Planning Your Deployment | Revu 2018

1. Planning Your Deployment

This article applies to:

  • Revu 2018

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Compatibility & System Requirements

The latest compatibility information can be found in the Bluebeam® Revu® 2018 Compatibility & System Requirements.

The Bluebeam Revu Enterprise Administration Guide

The Bluebeam Revu Administration Guide covers various post-installation topics such as license management, Bluebeam Studio, the Bluebeam Administrator application, Revu Preferences and settings, as well as electronic and digital signatures.

The Enterprise Deployment Packages

There are two different packages available for download from our Enterprise Deployment page. The one you choose depends on whether you’re doing a full installation or patching an existing installation.

Both installers utilize the Microsoft Windows Installer framework (msiexec.exe), so it’s very important that the correct Windows Installer version is already installed on your machines.

The MSI Package

This is the file you’ll use for deploying a full installation of any Revu Edition.

It is very important that you download the correct Enterprise deployment package for your environment. Once you have done that, open the .zip file and become familiar with its contents, which are:

  • A ReadMe file listing the contents of the MSI package and installation pre-requisites.
  • The Revu MSI installation file
  • The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 offline installer
  • A Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
  • If this is not already installed on the machines, it must be deployed prior to deploying the MSI.
  • A script for removing older Revu versions. (Uninstall Previous Version.txt – Please change the file extension to .bat before running it.)
  • An Add-Remove-Programs (ARP) Modifier, in case you want to display the Edition of your Revu software, in addition to the product name and version number.

The process for running this installer is covered later in this guide, and you should carefully follow the instructions. Please do not take shortcuts or otherwise change the workflow.

Do not edit the MSI directly as it will invalidate the digital signature.

The MSP Package

This is used for patch updates from one point release to another within a major version number. The advantage of the MSP file is that it does not need any added configuration because it is being applied to an existing installation of the same major version and Edition, using the same license.

Please make sure you look at the ReadMe file included in the MSP package.

Custom Settings and Assets

If your organization uses custom or shared settings and assets, such as Preferences, Profiles, Tool Sets, and Stamps, please refer to the Bluebeam Revu Administration Guide for the best practices for exporting, gathering and staging these items.

Setting Up a Staging Computer

If you do need to create custom settings and assets as mentioned above, you’ll need to manually install Revu on a machine so you can create and stage these assets, as described in the Managed Net Configuration section of the Bluebeam Revu Administration Guide.

For this single installation, you can download the installer from our Downloads and Updates page.

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