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Fax Killer: Bluebeam Software Launches Pushbutton PDF

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‘Fax Killer' Software Produces PDF Drawings From Within CAD Application PASADENA, Calif.--Aug. 6, 2002--Bluebeam Software, Inc. today announced the release of Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF(TM), a powerful new software tool designed to provide high-quality, scalable PDF drawings from AutoCAD with the push of a button. The new tool is designed for engineers and architects who furnish CAD drawings to clients, subcontractors and/or governmental regulating agencies. However, Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF will also appeal to any professional wishing to distribute and approve CAD drawings electronically. Bluebeam is the first company to create a desktop application that utilizes the CAD-neutral PDF file format to create high-quality representations of drawings from within the CAD application. The result is software that empowers all project team members, internal and external, to view, e-mail, electronically approve or locally print drawings. Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF is already in use within prominent architecture firms, including Carrier Johnson and DES Architects and Engineers, where it has notably expedited workflow. Customers Praise Quick ROI Headquartered in San Diego, Carrier Johnson provides architecture, urban planning and interior design services, and in the twenty-four years since its founding, has designed and overseen the construction of over 20 million square feet of space. "As architects, we have wanted to increase our customer responsiveness, but until now, paper drawings and FedEx have been the best solution," said Maurice Herman, IT Director of Carrier Johnson. "Now, with Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF, we have improved our responsiveness and reduced turn-around time for many projects. And with some projects, this has even replaced the rolls of vellum and really kept our costs down. In fact, this software has more than paid for itself within the very first month of usage. This will truly make a difference in how we can serve our clients." DES Architects and Engineers is a full-service firm located in Silicon Valley with clients in the Education, Bio-Tech, Healthcare, Government and Corporate Markets. According to Robert Sampson, Director of Information Systems, "PDF is a secure standard that most of our clients and consultants are familiar with through the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Now we use Bluebeam-created PDFs as part of our internal workflow process and beyond to our building industry partners. One of our partners has even called Pushbutton PDF a `fax killer.' So far, our usage of Bluebeam's Pushbutton PDF software has reduced our printing costs and has given us an effective way to collaborate with the project team and the building owner." Pricing and Availability Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF for AutoCAD is available now for a list price of $249 with quantity discounts available. Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF for SolidWorks is available next quarter with pre-order discounts available. Free unlimited technical e-mail support will be available to registered users directly from Bluebeam. About Bluebeam Software, Inc. Bluebeam Software invents, develops and commercializes software that addresses the unique needs of engineers and architects. Bluebeam engineering productivity tools are practical and easy to use, and enable engineers, architects and project teams to better communicate and collaborate. Bluebeam software distributes its products directly and through partners. For more information, visit Bluebeam Software on the Web at www.bluebeam.com.