If you’re invited to a Bluebeam Cloud project and don’t have a subscription, you’ll have Read-only access after signing in with your Bluebeam ID (BBID). This article covers the functionality available for Read-only accounts in Bluebeam Cloud. For more information about Bluebeam Cloud subscription features for each Bluebeam Plan, visit this article.
What can I do with Read-only access and Viewer permissions?
In Bluebeam Cloud, you can still collaborate even if you don’t have an active Bluebeam Plan. However, you’ll encounter limited access to features.
As a user with Viewer permissions, you’ll be able to:
- Join projects after being invited but can’t create new projects.
- View and download drawings/documents in their respective tabs but don’t have access to the Markup Editor or Comments and Shapes.
- Edit existing punch items and post existing RFIs on a drawing but can’t create new punch items or RFIs.
- Review and respond to a submittal but can’t add a new submittal or upload/export a submittal log.
Why do I have Read-only / Viewer access after logging into Bluebeam Cloud?
Even though you don’t need a subscription to collaborate in Bluebeam Cloud, an active Bluebeam Plan will give you access to more features in the web/mobile app. You could be encountering limited functionality for any of the following reasons:
- The Org Admin for your Bluebeam Plan has assigned you to Read-only. You’ll need to contact your Org Admin to request a subscription invitation.
- Your Org Admin has assigned you to a Basics subscription plan, which also defaults to Viewer permissions. You’ll need to request Core or Complete access from your Org Admin.
- You have a Core or Complete subscription but a Bluebeam Cloud Admin has set your permissions to Viewer. Contact a project Admin to request Member or Admin permissions.
- You’ve been invited as an End User for a Bluebeam Plan but haven’t yet accepted the email invitation and activated your account.
- Your free trial of subscription-based Bluebeam Solutions has expired. For more information, visit this article.
- If you’re an Org Admin for a Bluebeam Account, you may still need to assign yourself to a subscription plan. For more information, please see the Bluebeam Subscription Management Guide.