Getting Started with Printing in Bluebeam. Getting Started with Printing in Bluebeam.

Getting Started with Printing in Bluebeam.

Lance Edwards Lance Edwards

This quick getting started guide will help guide you through the basics of printing in Bluebeam Revu and encourage discovery of the different settings and print options within the program.

Intended Audience:

  • First time users to Bluebeam Revu

Topics Covered:

  1. Print from Revu
  2. Print Options in Revu
  3. Print to PDF
  4. Batch Plotting in Revu
  5. Batch Plotting options
  6. Recommended Reading
  7. Contact Support

Print from Revu

  1. With your document open in Revu Go to the File tab and choose Print:


  2. The Print dialog box, which controls printing in Revu, should appear.
  3. You can also access the Print dialog with the CTRL+P shortcut:


Print Options in Revu

Print options in Revu are divided up into sections. If you're trying to customize your printing experience, this is a good place to start.

  1. The Preview section displays how your plot will appear with the red margins representing the defined page margins for the page.
  2. The Printer section lets you pick your plotting device. It also has a properties button that allows for additional settings.
    1. The Status field shows if the printer you selected is online and ready. You also have the option of saving the print to a .prn (printer) file, though this is only recommended for certain use cases.
  3. The Pages section defines which pages, or range of pages, are printed.
    1. The Get Window button allows you to choose a region of the page as your print area.
  4. The Options Section gives you the ability to select page size and other "stylistic" options and define what streams print. Some of the options found here include:
    1. Choose among Document & MarkupsDocument Only, or Markups Only.
    2. Select the number of copies you want to print
    3. Print documents in reverse.
    4. The Collate option keeps pages in order when printing multiple copies (for example: if unchecked, two copies of a three-page document will print in this order: 1,1,2,2,3,3. If checked, the order will be 1,2,3,1,2,3).
      1. Note: This option is not available when printing only one copy.
    5. Rotation allows the content to automatically rotate when appropriate.
    6. Page Scaling
      1. None: Prints the page at full scale.
      2. Fit to Paper: Expands or shrinks the page to fit the paper size.
      3. Reduce to Paper: Reduces the page to fit the paper.
      4. Custom Scale: Activates the Custom Scale field. Enter a custom scale percentage to manually scale the document to the page.
      5. Fit to Margins: Expands or shrinks the page within the margins of the paper.
      6. Reduce to Margins: Shrinks the page to fit within the margins of the paper.
      7. Multiple Pages per Sheet: Prints multiple pages on each sheet of paper. Activates the following additional settings.
    7. Additional check boxes:
      1. Center: Automatically centers the content on the page.
      2. Dim Page Content: De-emphasizes the page content so that the annotation is more prominent.
      3. Dim Filtered Markups: De-emphasizes the markups so the content of the page is more prominent.
      4. Print Spaces: Shows Spaces on printed page.
      5. Print Visible Hyperlinks: Shows Hyperlink markups that have the "Visible" property enabled on the printed page

Print to PDF

Should you decide to print to a Bluebeam PDF, once you click the Print button you will receive a standard Windows Save As dialog where you can choose the save location of your document:


Batch Plotting in Revu

To get started, go to Batch Print. The batch Print dialog box appears:



If you had previously saved a batch file, you can use the LOAD option and select your previous batch file. Otherwise, the active PDF is automatically added to the process. To add more PDFs, click Add and use one or more of the following methods:

Batch Plotting Options

  1. Files: Adds individual files from a network or local drive. Selecting this option will cause the Open dialog box to appear. Navigate to the appropriate location and select the desired files.
  2. Open Files: Adds all files currently open in Revu.
  3. Open Set: Adds all files contained in the current Set.
  4. Folder: Adds all files in a selected folder on a network or local drive, but not files contained in any of its subfolders. Selecting this option will cause the Select Folder dialog box to appear. Navigate to the desired folder and select it.
  5. Folder and Subfolders: Adds all files in a selected folder on a network or local drive as well as all files within any of its subfolders. Selecting this option will cause the Select Folder dialog box to appear. Navigate to the desired folder and select it.
    1. Any document in the files list will be affected.
    2. To remove a document from the list, select it and click Remove.
    3. PDFs are printed in the order they appear in the File List. Drag and drop them to change the print order

To specify which pages of a PDF will be processed, select it, then click the Pages menu and choose from the following:

  1. All Pages: Sets the range to all pages.
  2. Current: Sets the range to the current page only.
  3. Custom: Sets the range to a custom value. When this option is selected, the field acts like a text box. Delete any text left in the field and enter the page or pages to be printed directly. To enter a custom range:
    • Use a dash between page numbers to define those two pages and all pages in between.
    • Use a comma to define pages that are separated.
    • For example: 1-3, 5, 9 will include pages 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9.
  4. Current View: Limits the process to the current zoom.
  5. Even Pages: Limits the process to only even pages.
  6. Odd Pages: Limits the process to only odd pages.
  7. Landscape Pages: Limits the process to only landscape-oriented pages.
  8. Portrait Pages: Limits the process to only portrait-oriented pages.
  9. First Page: Limits the process to just the first page of the document.
  10. Last Page: Limits the process to just the last page of the document.

You can click the Save button and save the batch to a local or network drive.

You can use the same setting parameters found in a regular print dialog box to adjust your plot accordingly.

Recommended Reading

Use this link to view the Revu Starter Kit, for other great beginner tips with Bluebeam Revu: Revu Starter Kit | Bluebeam Technical Support



Contact Support

If you are still experiencing issues or have further questions, please reach out to our support team Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM—5:00 PM EST: