Bluebeam Subscription Upgrade Guide

Bluebeam Help Guide

With the debut of Revu 21, Bluebeam has shifted to a subscription model and replaced previous versions. You can convert your perpetual licence (with Active Maintenance) users to a Bluebeam Complete subscription without paying for any subscription or licence cost.

*Perpetual Licence users without Active Maintenance must purchase a Revu 21 by paying a complete annual subscription for Bluebeam Basics, Core, or Complete.

This guide walks you through the step-by-step process of Bluebeam subscription upgrade by converting and upgrading your existing perpetual licences to the latest version of Bluebeam - Revu 21. Let’s discuss this in detail.

*The self-upgrade process is not for Bluebeam Open Licence (OL) users. If you use OL with an older version of Revu, connect with Brighter Graphics for the Bluebeam subscription upgrade.

Stage 1 - Upgrading to Revu 21 Subscription

Step 1 - Go to Bluebeam Store. Set your server region and currency of the transaction. Then, sign in with your existing Bluebeam ID and password.

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Step 2 - Once signed in, navigate to the Perpetual Licences tab and locate your existing SN(s). Click the “Upgrade for Free” button to begin the upgrade process.


*As we have no perpetual licences, the Perpetual Licences tab is not showing any record.

Step 3 - Next, click the “Add to Card” button.


Step 4 - Then click “View Cart”. Don't worry about the currency total of the cart - it will remain 0.

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Step 5 - In your cart, click “Checkout”.

Step 6 - Enter your contact information and click “Continue to Checkout”.

Step 7 - Read carefully and Agree to the Terms & Conditions, then select “Complete Order”.

Once done, you will receive two emails from Bluebeam to your email (BBID) in a moment. One email will confirm the upgrades were processed, and the other will ask you to ACCEPT INVITATION.

Stage 2 - Declare Yourself as Admin to Manage Subscriptions

Step 1 - Go to the second email, click ACCEPT INVITATION, and you will be directed to Bluebeam’s Org Admin Portal. Sign in with your BBID. When prompted, fill in any contact information needed and click FINALIZE.


Step 2 - Look for another email confirming the Bluebeam Admin Access in your inbox. Click GET STARTED.

Step 3 - Select your server region and sign in with the same BBID.


Congratulations, you can now access the Bluebeam Admin Access Portal.


Stage 3 - Inviting Your Users

Step 1 - After login into Org Admin Portal, select ACCOUNT, PRODUCT TIERS & USERS.

Step 2 - Under the ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATION section, use the ADD NEW SUBSCRIPTION USER feature to invite users using the same email verification process as we discussed above. Check out our step-by-step guide on accepting Org Admin Invitation for subscription seat allocation and sharing it with your users.

*Users can only access the new Revu 21 with all features and suits, including Bluebeam Studio and Cloud, once invited/accepted by the admin.

You can also decide on Revu 21 access for your new user as VIEW ONLY or COMPLETE. After setting up the admin, set your subscription to COMPLETE if you (Org Admin) will also use Bluebeam Revu 21. Otherwise, you cannot access all the market-leading features of your Revu 21 Complete subscription.

For any queries, feel free to connect with Brighter Graphics.

Subscription Upgrade - FAQs