Revu Release Notes

Revu 2018 - Release Notes

2018.6

The Revu 2018.6 maintenance release addresses the following issues:

  • Error message was not displayed when attempting to use the Revu full installation package instead of the patch installation package.
  • Updating to a newer version of Revu using the patching installation package would hang or take longer than expected in some circumstances.
  • Changing profiles resulted in removing tools from “My Tools” tool set.
  • An object reference exception error was intermittently displayed when closing Revu.
  • Multiple pop-up messages displayed when using the Bluebeam PDF printer if the BBprint.log was deleted while the BBprint.exe was stilling running.
  • A "Signature Invalid, Document Altered" message displayed when signing documents using IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) certificate.
  • Compatibility issues with some smart card readers caused digital signatures to fail to complete.
  • Compatibility issues with digital certificates intended for signing and securing emails with S/MIME encryption.
  • Error displayed when applying third-party digital signatures with custom appearances containing a graphic file.
  • Already rendered content would flicker when starting to draw a markup, then panning the document to a new region of the page and adjusting the markup shape before it’s placed (via small mouse movements and mouse clicks).
  • Using tab button to commit rotation change for some markup tools caused Revu to crash.
  • Switching or closing the Properties panel before committing change to property value caused Revu to crash.
  • An increase in memory consumption could slow down Revu in specific scenarios when closing a document, un-splitting or switching views, or when leaving Revu open for an extended period.
  • Adding count measurements to a document in a Studio Session and then undoing the count and clicking “leave session” caused Revu to freeze.
  • Using “close all” tabs function caused Revu to intermittently crash.
  • Inserting pages with hyperlinks prevented some documents from being reopened or used for other processes.

2018.5

Revu 2018.5 addresses several issues, including important rendering fixes related to the display of documents when the application is left in an idle state.

  • Addressed an issue where documents that remained open for an extended amount of time caused the document content to go blank or disappear and intermittently caused Revu to freeze.
  • Addressed an issue where panning and zooming before the rendering completed in a document containing large images caused Revu to crash.
  • Addressed an issue where some documents had content accuracy issues when using the Skia rendering engine.
  • Addressed an issue where deleting multiple thumbnails in a document with broken hyperlinks would cause Revu to crash with an error.
  • Addressed an issue where using the Save As function with the thumbnails panel open would sometimes cause Revu to freeze.
  • Addressed an issue where updating the status of a lot of markups caused Studio Sessions to freeze.
  • Addressed an issue in Studio Sessions where the Critical Operation dialog never completed and Revu needed to be restarted.

2018.4

  • Addressed an issue where clicking a hyperlink on a markup between PDFs would cause Revu to freeze.
  • Addressed an issue where editing text caused the content to disappear.
  • Addressed an issue in Sessions where transactions on certain markups were not ending, causing markups to go missing.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects, where Batch Slip Sheet was not functioning properly on multi-page documents.

2018.3.4

  • Fixed an issue where Revu may not launch because it incorrectly determined that a user did not have permissions to temp folders.

2018.3

Digital Signatures

View Signed Version

If Revu detects that invalid changes were made to digitally signed documents, Revu will now allow you to view the original signed document.

Change History

If Revu detects that invalid changes were made to a digitally signed document, Revu will now keep a log of all the changes that were made after a document has been signed. This allows you to know exactly what changes were made to invalidate the signatures. The current log only tracks any addition or deletion of annotations.

IGC Certificates

Added support for IGC Certificates.

Studio

Preferences

Redesigned the Studio tab in preferences. The Options tab now contains all the Studio settings, while all server management information is now contained in the Servers tab.

Projects
  • Studio Projects now maintain last used Split View window size.
  • List View in Projects now maintains customized column order.
Sessions
  • Adding, deleting or editing markups will now display an uploading indicator next to the markup.

