What is the Bluebeam Studio API?
The Bluebeam Studio Platform API is the set of access points that allow other applications to interact and integrate with Studio data. Using the Studio API, a developer can write software to get Studio information and perform Studio functions. The list of functionalities available using the Studio API can be found on the Studio API Functionality page.
How do I use an application developed with the Studio API?
In order to use an application developed with the Studio API, an organization needs a Studio Prime subscription (a premium, paid tier of Studio). The Owner of a Studio Prime account can enable integrations through the Integrations Management section of the Studio Prime Portal. In order to use an integration, a user must be a Member of a Studio Prime space in which the integration is enabled. For information about Studio, visit our Bluebeam Studio page. To learn more about Studio Prime and member types, visit the Studio Prime page, and the Studio Prime Guide.
Are there any limitations or restrictions on the number of requests or users?
In the development stage, the platform for testing apps will have limits on the number of requests and the number of users your account can add for testing.
When an app is used in production, rate limits on requests will be applied (with higher limits than the test platform) while user limits will be based on the Studio Prime account subscription.
Where can I get support?
We currently do not offer development support. As the Studio API is made freely available, we ask that you rely on our documentation, and experimentation to make progress. Most API functionality questions can be answered by visiting our Functionality page, or by looking through the interactive documentation found in the Console, which is available in App Management after your developer account has been approved.
If something isn’t working as our documentation describes, or to report a Bug, please email email@example.com with the following:
- What API calls you are making, and in what order
- What error you are receiving from us
- Any files that are involved
- The Studio account that is having the issue.
Please note that we are unable to respond to inquiries.
What is the "Console" when I log in to my BBDN account?
Your Bluebeam Developer Network account comes with a Studio Prime sandbox space where you can build and test code. The Console is interactive documentation connected to your Studio Prime sandbox space. Just be sure to click “Explore” before trying out any of the calls:
Where can I find examples of code interacting with the API?
After registering for a developer account, you will have access to the Console, where you can find all the parameter and response details for each call. If you are working on a Studio Sessions-based workflow, visit our Studio Sessions lifecycle guide.
How can I get test data into my sandbox?
You can create test data (such as Studio Sessions, Studio Projects, and files within each) through the Console. You can also create test data within your Studio Prime sandbox space by logging in to Studio through Bluebeam Revu, our desktop application. Simply click on the Studio tab within Revu and log in using your Bluebeam Developer Network account credentials. To learn more about accessing Studio from within Revu, visit our Learning about Bluebeam Studio Studio Support page. To download a free 30-day trial of Bluebeam Revu, visit our Trials page.
Once you have Revu installed, you can login to Studio using your developer account credentials:
Are there any multistep API functions?
A few of the functions available in the Studio API require a multistep process to execute the function. Below are examples:
To upload a file to a Project or Session:
- Create a placeholder ID for a new file
- Upload the file to the returned URL
- Confirm the upload to make it available in a Project or Session
- File processing jobs may take time to complete. After making a call on a Project file, such as converting to PDF, adding a stamp or rotating pages, the job will ensue when the output file has been added or updated.
Some file processing jobs return information about documents, including the status of the job. In these cases, a second call is required to retrieve the information.