New Features Push the Limits of Cloud Storage, Collaboration and Project Communication
PASADENA, Calif. - Today attendees at the 2012 AIA Conference & Expo will have an opportunity to see the newly released Bluebeam Revu 10 in action. Revu 10, which has already received several positive reviews by users and industry experts, will be on display in booth #2543 today through Saturday, May 19th at AIA, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. This ground-breaking new edition of Revu offers architects and their project team members new features that push the limits of cloud storage, collaboration and project communication, proving there are no limits to what they can achieve with their digital workflow.
"Revu 10 is an exciting release that brings project teams more closely together than ever before," said Stephani Haynes, VP, Global Marketing at Bluebeam Software. "With Revu 10 and the introduction of our free PDF viewer Bluebeam Vu, architects and project team members now have one solution for storing and sharing project files in the cloud, collaborating with anyone in real time, and communicating issues effectively with revolutionary 3D PDF creation and markup technology."
Leveraging the cloud for file storage and collaboration
With Revu 10, architects can create, store and share PDFs and any other project file in the cloud with up to 5GB of free storage with Bluebeam Studio(TM) projects. Invited users can check out documents, edit and apply markups and check documents back in with changes tracked to keep everyone on the same page. Multiple team members can simultaneously review documents during Studio sessions, and even non-Revu users - including Owners, consultants, engineers, GCs and subs - can view files stored in projects or join real-time collaboration sessions with Bluebeam's new free PDF viewer, Bluebeam Vu(TM).
Sharing 3D data in a simple format that everyone can access
Revu's innovative 3D PDF creation and markup capabilities make it easier for architects to share 3D data with project partners downstream. With Revu CAD and eXtreme(TM) architects can create 3D PDFs through plug-ins for Revit® and Navisworks® Manage and Navisworks Simulate. Revu allows teams to extract 3D models from these BIM applications to identify and share design conflicts with the entire team in 3D PDF. Even more, all Revu users can add markups to 3D views to communicate instructions about complex design changes, essentially creating the next generation of RFIs. Together, Revu's new 3D PDF capabilities eliminate the need for every team member to have access to expensive 3D applications, allowing anyone to share and collaborate on the data in the PDF format.
Making all project data just one click away
Revu's Links feature puts complete project data within reach by managing hyperlinks to pertinent information, including RFIs, material specs and other details. Users can view and edit all document hyperlinks quickly and easily in the Places section of the Links tab, and any time a hyperlink is changed, Revu can update all instances throughout the document automatically, saving significant time and reducing errors.
Automatically assigning locations to markups
The new Spaces feature enables teams to redline PDFs and automatically assign markups to specified areas or rooms. When a markup is placed in a defined Space, the location is tracked in the Markups list, which can be sorted, filtered and summarized to CSV, XML or PDF - perfect for punchlists, bids and other workflows in which knowing the exact location of an issue or material is key.
Bluebeam representatives will be on hand at Booth #2543 throughout the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition to offer live demonstrations of Revu 10 and give AIA attendees a chance to test-drive Revu 10 to see how this next-generation solution can streamline and improve jobsite and project productivity. To learn more about Bluebeam, go to www.bluebeam.com.
About Bluebeam Software
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam Software makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam's award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world's top architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, as an intuitive, easy-to-use, PDF-based software solution for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in over 50 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.
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