What is View Mode? (2018)

Summary

Learn what View mode is, and why it was added to Bluebeam® Revu® 2018.

Relevant Products

Revu 2018


What is View Mode?

View mode is one of two new modes that affect Revu’s functionality.

View mode allows you to use Measurement tools, join Studio Sessions, and view documents. Other miscellaneous features available in View mode include MultiView, MultiView Extended, Presentation mode and Profiles. Open License users will find View mode particularly helpful (see below).

While in a Studio Session, View mode provides access to many of the markup and tool set features normally reserved for licensed users of Revu, including measurements, comments and markups.

Markup mode allows full access to the Revu features available with your edition.

You can switch between the two modes from the Revu menu.


The Benefits of View Mode

View mode is mainly intended for users who have not registered Revu, or have an Open License. If you are not one of these people, you will only need Markup mode.

But if you are one of these people, View mode has two main benefits:

  • Unregistered users – If you decide not to purchase a license after installing a Revu trial, you can continue using Revu in View mode for free.
  • Open License users – View mode gives you access to Revu’s basic functionality (see above) without occupying a seat in your license pool. If you are using Review mode (and thus occupying a seat), you can switch to View mode and your seat will become available to a colleague.
    If all Open License seats are occupied when you open Revu, Revu will automatically open in View mode.

What Happened to Vu?

Vu as a standalone product has been deprecated. Its functionality is now available in Revu 2018 using View mode.

Instead of downloading Vu, download Revu and click Use as Trial when prompted to register your software. This will give you access to all of Revu’s features free for 30 days. Once the trial ends, you can continue using Revu, but only in View mode.

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