Making Bluebeam your default PDF viewer

  • Making Bluebeam your default PDF viewer

    Posted by Vince on March 5, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Maybe most people in this group have already done this but making Bluebeam your default viewer instead of something like Adobe means that you can zoom in & out of the details of a drawing in the preview on Windows Explorer.

    I showed this to a couple of people the other day and they were amazed – no more opening up loads of drawings to find which one contains the right small details, etc..

    Vince replied 5 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Troy DeGroot

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    March 5, 2022 at 9:02 am
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    Bluebeam has always been my default, I didn’t realize the viewer in Windows Explorer wasn’t standard. 👍

    • Vince

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      March 5, 2022 at 9:29 am
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      I reset mine from Adobe quite a while ago but virtually everyone else that I know still has Adobe as their default viewer even if they have Bluebeam installed.

      • David Cutler

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        March 8, 2022 at 8:08 am
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        A number of my co-workers still have “that other” pdf software as their defaults. Unfortunately old habits die hard and they are used to the interface…🙂

  • Michael Echave

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    March 15, 2022 at 10:33 am
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    Vince another idea is to create an MSI package for your team, which you can customize for it to auto install as default PDF viewer.

    • Vince

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      March 15, 2022 at 10:51 am
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      Thanks Michael.

      Unfortunately I know very little (well actually nothing) about this sort of thing so I guess it is going to be something I need to read up on! 😀