Bluebeam Administrator – Additional Options With A Side-By-Side Installation (2018)

Summary

Using the Bluebeam Administrator 2018 after installing Revu as a Side-by-Side installation.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam® Revu® 2018


Side-by-Side installation with Revu 2018 is only supported by Revu 2016.x and above.

Choosing the Side-by-Side option during the Revu installation process allows you to install a trial of Revu 2018 while keeping your existing Revu installation.  Using Bluebeam Administrator 2018, you can choose which version’s plugins you want to use, as well as your default version of Revu.

To open the Bluebeam Administrator, click Start > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator 2018.

Plugins Tab

The Plugins tab includes plugins from both Revu 2018 and your older Revu installation so you can switch between them if needed.

To switch between plugin versions:

All plugin activations and deactivations must be done in the 2018 version of the Bluebeam Administrator.
  1. Close the application that the plugin will appear in (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.)
  2. Open the most current version of Bluebeam Administrator.
  3. Uncheck the current plugin, check the desired plugin and click OK.
  4. Restart the application.

Revu Tab

The Revu tab contains the Update Settings For Revu Version drop-down, which allows you to choose which version of Revu opens by default. Select the version you would prefer and click Apply.

You can register Revu 2018 if you decide to upgrade your trial. However, running a side-by-side installation does not allow the two versions of Revu to use the same license.

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