Bluebeam Revu eXtreme Open Licence 2020


Bluebeam Open Licensing is a cloud-based floating license system that allows companies to authorize user access to all of the
features in Revu eXtreme (version 2015.5 and above) concurrently from a pool of shared seats. Open Licensing brings flexibility
and the benefits of volume software licensing to organizations of all sizes, anytime, anywhere.

How It Works

  1. Simply launch Revu to request a seat from the Bluebeam Gateway, a web-accessible portal where licenses are hosted and managed.
  2. If a seat is available, the Gateway automatically allocates it to the user and authorizes Revu to run on that computer.
  3. Once all available seats are in use, the Gateway limits further requests for Revu to run.
  4. When an active user closes Revu, the Gateway automatically retrieves the seat and immediately makes it available for others to access.

Administrators have the ability to:
• Log in to the Bluebeam Gateway and view currently active users
• Manage multiple seats through a single interface
• Invite additional Administrators to assist in managing active users
• Export a list of registered computers to help make better decisions when managing licenses
• Incrementally update users to the latest version of Revu eXtreme

What’s the difference between Open Licensing and Perpetual Licensing?
Bluebeam Revu is available to purchase via two different licensing options. Choose the option that best fits the needs of your business.

Which versions and editions of Revu are supported?
Open Licensing supports Revu eXtreme, version 2015.5 and above.

What happens if an Open License user loses Internet access?
For situations when connectivity to the Internet becomes temporarily unavailable, or if a computer is outside of the office and cannot connect, Open License seats will switch to an offline mode. In offline mode, each device is granted three days to use the program before it is required to connect back to the Bluebeam Gateway.

What happens if all the seats in my Open License pool are checked out but someone urgently needs to use Revu?
Administrators have the option to log in to the Gateway and manually release any user whose status is inactive (usually someone who is away from their computer). If the Administrator releases a seat while a user is working in the program, we release the seat but also protect the active user by allowing them to continue working so that they will not lose their work. Only when they close and reopen Revu again will they need an available Open License seat to continue working with Revu.

How are upgrades within Open Licenses managed?
We understand that fully upgrading software within an organization takes time. If you own an Open License and an upgrade to the next version becomes available, both the current and new versions will continue sharing the same pool of seats. This allows for ultimate flexibility when your environment requires incremental upgrades.

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