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How to Upgrade to Bluebeam Revu 2017

Upgrade to Revu 2017 in 3 Easy Steps

Upgrade to Revu 2017 in 3 Easy Steps

The most common question I’ve been asked since March 7, 2017 is “How do I upgrade to Bluebeam Revu 2017?” Every Bluebeam customer is interested in getting the new software update. Bluebeam issues new serial numbers for each major release.  This makes the upgrade a multi-step process.


Enterprise and Perpetual Licenses

If you own Enterprise licenses or Perpetual Licenses and subscribe to annual maintenance, you can upgrade for free. Here’s how to upgrade to Bluebeam Revu 2017 in 3 easy steps:

  1. Locate your Bluebeam Revu 2016 License certificate which contains your Serial number, product key and the email contact Bluebeam has on file.  If you have more than one edition (Revu Standard, Revu CAD and Revu Extreme) you’ll need to have them all.  It would have been emailed from when you purchased your licenses and subscribed or renewed your annual maintenance.  If you cannot locate your license certificates, you can email Bluebeam at  or contact your Bluebeam reseller.
  2. Request new Serial Numbers be issued for Revu 2017 by going to the Bluebeam Upgrade Page and typing in your information from step 1. You’ll receive an email of your new license certificate which will have a new serial number and product key that you will use during the installation to register Revu 2017. Once you have them in hand, proceed to step 3
  3. Download the Revu 2017 software from Bluebeam’s Downloads and Upgrades Page, and follow the installation instructions. Be careful to make sure you download the same edition and version number that’s listed in the licensing email you received in step 2.  Once the download has finished, close all open programs, and then double-click on the installer. If you want to know what prompts will occur during installation, click here for detailed instructions for installing Revu 2017 onto your computer.  Late in the installation process, you will be prompted to enter your new 2017 serial number and product key to register your license.

The majority of Hagen Business System clients own Perpetual Bluebeam Revu licenses, where you bought the licenses and perhaps subscribe to annual maintenance. My larger clients also have Enterprise licensing (the serial number starts with 98) to manage their Revu licenses.

Open Licenses and Enterprise Licenses

If you have Open licenses (that’s an annual subscription for users to share an open license) you can access the new Serial numbers from the Bluebeam Gateway.

Not Eligible for the Update?

If you don’t subscribe to annual maintenance and want to get Revu 2017 today, you can request a 30-day free trial or purchase an upgrade by Emailing me. We’ll provide a 10% discount off Bluebeam direct pricing for telling us you read this blog post.

Have Upgrade questions?

Additional information and answers to many common upgrade questions can be found on the FAQ page.

FYI- You do not have to uninstall the previous version or unregister the license if you are going to install Revu 2017 on the same computer.  It will ask if you want to maintain the existing license or replace it during the installation.

Be aware if you choose to Maintain the existing license, you will have a second set of Bluebeam Plug-ins appear on your Ribbon in Microsoft Office, Outlook, AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, SketchUp Pro and Solidworks.  It is therefore recommended you choose the default to Replace the existing license during installation.

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