Compatibility & System Requirements

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Bluebeam Revu 21 Compatibility & System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)

.NET Framework

As part of the installation, the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 will be installed if .NET 4.8 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 4.8. For more information, please refer to the Microsoft website.

Revu 21 supports PDFs secured via Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). For more information about setting up MIP, click here.

Virtual Environments

Revu 21 has not been tested or certified for use in virtual environments like Citrix. Revu 21 uses a subscription-based model that requires a named-user license. This type of license allows users to sign in to several devices simultaneously, which may not be suitable for non-persistent environments at this time.


Each Bluebeam subscription plan (Basics, Core, and Complete) contains a different set of plugins for one-click PDF creation.

Microsoft Office

Basics Core Complete

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


Basics Core Complete

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.


Basics Core Complete

ProjectWise CONNECT Edition v10, ProjectWise 2023


Core Complete

AutoCAD 2019 – 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)

Core Complete

AutoCAD 2019 – 2024


Basics Core Complete

AutoCAD LT 2019 – 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.


Core Complete

Revit 2019 – 2024

Revit (3D PDF creation)

Core Complete

Revit 2019 – 2024

Core Complete

Navisworks Manage 2017 – 2024, Navisworks Simulate 2017 – 2024


Core Complete

SolidWorks 2017 – 2021

Other Applications

Basics Core Complete

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.
8 GB
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 an Intel i5 Dual Core or better processor and 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 all Revu subscription plans (Basics, Core, and Complete).


Revu 21



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