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Should the AEC industry upgrade to Revu 20.1? Yes, says Bluebeam

Bluebeam has updated Revu, its project software for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market, with improved digital collaboration via new features and integrations.

Frank Kalman, blogging for Bluebeam, said Revu 20.1 should make working together faster and more efficient in future — reducing “pesky re-work”.

“Included in the notable update following the August release of Revu 20, are several enhancements designed to allow the construction industry to build better through instant teamwork, which has become ever more paramount in today’s world of remote collaboration,” he wrote.

Kalman highlighted new and improved integration with Microsoft SharePoint, which meant that construction professionals should now be able to “safely authenticate” Revu and open documents stored in a SharePoint folder from any browser.

Also, Studio Administrators are now able to reassign ownership of Annotations securely when a collaborator leaves a Session permanently.

“This will save users’ time and reduce confusion,” said Kalman. “Additionally, new owners will receive an email alerting them of their new status, with ownership changes noted in the Session record and included in summaries and reports.”

Kalman also pointed to a visual indicator that will now appear on annotations that have replies in the Annotations List, allowing users to be aware of comments that require their attention. Clicking this icon will also take users directly to replies in the Annotations List; users can also hover over the icon to see a preview of the reply.

Users including quantity surveyors are also now able to easily select a page range and quickly apply their annotations, eliminating the time-consuming need to copy and paste an annotation to pages one at a time manually, he said.

Read the full blog, here, and the 27 January 2021 release notes for Revu 20.1 – Studio SE here.

Bluebeam has launched a new Studio instance in Sweden so users can collaborate while meeting local data residency requirements. Revu 20 users will automatically see it in the list of available servers, according to the vendor.

Revu 20.1 expanded on the Markup tool and Studio enhancements in Revu 20.0, and also included updated support for SharePoint.

Click here to download a trial of Bluebeam Revu.

( Photo by Scott Blake on Unsplash )

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