Installing the SharePoint integration app

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20.1

About the new SharePoint integration

Bluebeam has introduced a new SharePoint integration that enables any modern web browser to open PDFs directly in Revu. To use the integration, an app must be installed on the SharePoint site that provides the Open in Revu option when PDFs are selected. The app is available as an extension or add-in.

Comparing the extension and add-in options

To help you determine which option is right for you, the table below lists the differences between the extension and add-in. The extension is the recommended solution unless the targeted SharePoint installation doesn’t meet the requirements.

SharePoint Extension

SharePoint Add-In

  • Supported in on-premises SharePoint 2019 and later, including SharePoint Online (Office 365).
  • Requires the SharePoint site to use modern experience (Modern UI).
  • Supports single- and multi-file selection to open several files in Revu at once.
  • Distributed in a file named Bluebeam.OpenRevuExtension.sppkg
  • When executing the Open in Revu function, the browser remains on the same page and Revu launches.
  • Built using the newer SharePoint Framework (SPFX).
  • Supported in SharePoint 2013 and later, including SharePoint Online (Office 365).
  • Supports Classic SharePoint and modern experience (Modern UI).
  • Supports opening one file at a time in Revu (no multi-file selection).
  • Distributed in a file named Bluebeam.OpenRevuAddIn.app
  • When executing the Open in Revu function, the user is temporarily displayed an Opening in Revu landing page. Once the file is sent to Revu, the previous SharePoint view is restored.
  • Built using the legacy method of creating SharePoint apps.

Client Requirements

To use the SharePoint integration, users are required to install Revu 20.1 or higher. The integration is supported in all modern browsers like Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.

The Revu installer deploys a custom protocol handler in the client registry, which is responsible for forwarding the request from the browser to Revu. If this registry key becomes corrupted, uninstalling and reinstalling Bluebeam Revu will recreate the handler.

Installing the SharePoint integration app

This process requires elevated privileges on the SharePoint server and must be performed by your SharePoint admin.

The app should be installed as either an extension or add-in; do not install both. You can download the app package files from the enterprise deployment package.

For detailed installation instructions, select your version of SharePoint below:

Post-installation

After the change on the SharePoint site has propagated, selecting any PDF in the Documents list will display an Open in Revu button on the Command Bar. The same option will be available on the context menu when right-clicking on a PDF. Once you’ve installed the SharePoint app, see Using the SharePoint integration in Revu to learn how to use it.

If, after installing the app, you right-click on a SharePoint file but don’t see the Open in Revu option, clear your browser’s cache and try opening the file again.

Since the app is separate from Revu, SharePoint won’t need to be updated each time a new version of Revu is deployed, unless desired functionality has been added in the newer version of the app.

Bluebeam has introduced a new SharePoint integration that enables any modern web browser to open PDFs directly in Revu. To use the integration, an app must be installed on the SharePoint site that provides the Open in Revu option when PDFs are selected. Learn how to install the app here.

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