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How to upload a blueprint
How to upload a blueprint

Get a 3D model and measurements for new construction jobs by uploading a blueprint to Hover

Updated over a week ago

We are testing improvements to this experience. If things look different and you need help, reach out to our support team ([email protected]).

Hover helps you prepare dependable takeoffs for new builds, fast! You can prepare bids for simple homes, custom mansions, multi-family units, and more - without ever having to scale or trace a blueprint.

In this article, we cover how to upload blueprints to Hover and answer frequently asked questions for our New Construction solution.

Note: Each structure or variation that you request to build will be delivered and billed to your account as a separate project. Billing for each project is based on the size of the structure after it has been processed.

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Before you get started

You can submit plans formatted as PDF, DWG, or DXF. You will be prompted to ensure your file(s) include all the necessary information:

  • Elevation shots: Drawings of the property's exterior walls. We require one for each side of the building: front, back, left, and right

  • Floor plan(s): We require one for each level of the building with measurements. The measurements must be legible when zoomed-in

  • Resolution: Check that the blueprint and its measurements are legible and not blurry

Upload your files

  • Log into your account on web or mobile:

    • Web - On the “My Properties” page you will see a new construction tile

    • Mobile - Select “Start” next to Upload Blueprints

  • Click choose a file to upload your blueprint(s) from your device

    • If using the website, you also have the option to drag and drop files

  • Acknowledge the terms and conditions, then click Upload and continue

Select your output

Clarify which structures and measurements you would like to receive - everything in the plan or specific variations or trades.

  • If you need everything from the blueprint built, select the tile Everything from file and click Submit.

    • Choosing Everything from file means:

      • Hover will comb through the blueprint plan and select the volume of options to be created

      • A new job will be created for each variation

      • Each variation will be charged as its own job

  • The measurements will be ready in your account within 24 hours!

  • If you only want specific structures and material variations built, select the tile Specify details and click Continue to specify details

What about the "Bill to" field?

If your Hover account is set up with more than one billing option or "wallet", you'll see a Bill to field at the top of this page:

  • Use the drop down menu to select which wallet the job should be billed to

Note: The remaining steps are only required if you select the option to Specify details. If you select the option to build Everything from file, you're done and the remaining steps will not apply to you.

Specify and finalize details

Select the property size and measurement type

  • Select the tile that matches the structure size:

    • Roof area is under 10k sq ft (or up to 4 stories)

    • Roof area is over 10k sq ft (or over 4 stories)

  • Choose whether you'd like Complete or Roof-Only measurements:

    • "Complete" includes measurements for the roof, exterior walls and openings

    • "Roof-Only" includes simple roof measurements

Provide structure name(s)

  • Enter the name of the structure or variant as it appears on the blueprint

  • To add additional structures, click + Add structure

    • Each structure or variation identified will be delivered and billed to your account as a separate project.

    • Billing for each project is based on the actual size of the structure after its been processed.

Note: The name must match the name of the structure exactly as it appears on the blueprint so it can be easily identified.

Enter optional job notes

  • To add optional job notes for you and your team to reference later, click Add job note - These notes will not be seen by the HOVER team.


Turnaround-time and pricing

Q: What is the turnaround-time?

A: Most jobs are returned within 24 hours.

Q: What is the cost?

A: Per job pricing for jobs from blueprints start as low as $55 before discounts.

Which trades can Hover support?

Q: What job types does Hover support?

A: Hover supports siding and roofing trades with detail for fascia, soffit, gutters, window openings, and more.

Q: I only need roof measurements. Do I still need to submit elevation and floor plans?

A: Yes, we require elevation shots (one for each side of the building: front, back, left, and right), and we highly recommend submitting floor plans for Roof-Only jobs as well.

Are there limitations?

Q: What if I request to upload a standard blueprint but it's actually large?

A: Billing is based on the actual size of the structure after its been processed. If you choose the wrong size specification at the time of upload, you will still receive the correct price based on the true size of the structure.

Q: Can I upload a blueprint for the interior of a property?

A: We're currently testing this capability. If you would like to participate, contact the customer support team at [email protected]

Still have questions? Reach out to our support team.

  • Call us (+1.844.754.6837). We're real people and ready to help!

  • Email us ([email protected]). We'll usually reply in about 30 min.

  • Chat with us. We generally answer in less than 3 mins. Click on the blue chat icon at the bottom right of your screen.

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