Bluebeam Revu 2017 Installation Guide

Thank you for choosing Bluebeam Revu 2017! This tutorial shows you how to install Revu on your Windows computer.

Although this article shows the installation on Windows 10, the same instructions are applicable in Windows 8.1 and 7 Service Pack 1 with only minor changes.

If you’re trying to deploy Revu to multiple computers, please refer to the Enterprise Installation page, which includes the MSI deployment packages, the Revu Enterprise Installation Guide and Revu Enterprise Administrators Guide.

Downloading Bluebeam Revu

These instructions assume you’ve already downloaded the installation file for Bluebeam Revu. If you haven’t done so, please go to our Updates & Installation page and download the installer for the edition and software version listed on your license certificate.

Check Your Windows Updates

Before starting the Revu installation, we highly recommend that you make sure your Windows Updates are current, and that any pending reboots have completed.

A pending reboot may cause issues with the Microsoft .NET Framework and Revu installations.

Windows 10

To find out if your computer needs to be updated, click the Windows Start button, then Settings and Update & Security. Look for “Your device is up to date.

Click Restart now if you see a message saying “A restart has been scheduled” or click Install now if updates are available. This must be done in order to complete the Windows Update process.

Windows 7

To find out if your computer needs to be updated, click the Windows Start button, type Windows Update and press enter. Look for “Windows is up to date.”

Click Restart now if you see a message saying “The updates were successfully installed” and telling you to “Restart now to finish installing.” This must be done in order to complete the Windows Update process.

Installing Bluebeam Revu

  1. Double-click the Bluebeam Revu installation file that you downloaded earlier to start the installation process.
  2. When the InstallShield Wizard dialog box displays, select the desired language (if it’s different than what’s selected), then click Next.
  3. If Revu 2016 is installed, the Previous Version Detected dialog box will display. Click Upgrade Previous Version if you have upgraded your Revu license to Revu 2017. Click Maintain Previous Version if you haven’t upgraded and are installing Revu 2017 to evaluate the new version before purchasing. Click Next after selecting if you want to Upgrade or Maintain the previous version.
    Both options will migrate your existing Revu settings to the newly installed version.

  4. Read through the License Agreement carefully, click “I accept the terms in the license agreement” if you agree to accept, and then click Next.
  5. You may need to choose the product to install by clicking StandardCAD or eXtreme, and then click Next.
  6. Select your Install Options: Click Install to accept the default destination folder, then click Next.

    If you want to install the software in a different folder, click Browse, select the new location, and then click Next to continue the installation.

  7. During this part of the process on Windows 8.1 or 7 SP1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 will also be installed if .NET version 4.5 or higher isn’t already on the computer. This may take a long time in some cases. Please allow enough time for this to finish.
    Revu will not install correctly without .NET Framework 4.5 or higher.
  8. Click Restart Now if you’re prompted to reboot the computer at the end of the .NET Framework installation.
Sometimes the .NET Framework 4.5.2 reboot prompt displays behind the Bluebeam Revu installer window. If this happens, click the .NET Framework button in the Windows taskbar to bring it to the top, then click Restart Now.

Please allow time for the Revu installation to resume after .NET Framework is installed and Windows restarts. The Revu installation will resume automatically, but only after Windows has fully started and loaded all programs that start with Windows. If Outlook starts, it needs to be closed before the Revu installation can finish.

  • When the Bluebeam Registration appears, enter the serial and product key listed on the License Certificate that was sent when the software was purchased, and click Register. Alternatively, click Use as Trial if you haven’t purchased a license yet, or would like to complete the registration later. Clicking Cancel skips the registration process and also activates the trial.
  • Click Finish when the final installation dialog appears. Do not start Revu or the Bluebeam Administrator until after clicking Finish and the final installation window closes.
  • The installation may require Windows to be restarted. Save your work and close your programs before clicking Yes to restart Windows.