Compatibility & System Requirements

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Bluebeam Revu 20 Compatibility & System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Because Windows 10 in S mode only allows the installation of apps from the Microsoft Store, Revu is not compatible with Windows 10 in S mode.
Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. With this in mind, we’re unable to support Revu software running on unsupported versions of Windows. For more information, please see our Technical Services Overview.

.NET Framework

As part of the installation, the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 will be installed if .NET 4.7.1 or higher does not already exist on the workstation.

Windows 10 machines must have the Windows 10 Anniversary update or newer in order to install .NET Framework 4.7.1. For more information, please refer to the Microsoft website.

Virtual Environments

Revu 20 is certified Citrix Ready® on Server 2016 R2. See the Revu Citrix Ready page for the full list of certified applications.

In order to stay compliant with our EULA (End User License Agreement), each organization must purchase as many seats as there are Revu users in your organization.


Each edition of Bluebeam Revu (Standard, CAD and eXtreme) contains a different set of plugins for one-click PDF creation.

Microsoft Office

Standard CAD eXtreme

Microsoft Office 2010 – 2021 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Office 365 (supported with locally installed applications). Previous versions of Office and Office 365 Online apps are supported through the Bluebeam PDF printer.

Microsoft Outlook 2010-2019


Standard CAD eXtreme

SharePoint On-Premise Server 2019-2021, SharePoint Online 2013-2021

* Server-side configuration component for Internet Explorer integration optional. This component requires Internet Explorer 11.

For more information about SharePoint support and compatibility, see Installing the SharePoint integration app.

If you’re using an older version of Revu, or if Internet Explorer is your preferred browser, see Using the Internet Explorer plugin with SharePoint.


Standard CAD eXtreme

ProjectWise CONNECT Edition v10


CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD 2017 – 2024 (Also compatible with Autodesk products built on AutoCAD platform including Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, etc.).

* Bluebeam only supports AutoCAD running on Windows versions supported by Autodesk.

AutoCAD (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD 2017 – 2024


Standard CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD LT 2017 – 2024

AutoCAD LT is supported by the Bluebeam PDF printer. A two button toolbar is added to AutoCAD LT, which uses the Bluebeam PDF printer to create PDF files.


CAD eXtreme

Revit 2017 – 2024

Revit (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

Revit 2017 – 2024

CAD eXtreme

Navisworks Manage 2017 – 2024, Navisworks Simulate 2017 – 2024

SketchUp Pro (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

SketchUp Pro 2017 – 2021


CAD eXtreme

SolidWorks 2017 – 2021

Other Applications

Standard CAD eXtreme

The Bluebeam PDF printer works with all CAD and Windows applications installed on your PC: e.g., AutoCAD LT, Revit LT, older versions of Revit, Autodesk Inventor, MicroStation.

The Bluebeam PDF printer does not support virtualization, renaming, or print servers.


Bluebeam Revu supports TrueType (.ttf) and OpenType (.otf) fonts only.

PDF/A Support

Bluebeam Revu supports creating files that are PDF/A-1b compliant according to ISO standards.


The below requirements are suitable for both Windows desktops and tablets.

Minimum Requirements


1024 x 768

A display driver supporting OpenGL 3.0 or above is required to display 360° photos.

A display driver supporting either OpenGL® 3.2 (or above) or OpenGL® ES 3.0 (or above) is required.

Desktops and laptops: 1 GHz processor or equivalent (recommended, see below)
Tablets: Intel i3 processor or equivalent
Revu currently does not support ARM processors, like those found in the Surface Pro X. Microsoft has more information in this FAQ.
4 GB (32-bit Windows)
8 GB (64-bit Windows)
Hard Disk
At least 5 GB of available space may be required
Using Revu with typical office documents
When using Revu for general office applications, a mid-range computer that meets the above requirements may be used.
Using Revu with large sets of engineering documents
When working with large drawing sets (for example, construction project bid sets) in which the PDFs may contain hundreds of large format drawings, it is recommended that workstations have adequate memory and processor resources. A recommended hardware configuration would be 64-bit Windows with an Intel i5 Dual Core or better processor, as well as at least 8 GB of RAM. Revu can run on systems with lower specifications; however, a workstation with these specifications will provide the optimal performance.
Using Revu for OCR
OCR is included with the 64-bit version of Revu eXtreme. OCR will not work in 32-bit Revu.


Revu 20


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