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Bluebeam Vu


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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 5/6/2017.

Vu is a professional PDF viewer designed for you. Vu does more than just read PDFs. With integration into document management systems and innovative File Access™ technology for organizing PDF files, Vu allows you to access and navigate PDF files with ease. View your PDF files as they are meant to be viewed - markups, comments, annotations display clearly and accurately so nothing is missed. But that’s not all. Vu also allows you to fill out and save PDF forms and join collaboration sessions using Bluebeam’s cloud solution, Studio™.

Key Features for Bluebeam Vu for Windows
  • MultiView - Split your screen up to 16 times
  • 3D PDFs - Navigate through complex 3D models
  • Search - Find both text and graphics in your PDFs
  • Markups List - Locate comments and markups and see the author, date, time and any comments associated with the markup
  • DMS Integration - Access SharePoint and ProjectWise documents
  • PDF Forms - Fill out and save PDF forms
  • Digital Signatures - Digitally sign PDFs

To install Bluebeam Vu, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install bluebeamvu

To upgrade Bluebeam Vu, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade bluebeamvu


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ahk Show
    DetectHiddenWindows, On
    SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx
    winWait, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    ControlClick, &Next, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    winWait, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield, license agreement
    ControlClick, I &accept, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    ControlClick, &Next, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    winWait, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield, installation options
    ControlGet, Default, Checked,, default PDF viewer, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    if (%Default% = 1) {
       ControlClick, default PDF, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    ControlClick, &Install, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
    winWait, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield, Vu has been successfully installed
    ControlClick, &Finish, Bluebeam Vu.*InstallShield
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors
    $PackageName = 'bluebeamvu'
    $DisplayName = 'Bluebeam Vu'
    $AppVersion  = '2017.0'
    $Checksum    = '8397f8f69fff444185298f1852c33b606d1ab83e09b32e68a69ed3332849bb87'
    $URL         = ''
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "$DisplayName*$AppVersion*"
    if ($AppVersion -like "*$($key.DisplayVersion)") {
       Write-Host "$($key.DisplayName) v$AppVersion already installed." -ForegroundColor Cyan
    } else {
       $WorkingFolder = Join-Path -Path $env:TEMP -ChildPath $packageName
       $PackageArgs = @{
         PackageName  = $packageName
         fileType     = 'exe'
         Url          = $URL
         Checksum     = $Checksum
         ChecksumType = 'sha256'
       # silent install requires AutoHotKey
       $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
       $ahkFile = Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
       $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
       $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
       Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
       Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"
       Install-ChocolateyPackage @PackageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Bluebeam Vu*"
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
       $UninstallArgs = @{
          Statements      = ($key[0].UninstallString -replace '.*msiexec.exe (.*)','$1') + ' /qn'
          ExeToRun        = "$($env:SystemRoot)\System32\msiexec.exe"
          validExitCodes = @(0)
       Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UninstallArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
       Throw "Multiple installs found.  Could not safely uninstall Bluebeam Vu!"
    } else {
       Write-Host "Bluebeam Vu not found.  It may have been uninstalled through other actions."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Bluebeam
  • Inc.


© 2002-2017 Bluebeam, Inc.


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