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Reset Settings in Bluebeam Revu

Reset Settings in Bluebeam Revu

Reset Settings in Bluebeam Revu – is it the cure-all for every weird issue you’ll ever encounter with Custom Columns, Profile, or Toolsets?  In short no.  But it has proven over the years to be the best place to start.

The list of ailments that resetting your Revu Settings may fix are:

What causes these issues? Sometimes it’s a glitch during an upgrade from one version of Bluebeam Revu to another.  Perhaps your anti-malware program blocks or interferes with the installation of Bluebeam Revu. You could get a failed install or worse, something that looks like a “successful” install that doesn’t really successfully install.

Regardless of the cause, this article will discuss possible remedies.  First, you’ll need to open Bluebeam Administrator on it’s own (Don’t open it from the Help menu in Revu, you’ll be told to close Revu first).


To back up the settings using the Bluebeam Administrator:

  1. Make sure Revu is currently closed.
  2. Click Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.In Windows 10 and 8.1, click or press Start win8-start-black-on-white-1x4pixel.png and type Bluebeam Administrator.-Or-Go to Help > Administrator in Revu.
  3. Click the Revu tab.
  4. Click Backup Settings, and choose a location to save the resulting Zip (.zip) file in.
  5. Click Save.

Reset Setting in Bluebeam Revu


Manually Backing Up Your Settings

You can also back up the entire folder manually or add the folder to your backup routine if you’d prefer. It’s located in C:Users<UserName>AppDataRoamingBluebeam SoftwareRevu.

Find the sub-folder named after the current version of Revu that’s installed on your machine. Version 2016 users will see a folder called 16, and Revu 2017 users will see one called 17.

The folder also contains at least one database of the Recents list and the Pinned files that appears on the File Access tab. In Revu 12.5 and above there are three files that are used for this purpose, called RdbFileAccesses.dat, RdbPinnedFiles.dat, and RdbRecentFiles.dat. In Revu 12.1 and below, you’ll find a single file called Recents.db.

When backing up this folder, it’s important to remember that these files aren’t compatible between Revu versions, and Revu may not open if the wrong file is imported.


Reset Settings

Click the Reset Settings Button, then check to see if whatever issue you’ve been experiencing has been resolved.


Restoring Your Settings from a Backup

  1. Make sure Revu is currently closed.
  2. Click Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.In Windows 10 and 8.1, click or press Start win8-start-black-on-white-1x4pixel.png and type Bluebeam Administrator or Go to Help > Administrator in Revu.
  3. Click the Revu tab.
  4. Click Restore Settings, and then locate and select the Zip (.zip) file of the backup.
  5. Click Open
  6. Close the Bluebeam Administrator by clicking Apply and OK.

You can import individual tool sets (.btx files) or Revu Profiles (.bpx) by opening the Zip file and double-clicking them.


Backing Up and Restoring Your Stamps

Your Stamps are stored in a different location that’s accessed via the Net Config tab in the Administrator as described below:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Bluebeam Software > Bluebeam Administrator.In Windows 10 and 8.1, click or press Start win8-start-black-on-white-1x4pixel.png and type Bluebeam Administrator or go to Help > Administrator in Revu.
  2. Click the Net Config tab.
  3. Double-click in the text box labelled Stamps which contains the path to the folder.

Copy the contents to the same location as your Revu settings backup.

Restoring Your Stamps

Restoring your stamps is simply a matter of copying back into the location specified on the NetConfig tab.


Advanced Settings

You only need to complete these steps if you’ve configured these options in Revu or the plugins.

If you need to move these items to a new PC or Windows tablet, make sure you copy them into the corresponding locations on the new device.

Custom Page Sizes for the Bluebeam Printer and plugins

  • Open the Bluebeam Administrator.
  • Click the Net Config tab.
  • Double-click on the path next to Printer Driver.
  • Copy the file prtPages.xml to the same location as the rest of your backup.

Custom Page Setups for the plugins

  • Open the Bluebeam Administrator.
  • Click the Net Config tab.
  • Double-click on the path next to Global Page Setup.
  • Copy the files *.plugin.xml to the same location as the rest of your backup.

E-mail Templates

  • Open the Bluebeam Administrator.
  • Click the Net Config tab.
  • Double-click on the path next to E-mail Templates.
  • Copy all the files in the folder to the same location as the rest of your backup.

 

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