Bluebeam Tip: Leveraging Bluebeam Revu's Compare Documents Feature for Accurate Revision Tracking

June 03, 2024 2 min read

Bluebeam Tip: Leveraging Bluebeam Revu's Compare Documents Feature for Accurate Revision Tracking


Ensuring accuracy in document revisions is crucial in any project. Bluebeam Revu provides a powerful Compare Documents feature that streamishly identifies changes between document revisions. Here's how you can leverage this capability for effective revision tracking:

  • Open both versions of the document you wish to compare within Bluebeam Revu.
  • Navigate to the Document menu and select Compare Documents. This will prompt you to choose the older file and the newer file to compare.
  • After selecting the files, choose your desired comparison settings. You can opt to compare by page content, appearance, or by overlaying the documents. Choose the method that best suits your needs.
  • Bluebeam will then process the files and highlight differences. The results can show you what has been added, removed, or modified. This is incredibly useful for quickly identifying unintentional changes or verifying that required edits have been made.
  • You can also customize the color codes for the comparison results, which helps in distinguishing different types of changes more effectively.
  • Don’t forget to use the Split-Screen view to see the compared documents side by side for a more detailed analysis.
  • Once the comparison is complete, save the comparison as a new PDF for record-keeping or further review.

For a more in-depth understanding of using the Compare Documents feature, consider consulting with experts like NOVEDGE. They offer resources and support that can help you harness the full potential of Bluebeam Revu in your projects.

Remember, the Compare Documents feature is an invaluable tool that promotes accuracy and accountability in project documentation. Make it a regular part of your document review workflow to maintain the highest standards in your work.


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