departments. Bluebeam, as the industry-leading PDF markup and editing software, has seen its usage grow significantly over the past five years. 

Over 3 million users now utilise Bluebeam Revu on projects and this has led to greater innovation and flexibility from the Bluebeam team to keep at the forefront of how people now need to access and use their software.

In this blog, we try to highlight a few reasons why you should upgrade your legacy versions of Revu to the latest and more scalable Bluebeam Revu 21. The highly anticipated AI integration in Bluebeam Revu is the primary reason that makes this transition inevitable for AEC professionals who want to grow with Bluebeam and revolutionise how they “Build” our world for the years to come.

Let’s look at what this new subscription model offers, and why you should be excited about the new project of AI integration in Revu, that’s on the horizon.

Why should YOU Level Up to Revu 21

Embracing the subscription-based model of Bluebeam Revu 21 ensures continuous access to the latest features and updates, enhancing productivity and collaboration on your AEC projects. The subscription-based Bluebeam software not only streamlines workflow efficiency but also offers scalable solutions like Bluebeam Cloud and Studio tailored to evolving user needs.

This is what Revu 21 brings to the table due to the elasticity and scalability garnered by the subscription model.

Seamless Access and Productivity

Revu V21 marks a significant leap in accessibility and efficiency. Users can access Bluebeam Revu 21, Cloud, and Studio on any device with a single sign-on with a Bluebeam ID (BBID), enhancing mobility and flexibility. Integrating Bluebeam Cloud facilitates seamless collaboration, allowing real-time access to project data remotely. The Cloud extends the flexibility and accessibility of Bluebeam by enabling browser-based access to remote users - anywhere and anytime.

Peace of Mind and Best in Class Support

Flexibility and ease of use are paramount in Revu V21. Larger organisations can benefit from a single sign-on (SSO) feature that simplifies access and enhances security and compliance. Smaller businesses and occasional users have the huge benefits of multi-device support and cloud-based, centralised licence and subscription management so that they can use Revu on several devices with easy access. 

Upskilling is now baked into the software and can quickly adapt to the system with integrated onboarding and complimentary access to Bluebeam University included with all Revu 21 licences. Furthermore, comprehensive support and resource libraries offered by premium Bluebeam resellers like Brighter Graphics extend the onboarding, training, and support to allow users to get the most out of the subscription platform.

Budget-Friendly Approach

The subscription model of Revu V21 is designed to offer a lower cost of entry to those customers accustomed to buying a perpetual licence and upgrading every other year. It offers self-service license management and continuous product upgrades, reducing upfront costs associated with the older perpetual license models. Tailoring subscriptions to specific team roles and needs maximises ROI, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses.

Bluebeam Feature Release 21.0.50 - A Significant Milestone

Watch our step-by-step video tutorial on how to use new features in Revu 21.0.50.

Bluebeam has recently released its latest update, Bluebeam Revu 21.0.50. The latest update is aimed at making your workflows more seamless and efficient. The prominent new features included in this feature release include:

  • Multiply Feature - A much-awaited "Multiply" feature is finally here for creating precise, offset copies of markups and measurements with customisable direction, rotation, distance, and quantity, ideal for replicating elements in AEC designs.
  • Custom Captions - Enhance documentation with "Custom Captions" in Bluebeam Revu, allowing for measurement captions customisation using data from Markups List columns, perfect for displaying specific details like dimensions and material types in construction projects.
  • Centre Coordinates - The new "Centre Coordinates" columns added to the Markup List in Bluebeam Revu offer pinpoint accuracy for locating markup centers.

You can read more about this new feature release and discover what it brings to your AEC team in the dedicated blog we created.

AI in Bluebeam - What to Expect in Upcoming Releases?

AI has already disrupted almost all industries by replacing mainstream and repetitive workflows with automation. The availability of robust GPUs and CPUs in recent times has pushed the limits of Machine Learning (ML), Predictive Analysis, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to new heights, making AI accessible for everyone, everywhere. 