Resolved Issues

  • Addressed an issue where the PDF Printer and plugins failed to created PDFs.
  • Addressed an issue in page labels where if the page label started with a zero, it would not display the zero.
  • Addressed an issue where Open License would sometimes take longer to acquire the license.
  • Addressed an issue where after processing Batch Slip Sheet, the page label order was not maintained.
  • Addressed an issue where markups created by Apple Previewer were not displaying.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Print where trying to copy multiple copies of a file with collate enabled would only print the file once.
  • Addressed an issue where pasting multi-line text into a custom text column would sometimes cause Revu to crash.
  • Addressed an issue where using Batch Slip Sheet on documents in a Project would check out all the documents.
  • Addressed an issue for Cloud+ markup where adding it to the Tool Chest with a custom subject was not retained when using the tool.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Header and Footer where deleting the existing header and footer using the “Delete All” option would lock the files.
  • Addressed an issue where creating PDFs from AutoCAD 2019 could sometimes prompt an error that a licensed version of AutoCAD is not activated.
  • Addressed an issue where file selection was not working for Quantity Link.
  • Addressed an issue where changing the color of a line markup in the Properties panel could cause the pages to reorder.
  • Addressed an issue in Number Pages where the custom start value was not working if there was no prefix.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch dialogs where selecting “Open Set” was only adding the first file.
  • Addressed an issue where custom columns with no values was not listed in the Columns tab.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Summary where column reordering is not maintained with save configuration if “Show Empty Columns” is enabled.
  • Addressed an issue where volume measurement markups could not be placed in documents with untitled view ports.
  • Addressed an issue in the Markups List where filtering by blank layers would not work.
  • Addressed an issue where intranet hyperlinks were not working correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where document view did not refresh when toggling layer visibility or deleting layers.
  • Addressed an issue where printing from the Windows Explorer via the right-click menu was not working correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where selecting a markup and then clicking a hyperlink to a different page caused the markup to shift.
  • Addressed an issue where adjusting Polygon control points could cause Revu to freeze or crash.
  • Addressed an issue in Number Pages where inputting a number greater than 100 in the start field would revert to 100.
  • Addressed an issue where exiting the Make a Suggestion WebTab before it finished loading could cause Revu to hang.
  • Addressed an issue where recreating a file with image markups breaks the image markups.
  • Addressed an issue in number type columns where if the selected markup has a null value, it will display the value of the previously selected markup.
  • Addressed an issue where using Batch Link with JavaScript enabled could cause Revu to hang.
  • Addressed an issue where header and footer edits only applied to the first page.
  • Addressed an issue where the Line Style preference box would close when adjusting the up/down arrows.
  • Addressed an issue where a count placed outside of a Space would be included to a different count total if moved into the Space.
  • Addressed an issue where applying counts to VisualSearch results would sometimes apply double count to a single object.
  • Addressed an issue in VisualSearch where the “Include Sub-Folders” option was missing.
  • Addressed an issue where the up/down arrow keys and page up/down keys were not correctly increasing/decreasing values for numeric fields.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Apply Redaction where the custom page range could not be inputted.
  • Addressed an issue in Reduce File Size where the configured advanced options were not being applied.
  • Addressed an issue where pressing tab on a Rectangle Sketch to Scale markup would cause the background of a PDF to disappear.
  • Addressed an issue where opening the Sessions setting dialog twice would sometimes cause the dialog to automatically close.
  • Addressed an issue for custom statuses where selecting a default model and state was not working properly.
  • Addressed an issue where specific files were not rendering in Skia.
  • Addressed an issue where doing multiple searches would sometimes not refresh properly and only show previous results.
  • Addressed some rendering issues related to blurry images and text not displaying.
  • Addressed an issue where verifying multiple documents with signature would sometimes cause Revu to hang.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Apply Stamp where X and Y coordinates would be limited to 100.
  • Addressed an issue for Cloud+ markups where the no fill option could not be selected from the Properties panel.
  • Addressed an issue where bookmarks were no longer working after a PDF is combined in Revu or Stapler.
  • Addressed an issue where PDFs produced by Vectorworks were not rendering properly using Skia.
  • Addressed an issue where Snapshot for specific files would sometimes not work using Skia.
  • Addressed an issue where running Reduce File Size would not prompt to Save As and just save over the current document.
  • Addressed an issue where the “Rotate All Pages by Default” option in Preferences was not applied when using the Rotate function in the toolbar.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties panel where the text custom column was only limited to 268 characters.
  • Addressed an issue for Counts where copy and pasting a group of counts would sometimes not update correctly in the custom column.
  • Addressed an issue for Counts where configuring the custom columns from the Properties panel was sometimes not applying.
  • Addressed an issue where clicking on a Session document multiple times will start multiple downloads of the same document.
  • Addressed an issue where finalizing a Session would remove the attendees and the markups created by those attendees.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks to some SharePoint files would fail to open and prompt an error.
  • Addressed an issue in XML and CSV summary where Format Number option is always on.
  • Addressed an issue in the Summary settings where sorting by custom column with blank value did not show as primary sort.
  • Addressed an issue where files that are added to batch processes but are not applied to still appear as if changes have been made.

