Solution Partner Spotlight: Go From CAD To PDF With Bluebeam

By Melitta Markey on


TriMech offers a wide array of solution products to help enhance your SOLIDWORKS experience. Today, we’re highlighting the CAD to PDF conversion tools from Bluebeam.


Bluebeam-logo-horizontal-blue-300dpi.jpgBluebeam and SOLIDWORKS combine to make engineering smart and simple. Bluebeam creates PDF-based workflow and collaboration solutions that allow the most document-intensive industries to go paperless, shorten schedules, reduce costs and improve project communication.

Together, SOLIDWORKS and Bluebeam give users the best of both worlds by combining 2D design files with PDF or 3D models with SOLIDWORKS eDrawings. Bluebeam’s desktop, mobile and server-based products improve digital document organization between teams in the office and in the field.


Bluebeam Revu

The award-winning Bluebeam Revu software offers PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology for Windows desktop and tablet users.

Bluebeam Revu offers real results for customer workflows. Customers have reported 66 percent faster conversions from CAD files to PDF. Additionally, 3D PDFs allow teams to communicate 3D context to customers without releasing valuable model data.

Bluebeam Revu is available in three editions: StandardCAD and eXtreme. Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme allow users to create PDFs directly from SOLIDWORKS. These two editions also include plugins to create 3D PDFs from other design software applications.

All three editions include features that enhance project communication and document revision management, such as markup and measurement tools, dimensioning and document comparison.

Bluebeam Studio

bluebeam-studio-bluebeam-extreme-conference-2014-9-638.jpgRevu’s combined collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, allows users to upload, revise and share SOLIDWORKS part and assembly files, without the need for additional software.

Bluebeam Studio helps you fast-track project review cycles from weeks to days, plus view and markup PDFs digitally.

Who’s Using Bluebeam?

Not only does Bluebeam impact the CAD industry, their products are used all over the world by top architects, engineers and construction firms, government agencies, students, educators, accountants and lawyers.

In 2015 Bluebeam was awarded the Best Business App for Windows by the Tabby Awards, scoring highly in user experience, performance and overall business value.

Bluebeam also was awarded the 2015 Heremes Creative Award, an international award recognizing outstanding work.

Bluebeam has appeared in numerous publications, including Construction ExecutiveDaytona Beach News-Journal and Engineering News Record. The AV Network said Bluebeam is “both a timesaver and a lifesaver for contractors.” 

What’s Next For Bluebeam?

This month, Bluebeam released Bluebeam Revu Mac. This new product will deliver core PDF editing, markup and collaboration capabilities to enhance paperless workflows on a Mac. 

Bluebeam actively listens to their customers, studying their workflows and anticipating their needs. They work hard to create intuitive solutions that merge elegant design with advanced technology, all while exceeding the customer’s expectations. 

To find out more about Bluebeam, check out their website

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