Compatibility & System Requirements | Revu 2019

Bluebeam® Revu® 2019 Compatibility & System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft will end 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. Further information about the .NET Framework may be found here.

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

Bluebeam Revu is certified Citrix Ready® for XenApp® 6.5-7.6 and XenDesktop 7.14, 7.16, 7.17, 7.18, and 7.15 LTSR.

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.

Note that Windows Server® 2012 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 2010 – 2019 (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® Server 2010 – 2016, SharePoint Foundation 2010 – 2013

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

For more information about SharePoint support and compatibility, click here.


Standard CAD eXtreme

ProjectWise V8i SS3 and SS4, ProjectWise CONNECT Edition v10.


CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD 2017 – 2020 (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 – 2020


Standard CAD eXtreme

AutoCAD LT 2017 – 2020

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 – 2020

Revit (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

Revit 2017 – 2020

CAD eXtreme

Navisworks Manage 2017 – 2019, Navisworks Simulate 2017 – 2019

SketchUp® Pro (3D PDF creation)

CAD eXtreme

SketchUp Pro 2017 – 2019


CAD eXtreme

SolidWorks 2017 – 2019

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.

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.

An explanation of what the Width and Height columns in the Markups List are for.
Relevant Products
Bluebeam Revu for Mac

The Width and Height columns in Revu’s Markups list display the actual size of a markup or stamp that has been placed on the page, and aren’t actually based on the scale set in the Measurements tab. If you need a markup, stamp or seal of approval at a specific size that needs to be independent of the scale set in the entire drawing or viewport, you can enter the desired width and height in the Properties tab.
In the example below, a 2″x2″ stamp has been applied to a drawing that was calibrated as 1/8″ = 1′-0″. You can see the stamp is not to scale with its 2″x2″ width and height values in the Markup list, compared to the 16′ length measurement on the page.

If you need the exact width and height of a markup based on the scale set in the file, you’ll need to take additional Length measurements for each direction.

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