Imagine No Design Defects

Imagine No Design Defects

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The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) process is critical to ensuring that a project is executed properly and meets the standards of both the owner and the contractor. This process can be slow and frustrating due to an overload of notes and changes that must be cross-checked. With Bluebeam Revu, the QA/QC process is simplified and digitized. 

Bluebeam® Revu® can be used to eliminate design defects through its markup and collaboration tools. By using Revu, architects, engineers and contractors can more quickly complete thorough quality reviews with improved accuracy. Some notable Revu features include:

Markups and Markup Lists

Redline 2D and 3D PDFs with customizable markup tools – text, clouds, callouts, CAD symbols, images, stamps. All your markups can be represented in an integrated list that you can customize to your needs. The result is easy tracking of markups and simple creation of PDF, CSV or XML reports.

Tool Chest

Save and organize custom markups and measurements for easy reuse. Share them with colleagues to streamline project communications. Reusing saved measurements and markups will save you time and boost everyone’s efficiency.

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Compare Documents

Automatically highlight and identify the differences between two drawing revisions with easy-to-see clouds. Revu has a feature that functions like a light table, showing differences as stacked, color-coded revisions. Another feature, “compare,” adds highlights around the differences.

Batch Markup Summary

Create customized reports from information in the Markups List across multiple PDFs. Batch Markup Summary enables users to report on and export data from multiple PDFs, simplifying communication and manipulation of important data.

Batch Slip Sheet (Revu Extreme edition)

Keep entire file sets up to date by automatically matching new revisions with their corresponding current sheets. Speaking of batches, with Revu you can navigate faster by creating hyperlinks in batches, including links to other documents or entire groups of project drawings or pages.

PDF Creation

Create 2D and 3D PDFs directly from Revit®, AutoCAD®, Navisworks, SketchUp® Pro, plus PRC eBook format, compressed Universal 3D (U3D) or the open file format of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) files. Revu will also create a layered PDF from a group of existing PDFs, each of which will be a separate layer.

Overlay Pages

Keeping track of changes from revision to revision slows down the review process and can be a source of errors. With Revu, points on two or more PDFs can be selected for comparison, and different colors can be assigned to each page so differences can easily be noticed.


Work more efficiently with the MultiView feature in Revu. MultiView will split your screen to view and compare multiple documents at once, using as many as sixteen views for different sections of a PDF simultaneously. This can be done on multiple monitors with sync tabs to pan and zoom in unison.

Interested in seeing how Bluebeam Revu can eliminate design defects on your next project? Try Bluebeam Revu for yourself with a full working version on a 30-day free trial. Whether it’s Revu Standard, Revu CAD or Revu eXtreme, you will see firsthand how the streamlined processes of Revu allow for faster, more accurate and more thorough quality reviews. When it’s time to convert that 30-day trial to a subscription or perpetual license, contact Applied Software and talk to a Bluebeam expert about your firm’s specific needs.

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