I don't know if you have seen Xrev Transmit?
It does just about everything Bluebeam does, but you can set it up so you don't need to modify the settings for each project.
It does more than just PDF's; including DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF/x, and Hard Copy (simultaneously) and also generates a customisable transmittal.
The PDF writer Xrev Transmit users is "BioPDF" which we've found to be excellent. Used with Xrev Transmit you receive no pop-up messages, excellent PDF integrity (embeds fonts) and it names all your files to your pre-defined rules. We also run Adobe Acrobat Standard internally and the PDF's that BioPDF/Xrev Transmit are just as good.
Xrev Transmit will also support Adobe PDF in the future.
Sorry, I hope this isn't portrayed as marketing too much. I think its relevant to this discussion. If the moderators disagree I'll understand if you remove this post.
I use Bluebeam and I am extremely disappointed with their support. So much so, that I will not be updating my Bluebeam software when it expires. I am very curious why Autodesk does not incorporate the ability to convert a .rvt file to a .pdf in their software. It sure would be helpful.
Really disappointing to hear this about Blue Beam, we had great hopes. They have been very good with follow-up. Why doesn't Autodesk have better support for PD'sF in Revit? Really? They are Autodesk. They only pimp their own products, aka dwf's & design review. We have far better plotting quality with PDF's and the fonts are embedded. Moreover, far more people, owners consultants etc, use PDF's.
I retract what I had previous stated about BlueBeam. Oddly enough, after I posted the comment regarding my dissatisfaction with the company's tech support I received a phone call with a representative! He personally provided me with the information that I needed to complete my task at hand. So I am now VERY impressed with the Bluebeam tech support that I have received.
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Hope above information helps you. Feel free to ask any question.
To those correspondents who have downloaded Revit 2014 already: any word about a native PDF in the program? The capabilities of printing, etc., to PDFs have been improved?
Haven't loaded 2014 yet (waiting on licensing files for network installation), but we use Bluebeam Revu in our office for all PDF editing - including shop drawing review within our project management software. However, I still use CutePDF for all PDF output from Revit or Acad - it's just easier to use, configure, name files, whatever.
In fact, I'm not sure what there is to get "better" out of PDFs now. They pretty much are what they are. I've seen no real difference in the actual file output between CutePDF, Bluebeam, or even right out of Adobe Acrobat (which I also used to use).
Although, I do remember being disappointed with the way AutoCAD saved PDFs when they added a PDF writer a few versions back.
We are testing PDF Creater. I have costom programinng that has to ping the print and then create other files. I have found that it has some hiccups when running it from me VB.net program. Other than that, it is not bad. I agree that DWFs are poor quality. I have been reporting a pen weight problem for 3 years and no one will fix it. (take a look at filled arrow heads, the arrow permiter lines have no weight and the leader does so the arrow gets a nose on it).
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