Bluebeam Revu Review - why 4.7 stars?

Bluebeam Revu Review
ITQlick Score: 88/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.7/5)
Pricing: 5.8/10 - average cost
Category: Construction Estimating -> Bluebeam Revu
Ranking:Ranked 11 out of 72 Construction Estimating systems
Company: Bluebeam, Inc.
Pricing: starts at $349 per seat
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Bluebeam Revu pricing, Bluebeam Revu alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 13, 2022

We publish unbiased reviews. Our opinions are our own and are not influenced by payments from advertisers. This content is reader-supported, which means if you leave your details with us we may earn a commission. Learn more by reading our advertiser disclosure.

What is Bluebeam Revu?

BlueBeam Studio is an online/web-based project management software for construction companies. The software connects different stakeholders worldwide with a centralized database and document repository. It runs as the collaboration platform for Revu and handles all the documentation activities.


What is Bluebeam Revu rating?

The rating of Bluebeam Revu is 4.7 stars out of 5 and the total score is 88 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who uses Bluebeam Revu?

Bluebeam Revu is typically used small, medium, and large companies in the Construction, Builders, Management, Building and Consulting industries.

Is Bluebeam Revu the best Construction Estimating system?

Bluebeam Revu is ranked 11 out of 72 software in their category (Construction Estimating systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

BlueBeam Studio is a comprehensive value-added platform for Revu. Its features include secure central database with user access and permissions management, document activity tracking, report generation, online and offline collaboration, multiple teams, notifications and alerts, Revu Studio control with advanced Studio administrative visibility.

The document archive and repository also works with an integrated document tracking and user notification feature. This allows members to be updated in real-time regardless of internet connectivity.

What are Bluebeam Revu's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Bluebeam Revu is feature-rich
  • Users can relocate text placement more precisely
  • The software offers varieties of PDF editing options like text editing

What are Bluebeam Revu's cons? (1 cons)

  • The software does not provide an escalation policy

Who are their main alternatives?

Bluebeam Revu competes with other construction estimating systems like Autodesk Construction Cloud, PlanSwift, and OnCenter. We will compare these Construction Estimating systems in some specific aspects below:
  • Functionality: Bluebeam Revu offers features like Design Review, QA/QC, Takeoffs, Document Management, Drawing Management, Submittal Review, RFI Postings, Punch Process, Project Handover, Site Logistics, Assembly Takeoff, Collaboration Tools, Digital Signature, Document Management, etc. Autodesk Construction Cloud offers features like Project Schedule Management, Cloud Learning Center, Improve Safety Performance, Breakdown Data Silos, Mitigate Risk, Ensure Quality, etc.

    PlanSwift offers features like Print or Export Takeoffs/Estimates, Drag & Drop Parts/Assemblies, Point & Click, Electrical Estimating, Electronic Plans, Historical Database, Issue Management, Project Management (available in Autodesk Construction Cloud), Reporting/Analytics, Subcontractor Management, etc. OnCenter offers features like eQuotes, Integrates with On-Screen Takeoff & Accounting Programs, Powerful & Accurate Calculations, Manufacturer Material Databases, Professional Reports & Proposals, Subcontractor Management (available in PlanSwift), etc.
  • Customers/Industries: Bluebeam Revu targets Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Estimators, Superintendents, Owners, Enterprises, etc. Bluebeam Revu has customers like Interstate Electrical, Ribuna AG, The Walsh Group, Mechwest, Cottee Parker, ClearTech, CCI Mechanical, Aksa, Arup, Ballymore, Hurley Palmer Flatt, Forcia (London Arcade), Solid Earth, Mission Bell, Premier Mechanical, etc. Autodesk Construction Cloud targets General Contractors, Subcontractors, Designers, and Owners in Healthcare Residential, Education, and Heavy Civil. Customers using Autodesk Construction Cloud are AECOM, Balfour Beatty, Clayco, Land lease, Mace, etc.

    PlanSwift targets General Contractors, Concrete, Drywall, Electrical, Flooring, HVAC, Landscape, Painting, Plumbing, etc. PlanSwift has customers like ProBuild, Logic Electric, Evergreen Technology, Seaboard Construction Group, Builders First Source, Stock Building Supply, Universal Forest Products, etc. OnCenter targets General Contractors, Concrete, Doors & Hardware, Walls & Ceilings, Paint & Coatings, Landscaping, Flooring, Masonry & Stone, Roofing, Firestopping, and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP).
  • Cost: Bluebeam Revu starts at $349 per seat. Autodesk construction cloud starts at $470 per year, $39 per month on annual billing, $600 per year, and $50 per month on monthly billing. PlanSwift starts at $1595 at a one-time flat rate. PlanSwift offers a free trial and version. The license cost information for OnCenter is unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Bluebeam Revu and all its alternatives are cloud-based. OnCenter and PlanSwift have an On-Premise version for Windows and Linux.
  • Scalability: Bluebeam Revu and its alternatives can accommodate organizations of all sizes.
  • Support: Bluebeam Revu offers support channels like Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, and Phone Support. OnCenter offers 24/7 (Live Rep) and Chat. PlanSwift and Autodesk Construction Cloud offer Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and Chat.

What is the cost of Bluebeam Revu?

Bluebeam Revu offers three license pricing options; Revu Standard, Revu CAD, and Revu eXtreme.
  • Revu Standard starts at $349 per seat.
  • Revu CAD starts at $449 per seat.
  • Revu eXtreme starts at $599 per seat.
Revu Standard comes with features like 2D and 3D PDF Markup, Markups List, Tool Chest, Compare Documents, and Measurement Tools. Revu CAD includes Standard features plus Plugins for 2D PDFs, Plugins for 3D PDFs, and Batch Creation. Revu eXtreme includes CAD features plus Automatic Form Creation, Batch Link, Batch Slip Sheet, OCR, Batch Sign & Seal, and Quantity Link.

What is the REAL total cost of implementation? on top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate you need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 5.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can fine here the REAL total cost breakdown for Bluebeam Revu. You can also find here pricing information from Bluebeam Revu's website.

What should you ask Bluebeam, Inc. during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Bluebeam Revu and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Bluebeam Revu in action.

Where Bluebeam Revu is used?

Bluebeam Revu is a good choice for contractors looking for a construction estimating system that collaborates with design and construction experts to build smart, easy solutions that make life easier for project teams everywhere. The software has customers like TGS Architekten, Connecticut DOT, Forcia, DPR Construction, CannonDesign, Choate Construction, etc.

List of categories

Construction
Construction Apps
Construction Estimating
Takeoff
Team Collaboration
Application Performance Management
Electronic Statements

List of features

Punch List
Construction
Collaboration Center

Bluebeam Revu Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating
Score
Pricing
License pricing
Functionality
Review
Compare
Bluebeam
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$349 per seat
Functionality
10
Compare
TurboBid
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
12
Fast
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$295 per license
Functionality
3
Review
BIDBUILDER
ITQlick rating
3.6/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$75 per month
Functionality
3
Craftsman
ITQlick rating
3.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$78.50 per license
Functionality
3
Author

Shlomi Lavi

Website Linkedin Facebook Twitter

Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.