Upgrade to the latest version of Revu

This article applies to:

  • All versions of Revu

About upgrades

An upgrade is when you go from one major version of Revu to another major version of Revu. For example, going from Revu 2019 to Revu 20 is considered an upgrade. When you upgrade your Revu license, you receive a new serial number and product key. After this, you download and install the latest version of Revu, then register it. Upgrades are usually purchased, except for users with active Maintenance.

Upgrades vs. updates

An upgrade is not the same as an update. An update is a software patch that delivers bug fixes and other minor improvements. For example, going from Revu 20 to Revu 20.1 is considered an update. Updates are free and included with your license. You can update Revu by going to Help > Check for Updates. See Updating Revu for more information.


Upgrading your license

How you upgrade your Revu license depends on whether you have active Maintenance, or if you have an Open License. Please note, only account owners or license admins can upgrade a Revu license. For step-by-step instructions, select the tab that applies to you.

If your license has active Maintenance

If your license has active Maintenance, you can upgrade to the latest version of Revu for free. To claim your upgrade, please visit the self-upgrade page. Please have your serial number and product key on-hand. Not sure where to find them?

Before upgrading, check-in all project files, and upload any pending Session markups. Also, review the compatibility chart to ensure the latest version of Revu will run with your applications.

To upgrade your license:

  1. Go to the self-upgrade page.
  2. Enter your serial number, product key, and email.
  3. Click Check Eligibility.
  4. If you’re eligible for an upgrade, select Upgrade License.

Your license has been upgraded. Check your email for your new License Certificate containing a new serial number and product key.

If your license doesn’t have Maintenance

If your license doesn’t have active Maintenance or the Maintenance has expired, you can still purchase an upgrade at a discounted price. To purchase an upgrade, visit the Bluebeam Web Store. If you don’t have Maintenance and purchased Revu within 30 days of a major release, you’re eligible for a free upgrade.

Before upgrading, check in all project files, and upload any pending Session markups. Also, review the compatibility chart to ensure the latest version of Revu will run with your applications.

To upgrade your license:

  1. Go to the Bluebeam Web Store.
  2. Select a product, or click Purchase.
  3. Click Upgrade an older version of Revu.
  4. Set the number of seats you want to upgrade, then click Add.
  5. Follow on-screen prompts for Maintenance and Training options. 
  6. Click Continue to Checkout.
  7. Log in to your account, or create a new one.
  8. Enter the serial number for your existing license. Not sure where to find that?
  9. Complete your purchase by following the on-screen prompts.

Your license has been upgraded. Check your email for your new License Certificate containing a new serial number and product key.

Open License users

As an Open License user, you’re eligible for a free upgrade to any newer version of Revu. You can upgrade your Revu license at any time by retrieving a new serial number and product key from the Bluebeam Gateway. Please note, only account admins may upgrade a license.

Before upgrading Revu, check in all project files, and upload any pending Session markups. Also, review the compatibility chart to ensure the latest version of Revu will run with your applications.

To retrieve your new product key:

  1. Sign-in to the Bluebeam Gateway.
  2. Select your account.
  3. Click Manage Revu Licenses.
  4. Click on a serial number to see the Details Page for that seat’s license.
  5. In the Open Licenses Tab, copy the new product key.

Now you can register the latest version of Revu. You may use the same serial number as before, but enter your new product key. For more information, see the Bluebeam Gateway Guide.

Next steps: Install and register Revu

Now that you’ve upgraded your license, it’s time to install and register Revu. You can find detailed instructions in the Revu Installation Guide and Revu Registration page.

If you’re deploying Revu to multiple computers, please refer to the Revu Deployment page.

Still have questions?

Get in touch with our licensing team.

An upgrade is when you go from one major version of Revu to another major version of Revu. For example, going from Revu 2018 to Revu 2019 is considered an upgrade. Learn how to upgrade your Revu license to the latest version.

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