How Bluebeam Revu Minimizes Risk

3 November 2020All, BluebeamRevu, risk mitigation



Dan has a priority of providing quality deliverables to his company’s clients, and he knows his staff must ensure the accuracy of project drawings. While a digital process sounds like it would go a long way toward ensuring that, Dan is hesitant to make the commitment to a digital workflow. His team is pretty good at using manual markups on design reviews, and he doesn’t want to take the hit on productivity while everyone learns a new software tool.

Bluebeam Revu is one tool Dan has heard about, and he’s curious if it could really make a difference in his company’s efficiency. Dan has heard that Revu can:

  • Enable everyone, from contractors and owners to engineers and architects, to work on PDFs, a universally accessible platform to share data.
  • Be used to collaborate globally.
  • Reduce the time required for quality reviews.
  • Cut overhead on the project.
  • Keep companies ahead of the curve.
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The PDF format is used worldwide, so it’s a perfect format for a digital process. The Ruler feature of Revu can be calibrated to scale a PDF drawing. Because the scale of drawings is maintained, Dan’s engineers could use PDFs from the architect’s drawings to measure distances and areas. Revu can reduce the amount of time Dan’s staff spends manually checking every printed page.


Dan’s company works with a team remotely, and going digital with Revu could help increase his company’s communication efficiency and quality. In addition to reducing risk, quality assurance documentation can be tracked. Bluebeam Studio Sessions and Studio Projects allow collaboration in real-time, giving Dan’s team the confidence that everyone is seeing the most up-to-date drawings, eliminating confusion and mitigating rework. It is also a way to track and ensure accountability.   

Time Savings

Revu can eliminate a time- and resource-consuming activity: printing out PDFs to mark up and then scanning them to return them to the architect. With Revu, Dan’s team can mark up the drawings digitally and send them back. His team could even take old scans, digitize them and mark them up. The entire workflow can be standardized, resulting in faster reviews and approvals.

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Reduce Overhead

Standardizing markup review and documenting progress without paper would streamline Dan’s company’s processes. In addition to saving time by using digital markups, Dan’s overhead can be reduced because of paper savings. 

Ahead of the Curve

In order to survive and thrive in the rapidly changing construction industry, companies need to stay ahead of the curve in acquiring projects and attracting quality talent. When existing and potential employees see how the digital workflow using Revu can make them more efficient and reduce the repetitive parts of their job, they’re more likely to want to be a part of the culture of innovation at Dan’s company. They win; the company wins; and Dan wins.

You can try Bluebeam Revu for yourself with a full working version on a 30-day free trial. Take the opportunity to see firsthand how a digital process using Revu can transform your company’s workflows. 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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