Revu 2017 Compatibility & System Requirements

Bluebeam® Revu® 2017 Compatibility & System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

As part of the installation, the Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be installed if .NET 4.5 or higher does not already exist on the workstation. Further information about the .NET Framework may be found here.

Virtual Environments

Revu is certified Citrix Ready® for XenApp® 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop® 7-7.6.

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

Note that Windows Server® 2008 R2 and newer are supported under Citrix environments.


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® 2007 – 2016 (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.

* Quantity Link requires Revu eXtreme and Excel 2010 – 2016.

Microsoft Outlook® 2007-2016


Standard CAD eXtreme

SharePoint® Server 2007 – 2016, SharePoint Foundation 2010 – 2013, SharePoint Services 2007

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


Standard CAD eXtreme

ProjectWise V8i SS3 and SS4, ProjectWise CONNECT Edition v10.


CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD 2013 – 2018 (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 2016 – 2018


Standard CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD LT 2013 – 2018

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 2013 – 2018

Revit (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

Revit 2013 – 2018

CAD eXtreme

Navisworks Manage 2013 – 2018, Navisworks Simulate 2013 – 2018

SketchUp® Pro (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

SketchUp Pro 2013 – 2017


CAD eXtreme

SolidWorks 2014 – 2017

Other Applications

Standard CAD eXtreme

The Bluebeam PDF printer works with all CAD and Windows applications installed on your PC; i.e., AutoCAD LT, Revit LT, older versions of Revit, Autodesk Inventor, MicroStation, Pro/Engineer, Unigraphics.

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. Photos may not display when running Windows 10 Anniversary Update with monitors connected using DisplayLink.
Desktops and laptops: 1 GHz processor or equivalent (recommended, see discussion below)
Tablets: Intel i3 processor or equivalent
4 GB (32-bit Windows)
8 GB (64-bit Windows)
Hard Disk
Up to 5 GB of available space may be required
Using Revu for working with typical office documents
When using Revu for general office applications, a standard, general class computer that meets the above requirements may be used.
Using Revu for working 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 settings will provide the optimal performance.
Using Revu for OCR
When using the OCR functionality of Revu eXtreme, 64-bit Windows is highly recommended for best performance.

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