What You Need to Know About Bluebeam’s New Subscription Plans

21 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Bluebeam, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Services & Support, Uncategorized



In mid-September 2022, Bluebeam announced a move to a cloud-centric business model and three new subscription offerings. You can find more information on the Bluebeam Software as a Service (SaaS) business model in the Applied Software, Graitec Group blog, “What You Need to Know About Bluebeam’s New SaaS Model.”

Subscription is a business model that allows users to access a product and/or service based on a recurring fee charged at regular intervals. As Bluebeam explains, the new model and subscription changes aim to give customers flexibility, control and increased opportunities for innovation. While the older model made it difficult for users to manage integrations, track usage, and maintain security, the new plans better serve customers’ evolving business needs.

The new Bluebeam subscription offerings provide users and their companies flexibility, peace of mind, and lower total cost of ownership. Collaborative options include “in the office” and “in the field” scenarios. Benefitting from the changes, architecture, engineering and construction companies can better build, manage, administer, and deliver projects on time with enhanced productivity and a single system of record.

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For an indepth review of the Bluebeam Software as a Service (SaaS) changes and the new Bluebeam subscription plans, watch the recent Applied Software, Graitec Group on-demand webinar with Rick Kremer, “Bluebeam Office Hours.”

New Bluebeam Subscription Plans

Bluebeam has introduced three new subscription packages. All packages include:

  • Bluebeam Desktop (Revu)
  • Bluebeam Cloud (Web & Mobile)
  • Services designed to boost productivity.

All the new subscription packages include essential tools for marking up and managing your office and project documents. The Core subscription adds capabilities and functionality for collaboration on small and mid-sized projects. The Complete package enables companies to manage and optimize complex projects at scale.

You can learn more about the new Bluebeam subscription plan offerings and determine what features best suit your business needs by contacting and partnering with the Bluebeam team at Applied Software, Graitec Group.

Following are highlights of how Bluebeam Desktop (Revu) is different in each subscription package compared to the current Bluebeam offerings (Revu Standard, Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme):​

  • Redacting, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and the ability to create Forms from PDFs are included in Basics. These capabilities are important for back-office users, and they complement each other.​
  • The capability for specialty markups are found in Core and Complete.​
  • You’ll be able to navigate large sets, like Visual Search and Sets, using the Core and Complete subscriptions.​
  • Basic length and area measurement can be found in Basics. Creating customer columns for calculations is included in Core and CompleteCore also includes other built-in measurement tools.​
  • Dynamic Fill is included in CompleteComplete also includes Dynamic Fill and capabilities that help projects scale, like Advanced Reporting, Batch Processes, and Automation.

Have questions or need help with your Bluebeam transition? Contact the Bluebeam experts at Applied Software, Graitec Group, a Bluebeam Platinum Partner. Together you can evaluate the best options for your business.

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