AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT: Bluebeam PDF printer doesn’t appear in the printer list

Applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019

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Relevant products

AutoCAD®
AutoCAD® LT

Problem

The Bluebeam PDF printer isn’t included in the list of printers when printing from AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

Solution

AutoCAD has a setting to hide system printers. Disable this and confirm that the Bluebeam PDF printer is installed.

  1. Confirm whether or not the Bluebeam PDF printer appears in the Windows Printers list.
    1. Click or press Start and type Control Panel.
      In Windows 7 and previous, go to Start > Control Panel.
    2. Click View devices and printers or Printer.
    3. “Bluebeam PDF” should appear in the list of printers.
  2. Reinstall the Bluebeam PDF printer if it doesn’t appear in the Printers list.
    1. In Revu, go to Revu > Administrator.
    2. Click the Printer tab.
    3. Click Reinstall Printer.
  3. Check that AutoCAD is displaying System Printers in its printer list.
    1. Start AutoCAD.
    2. Type Options and press Enter.
    3. Click the Plot and Publish tab. (In some versions of AutoCAD this tab may be called the Plotting tab.)
    4. Clear the Hide system printers check box and click OK.
If are still having problems, see Bluebeam PDF Printer Doesn’t Install in Revu.

Other versions of this article

Revu 2018

Relevant products

AutoCAD
AutoCAD LT


Problem

The Bluebeam PDF printer isn’t included in the list of printers when printing from AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

Solution

AutoCAD has a setting to hide system printers. Disable this and confirm that the Bluebeam PDF printer is installed.

  1. Confirm whether or not the Bluebeam PDF printer appears in the Windows Printers list.
    1. Click or press Start and type Control Panel.
      In Windows 7 and previous, go to Start > Control Panel.
    2. Click View devices and printers or Printer.
    3. “Bluebeam PDF” should appear in the list of printers.
  2. Reinstall the Bluebeam PDF printer if it doesn’t appear in the Printers list.
    1. In Revu, go to Revu > Administrator.
    2. Click the Printer tab.
    3. Click Reinstall Printer.
  3. Check that AutoCAD is displaying System Printers in its printer list.
    1. Start AutoCAD.
    2. Type Options and press Enter.
    3. Click the Plot and Publish tab. (In some versions of AutoCAD this tab may be called the Plotting tab.)
    4. Clear the Hide system printers check box and click OK.
If are still having problems, see Bluebeam PDF Printer Doesn’t Install in Revu.

Revu 2017 and older

Summary

This can occur because the Bluebeam PDF printer is not installed or because AutoCAD is not displaying System printers. Reinstall the Bluebeam PDF printer or configure AutoCAD to display the system printers to resolve the problem.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam Revu


Problem

The Bluebeam PDF printer isn’t included in the list of printers when I print from AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

Solution

AutoCAD has a setting to hide system printers or the Bluebeam PDF printer may not be installed.

  1. Confirm whether or not the Bluebeam PDF printer appears in the Windows Printers list?
    1. Click Start > Control Panel.

      Or, in Windows 10 or 8, click or press Start and type Control Panel.

    2. Click View devices and printers or Printer.
    3. Does “Bluebeam PDF” appear in the list of printers?
  2. Reinstall the Bluebeam PDF printer if it doesn’t appear in the Printers list.
    1. Go to Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.

      In Windows 10 and 8.1, click or press Start and type Bluebeam Administrator.

      -Or-

      Go to Help > Administrator in Revu.

    2. Click the Printer tab.
    3. Click Reinstall Printer.

    Note: Click here if you have any problems installing the Bluebeam PDF printer.

  3. Check that AutoCAD is displaying System Printers its printer list.
    1. Start AutoCAD.
    2. Type Options and press Enter.
    3. Click the Plotting tab.
    4. Clear the Hide system printers check box and click OK.

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