Bluebeam Q Compatibility

Bluebeam Q Compatibility

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3

As part of the installation, the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile will be installed if it does not already exist on the workstation. Further information about the .NET framework may be found here.

Watched Folder or Programmatic Implementations


AutoCAD 2004 – 2014, AutoCAD 2008 – 2014 64-bit (including Autodesk products built on AutoCAD platform such as Mechanical, Architecture, etc.). AutoCAD LT, Inventor and Revit are supported through the Bluebeam Net PDF printer.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Previous versions of Office are supported through the Bluebeam Net PDF printer.


SolidWorks 2004 – 2013, SolidWorks 64-bit 2006 – 2013

PDF/A Support

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

Hardware Requirements

A workstation-class computer is sufficient hardware for the installation of Q. Any computer capable of running AutoCAD or SolidWorks is sufficient hardware for Q. Graphics card requirements are minimal as the applications run in a non-display mode.

In order to primarily run MS Office conversions, any computer capable of running Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications will be sufficient.

If the Bluebeam Q Server will be used as a Network PDF print host or to run Q Script Engine applications, any modern hardware platform will be sufficient. The Q Server has been tested with a wide range of computing environments from Core 2 Duo processors to the latest Core i7 processors. The minimal host OS memory requirements typically are the minimal requirement for running the Q Server. Generally the more memory available, the better overall system performance will be.

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