Upgrading to Revu | Revu 2019


Introduction to Revu

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Already own a license? Upgrade easily to the latest version of Bluebeam® Revu. Whether you own a Perpetual license, an Open license, or Maintenance and wish to self upgrade, we’ve got the answers to your questions.

How to install the upgrade

Going from one major version of Revu to another is a paid upgrade, unless you have a current maintenance subscription when the new software is released. So for example, going from Revu 2018.6 to Revu 2019 is not a free upgrade, but on the other hand, upgrading from version 2018.5 to version 2018.6 is free of charge.

1. Upload any pending Studio markups

Check in any project files that you currently have checked out. Additionally, upload any pending Studio Sessions markups you made while working offline. This will ensure all Studio content is migrated properly and prevent potential data conflicts between versions. Click here for more information on reconciling changes.

2. Check the Revu Compatibility Chart

Go to the Revu Compatibility Chart and confirm your new version of Revu is compatible with the operating system and associated software on your machine.

3. Upgrade your license

You can purchase an upgrade for your license at the Bluebeam Web Store. Upon upgrading, you’ll receive an email containing your new serial number and product key. You’ll need this information to register your new version of Revu.

The serial number and product key for your older Revu software will not work with the newer version. Also, simply unregistering your current Revu software and re-registering it with the new serial number and product key will not upgrade the software or unlock new features.

This also applies to editions. Let’s say you’re upgrading from Revu 2019 Standard to Revu 2019 eXtreme. Once again, you’ll need to have a new serial number and product key for Revu 2019 eXtreme.

Self-upgrade option for customers with maintenance

Customers who have maintenance can issue themselves a new serial number and product key through the Self Upgrade page.

If you purchased Revu 2018 within 30 days prior to Revu 2019’s release date, you may visit our Self Upgrade page to receive a version upgrade at no additional charge.

4. Download the Revu installer

You can download your new version of Revu from the Downloads and Updates page. Be sure to select the edition of Revu that’s listed in the email you received after upgrading your license. If you don’t have that email, please contact us to request another copy.

If you are prompted to Run or Save As the Revu installer, select Save As and choose a location on your hard drive to store the file.

You have to download and install the newer version of the software in order to successfully upgrade. Un-registering your current Revu software and re-registering it with the new serial number and product key will not upgrade the software or unlock new features.

5. Install Revu

Once the download has finished, please close all of your open programs, and then double-click on the installer. Click here for detailed instructions for installing Revu 2019 onto your computer.

Please refer to the Revu Deployment page if you’re deploying Revu 2019 to multiple computers.

Entering your Serial Number and Product Key

During the latter part of the installation process, a registration window will appear where you can enter your serial number and product key. If you need to get this information from an email, it’s ok to open your email program at this time so you can copy and paste the information into the corresponding boxes.

After you’ve clicked the Register button, the software will contact the registration server to complete the activation process. The installer will continue running, and eventually you’ll need to click the Finish button to complete the installation process.

If you receive an error message when registering your software, please make sure you’ve entered the correct serial number and product key. If the message doesn’t go away, please check our Registration Errors page to see what it means and how to resolve it.

If you still need further assistance, please contact Bluebeam Technical Support.

Already own a Revu license and want to upgrade? Follow this article for directions for upgrading your license or installing the latest version of Revu.

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