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Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

After 27 years of Windows, I think I've had enough. Does anybody have experience running Bluebeam on Mac or Linux? Obviously, virtualization would be required.

Does this work well, or are there issues with this approach?

Any advice and stories would be greatly appreciated!

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

I'm glad you finally came to your senses! I've been on a Mac since 1989. I have not tried Bluebeam but everything I have run under virtualization has been fine (Parallels).

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

On the Linux side doesn't look like much testing has been done with Bluebeam using WINE: Link
Based on my experience on the windows side I would guess the chances of a usable experience on Linux to be very slim.

We had one user who ran Bluebeam via parallels and didn't hear any complaints beyond the various issues reported by everyone with v18.

On Mac for a native app your best bet would probably be Adobe Acrobat to get similar functionality.

On Linux the most promising package to replace some of the Bluebeam features I've found is this one: PDF Studio

My Personal Open Source Structural Applications:

Open Source Structural GitHub Group:

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

XR250: Thanks for the encouragement and insight on running other programs with Parallels. Have you tried SAP2000?

Celt83: Thanks for the links. Very cool. It sounds like Bluebeam with Parallels might work. I'll look into that.

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

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XR250: Thanks for the encouragement and insight on running other programs with Parallels. Have you tried SAP2000?

I have not. I use a program called Frame-Mac for my 1 and 2D stuff. Written in the 80's and I still run it under OS9 emulation. Works a lot better than anything else I have tried. Just won't do member code checks.

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux


Are you doing PDF markup? How sophisticated must this be? Okular is Free Software, and it is available for GNU Linux.

I would worry about CAD for GNU Linux, if I were you.


RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux

drawoh - Thanks. Yes, I markup PDFs all the time. I don't tend to use the more sophisticated markup tools in Bluebeam, such as the Markups List, replying to comments, etc. Critical capabilities are bookmark generation, recent files list, easy adding and modifying comments, measuring lengths and angles, adding or removing pages, header/footer generation, and searching for text strings.

I don't do any CAD, so no problem there.

RE: Bluebeam Revu on Mac or Linux


I have notes on my website on installing GNU/Linux. On Fedora, I had to install Okular separately, in addition to the OS.


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