Backing up, resetting & restoring your Revu preferences, tool sets & profiles | Revu 2018

Backing up your Revu settings creates a ZIP file that you can revert back to in case you have computer issues, or you have to migrate to a new computer. Even if you’re not moving to a new machine immediately, it’s a good idea to keep a backup in a location other than your local hard drive, so it can be restored in the event of a hard drive failure.

If you’re migrating to a new PC or Windows tablet, you will also have to transfer your Bluebeam license to a new computer.

For information about backing up stamps, see Backing up stamps.


The Bluebeam Administrator includes a quick way to back up all Revu configuration settings at once. This includes Profiles, tool sets, and hatch and line patterns, which are put into a single ZIP file that can be saved to a safe location, such as a network or backup drive. You can also back up individual profiles and tools sets within Revu, but the Administrator backs all of them up at once.

Backing up your settings with the Bluebeam Administrator

  1. Open the Bluebeam Administrator:

    For side-by-side installations: Make sure you select the latest version of the Bluebeam Administrator.
    • If Revu is currently open:

      Go to the Menu Bar and click Revu > Administrator , and then close the Revu application.

      The Bluebeam Administrator is a separate application and should still be open at this point.

      – Or-

    • If Revu is not open:

      In Windows 10 and 8.1, click Start, type Bluebeam Administrator 2018, and then press Enter.

      Windows 7 users should go to Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.

  2. Click the Revu tab.
  3. Click Backup Settings, then choose a location to save the ZIP (.zip) file in.
  4. Click Save.
Only files in this folder are backed up. Profiles and tool sets that are stored in another location are not included.

Manually backing up your settings

You can also back up the entire folder manually, or add the folder to your backup routine. It’s located in:

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Bluebeam Software\Revu

Once you’re inside the Revu folder, you’ll see a sub-folder labeled 18 (named after the installed version).

This folder also contains at least one database of the Recents list and the Pinned files that appear in the File Access tab. There are three files that are used for this purpose, called RdbFileAccesses.dat, RdbPinnedFiles.dat, and RdbRecentFiles.dat.

Resetting Your Settings

Before proceeding with these instructions, make sure to back up your settings following the instructions above. This is a precaution in case resetting your settings does not produce your desired result.

  1. Make sure Revu is currently closed.
  2. Open the Bluebeam Administrator:

    For side-by-side installations: Make sure you select the latest version of the Bluebeam Administrator.
    • If Revu is currently open:

      Go to the Menu Bar and click Revu > Administrator , and then close the Revu application.

      The Bluebeam Administrator is a separate application and should still be open at this point.

      – Or-

    • If Revu is not open:

      In Windows 10 and 8.1, click Start, type Bluebeam Administrator 2018, and then press Enter.

      Windows 7 users should go to Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.

  3. Click the Revu tab.
  4. Click Reset Settings.
  5. Select Yes to reset your settings.

Restoring your settings from a backup

  1. Make sure Revu is currently closed.
  2. Open the Bluebeam Administrator:

    For side-by-side installations: Make sure you select the latest version of the Bluebeam Administrator.
    • If Revu is currently open:

      Go to the Menu Bar and click Revu > Administrator , and then close the Revu application.

      The Bluebeam Administrator is a separate application and should still be open at this point.

      – Or-

    • If Revu is not open:

      In Windows 10 and 8.1, click Start, type Bluebeam Administrator 2018, and then press Enter.

      Windows 7 users should go to Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.

  3. Click the Revu tab.
  4. Click Restore Settings, and then locate and select the ZIP (.zip) file of the backup.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Close the Bluebeam Administrator by clicking OK.
You can import individual tool sets (.btx) or Revu Profiles (.bpx) by opening the ZIP file and double-clicking on them.

Advanced settings

If you have not changed the following settings, backing them up is not necessary.

If you need to move these items to a new PC or Windows tablet, make sure you copy them to the corresponding locations on the new device.

Custom page sizes for the Bluebeam Printer and plugins

  1. Open the Bluebeam Administrator .
  2. Click the Net Config tab.
  3. Double-click on the path next to Printer Driver.
  4. Copy the file prtPages.xml to the same location as the rest of your backup.

Custom Page setups for the plugins

  1. Open the Bluebeam Administrator .
  2. Click the Net Config tab.
  3. Double-click on the path next to Global Page Setup.
  4. Copy the files *.plugin.xml to the same location as the rest of your backup.

E-mail templates

  1. Open the Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. Click the Net Config tab.
  3. Double-click on the path next to E-mail Templates.
  4. Copy all the files in the folder to the same location as the rest of your backup.


Once you’ve customized Revu, you should back up your settings in case you have computer issues or need to migrate to a new computer. Read on to learn how.

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