Bluebeam Revu Security Floorplan Estimation App Test

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 15, 2017

Bluebeam Revu is a construction design markup tool that claims it is "used by 94% of top US contractors", but what role does it have for physical security professionals?

In this report, we share our tested findings of Bluebeam Revu, including 2 video screencasts explaining key applications and contrasting it to AutoCAD and IPVM's Camera Calculator to analyze its strengths and weaknesses.

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Revu ** * ************ ******** *** ******

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Security ******** ******** *** ********

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Security ****** *********

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  • ********/****: ***** ***** ************ ******* ********* ******* *** *********
  • **** *** **** ******: * ***** ** ********* ***** ****** symbols, ********* ****, *********, *** **** ************
  • **********: * ******* ******* ** ****** ********** ******, ********* ******** boxes, ******* ********, *** ******* **********
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Revu *** * ***** ****** ****

** *******, *** **** ***** **** ** *** ******** ** specific ****** ** *** ****** **** *** ******** ***** ****** planning. *** *******, *** '**** ***' ****** ********* ******* ***** symbols ***** *** **** *********** ** ***** *** *** *********** design ***. *** ********/**** ***** ***** **** ****:

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** ****, ******** **** *** **** *** *** ***** *******, but ** **** *** ** ****** ** * ******** ************ design **** ****** *********** ****** **** ** ***** ** **** camera ** ***** *******.

Takeoff *** ********** ********

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Embedded ***° ********

*** ****** ****** ** **** *** ********* ** ******* ** general .*** ******* ** *** ******* ** ****** *** ***** 360° ********* ****** ******** **** * ****** ***. *** ***** video ***** *** **** *******:

*** ***********, ***** **** ** **** ** *** **** ****** can ** * *** **** ** ******* '**-*****' *******, ******** site ********** *** ********, ** **** ******** *** ******** ********. Revu's ***** ****** ** **** ** *** **** ****** *** allows ****** ************* ** ******** *** ******* ** **** ****.

Version ******* *** ******** ***********

******** **** ** ******* ******* ********:

  • **** ******** *** ~$*** *** *******, ***** ******** *** *** markup *** *******/********** ******** *** ******* **** ***** **** ******** integrators *** ******** **** *** ******* ***.
  • **** ***, ***** *** *** *** '********' ******** *** **** CAD **** ******* *** ******** ******** ******* *** ***** *** platforms *** ~$*** *** *******.
  • **** *******, ***** *** *** ** *** *** ******* ********, but ******** ***, ********* ***** ***** *** **** ******* *** ~$500 *** *******.

*** '***' *** '*******' ******** ****** **** ** ********* ******** high ******* ** ******** *********** ** ****, ** ***** ****** with ************** ***** '****** ** ******', *** *** ****** ** working ******** ****** **** ****** ** *********** ****.

****** *********** **** ** $*** *** ********, *** **** ******* and **** **** *** *********, ******** **** *** ** ******* limited ******** ** ******* ********. *********** ********* *** ******* *** volume *********.

Revu's ******* ********: ******* *********

******* ***** ***** **** ****** **** *** ********** ********** *** powerful ****** ********, ***** **** ***** **** ** *****. ****** finding **** ** * ******* ******* ********* *** **** **** to ********. ***** **** .*** ******* *** ***** ** *********'* Office/Ribbon ************, ******** **** ***** *** ****** **** **** * CAD *******, *** *** *** ******** **** *** *** ****** follow ***** ****** *** *** ******** *****.

Versus *******

** *** ******** ** *****, **** ** * ********** '**** backward' **** *******, *** ** ** ********** ******* ** ***** it *** *** ***** ******* ** *** **, **** **** not ****** ******* ** *** ****.

*************-****, **** ****** *** ********, *** **** ** *** * professional ******** *** ******** ****** *******, *** **** ** ***** the ***** ** ****** ***** *** ******* ********* ** ***** users.

*******, **** ****** *********** ****** *** ***-**** ***** *** .*** files, ***** ******* ********* ****** ** *********** .*** ********* ******* files ** ******** ********** ****** *********** *******.

** ***** ** ****, **** ** *** **** ********* **** AutoCAD ** ****** * ** ******, ** * ****** **** of******* **** ~$*,*** *** **************'* ***-**** **** ** $*** **** ~$*** ****** ************** *** ***** *******.

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