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Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, providing you with a centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud.

For years, the AEC industry has trusted Bluebeam to streamline workflows among teams, stakeholders, to disseminate information and allow secure remote access. Now, Revu 2019 features many powerful enhancements.

Get to the Point 6X Faster: Enjoy consistent, smooth performance and quickly pan through complex linework with our new hardware-accelerated rendering engine.

Build Your Best Bid: Take quick, precise measurements with our newly improved takeoff features, which now include automatic prompts for setting scale to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible.

Standardize in a Snap: Take control of deployment across your organization with our new enterprise-ready configuration tool.

World-Class Support: Get rock-solid support, free version upgrades and exclusive features when you add one year of maintenance to your purchase of Revu 2019. Maintenance includes:

  • Premium support via phone or email
  • The ability to upload and distribute mobile-optimized drawings to any device with the Bluebeam Drawings app
  • Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase

More Relevant Than Ever: When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, everything changed. Professionals found themselves with a quick commute from the bedroom to the home office, and IT professionals faced new challenges, forced to strike a balance between security and accessibility as America adapted its work routine.

Yet Bluebeam Revu was already ahead of the curve, and its capabilities for virtual collaboration—a medium that took a back seat to face time—became essential.

Bluebeam Revu is used by 94% of top US contractors and 92% of top design-build firms*. Revu is 1.6 million global users strong, partnered with Repro Products to deliver unique and cutting-edge solutions to Atlanta AEC.

So to all you AEC professionals bogged down in mediocre PDF software: make documents make sense again with Bluebeam Revu. Get started today by shopping our online store or by calling in directly at 866-665-7604.

Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam is a PDF-based software offering a diverse suite of solutions for AEC professionals and their workflow. In fact, Bluebeam Revu offers Studio for live team collaboration and document review, giving you a single centralized location to store documents—even entire building projects—in the cloud. For years, Bluebeam has been trusted to serve the AEC industry by streamlining the workflows among teams, stakeholders, disseminating information and allowing secure remote access.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and everything changed. Professionals found themselves with a quick commute from the bedroom to the home office, and IT professionals were beset with new challenges, forced to strike a balance between security and accessibility as quarantines and lock-downs changed the way America works.

Yet Bluebeam met the challenge head-on, and its capabilities for remote virtual collaboration—a work strategy often viewed as secondary to face time—became essential.

Discover in the article and interviews below how Bluebeam has helped the industry adapt to virtual work, and how it can do the same for your team.

Bluebeam User Group Meetings Go Virtual

With COVID-19 halting in-person gatherings and events, Bluebeam’s passionate user community isn’t missing a beat—in fact, it’s taking BUG meetings to a new level entirely

In April, 48 members of the Kansas City Bluebeam User Group (BUG) attended its usual gathering. Chatter filled the room leading up to the meeting’s formal presentation, as members caught up with one another on matters both personal and professional.

Hoefer Wysocki’s Tina Haskins quieted the crowd as she began her presentation on sets, spaces and hyperlinks in Bluebeam Revu. As usual, members listened intently during the presentation, occasionally offering questions and comments.

At the end of the meeting, announcements were made and members quietly went on their way. They would likely see one another again at the next KCBUG meeting.

Except, this time, instead of embarking on an evening commute home after a long workday, these KCBUG members actually went back to work.

It was, after all, just past 1 p.m. local time. The members were already in their offices, which for the past month or so had also served as their homes. Many of them had a post-lunch round of homeschooling, pet and family care also on tap.

The BUG meeting was entirely virtual, during lunch, over video conferencing.

Virtual reality

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, BUG meetings have gone virtual.

The KCBUG meeting came after other virtual meetings in New York City and Austin in March and April. Additional meetings in Denver, San Diego and Portland later in April followed. Many upcoming BUG meetings around the world will also be virtual.

Virtual BUG meetings are the “new normal”—at least until the virus wanes to the point where it’s safe again for in-person gatherings.

Although virtual BUGs may be far from ideal for those who appreciate live interaction and building in-person relationships, many of the virtual BUG meetings that have taken place so far have been equally—if not more—productive and engaging.

BUG participation has more than doubled in the most recent virtual meetings, according to the Bluebeam Communities team, which oversees BUGs globally. What’s more, requests to join the government BUG (GOVBUG), which has always been virtual, have spiked 25% in recent weeks. The UK’s recent LondonBUG meeting featured its biggest turnout ever.

“Bluebeam users are being forced to transition to working from home before they’re ready because of COVID-19, and they are looking for help and guidance from their peers,” said Bluebeam’s Sr. Community Development Manager Kellie Ward. “Users are in some ways feeling even more uninhibited to ask questions and share, because now their local and immediate resources are more limited.”

Embracing change

So far, BUG members are embracing the shift—though many are eager to return to in-person meetings.

“What I was surprised by with the virtual meeting was how the conversation happened just like an in-person BUG,” wrote Jason Hascall, chief engineer – federal services at construction firm Black & Veatch, in an email after the meeting. “KC for one has NEVER had a problem with questions, comments, suggestions, etc. A 15-minute presentation can turn into a lively discussion that easily fills the hour. In Tina [Haskin]’s example, the presentation was heartier than 15 minutes, but we had no shortage of discussion or questions. I was really happy to see/hear that.”

While Haskins prefers in-person BUG meetings, she said she enjoyed presenting and connecting with the group virtually. The virtual events have even allowed her to drop in on other BUG meetings in other cities she normally wouldn’t be able to attend.

“I have watched other BUG groups online and learned even more about how others use the program,” she said, referring to Revu.

Collaboration required

Like many industries, construction has become heavily reliant on digital collaboration. Teams of architects, engineers and administrators are constantly communicating with workers on jobsites as complex projects take shape.

But as the COVID-19 outbreak hit, many construction workers have noticed an even bigger push for collaboration, according to a recent report in Construction Dive. Competing general contractors are sharing more information with one another, particularly about strategies to improve worker safety during the pandemic, the report said.

This need to promote construction industry collaboration is largely what led Bluebeam’s BUG Champ leaders, with support from Bluebeam’s Communities team, to respond to the pandemic by shifting the meetings to virtual environments. “The transition to virtual BUG initially came out of a continued desire to share knowledge in an alternate setting from the typical physical meeting because of COVID,” Ward said, reflecting on the sentiment she received from talking to BUG Champ leaders during the transition.

By March 18, as states began issuing stay-at-home orders and companies started instructing their employees to work from home, Bluebeam’s BUG Champ leaders started working up alternate plans to ensure the BUG calendar could continue. They communicated with members about the plan to transition to virtual meetings, and within a few weeks the first batch of meetings were ready to go.

“These professionals need answers and solutions to questions that they’re used to receiving from colleagues in an office environment,” said Bluebeam Sr. Community Engagement Specialist Angela Aff. “Participating in BUGs are a great way for them to still get those answers.”

Better together

Perhaps the most memorable—and meaningful—moment thus far to come out of the virtual BUG meetings came from the group in New York City.

With the city’s status as the United States’ epicenter of the pandemic, the New York City BUG group was looking for something to lift its spirits when it met virtually in March.

The group found such uplift over a game of “Bluebeam Trivia.” As the game went along, the chat room suddenly burst with instances of digital laughter and enthusiasm—emotions not uncommon among this BUG community during in-person meetings.

Still, the moment seemed to serve as a much-needed reprieve from the city’s ongoing hardship.

“We needed this!” wrote David Eppinger of Meadows Office Interiors.

“You guys, this is the best day of my life!” added Lisa Neal of Skanska.

 

Original article by Frank Kalman available here on Strxur blog.

If you would like to acquire Bluebeam Software and bring your team into the new virtual collaboration trend, click on the button below to shop on our Bluebeam store.

Bluebeam Virtual Success Interviews


Bluebeam is proving itself as a secure and flexible virtual collaboration for AEC decision-makers during the pandemic

Even before Covid-19, the lockdowns, and virtual work trends, Bluebeam took virtual collaboration seriously. For that, Bluebeam is enjoying a fresh moment in the AEC spotlight. Listen to some industry voices below.

Working Remote with Bluebeam, Spotlighting Erin Khan

Erin Khan’s experience adjusting to remote work life in light of COVID-19 has probably been a bit different than yours.

That’s because, when she’s able to work in Suffolk’s L.A. office, Khan oversees a technology stack comparable to the White House Situation Room.

As the company’s construction solutions director, Khan spends most of her in-office days operating and facilitating colleagues’ use of one of Suffolk’s state-of-the-art CoLabs. At the center of this 530-square-foot space is a nine-screen, touch-enabled Data Wall.

Going from this to a laptop on a kitchen table would be quite a change.

 

Coordinating Virtual Jobsite Work, Spotlighting Trevor Musia

In non-pandemic times, Trevor Musia’s alarm goes off at around 4 a.m.  

Within the hour, he’s out the door of his Temecula, California, area home and commuting roughly 60 miles south to San Diego, where his firm, Dynalectric, has its office.  

At 6:30 a.m., Musia is typically at his desk working, communicating with colleagues both in the office and out in the field as he contributes to a bevy of large-scale construction projects as a project engineer.  

By the middle of March, however, Musia’s wake-up call and commute got a little easier.  

Like many of the construction-industry professionals we’ve profiled these past two months, Musia has been a full-time remote worker during the COVID-19 pandemic’s peak.

If you would like to acquire Bluebeam Software and bring your team into the new virtual collaboration trend, click on the button below to shop on our Bluebeam store.

Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Repro Products, Inc. is a Bluebeam partner, serving the AEC industry in the Greater Atlanta Area and the entire United States. Today we are pleased to announce the opening of our online store!

The online Bluebeam store will make purchasing Bluebeam products from us even more convenient. In the store, you may purchase software, training, maintenance, request quotes and checkout all in one easy-to-use interface.

This online store is more than just our trendy way of “going digital.” Rather, Repro Products constantly strives to serve you, our customers in the most expedient and convenient ways.

If you would like to begin shopping and browsing today, simply visit https://reproproducts.store/ and put Bluebeam to work for you!

 

Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Fix Your Pain Points and Save On Your Bluebeam Investment 

Collaboration in the AEC industry comes with so many challenges; you must unite office and work sites, maintain tight version control, work efficiently, adapt to change, foster process standards and sift through paper clutter. Moreover, choosing a paperless software solution faces its own implementation hurdles – such as deciding which software best fits your operations, training your talent, onboarding new seats and ongoing support. This technological road map can be daunting. Where to turn?

Bluebeam Revu is your solution. And fortunately, Repro Products is a Bluebeam Partner and runs a fully equipped demo room in our Smyrna Headquarters showcasing the latest models of wide format printers and Bluebeam software. We can ease you through the process of software selection, licensing options, upgrades, Bluebeam University training and maintenance. And we can help you save on Bluebeam.

And now, from March 17 through the 31st, enjoy discounts on the following versions of Bluebeam Revu:

  • $10 off Revu Standard
  • $15 off Revu CAD
  • $20 off Revu eXtreme

Contact us today to put Bluebeam to work for you.

“Thanks for the offer, but I just need to stay current…”

No problem. As a Bluebeam partner, our specialists at Repro Products are committed to keeping you in the loop and optimizing your current software investment.

  • Already have Bluebeam Revu? Upgrade with your maintenance plan by clicking here.
  • Curious about Bluebeam for your team? Download a free trial by clicking here.
  • Are you making a decision? Request a quote by clicking here.

Contact us today for help staying current or to put Bluebeam to work for you.

Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Have you heard? Bluebeam Revu 2019 is officially here!

Bluebeam Revu 2019 is the fastest, most efficient version yet, with improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new tool to help you quickly roll out Revu across teams.

As a Bluebeam partner, Repro Products remains committed to keeping you in the loop and optimizing your software investment with every new release.

  • Already have Bluebeam Revu? Upgrade with your maintenance plan by clicking here.
  • Curious about Bluebeam for your team? Download a free trial by clicking here.
  • Are you making a decision? Request a quote by clicking here.

Repro Products invites you to our fully-equipped demo room located in our Smyrna headquarters to see a demo of the latest models of HP wide format printers. We will demonstrate how Bluebeam Revu performs in an actual print environment. Also, if you buy a wide format printer from Repro Products by December 30, 2019, you will receive a FREE license of Revu Extreme.

Contact us today for help staying current, or to put Bluebeam to work for you.

Category Archives: Bluebeam Revu

Repro Products is excited to announce today the official arrival of Bluebeam’s fastest and most efficient version of Revu yet: Revu 2019. Revu 2019 features improved speed, enhanced takeoff functionality and a new tool to help you quickly roll out Revu across teams.

Get to the Point 6X Faster

Enjoy consistent, smooth performance and quickly pan and zoom through complex linework with our new hardware-accelerated rendering engine.

Build Your Best Bid

Take quick, precise measurements with our newly improved takeoff features, which now include automatic prompts for setting scale to ensure you make the most accurate bid possible.

Standardize in a Snap

Take control of deployment across your organization with our new enterprise-ready configuration tool.

Get World-Class Support

Get phone and email support, free version upgrades and exclusive features when you add one year of Maintenance to your purchase of Revu 2019.

Maintenance Includes

    • Premium support via phone or email
    • The ability to upload and distribute mobile-optimized drawings to any device with the Bluebeam Drawings app
    • Free upgrades to the latest version of Revu within one year of purchase

Repro Products is a Bluebeam Silver Partner, providing Atlanta businesses with a powerful toolkit of printing and imaging solutions. Time after time our showroom visitors are pleasantly surprised to learn we offer Bluebeam and demo useful glimpses of how Revu performs in tandem with their hardware investments. We encourage our showroom visitors to get the most out of the tour by asking about Bluebeam. And for AEC professionals trapped in the inertia of mediocre PDF software: consider exploring Bluebeam Revu. It simply helps documents make sense.

Bluebeam Revu is used by 94% of top US contractors and 92% of top design-build firms*. Revu is 1.6 million global users strong, partnered with Repro Products to deliver unique and cutting-edge solutions to Atlanta AEC. Discover Bluebeam Revu 2019 and put it to work for your operations by requesting a quote here or by calling in directly at 866-665-7604.

Act today!

* Top 50 firms by revenue, as reported by Engineering News-Record