Bluebeam Releases Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0 for PDF Markup and Editing

PASADENA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 24, 2009— Bluebeam Software, a leader in innovative PDF solutions, announced today the release of Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0, the latest version of Bluebeam’s professional and affordable PDF solution. Bluebeam continues its quest to improve PDF creation, markup and editing and reduce excessive paper consumption in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry and business community at large.

Flexible Options for PDF Creation

Bluebeam simplified PDF creation with plug-ins for Microsoft® Office, AutoCAD® and SolidWorks® applications and its PDF printer to convert to PDF from any Windows file. Revu 7.0 takes PDF creation further with Batch for Office, Scan to PDF, and native image conversion. Batch for Office allows users to quickly create PDFs from Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in just a few clicks while Scan to PDF and native image conversion eliminate unnecessary steps when converting various images.

Faster Document Review

In addition, Bluebeam added spell check and PDF flags to make it easier to review PDF documents. Spell check identifies and suggests changes for misspelled words found in markups, form fields and PDF content. Further, dictionaries can be imported to use with spell check for languages other than English. Bluebeam’s exclusive PDF flag serves as a virtual sticky flag, placing visual markers on PDFs to designate signature lines or other important content.

More Markup Tools for AEC

Bluebeam continues to focus on the AEC industry with the development of hatch patterns, arcs and curve markups, and improved stamp options. Users can select from a list of hatch patterns included in Revu to fill in markups or takeoffs, create and save custom hatches, and import AutoCAD .pat files into Revu. Plus, AEC professionals can now redline PDF drawings with the arc tool and create custom text stamps with the revised stamp editor. The measurement tool also incorporates curves technology for more accurate area, perimeter and volume calculations.

Better PDF Distribution

Finally, Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0 provides new file sharing options to significantly reduce the need to print and ship documents. The Reduce File Size feature gives users more control over PDF compression by estimating the new file size and including an interface to adjust settings such as PDF version, image resolution and embedded fonts. Additionally, Bluebeam now supports PDF packages for organizing multiple files and file types into a single package for archiving or delivering documents to clients. Quick Security uses security profiles to secure sensitive documents with one click while a new batch security feature allows users to apply security to multiple PDFs simultaneously.

“In order to be more competitive, business leaders require solutions that make their firms more efficient and sustainable,” said Richard Lee, President and CEO of Bluebeam Software. “Each new feature in 7.0 is designed to do just that - enable our customers to achieve real results - reduce printing and shipping costs by up to 80% and increase productivity by up to 60%.”

More information about Bluebeam PDF Revu 7.0 including case studies and a 30-day trial can be found at

Bluebeam Software sells its desktop PDF solutions direct to customers and through a network of over 300 authorized resellers worldwide. Visit or contact Bluebeam Sales at 866.496.2140 or Email Contact for more information.

About Bluebeam Software, Inc.

Bluebeam Software invents, develops, and commercializes PDF software intelligently designed to meet the needs of design, engineering, construction and business professionals. As the trusted standard in PDF technology for architects and engineers, Bluebeam produces high quality, easy to use products that allow project teams to improve communication and collaboration immediately with virtually no learning curve. For more information about the company, latest news, and purchasing information, visit Bluebeam Software at



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  • A student's perspective March 26, 2009
    Reviewed by 'Max F'
    I agree with many of the general points here. As a student, however, I find that the new version does not have too much to offer over the previous version. In particular, basic functionality has remained largely the same, and search features are unchanged. Some more specific comments can be found at the link below.

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