Using, Super Auto Estimator Software Quantities can be calculated directly from drawings.
  Super Auto Estimator will eliminate the need to input L, B, and D values for Quantity Estimation.
  However, for Items that cannot be calculated directly from Drawings, a separate user friendly interface is provided.
  Steps in Quantity Estimation.
  In order to effectively calculate the Quantities from Autocad Drawings the following Steps need to be strictly followed :
  Step No 1 : Drawing Preparation
  This is the most important step in Calculation of Quantities.
  Drawing Preparation implies carefully arranging the drawing Components (Beam / Slab/ Column / texts etc in case of RCC / Steel Drawings and Plasters/ Walls / etc in case of Architecural Drawings) in their respective layers.
  Also text Positioning and inclination is very important aspect of Drawing preparation.
  Step No 2 : Save as DXF
  Once the Drawings are prepared for Scanning (ie to be read for Qunatity Estimation Calculation), they should be Saved in DXF Format using Save as Option in AutoCAD.
  Step No 3 : Entering Project Details and Schedules
  In this Step the Schedules are to entered in Super Auto Estimator, either by Importing them from Excel / AutoCad/ RCF / SSF / Flat Slab Software or Entering them in Super Auto Estimator user friendly interface.
  While importing Schedules , Super Auto Estimators Specified Format for RCC + Steel Schedules and Architectural Schedules is to be strictly followed.
  In Order to Import Schedules, Autocad 2008 or Autocad LT 2008 onwards versions of AutoCAD shall be used.
  Step No 4 : Scanning and Calculating
  In this Step the Drawings are Scanned (Read) first and then the Quantity and Cost Calculation is done by Super Auto Estimator.
  The Quantities calculated can be viewed under RCC + Steel Qtys and Architectural Qtys Option.
  Step No 5 : Reports
  Reporting Includes:
  1. Project Summary (RCC + Steel) : Includes Diameter Wise Reinforcement breakup for each floor.
  2. Project Summary (Architectural)
  3. Floor Wise Quantity and Cost
  4. Total Quantity and Cost
  5. Total Cement/ Sand/ Aggregate Consumption
  6. Summary of Reinforcement
  7. Structural Steel Summary
  8. Project Summary