Bluebeam releases PDF Revu 9, new “eXtreme” edition

March 25, 2011 |
Jeff Yoders

Bluebeam released the newest version of its PDF mark-up/management software this week. Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and its first premium edition, Revu eXtreme.

Major changes for AEC users include the ability to batch-produce PDFs from DWG files thanks to a new AutoCAD plug-in and optical character recognition, a patent-pending technology that makes text from a PDF selectable and searchable. Previously, PDF programs such as Bluebeam simply recognized their files as images, making text in its digital documents unsearchable.

I’ll have a full Revu of PDF Revu 9 (CAD edition) in the May issue of BD+C.

The new visual search options in Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 can detect words and symbols specified by the reviewer.

Jeff Yoders | BD+C Editors

For five years Jeff Yoders covered IT, CAD, and BIM as Senior Associate Editor of Building Design + Construction. He's a chair at-large of the Associated General Contractors of America's BIM Forum and speaks regularly to audiences about how to transition to digital workflows. Jeff has won four American Society of Business Publications Editors awards.

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