Sessions

  • Addressed an issue where deleting markups offline would show a blank entry in the Pending tab.
  • Addressed issues where newly created markups sometimes failed to upload to the cloud and appear “stuck” in the Pending tab.
  • Addressed issues where bad connection could sometimes lead to failed uploads causing pending items to lose property changes.
  • Addressed issues where placing lots of markups on a document could cause the pending queue to hang.
  • Addressed issues where adding, deleting or undoing markups would sometimes not update for other attendees.
  • Addressed issues where some markup changes appear out of order for some attendees.
  • Addressed issues where Cloud+ markups could sometimes have missing clouds.
  • Addressed issues where leaving a Session with pending markups or closing multiple documents at once could sometimes cause Revu to hang.
  • Addressed an issue where uploading pending markups such as Cloud+, Callouts, or Text would sometimes result in missing text.

2018.2

Studio Projects

  • Updated color scheme (dark/light mode) based on theme in Preferences.
  • Added the ability to sort files in Thumbnails View.
  • Added thumbnail file preview in Thumbnails View.
  • Added a prompt to open files in Split View.
  • Added functionality to always open Project tabs in the same window if using Split View.

Studio Sessions

  • Improvements to Studio stability issues intermittently causing unexpected disconnections and issues leaving a Studio Session with pending markups.

Preview Handler

  • Updated UI and improved performance of preview handler.

Thumbnails

  • Added functionality to reset all page labels to match the current page numbers.

