Bluebeam Vu

The superior free PDF viewer designed for you
Bluebeam Vu does more than just read PDFs. With integration into document management systems and innovative File Access™ technology, Vu allows you to access, organize and navigate PDF files with ease. View your PDF files as they were meant to be viewed—all annotations display clearly and accurately so nothing is missed. Vu also allows you to fill out and save PDF forms, digitally sign PDF documents, and connect to our cloud-based collaboration solution, Bluebeam Studio, to access and view files stored in Studio Projects and collaborate on the same PDFs in real-time Studio Sessions. You can even install Vu 2016 alongside Revu 2016 if all your organization’s shared Open Licenses are in use. Did we mention it’s free?

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image-vu-accessTotally Integrated. Better File Access.

Accessing documents just got easier. Seamless integration into ProjectWise® and SharePoint® document management systems further streamlines your workflow by allowing you to easily retrieve documents directly from Vu’s interface. Looking for more? Bluebeam’s File Access tab displays a list of recently opened PDF files that can be reopened with a mouse click. Pin or save files in categories to keep documents organized for future access.

image-comment-markups_listOne List. Many Possibilities.
Locate all comments and markups added to your PDF files with Vu’s Markups list. Want to know who said what, when? Open the Markups list to see the author, date, time, and any comments associated with the markup. Click on a markup in the list to jump to it in the document, or click on a markup in the document to highlight it in the list. You can also filter markups by column name, and manage which columns are displayed.


View PDFs with Ease.

The Vu interface is simple to navigate. Tab Access allows you to easily open any tab to view the Markups list, Studio and more. Close all your tabs with one click to increase your screen real estate. Each PDF gets its own tab so you can quickly toggle between documents. Use MultiView™ technology to split your screen up to 16 times and sync tabs to pan and zoom in unison. Navigate through complex 3D models, change render modes, and isolate regions in a model to see the details you need to see.

image-collaborate-01Connect and Collaborate.
Integrated into every seat of Vu, Bluebeam Studio™ is the ultimate cloud-based solution for real-time document collaboration. Join Studio Projects and Studio Sessions that were created in Bluebeam Revu —all you need is the Studio ID number. View files stored in existing Studio Projects or join a Studio Session to collaborate on the same PDFs with project partners around the world. Once you’ve joined a Session, a selection of markup tools will display, allowing you to add text, highlights, callouts, clouds and more to PDFs. Work in real time, anytime.
image-vu-setsReady. Sets. Go.
Access an unlimited number of various-source files and view them as a single document, in a single tab. Sort by page label or file name, and set filtering options for revisions and addenda so you can quickly see the most recent version of a document. Sets can even be saved and shared with project partners in a convenient read-only format.


Search It. Find It.

Vu’s powerful search capabilities allow you to search for keywords or graphics within your PDF content. Type a word or phrase you wish to find into the search field and select the PDF file or folder you want to search, then let Vu do the hard work for you. Vu’s exclusive VisualSearch™ feature even allows you to select any symbol on a PDF and search for all instances that it occurs, regardless of the matching symbol’s rotation, color or line obstructions.

image-vu-formsAny Way, Shape or Form.
Need to fill out a PDF form? No problem. Vu allows you to open, fill out and save PDF forms quickly and easily. Double-click the PDF form to open it in Vu and enable text-editing capabilities. Use your mouse to select the fields you need to fill out, or easily tab between fields. Vu recognizes all text fields, buttons, check and list boxes. Once you’ve finished filling in all of the necessary information, you can save or print the form, and even digitally sign your PDF documents. It’s that simple.