Bluebeam 2016.1 Released



AutoCAD 2017

PDF creation support through the AutoCAD plugin (Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme only) is now supported for AutoCAD 2017.

AutoCAD LT 2017

PDF creation support through the Bluebeam buttons in the AutoCAD LT 2017 ribbon.

SketchUp Pro 2016

PDF creation support (Revu CAD and Revu eXtreme) for SketchUp Pro 2016.

ProjectWise 10

Added support for Revu integration with ProjectWise 10.

Sets Enhancements

  • Create user-defined default settings for Tags.
  • Generate new tags (or correct existing tags) using AutoMark in the Tags dialog box.
  • Automatic tags are updated any time the Sheet Number Tag is modified.
  • Set displays all Tag types for any files added to the Set.
  • Sort Tags columns in ascending or descending order.
  • Revision Number Tags are now sequenced properly when sheets are slip-sheeted into a Set.

Additional Enhancements and Resolved Issues Including:

  • Resolved issue exporting some CSV markup summaries that would not display columns in desired order.
  • Addressed issue with Revu potentially freezing when opening Sets files in Studio Projects.
  • Fixed issues with the Bluebeam plugin for Revit incorrectly missing sheets that were selected for conversion to PDF.
  • Resolved issue with markups unexpectedly disappearing if they were updated and saved.
  • Addressed issue with XML Markup Summaries exporting with unexpected results.
  • Fixed issues that occurred when editing Punchkeys with Japanese fonts.
  • Resolved issue with the Bluebeam plugin for Microsoft Office not correctly associating PDF security settings on some files.
  • Addressed issue in which some font characters would not render on certain PDF files.
  • Fixed issues with Collate function not working on some HP and Canon printers.
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Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey Results

2016 CAD Trends

A lot of us have been using BIM products for years now. I work with quite a lot of clients and see first hand that not everyone has switched to using BIM in a daily process. Should they be, I think we all know that answer, and we all know there isn’t a magic button to take a firm and change it over night.

Business Advantage just released their report on the 2015 CAD Trends. This report covers all of the major trends including BIM adoption. Anyone that is using CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM or PLM software should take a look at the report. You can download the report here: LINK

For myself, pages 7 thru 9 show the evolution of BIM awareness and the BIM adoption rate. In 2016 “awareness is 46%” and the “adoption rate is 19%”. In the last three years it grew world-wide but we can see there is still a lot of room to grow.

BIM Awareness
BIM Adoption
I found the report to be a good read on the trends, it is always important to know what is happening around you…

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Revit Content Libraries not getting installed from a Building Design Suite 2016 deployment

Revit Content

I have had two of my clients deployments get fixed by using this method. Hope this helps if you run into this issue…


If you create a deployment using either the Building Design Suite Premium 2016 or Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016 installer, the actual content for Revit Content Libraries 2016 is not installed. Revit Content Libraries 2016 will show up in the list of installed programs, but no content is installed under C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2016\Libraries.


The master.rvt.xml and master.xsd files are not getting copied during the deployment creation.


Copy the master.rvt.xml and master.xsd files from the original install files into the deployment folder. The files are located in the \Content\Revit folder in the install files. Copy the files to the \Img\Content\Revit folder in the deployment.

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