What’s New in Revu for Mac 2.0

New User Interface (UI)

The intuitive interface and simple navigation in Bluebeam® Revu® for Mac® 2.0 is designed to put all the right tools right at your fingertips. Updated icons and UI styles enhance legibility and recognition. User experiences have evolved to reduce clicks, maximize screen real estate for documents and help users find valuable features more easily.

The new menu dropdowns create fewer clicks on average and make it easier to find features. The new menus are also more streamlined to save more screen real estate.


Panels are exposed on the side making them immediately discoverable and accessible without resizing elements of the UI, which disrupts visibility and flow. A single click on icons to open and close panels also allows for faster navigation.

Panels are updated to include title dropdowns that allow users to easily identify which panels are open. At the same time, relevant tools remain available in the dropdown menu. This provides a simplified user experience when users interact with panels.

Properties Toolbar

This is a new toolbar that responds to user action by providing contextually appropriate information and controls, which maximizes efficiency by automatically presenting the right tools at the right time. As different tools or markups are selected, users will be presented with a dynamic toolbar that provides immediate access to the most relevant and frequently used controls. Save more screen real estate by reducing the amount of workflow dependent toolbars, such as Font and Line Style, while simplifying workflows.

Dozens of unique configurations, including:

  • Document Properties
  • Markup Properties
  • Measurement Properties
  • Studio Project Tab Properties
  • Studio Project Document Properties
  • Studio Session Properties

Improved Rendering

Revu for Mac 2.0 introduces an all new document rendering engine that provides smooth scrolling and fast zooming across documents. Rendering updates improves the experience of loading and viewing files, panning, zooming, and interacting with markups, especially for users with Retina displays.

Hatch Pattern Selection and Import

Revu for Mac 2.0 adds the ability to apply standard hatch patterns to markups, as well as import custom hatch patterns created in Revu for Windows®. Support for hatch patterns is a highly requested feature for Revu for Mac, allowing users to visually indicate various material types.

Custom Column Creation

In addition to viewing and importing Custom Columns into the Markups List, Revu for Mac 2.0 now also supports creating and defining Custom Columns that include formulas for calculations, dropdown menus, check boxes, dates, numbers or text.

Sequence Creation

In addition to viewing and placing pre-configured Sequence markups, Revu for Mac users are now able to create and define Sequence markups, allowing these customizable markups to automatically increment numbers or letters for easy identification of items in a PDF.

Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

Users can now customize keyboard shortcut assignments and remap existing shortcuts based on individual workflow needs. Custom keyboard shortcuts can be exported and imported for easy sharing and creating standardized custom keyboard shortcuts.

Studio Projects

The redesigned Studio Projects integration features an updated tabbed interface, making navigation simple and intuitive. The Studio panel remains focused on the list of available Projects and Sessions and now provides access to multiple Studio Projects simultaneously.

Key Updates

Studio Projects Tab

Users now have a separate Navigation panel with a dashboard that displays Project files and folders. The increased workspace makes working with large numbers of files and folders much easier. Users can easily navigate their panels using the breadcrumbs or the Navigation panel.

Quick Actions

Elevated visibility for common actions (such as upload files, upload folder, check in/out) makes the process of file management easy to learn and consistent at all stages of the Project. Revu for Mac 2.0 includes the ability to create a new Studio Project from the file menu.

Thumbnails and List View

Users can view their Projects in thumbnails or list view. Thumbnail view displays previews of PDFs, and list view offers different sort options based on available information. File icons have also been updated to differentiate file types.

Access Multiple Projects

With the new tabbed interface, users can work in multiple Projects at once, improving efficiency in any projects that require accessing information from different Projects. This also allows users to easily hyperlink between different Project files for improved navigation between Project files.

Split-View for Project Files

Users can use the Split-View functionality to view the Navigation panel and Project files side by side in a split view, making opening multiple files a more seamless experience, allowing users constant access to the Navigation panel while viewing their documents. Users can also use the Expand to Dashboard functionality for a simpler interface when using split-view functionality.


Projects now support drag and drop with background uploading for folders and files, making it easier to manage Project files. Users can now continue working in Revu for Mac without having to wait for files to finish uploading.

Offline PIN

A PIN can be created to provide access to local Studio files when there is no internet connection available to sign in to Studio. To set up Offline PIN access, first sign in to Studio and then select “Offline Access” from Revu Preferences for Studio.

Studio Sessions

  • Improvements to Studio stability issues intermittently causing unexpected disconnections and issues leaving a Studio Session with pending markups
  • The Sessions list in the Studio panel has been updated with new icon statuses to provide a visual indicator for soon to expire, expired and inactive Sessions

Studio Server

  • Added sign in button and server-switching dropdown to the Studio Panel
  • Added default US and UK Studio servers
  • Projects and Sessions can be created in the UK server


Revu for Mac 1.93 and Revu for Mac 2.0 may be installed simultaneously. This functionality is provided for users who would like to evaluate Revu for Mac 2.0 before uninstalling the previous version of Revu for Mac. After the trial period, unregistering and uninstalling the previous version is recommended, as this reduces the required disk space for installation.

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