Resolved Issues

Digital Signatures
  • Addressed an issue where digital signatures were being marked as invalid because of missing certifications.
  • Addressed an issue where digital signatures were being marked as invalid because of invalid changes that were applied after signing.
  • Addressed an issue where the GlobalSign® SHA-256 certificate authority could not be verified.
  • Addressed an issue where applying an Entrust signature can take couple minutes.
  • Addressed an issue where signatures and timestamps created outside of Revu were marked as invalid in Revu.
  • Addressed an issue where valid IdenTrust signatures were showing as invalid.
  • Addressed an issue where adding multiple digital signatures would cause Revu to invalidate the some or all signatures on the document.
  • Added validation for digital signatures based on timestamp when document was signed.
  • Addressed an issue where attempting to sign a PDF with a revoked certificate would fail without any error messages.
  • Addressed an issue where signing a PDF would use the computer’s clock instead of the timestamp server.
Batch Slip Sheet
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where for certain files, the markups will fail to copy to the new revision.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where flattened markups were not being carried over when “Flatten Markups after Copy” was selected.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Slip Sheet where hyperlinks associated to flattened markups were broken.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks were breaking after using Batch Slip Sheet.
  • Addressed an issue where bookmarks would break after doing a Batch Slip Sheet.
Additional Improvements & Fixes
  • Addressed an issue causing slow syncing of Studio Project files in sub-folders.
  • Addressed an issue where documents in Studio Projects could not be opened from Recents.
  • Addressed an issue in Sessions where undoing multiple group markups from the dropdown would not update for other attendees in the Session.
  • Addressed an issue where Quantity Link would incorrectly update values for linked cells.
  • Addressed an issue where “No Fill” in the color picker was not available when selecting multiple markups.
  • Addressed an issue in Page Setup where offset units were not being updated correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where Internet Explorer® plugin was not working with certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where editing the subject of a grouped markup in a tool set would cause the markup to be ungrouped and lose control points.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Stamp where negative values could not be input in the X/Y fields.
  • Addressed an issue where documents saved to network location could not be opened.
  • Addressed an issue in the Measurements panel where the total column will not sum the total when adding any consecutive measurement markups.
  • Addressed an issue in Layers where selecting “Show Print Layers” and then changing the print options on layers were not updating them correctly.
  • Addressed an issue where the Length tool caption was not positioned correctly when drawing from right to left.
  • Addressed an issue where some text did not appear in the PDF when converting a Word document to PDF.
  • Addressed an issue where a comma was an invalid decimal separator in numeric fields for different languages.
  • Addressed an issue where assigning a layer to a member of a group does not assign the layer to the entire group.
  • Addressed an issue where panels could not be dragged and dropped to the bottom if there were no panels already attached at the bottom.
  • Addressed an issue where the whole Set would get added to a Batch process instead of the selected PDFs.
  • Addressed an issue where after placing a count markup and then undoing it, the count markup would reappear when document is reopened.
  • Addressed an issue where the option to clear certificate was not visible.
  • Addressed an issue where registering an Open License will get stuck if attempted multiple times.
  • Addressed an issue where the Flags panel would not refresh when switching between documents in Split View.
  • Addressed an issue where panels could not be opened by keyboard shortcuts.
  • Addressed an issue in Batch Crop where the Get Window functionality was not working after making a selection.
  • Addressed an issue in Studio Projects where some context menu items were missing in Details View for certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks created in Word to a mapped network drive did not work once it was created as a PDF by the plugin.
  • Addressed an issue where using Shift + Click to multi-select hyperlinks was not working.
  • Addressed an issue when calibrating with Separate Vertical Scale enabled where updating the X value would update the Y value instead.
  • Addressed an issue where the No Fill option in the color picker was not working when multi-selecting markups with different fill colors.
  • Addressed an issue where empty columns were not being included in the CSV summary.
  • Addressed an issue where creating a Print Summary would fail if Spaces Cover Sheet was enabled.
  • Addressed an issue where permission cannot be set for a user who joined an unrestricted Project without an invitation.
  • Addressed an issue where sorting the servers in the Manage Servers dialog was not updating the dropdown list in the Studio panel.
  • Addressed an issue where clicking the hyperlink to execute did not highlight the link in the document.
  • Addressed an issue where resuming a count onto a second page would duplicate the count.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties panel where selecting edit columns will not display all the available columns.
  • Addressed an issue where Unflatten progress dialog displayed as flattening.
  • Addressed an issue where opening and closing the Manage Columns dialog would crop the columns flyout in the Markups List menu.
  • Addressed an issue where renaming a folder with the same name as an existing folder would not display an error message and fail.
  • Addressed an issue in the Layers panel where the Print option could not be edited when Show Print Layers was selected.
  • Addressed an issue where text was overlapping in the Properties panel for PDF/A documents.
  • Addressed an issue where an error message would not display when using the format painter to change the color of markup with a custom status.
  • Addressed an issue where stamp previews were being cut off in the Apply Stamp dialog.
  • Addressed an issue where email templates did not support email addresses with top level domains that had more than four characters.
  • Addressed an issue where the temp subject for Cloud tool would say Polygon instead of Cloud.
  • Addressed an issue where the highlight when selecting a tool in the Tool Chest does not reset when selecting other tools.
  • Addressed an issue where creating a Table Summary of documents with lots of markups would insert blank pages to the summary created.
  • Addressed an issue in Sets where multi-selecting items in the categories preferences and then deleting was only deleting one item.
  • Addressed an issue in Quantity Link where opening linked Excel® files and updating linked values were slow.
  • Addressed an issue where the “Create 3D PDF” would cause AutoCAD 2018 to crash for certain files.
  • Addressed an issue where opening a second file from ProjectWise® Explorer would fail.
  • Addressed an issue where extracting pages from a certified document was allowed.
  • Addressed an issue where once a custom status gets saved to a profile, all the statuses created after are saved to the profile by default.
  • Addressed an issue where the search field in the Markups List was missing the clear content icon.
  • Addressed an issue where the security presets that are applied via the change permission dropdown are not applied because it does not prompt for a password.
  • Addressed an issue where feature usage tracking may have become unintentionally enabled while upgrading to 2018.1. Silent deployment configurations of 2018.2 will default to the disabled state unless the user specifically opts in. Please note all data is attributed to anonymized users, is never shared, and is used to help identify usage frequency for a given feature.

