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In this document a model and tool named MECRAD, based among others, upon the following standards: ISO/IEC 9126 and 14598, SQUARE Project, IEEE1061 and SUMI is presented. It is a model for the technical evaluation of Rapid Applications Development (RAD) tools in visual environment. It is directed to organizations, companies and final users that need to select, in an effective and easily way, the most appropriate software to develop their applications. A guideline for the concrete instrumentation of the model, such as ranking, presentation and documentation procedures, is giving.. Cases of study were developed and the results are given (Visual Studio.Net, Net Beans, and Eclipse).