Licensing & Installation

How do I purchase a fully functional copy of Bluebeam Revu?

You may purchase the software by contacting your authorized reseller or purchase directly from Bluebeam. To find a reseller near you click here or visit the web store to purchase from Bluebeam.

The trial version from the download page is fully functional. However, it is limited to the 30-day trial period. The Registration screen will display toward the end of your trial showing how much time remains. Once the trial expires, you will not be able to create or save a modified file until you have purchased a license. When you purchase a license, a serial number and product key will be emailed to you that will unlock the software trial and allow for unlimited use.


Are there any installation prerequisites?

The Bluebeam installation should download and install the required prerequisites without any action being required from the user.

Note: Please refer to the Bluebeam Revu Compatibility Chart to confirm that the version of Bluebeam Revu you want to install is compatible with the operating system and associated software on your machine.


How do I install Revu?

To view a step-by-step guide of how to install Bluebeam Revu on your Windows operating system, click here.


How do I register Revu?

After you’ve purchased the software, you’ll receive a License Certificate from registration@bluebeamops.com which includes your serial number and product key. If you’ve lost your License Certificate, please contact Bluebeam Support to request another copy.

Please following the steps listed below for registering Revu, based on whether or not your computer is connected to the internet:

To access the Registration screen:

From the Revu interface:

  1. Open Revu.
  2. Select the Help menu, then click Register.

From the Bluebeam Administrator:

  1. Open the Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. From the Tools menu, click Register.

Completing registration on a computer that is…

  • Connected to the Internet:
    1. Enter the Serial Number, Product Key and computer name. The computer name will assist in tracking multiple licenses at a site.
    2. Click Register. The required information will be communicated back to the Bluebeam server in order to authorize the software.
    3. Authorization is complete. (If the authorization does not complete, follow the steps below.)

      Note: During the registration process, Revu communicates with the registration server over the internet. Please make sure the following locations are not blocked by your firewall or proxy server.

      Revu 2016 and above

      • https://login.microsoftonline.com
      • https://activation.bluebeam.com

      Revu 2015.5 and 2015.6

      • https://bluebeam-us-east.accesscontrol.windows.net
      • https://activation.bluebeam.com

      Up to Revu 2015.1.1

      • https://activation.bluebeam.com
  • Connected to the Internet, but behind a firewall or the online registration fails:

    Note: This process doesn’t apply to customers whose Revu installations use our cloud-based Open Licensing system, which requires a reliable internet connection in order to communicate with the registration server. Please contact your local network administrator to get the connection issue resolved.

    1. Enter the Serial Number and Product Key and click Register.
    2. Click Get Authorization Code Manually, enter the computer name and then click Continue.
    3. Click the hyperlink at the top of the window. A web browser will open and connect to the Software Activation page on bluebeam.com.
    4. Review the information in the browser and click Get Authorization Code. Your authorization code will display on the next page.
    5. Enter the code from the browser into the Manual Authorization window and click Authorize.
    6. Authorization is complete.
  • Not connected to the Internet:

    Note: This process doesn’t apply to customers whose Revu installations use our cloud-based Open Licensing system, which requires a reliable internet connection in order to communicate with the registration server. Please contact your local network administrator to get the connection issue resolved.

    1. Enter the Serial Number and Product Key and click Register.
    2. Click Get Authorization Code Manually, enter the computer name and then click Continue.
    3. Copy down the Serial Number, Product Key and Security ID.
    4. From a machine with Internet access, open a web browser and browse to https://activation.bluebeam.com/.
    5. Type your Serial Number, Product Key, Security ID and Computer Name.
    6. Click Get Authorization Code. Your Authorization code will display on the next page.
    7. Copy down the Authorization code and return to the computer where you are installing the software. Type the Authorization code into the Manual Authorization window and click Authorize.
    8. Authorization is complete.

If you have problems with the registration, contact Bluebeam Support, and include your serial number, product key and Security ID in the email message.


I received an error during the registration. What does it mean?

The following are the two most common errors received during the registration process. The information below will help you to resolve the error.

An error in the registration part of the installation does not mean that the installation has failed. Just click Use as Trial or Cancel and allow the installation to complete. You do not need to reinstall the software to resolve the registration problem.

Serial number and product key that you entered could not be validated

This error means that you are either entering the codes incorrectly or you are entering codes for the wrong version of Revu. Your serial number and product key are only valid for the version of software listed on your license Certificate.

Copy and paste the codes directly from the License Certificate email if you are trying to type them. The codes contain characters that look alike and are very easy to misread. Make sure that there are no leading or trailing spaces when the codes are pasted.

Check the version number:

  1. Open Revu or the Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. Click Bluebeam Administrator.
  3. On the Help menu, click About.
  4. The version number is in the upper left of the window. For example: 2015.1.
  5. Compare this version to the one displayed on your License Certificate.

Number of authorized installations has been exceeded

This error means that the number of licenses has been exceeded and that you need to reduce the number by uninstalling on another computer. Please contact Bluebeam Support if you continue to have a problem completing the registration, and include your serial number along with a description of the problem.

You have entered a serial number for a different edition

This error means that the serial number is for a different edition of Revu. The editions are Standard, CAD and eXtreme. For example, if the serial number is for Revu Standard and Revu eXtreme is installed, or if you are trying to complete the registration from the CAD plugins, but the serial number is for Revu Standard. Check the License Certificate email to confirm your license is for Revu Standard, CAD or eXtreme.

Serial number and product key entered is for an older version

This error means that the serial number you are entering is for an older version of Revu than what is installed. Check the version that is included in your License Certificate and then check the version that you have installed.

  1. You may have found an old License Certificate. Find your current License Certificate and complete the registration with the correct license codes.
  2. If you don’t have a license for the newer version:

How do I move my license from one computer to another?

You can move your license by completing a two-step process while connected to the Internet:

A. Uninstall Revu from the current computer that will no longer use it:

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Bluebeam in the list and uninstall it.

B. Install Revu on the new machine:

Note: Please refer to the Bluebeam Revu Compatibility Chart to confirm that the version of Bluebeam Revu you want to install is compatible with the operating system and associated software on your machine.

Make sure you only download and install the edition and version number listed on your license certificate. If you’ve lost your License Certificate, please contact Bluebeam Support to request another copy.

  1. Download and install Revu on the new computer.
  2. Enter the same serial number and product key that you received from Bluebeam.
  3. Complete the online or manual authorization.

My computer crashed and I need to reinstall Revu.

You’ll need to reinstall and register the software. You may also need to contact Bluebeam Support to release your serial number.

Note: Please refer to the Bluebeam Revu Compatibility Chart to confirm that the version of Bluebeam Revu you want to install is compatible with the operating system and associated software on your machine.

Make sure you only download and install the edition and version number listed on your license certificate. If you’ve lost your License Certificate, please contact Bluebeam Support to request another copy, and include the old computer name if possible.

  • Reinstall Revu by downloading the version and edition of listed in your License Certificate.

    Save the installation file to your hard drive, and then double-click it to install the software.

  • Register the software using the serial number and product key listed in your License Certificate.

    Note: If an error stating that the number of authorized installations has been exceeded, contact Bluebeam Support to request that your serial number be reset. When doing so, please include the serial number and product key that was sent to you when you purchased the software. If your company has multiple licenses, include the computer name or Security ID if you know it.


Can I deploy Bluebeam Revu using SCCM or Group Policy across my network?

Yes. Our network deployment version offers administrators the flexibility to silently install Bluebeam Revu across enterprise computers in an automated fashion. A special build is available on the Enterprise Installation page, which also includes the Revu Enterprise Installation Guide.


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