Bluebeam Revu 2016

Meet the latest version of Bluebeam Revu. Revu 2016 delivers new tools and enhancements to help you push the boundaries of PDF navigation and reporting.

Bluebeam Academic Giveaway

For the launch of Revu 2016, we donated over 2,500 seats of Revu to students in 25 countries around the world—all in less than a week! It’s just one more example of Bluebeam’s ongoing commitment to inspiring the next generation of AEC industry leaders.

What's New in Revu 2016

Legends allow anyone to have an immediate visual understanding of the markups on a PDF. Create Legends to show symbols with a basic description, or include additional information from the Markups list such as takeoff quantities, markup status and more. Watch your Legend automatically update as markups are added or modified. How’s that for Legendary?

Batch Markup Summary

Take your Markups list to the next level with batch functionality. Export comprehensive markup reports from multiple documents into a PDF, XML or CSV summary. Specify the information to include by using powerful sort and filter tools, create a personalized Summary Template, and then save your settings to produce customized markup reports at any time.


First, we built Sets to help you manage an unlimited number of various-source PDFs as a single document in a single tab. Now, we’ve introduced Tags to help you better organize and sort files within a Set according to sheet number, name, type and more. With Tags added to your sheets, you can even generate a complete drawing log from your Set.

AutoMark Enhancements

Leveraging improved character recognition technology, AutoMark now automatically creates more accurate page labels and bookmarks from text in your documents, regardless of orientation. Combine multiple page regions, such as sheet labels and numbers, and then easily add prefixes, suffixes and symbols. How’s that for organized?

Revit Plugin Enhancements

Generate smarter PDFs directly from Revit with a simple click. Automatically export Revit Rooms to Spaces, creating a more intelligent 2D PDF that tracks the location of all your markups and makes area measurements even easier to calculate. And with improvements to 3D PDF creation, Linked Models handling, color and material properties transferal and more, your 3D PDFs never looked better!

OCR+ Enhancements

With faster processing, recognition of vertical text and improved language support, Revu 2016 offers superior OCR+ performance. You can thank us after you’ve made your text selectable and searchable.
*Only available in Revu eXtreme

New Hyperlink Appearances

Hyperlink your documents without the clutter. Automatically place highlights on hyperlinks across multiple PDFs, then flatten or make hyperlinks visible without appearing on your Markups list.

Export Bookmarks

Too many bookmarks to count? Generate customized PDF and CSV summaries of bookmarks from a single file or across multiple PDFs. Organize your summaries according to hierarchy or as a complete list with corresponding page numbers.


Don’t let your markups go wild. Arrange markups with even greater precision. Place markups via Align Center, Align Middle, and Center in Document through the right-click context menu.

Side-by-Side Installation

Get the job done, no matter what, with Side-by-Side Installation. If all your organization’s shared Open Licenses are in use, enjoy the freedom to install Vu 2016 alongside Revu 2016.

Additional Enhancements
Batch Slip Sheet and Compare & Overlay Pages Improvements  
Document Tab Preview  
Dynamic XFA Handling Improvements
UI Improvements