Bluebeam Software Expands In Japan

Pasadena-based Bluebeam Software, which develops document management software for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, is planning an expansion into Japan via a distribution deal with Panasonic. The company--which makes software for sharing PDF-based, interlinked blueprints, drawings, and construction documents--said Panasonic would license and distribute its technology solutions in Japan. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Bluebeam's Revu software lets companies electronically create, markup, and edit project documents in PDF format, with the addition of detailed linking between documents. The two said that Bluebeam's software will be available throughout Japan later this year via Panasonic's distribution and network channel. Bluebeam is led by Richard Lee.