Bluebeam Adds Offline Mode With New Release

Bluebeam Software, the developer of PDF-based software for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, said Tuesday that it has launched a new version of its software, adding a new "offline mode" which synchronizes changes made to documents even when they're edited offline. The firm's software--used for large, multi-page, highly interlinked things like blueprints--now lets users edit files on a desktop, tablet PC, or iPad, and later synchronize those changes back into a project. Bluebeam, which is headed by Richard Lee, has carved out a niche providing its software to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and oil and gas industries, by providing PDF-based document editing for intricate, multi-page engineering documents.