Working From Home Essentials

You never know when you may need to work off-site, or out of the office. Perhaps a project stalls due to inclement weather, you’re out on the road, or just taking a day to be at home. Whatever the reason, here are some useful tips to keep in mind when working remotely in Revu.

Backing up and restoring settings

If you’re using Revu on a separate home computer, you’ll likely want to retain the same tool sets and profiles you use in the office. You can do this by backing up your settings, and then restoring those settings onto a new computer. Be sure to save your backup file to a portable device, or upload it to a location you can access from your new computer.

Stamps are not included in your Revu settings backup files. To import your stamps onto a new computer, see Backing up and restoring your stamps.

Downloading and installing Revu onto a new computer

You may need to download and install Revu if you’re using another computer outside the office. Revu 2019 uses the same installer across all editions. For Revu 2018 and below, be sure to download the edition specific to your Serial Number and Product Key. For example, if your license is assigned to Revu 2018 Standard, you won’t able to use the same licensing information for Revu 2018 eXtreme. You can find your Serial Number and Product Key on the license certificate sent to you by registration@bluebeamops.com.

If you don’t have access to the licensing information specific to your copy of Revu, download a personal free 30-day trial from our site. You’ll have full access to all features in Revu for 30 days. You’ll still be able to import all of your toolsets and profiles (as described above) so you can continue working as normal during this trial period. 

After your 30-day trial, Revu will be set to view mode.

Registering a new computer

If you’re the license owner and have access to your Serial Number and Product Key, you may want to unregister your office computer before using another computer outside the office. This will ensure you have enough seats available under your license. To do this, see Transferring your license to a new computer.

Studio Projects and Sessions

Studio allows you to keep working on your projects outside the office, even if you’re offline. Since Projects are stored in the cloud, you can access them from any computer with Revu installed. You can also continue collaborating with your project teams in real time with Studio Sessions. To learn more, see Studio Sessions and Studio FAQs.

Quick reminder that Studio is included in every Revu license. Studio Projects enables remote file sharing with project partners. Studio Sessions enables remote collaborative design review and markup.

What is Bluebeam Studio? How much does Studio cost?

Built into Bluebeam Revu, Studio enables powerful document management and real-time collaboration.

Studio Projects give you a single centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud. And Studio Sessions let project teams review, mark up and update the same files at the same time.

What are Studio Sessions?

Sessions enable document-based online real-time collaboration. They are accessible through the Revu interface. Only the host needs a Revu license to initiate a Studio Session, and all invited attendees can participate in the Session through Revu or Revu for iPad. If collaborators do not have a license of Revu, they can use Revu in View Mode or Vu for iPad.

What are Studio Projects?

Studio Projects enable streamlined document management by allowing you to store and manage your project files, including PDFs and other file types, in one place through the Revu interface. Teams can work with Project files regardless of internet access—simply sync files locally from a Project before going offline and re-sync any updates once you reconnect.

Collaborators who do not own a license of Revu can access the files using Revu in View Mode or Vu for iPad. Or, you can send them password-protected Share Links, which allow them to download a local copy of the files.

What type of permissions are available in Bluebeam Studio?

Bluebeam Studio—which includes options for organizations to have more administrative control over their Sessions and Projects—offers varying levels of permissions, from limiting the level of collaboration for internal users to managing participants outside of the organization. Learn more here.

Do I need to own Revu to access Bluebeam Studio?

You can access Studio and unlock the industry-standard markup tools in Revu without owning a license of the software. Download a trial of Revu to use in View Mode, or download the free Vu app for iPad.

Studio Session and Projects Comparison

Sessions

Projects

How many attendees can join?

500

Unlimited

How many files can we upload?

5,000

Unlimited

What files does it support?

PDF

Any file format

How big can the files be?

1 GB each

Unlimited

How big can the markups be?

10 MB each

Unlimited

How much space can we use?

Unlimited

Unlimited

Can attendee access rights be managed?

Yes

Yes

Can previous file revisions be viewed and restored?

No

Yes

Can we receive notifications about file and user activity?

Yes

Yes

Can we send and receive markup alerts?

Yes

No

Do all attendees need a license of Revu?

No

No