2018.1

GDPR

  • Bluebeam is now GDPR compliant. To learn more about GDPR and the updates we have made, please visit our website.

Studio Projects

  • Added "Join Session" option in the Navigation panel.
  • Added additional file information in List View:
    • Date Modified
    • Date Created
    • Checked Out By
    • Last Checked In By
    • Size
    • Type
  • Added the ability to create a new Studio Project from the File menu.
  • The following customizations will be saved per user and applied to all Projects:
    • "Last Used" view type (Thumbnails/List view).
    • Show/Hide Files option.
    • Last used Columns in List View.
    • Last used Column sort in List View.
    • Show/Hide Expand Navigation option.
  • Added the ability to preview a PDF by hovering over files in the Navigation panel and List View.
  • Removed “Do Not Show Again” option in the Project File Delete dialog.

Studio Server

  • Added server-switching dropdown to the Studio Panel.
  • Added default US and UK Studio servers.
  • Projects and Sessions can be created in the UK server.

Plugins

  • Added compatibility for AutoCAD®
  • Added compatibility for Navisworks®
  • Added compatibility for Revit®
  • Updated icons for plugins.

Bookmarks

  • Decreased the margins in the tree view.

Properties Toolbar

  • Added Label field when multiple Measurement markups are selected.

Deployment

  • New deployment configuration option to require users to create a PIN to access Studio offline functionality.
  • New deployment configuration option to allow certain users to only access Revu® in View Mode.
  • Simplified installation experience.
  • Updated migration process for Studio cache data when upgrading to 2018.1.

