Construction drawings go through numerous revisions during a project, and mark-ups and changes are frequent, making it vital for team members to have immediate access to the most current version of project plans.

BluVue, www.bluvue.com, Plano, Texas, has responded to that requirement by releasing BluVue Plans 2.0 for iOS and Android, the construction document and plan management app developed in 2012.

BluVue Plans allows project teams to have anytime, anywhere access to current construction plan documents, eliminating the risk of building off of outdated drawings. BluVue Plans also helps construction teams collaborate on project drawings, giving them the power to view, markup, and share plans.

The release updates the mobile app user interface, enables a full suite of tools for markups and annotations using any modern Web browser, adds continuous background synchronization for documents and markups, and automates a number of tasks in the plan publishing and distribution workflow.

BluVue Plans mobile apps and its companion cloud-based Web administration application work on iPads, iPhones, Android phones, and tablets as well as laptop or desktop computers. All changes, annotations, or edits made to a downloaded sheet are automatically synchronized and updated when online connectivity is available. This allows BluVue to operate fully both offline and online, ensuring the most current plan sheets are always available to an entire project team, avoiding costly rework.

Though paper plans will always exist, the process of marking up, communicating, reprinting, and then redistributing paper project drawings is time-consuming, costly, and frequently the cause of construction delays. BluVue not only eliminates the costly time delays and expense of reproducing and distributing paper plans.

BluVue has been developed with direct input from construction professionals, with an emphasis on field usability and a quick learning curve to productivity.

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