Bluebeam Software has announced the launch of its new Bluebeam PDF Revu 9, the latest version of its tool for creating, marking-up, editing and managing PDF files. Unveiled at CONEXPO 2011, an international gathering for the construction industry, Revu 9 boasts more than 30 enhanced features to streamline PDF markup, viewing, processing, collaboration and sharing.
"Revu 9 is truly fully loaded. We took everything our users love about Revu for project communication, incorporated their feedback and feature suggestions and made it better," said Bluebeam Software CEO Richard Lee. "The result is more power, more flexibility and enhanced usability to help our customers get their job done."
The new version adds or enhances support for 3D PDF viewing, area cut-outs, languages and translation, Unicode, the ability to highlight and search for visual elements within or across documents. Revu 9 also allows users to convert PDF documents into editable MS Office file formats or run multiple concurrent sessions of the software.
"Even with all these incredible new features and capabilities in Revu 9, we know that some users are craving more tools to push the limits of electronic workflows," Lee said. "For these PDF power users, we are introducing Bluebeam PDF Revu eXtreme, a new edition of Revu with advanced functionality to satisfy tech-savvy professionals."
Revu 9 eXtreme adds optical character recognition (OCR) for scanning and converting paper documents into searchable PDFs, and allows users to create PDF forms, redact (censor) documents. The beefed-up version also includes scripting capabilities to facilitate automation of repetitive or time-consuming processes.
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