Bluebeam Revu 2015.5 Update Released

Bluebeam Software has officially released a minor version update to Revu 2015.  Here are 3 ways to get your hands on Revu 2015.5:

1. If you are currently using Revu 2015, you can download 2015.5 for free via Bluebeam's Updates Page.
2. If you have Revu 12 or earlier, and have a current maintenance contract, you can request a free upgrade here.
3. You can also purchase an upgrade from our store.

We'd like to highlight some of the improved functionality in the new version, and as always, we're here to answer any of your questions about Revu.  Just send us your inquiry to  We'll be breaking down the benefits of the new Extreme Open Licensing in another post soon!


Tablet Interface - Improved User Experience

When Revu is opened on a supported tablet, such as a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, it converts to "Tablet Mode," which optimizes the software for stylus and touch screen input.

Added Support for Revit 2016 and Navisworks 2016 (CAD and eXtreme versions only)

Revu 2015.5 adds PDF Plugin compatibility into the Revit and Navisworks (Manage and Simulate) versions.

Added Text Input Support for OTF and Unicode Fonts

Revu now supports text input with OTF fonts. It also adds further support for viewing, inputting and editing Unicode-based CJK mixed fonts, such as Arial Unicode MS and MS Mincho font sets.

Added OCR Support for Chinese and Japanese Documents (eXtreme edition only)

Revu 2015.5 now supports the recognition and processing of PDF files containing Chinese and Japanese text images through OCR.

Word and Excel PDF Plugin Improvements

PDF creation and conversion of Microsoft Word and Excel documents has been further optimized, improving hyperlink placement, graphic accuracy issues, and overall performance.

Bohdee Staff
Bohdee Staff