When it comes to researching workflow solutions, you’ll come across a myriad of solutions and comparisons, such as Bluebeam vs Adobe, with a simple Google search. Yet, there’s a common problem you’ll encounter with such a research effect: it usually turns into a process of diving into rabbit holes, only to emerge with more questions.

This is especially true if you fill role a role with heavy design requirements. Architects, engineers, sophisticated developers, and others all face the same problem with trying to find an effective solution. Many applications don’t fulfill all the necessary requirements for editing and handling PDF file types and processes needed for these tasks.

Below, we’re going to briefly touch on advantages Bluebeam Revu boasts over Adobe Acrobat.

1. The Collaboration Component

One of the most helpful portions to any software is ability to work alongside other contributors to expedite your workflow. Unlike Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam Revu includes a powerful collaboration component that circumvents the need to pass multiple revisions back and forth through email.
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By incorporating this system into your team’s efforts, your productivity increases, giving you much more wiggle room before your deadlines.

2. Microsoft SharePoint and Bentley ProjectWise Integrations

In addition to the collaboration tools in Bluebeam Revu is the ability to integrate SharePoint for its document management capabilities. SharePoint provides different plugins for instant messaging, like Lightning Tools, and the document management portions of Microsoft’s platform far exceeds the revisioning tools of Adobe Acrobat.
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Perhaps even more valuable is the ability to use Bluebeam Revu with Bentley ProjectWise. For architects, engineers, and others who make highly complex documents with (sometimes) multiple contributors, confusion is vastly reduced for these teams as they create and edit intricate files.

3. Customizable Interface Profiles and Toolbars

While Adobe Acrobat does offer some customization options, you’re mostly only able to edit the Quick Tools set. With Bluebeam Revu, it’s possible to exert a substantial amount of control over the application’s interface and included toolbars.
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By taking advantage of the multiple profile functionality, it’s possible to create multiple layouts for different needs. With multiple toolbar variations, you can easily edit documents without flipping through multiple menus when editing different types of files.

4. Make Various Shapes and Use Different Scales in the Same Document

Making proper diagrams often requires implementing different frames of reference into document. Using Adobe Acrobat, this is a struggle as many will attempt to pull in different imagery from other sources usually complicates matters more than it helps.
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The Sketch Tools included in Bluebeam Revu allow users to make different shapes, lines, and markup for documents. Too, it’s also possible to include different units of measure which is ideal for accurately portraying complex items in drawings as they might appear in the real world.

5. Interact with Markup in Different Layers

While it’s possible to split images into different layers using Photoshop or Illustrators, this functionality doesn’t extend to Adobe Acrobat. Bluebeam Revu allows you to interact with markup in different layers as well as create overlays.
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Easily switching between layers takes some of the complexity out of trying to visually interpret a document. By making the visually process more digestible, this eliminates many misunderstandings that arise from attempting to understand a convoluted project.

Final Thoughts

This is only the surface of the advantages Bluebeam Revu boasts over Adobe Acrobat. Call us at 1 (770) 936-8020 or send us an email at info@widedata.comand we can assist you in adopting Bluebeam Revu for your enterprises. Contact our Boulder or Atlanta offices for more information.