Resolved Issues

  • Addressed an issue where bookmarks could not be renamed in the Bookmarks Panel.
  • Addressed an issue where tooltips were not showing in the Status Bar.
  • Addressed an issue where custom line styles did not display until Manage Line Style Set was opened.
  • Addressed an issue where count markups would duplicate after resuming count.
  • Addressed an issue where count markups would disappear after placing the count using Esc or Enter key.
  • Addressed an issue where the initial focus in the Calibration dialog would be set to “Ok” instead of the input field.
  • Addressed an issue where Reuse was not automatically enabled for Measurement tools added to the Tool Chest.
  • Addressed an issue where keyboard shortcuts were missing for the Save dialog.
  • Addressed an issue where “Replaced Checked” option for search results was not working.
  • Addressed an issue where hyperlinks to non-PDFs in Excel that were converted using the plugin resulted in broken hyperlinks.
  • Addressed an issue where IFC files could not be added from the Add and Edit 3D Content dialog.
  • Addressed an issue where the Batch Script Manager got cutoff when too many files were added.
  • Addressed an issue where opening certain Sets from Studio would remove files from the Set.
  • Addressed an issue where saving the 3D default view would not save.
  • Addressed an issue where users with full control permission in Studio Sessions could not add documents to the Session.
  • Addressed an issue where CSV totals summary showed zero for the Measurement column if several Measurement markups had different units.
  • Addressed an issue where the Add Document dialog in Sessions was not able to access different DMS options.
  • Addressed an issue where some files could become corrupted during save.
  • Addressed an issue where having AutoCAD, ProjectWise® and Revu installed would hide the AutoCAD ribbon interface.
  • Addressed an issue where using the plugin to create PDFs from AutoCAD was creating display issues.
  • Addressed an issue where running Batch Link® would reduce some files to 0 kb.
  • Addressed an issue where enabling “Keep Me Signed In” in Studio was not automatically signing users in to the account when opening Revu.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where the downloading dialog would not close after finishing.
  • Addressed an issue where downloading a Project at the top level would only download files contained in folders.
  • Addressed an issue where Procore® layers were not displaying.
  • Addressed an issue where Project files could not be added to Batch functions while offline.
  • Addressed an issue where a Session could not be joined after upgrading to Revu 2018 if the Session had a pending item created in Revu 2017.
  • Addressed an issue where the X-scale was not calibrating when using “Separate Vertical Scale.”
  • Addressed an issue in Sessions where alerts to group markups displayed the group members and not the group name.
  • Addressed an issue where closing a Project was not prompting users to close the related Project documents.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where deleting multiple files in a folder and then renaming a file in the same folder would cause the deleted files to reappear.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where renaming a folder duplicated all the files within the folder.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where sorting by the name column would not use alphanumeric sort.
  • Addressed an issue where clicking a hyperlink to a URL was not opening the WebTab.
  • Addressed an issue where the highlight tool was not assigning the correct layer when applied to text.
  • Addressed an issue where snapshots would disappear if you changed the color and reappear once moved.
  • Addressed an issue where changing the default text color for text markups before placing the markup would cause it to revert to the previous color after being placed.
  • Addressed an issue in Studio Projects where tooltips were not showing for certain actions.
  • Addressed an issue where group markups were not included in PDF summaries.
  • Addressed an issue where pages were appearing blank after the first page when using a portable scanner.
  • Addressed an issue where importing BVL files did not import page settings.
  • Addressed an issue where modifying stamp color would hide the stamp.
  • Addressed an issue where labels were overlapping in the 2D tab of the Advanced preferences.
  • Addressed an issue where selecting multiple counts did not display the shape option in the Properties Toolbar.
  • Addressed an issue where the color picker did not highlight the color being used after creating a markup.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties Toolbar where selecting multiple markups within a group would only show the properties of the first selected markup.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties panel where certain properties were misaligned.
  • Addressed an issue where using the Ctrl + drag method was not creating curved line segments.
  • Addressed an issue where selecting a single markup in a group and then selecting another markup would not refresh the Properties Toolbar.
  • Addressed an issue where form fields were not reordering to the top via drag and drop.
  • Addressed an issue where count markups were hidden after being placed but reappeared after saving.
  • Addressed an issue where count markups would be hidden after resuming a count and then placing the count markup.
  • Addressed an issue in the Properties Toolbar where Project creation time was displayed incorrectly.
  • Addressed an issue where rotated images that were imported into Revu would not show the correct rotation.
  • Addressed an issue where double-clicking to highlight text did not select text.
  • Addressed an issue where the modifier Alt + click to select a single markup in a group was not working.
  • Addressed an issue where switching between measurements with different units of slopes would change the value to 0.

2018.0

Resolved Issues

Revu 2018 fixes several issues, including (but not limited to):

  • Addressed an issue in Revit® for Collaboration where multi-page PDFs were printing in the incorrect page size.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where folders and files were still syncing after being excluded from syncing.
  • Addressed an issue where converting PDF to TIFF in Stapler resulted in the TIFF files being much larger than the original PDF.
  • Addressed an issue where Revu cuts off the right edge when printing on 11x17 paper.
  • Addressed an issue where markups were not being sorted correctly when creating a PDF summary.
  • Addressed an issue where editing hyperlinks in Projects would execute the hyperlink before the Action dialog came up.
  • Addressed an issue where removing temp folders caused certain tools to freeze or disappear.
  • Addressed an issue where PDFs could not be opened from search results when searching through current Studio Project.
  • Addressed an issue where My Tools was missing when reopening Revu.
  • Addressed an issue where Project folders were not refreshing when uploading files.
  • Addressed an issue where moving a Project folder would not display in the new location right away.
  • Addressed an issue where Batch Plotting with AutoCAD® plugin was missing the Check Dependencies option in the Batch Create dialog.
  • Addressed an issue in Projects where the Copy option was missing for users with read-only permission.
  • Addressed an issue where drawing logs could not be saved to Studio Projects.