Studio U.K. FAQ

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

Bluebeam has a Studio instance hosted in the U.K. This article provides more information on how it works.

What’s the difference between Studio and Studio U.K.?

Until 2018, Studio had been hosted exclusively on an AWS instance hosted in the U.S. In order to better serve its European customers, Bluebeam started a separate AWS instance located in London.

Due to data law restrictions, the data stored in these servers must be kept separate. For this reason, Studio U.S. accounts cannot be used with Studio U.K., and vice versa. This applies to Studio Sessions and Projects as well: a Studio U.S. account cannot access Projects or Sessions on the U.K. server, and vice versa.

Studio U.K. is capable of running all Studio Project and Studio Session features — however, Studio Prime is not currently available.

Which server should I use?
Choosing which server to use depends largely on the needs of you and your company. Consider the following:
  • Your local laws may affect where you can store certain types of data.
  • Do you already have important data stored on one of the servers? Copying data from one server to the other must be done manually.
  • Which server do your colleagues use? Since Studio accounts as well as Projects and Sessions are incompatible between servers, you may have difficulty working with certain colleagues in Revu.
Which versions of Revu are supported?

Studio U.K. is fully supported by Revu 2018.1 and above. Please update your software, or visit the Bluebeam Store if you would like to upgrade.

Setting up Studio U.K.

If you have not logged into Studio on your machine before, Studio U.K. will be available automatically (see How do I connect to Studio U.K.?). If you have logged into Studio U.S. with an older version of Revu, you will have to add Studio U.K. manually:

Studio U.K. is only supported by Revu for Windows 2018.1 and above. Please update your software, or visit the Bluebeam Store if you would like to upgrade.
  1. Go to Revu > Preferences (Ctrl+K).
  2. In the Preferences window, select Studio from the sidebar.
  3. Click the Servers tab.
  4. Click + (near the bottom of the server list).
  5. In the Create New Server dialog, enter in the Server field.
  6. Click OK.
    If you would like to use Studio U.K. as your default server, switch to the Options tab and select from the Primary Server dropdown.
How do I connect to Studio U.K.?
Have you logged into Studio U.S. with a previous version of Revu? You will have to set up Studio U.K. first.
  1. Next to the Sign In button, you will see a flag drop-down indicating the server you are going to connect to. If you see the U.S. flag, click on it and select
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. The Studio sign in dialog will open. If this is your first time logging into Studio U.K., you will have to create a Studio account. Otherwise, you can log in normally.
Can I transfer data from Studio U.S. to Studio U.K.?

Yes, you can copy data from the U.S. server and upload it to the U.K. server manually.

Once the UK leaves the European Union, will the Studio server (US and UK instances) remain compliant with GDPR?

Yes. We recently updated our Studio Terms of Use, which applies to your Bluebeam user account and use of Bluebeam Studio. The changes were made to ensure that our services continue to be compliant with GDPR after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). More specifically, we added Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) to ensure customers based in the EU can continue to access the UK server when using Bluebeam Studio.

If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to

Bluebeam is starting up a Studio instance hosted in the U.K. This article provides more information on what to expect.

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