Estimating Edge Integrates EagleView Low-Slope Commercial Roof Measurements into Leading Takeoff and Estimating Software

Estimating Edge Integrates EagleView Low-Slope Commercial Roof Measurements into Leading Takeoff and Estimating Software

The integration automates the takeoff process so that contractors can spend more time estimating and less time measuring


Bellevue, WA September 27, 2022 – Estimating Edge’s VECTOR™ Takeoff, a next-gen commercial estimating solution that extracts data from 3D models and aerial imaging to deliver a 2D quantity takeoff, now integrates with EagleView, the leading provider of property data and imaging. The integration enables commercial roofers to automate and apply measurement and feature data from EagleView’s high-resolution aerial imaging and data products. This eliminates the tedious and time-consuming work of re-drawing a digital plan to perform material takeoffs while speeding up the takeoff process by over 50%.

With the recent launch of VECTOR™, Estimating Edge has expanded its portfolio with a ground-breaking, web-based, takeoff solution that enables contractors to order EagleView commercial reports with the click of a button. Once ordered, VECTOR automatically extracts measurement data from the report and generates a low-slope roof diagram in a 2D, top-down model, that includes takeoff shapes that are accurate to scale. This eliminates the need to re-draw a digital plan and map roof obstructions using fuzzy satellite images, architectural plans, or blueprints. Users can then export the takeoff shapes and data to The EDGE® Estimator, the professional grade estimating solution, to complete the estimate.

“Prior to this integration, estimators would import a diagram and use their mouse to trace over walls, obstructions, edges, pitch changes and many other features. Then they would assign attributes such as gutter, parapet, flashing, down pipes, skylights, and curbs. Finally, they would assign material quantities to create the takeoff,” said Brady Campbell, VP Business Development, EagleView. “For most estimators, this is time-consuming grunt work that not only slows the process but introduces measurement errors. The integration makes life easier because EagleView knows that a parapet wall is a parapet wall, and a curb is a curb. Vector automatically assigns proper materials to every shape in the diagram.”

“We are continuously looking for best-of-breed market technology that can help our customers eliminate steps in the bid process,” said Adam Oaks, President, Estimating Edge. “The integration provides huge time savings since you can use EagleView aerial imagery and data, extract the quantities in VECTOR and create an initial takeoff without stepping on the roof. The technology allows Sr. Estimators to look into what needs to be investigated. For example, they are annotating items that need to be verified such as insulation thickness, heights of equipment stands and curbs, wall heights, and location of the roof drain. Estimators can also denote the areas where it appears there is ponding water or where core cuts should be performed. Once the Field Takeoff Technician is on-site, they can verify the quantities, perform core cuts, and further examine any issues denoted by the Sr. Estimator. Since many of our customers are already using EagleView commercial reports, this integration made sense.”

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About EagleView
EagleView is a leading provider of aerial imagery, property insights, and software that transforms the way people work. EagleView holds more than 300 patents and owns a large geospatial data and imagery library encompassing 94 percent of the US population. EagleView provides highly accurate data, enabling customers in the government, construction, insurance, and solar industries to make timely, informed, and better decisions. For more information, visit or call (866) 659-8439, and follow @EagleViewTech.

About Estimating Edge
Estimating Edge, acquired by Foundation Software in January of 2022, is a team of tradesmen and software engineers working together to build “cutting-edge” software. For more than 30 years, Estimating Edge has been a trusted provider of commercial construction takeoff and estimating software. The company’s flagship product, The EDGE® Estimator, is designed around the construction workflow, not the way the software companies believe the user should be estimating. And VECTOR™ Takeoff is a next-gen, web-based solution that can automate the takeoff process. The software is intuitively designed to help both new and seasoned professionals work smarter, bid sharper and build better. Supported trades include roofingdrywallacousticalfireproofingflooringexterior insulationpainting and wall panels. For more information, please visit or

About Foundation Software, LLC
Foundation Software delivers job cost accounting, project management, estimating, takeoff and safety software, along with payroll services, to help contractors run the business side of construction. For information, call (800) 246-0800 or email