In this article, we answer questions you may have about the process to upload a blueprint PDF to HOVER when you want to receive measurements and a 3D model for unbuilt structures.

Overview:

  1. Log into the web app

  2. Review your PDF for the right information

  3. Click "Upload a blueprint PDF"

  4. Enter the property and building name(s)

  5. Get the measurements and 3D model

For a more detailed look at what each step looks like and to explore frequently asked questions, continue reading!


Log into the web app

The ability to upload a blueprint is only available on the HOVER web application. Ensure you are logged into your account from a computer or another desktop device.

On the “My Properties” page you will see a new construction tile.

If you don’t see the new construction tile, fill out this form to enable the feature for your organization.


Review your PDF for the right information

Before uploading your blueprint, make sure the PDF includes the following:

  • 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 on the PDF.

Additionally, you may provide a roof plan or roof framing plan. Though this is optional, we highly recommend including one for the best accuracy results.


Click "Upload a blueprint PDF"

  • On the “My Properties” page, click on Upload a blueprint PDF.

  • Acknowledge the terms and conditions, then select the PDF files to upload.


Enter the property and building name(s)

  • Next, a “Job Details” pop-up will appear. Enter the property name for your reference, for example: “Jane Doe Residence”.

  • If the property address is known, add it in the Building address field to make searching for your job easier once it has been processed.

  • If the blueprint contains multiple structures, you must specify which of the structures should be built. Identify the structure using the Building name field.

    NOTE: The name you choose should match the name of the structure as it appears on the blueprint. Not specifying the building when there are multiple structures will delay your job.

  • If you would like to receive measurements and a model for more than one structure on the same property, use the Add Another Building option.

    • For example, if your blueprint contains a house and a garage and the blueprint itself calls the house "Main Building" and the garage "Detached Garage", you would type "Main Building" in the Building name field and then add another building named "Detached Garage".

  • Once you have identified each building, click Finish.

    • You will receive a success notification.

Note: Each building identified will be delivered and billed to your account as a unique job.


Get the measurements and 3D model

  • On your Properties page you’ll see the job status as “Processing”

    • If you don't see this, click the refresh button on your internet browser

  • Once the job is ready, you will be able to access the measurements and 3D model for the unbuilt structure!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the turnaround time?

A: 24 hours or less!

Q: Can I submit a blueprint job for a Roof-Only deliverable?

A: No, Roof-Only deliverables are not available at this time.

Q: Can I upload a blueprint pdf through the HOVER mobile app?

A: No, the ability to submit blueprint order requests is restricted to the web application.

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

A: No, at this time we can only fulfill new construction jobs for the exterior.

Q: Can HOVER complete a new construction job without a roof plan?

A: Yes, we can do almost all new construction jobs without the roof plan, except in cases of very large buildings and buildings with non-standard roof geometry. If there is no roof plan, we at least need floor plans with full length and width dimensions.

Q: How accurate is it?

A: HOVER's unique reconstruction process for blueprints leverages aspects of both the structure's elevation drawings and floor plan to create an accurate 3D model with corresponding measurements. Because of the artistic nature of some elevation shots and the process through which our technology pipeline ingests and creates structured property data, there may be slight variations between the blueprint floor plan and HOVER's measurements in order for our technology to create a cohesive 3D model output.

Even though there may be slight variations on individual line segments, HOVER's measurement output falls within 5% in average aggregate difference - similar to our output produced from ground imagery.

Did this answer your question?