Missing Bluebeam Plugins in Revit or AutoCAD

If you install Revit, AutoCAD or Navisworks after installing Bluebeam Revu, your plug-ins will not be installed or some say missing. The reason this happens is because Bluebeam Revu installs the plug-ins during its installation, not during the installation of AutoCAD, Revit or Navisworks. To install them is easy, you just start the Bluebeam administrator and picking the check box next to the products to install the plug-ins, Pick OK and you are done.

The instructions below show how to re-install the plug-ins using Windows 8; if you are not fortunate enough to have Windows 8, only the first screen shot is different.  You can find the Bluebeam Administrator the same way, or you can dig though the start menu.

Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the start button on the keyboard and type blue
    Finding Bluebeam Administrator

    Finding The coveted Bluebeam Administrator

    Pick on Bluebeam Administrator

  2. Once the Bluebeam Administrator loads, you can select the applications you with to install the plug-ins to.  As you can see the plug-ins are not installed for Revit 2014 and Navisworks Manage 2014 in my case.

    Bluebeam Plugins Administrator

    Bluebeam Plugins Administrator

  3. Click on the check boxes next to the applications you wish to install the plugin.
    Note: If all your check boxes are checked unselect the check box and pick ok to “Uninstall the plugin”. Restart the Bluebeam Administrator and click on the check box again to install the plugin.
  4. After you put the check boxes next to the application to update, pick OK and the Bluebeam Administrator will install the plug-ins.

When you start Revit, AutoCAD or Navisworks you will see the Bluebeam add-ins.

Revit Bluebeam Plugins

Revit Bluebeam Plugins

That’s all there is to it.

Bill.