According to Goldman Sachs, the investment in AI is projected to grow 80 percent from 2024 to 2025 and reach $200 billion by the end of 2025. This overwhelming upsurge indicates the inclination of the world towards adopting AI. Bluebeam is no exception, and a significant highlight of Revu V21 is the upcoming AI integration in Bluebeam, poised to revolutionize this incredible software further.

Let’s uncover the new benchmarks AI sets for the developers at Bluebeam and what you can expect in the upcoming releases. 

Auto Align

This upcoming feature promises to revolutionize how professionals handle drawing comparisons. Auto Align reduces manual effort and errors by automating the alignment of drawings. This is particularly crucial when comparing different PDF versions, ensuring discrepancies are spotted and addressed swiftly.

Automatic Title Block Recognition

The NLP models in AI allow machines to recognise and process the text just like humans do. The new release will automate extracting essential information from drawing title blocks. Converting this information into metadata can be used more effectively in project management and documentation, streamlining processes that traditionally require manual input.

3D Drawings in Bluebeam Cloud 

Leveraging AI to position drawings in a 3D space will be a breakthrough for Bluebeam Cloud. This feature will provide an unparalleled perspective on project layouts, facilitating better understanding and team communication. It helps visualize complex structures and identify potential design conflicts early in the project lifecycle.

What More Can You Expect from AI in Bluebeam Revu?

*This specific section is based on predictions and possible endeavours of Bluebeam pacing towards AI.

The aforementioned features that come along integration of AI in Bluebeam Revu V21 are just the beginning. Looking ahead, AI has the potential to further revolutionise project management and design processes in the AEC industry:

  • Predictive Analytics - Future versions of Bluebeam could incorporate predictive analytics, using AI to forecast project timelines, budget overruns, and potential design conflicts. This would enable proactive decision-making, reducing risks and enhancing project outcomes.
  • Enhanced Collaboration - AI can also play a crucial role in enhancing collaboration. Future iterations could see AI-assisted project management tools that automatically assign tasks, track progress, and facilitate communication among team members, adapting to project needs in real time.
  • Automated Compliance Checks - AI could be employed to ensure that designs comply with relevant codes and regulations. This feature would significantly reduce compliance-related risks and speed up the approval processes by automatically reviewing drawings and flagging potential issues.
  • Customized User Experiences - Leveraging machine learning algorithms, Bluebeam can further evolve to offer personalised interfaces and toolsets based on user behavior and preferences. This would streamline workflows, making the software more intuitive, tailored, and efficient for each user.

Bluebeam Revu 21 - A Road to Innovation that Never Ends

Moving to a Bluebeam Revu 21 subscription is more than buying a digital tool; it's a strategic investment in your AEC business's future. With the latest releases and upcoming AI integration, Revu V21 has a long way to go in the direction of innovation, accessibility, and personalisation.

Level Up

Secure 40% Off with Bluebeam Level-Up

So what are you waiting for? With all these features and an inspiring product roadmap over the next few months, now is the time to upgrade to Revu 21.

To get you up and running at the most affordable cost, we have an exclusive Bluebeam Level Up campaign, which gets you an amazing 40% Off on converting your existing licences (any older version) to the Revu 21 subscription.

This offer is valid till March 15, 2024, for anyone using older versions of Revu. Move to Revu 21 now and use the huge discount to leverage all the above functionality, cloud capabilities, studio features, and exciting future releases. 

Know more about this offer and apply for a discounted subscription upgrade here.

Check your eligibility for Level Up 2024.

*Offer is valid till March 15, 2024 (Terms and conditions apply). 

About Us

Brighter Graphics - Digitising Construction since 2003

A Bluebeam Platinum partner and the largest Bluebeam 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 and 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 their complex projects.

Leaving legacy software behind and moving to a new environment sounds daunting at first. Don't worry; our team of Bluebeam specialists at Brighter Graphics is here to help you transit and get you up and running with more advanced Revu V21. Speak to us today to embrace digitising construction and stay ahead of the curve.

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