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Roof Sketch CAN be fun!

Roof Sketch CAN be fun!

https://youtu.be/6yRUzbfsVy8 Using Sketch in Xactimate can be fun and easy when you have the right skills in place. There are a lot of Contractors find this part of the software frustrating, but there are some really cool Roofs you can create if you know the...

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How accurate is Auto Calculate Waste?

How accurate is Auto Calculate Waste?

https://youtu.be/F5Y7BdETZDI Are you getting paid the correct amount of waste on your roof estimates? More and more Insurance Carriers are using the Auto Calculate setting in Xactimate to determine how much waste is paid on the field shingle - is this more accurate...

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How to correctly change prices

How to correctly change prices

https://youtu.be/cUZeJgiFFT0 Are you ready for the next storm to hit? Pricing can fluctuate dramatically when a hurricane, hail or wind event hits - learn how to change the price in Xactimate so that you're not leaving Sales Tax on the table!

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Don’t Short Your Estimate

Don’t Short Your Estimate

https://youtu.be/Lm37JIlHAco Are you sure you're not shorting your estimate? There's that awesome saying out there "you don't know what you don't know" and that perfectly describes those that start using Xactimate and don't know that they are leaving money behind....

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AMA: Mastermind Group

AMA: Mastermind Group

https://youtu.be/0Cnvkj6TH5U Join me live to ask any and all questions about the new XM8 Mastery Mastermind Group that I've just opened up to the doors for registration!

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AMA: Mastermind Group

AMA: Mastermind Group

https://youtu.be/0Cnvkj6TH5U Join me live to ask any and all questions about the new XM8 Mastery Mastermind Group that I've just opened up to the doors for registration!

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The #1 Mistake Contractors Make in Xactimate

https://youtu.be/5P9CWTiryTU I've worked with hundreds of Contractors using Xactimate and they all make one common mistake. Want to know what it is? Join me Live on Tues, June 23rd where I'll show you what you may have been doing wrong and how to fix this error so you...

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Show Deck Railing in Sketch

Show Deck Railing in Sketch

https://youtu.be/7vh9c6F2uko I have been asked by a few people over the past few months how to show railing and footers in the 3d view in Sketch. I didn't think it was possible and it was just an Xactimate glitch...until one of the members of my group showed me this...

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Where Do PPE Line Items Belong in Xactimate?

Where Do PPE Line Items Belong in Xactimate?

https://youtu.be/-b8vv7CZG-U There are many contractors that aren't used to using PPE while performing repairs. Since roofing/exterior/interior restoration line items do not include any PPE in the line item price, you should be accounting for any PPE that is required...

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Show Framing in Sketch

Show Framing in Sketch

https://youtu.be/MZsbSH7Go6A Not many people know that you can frame a wall automatically in Sketch with a few clicks of the mouse. You can also view the framing and a list of all of the framing needed that is auto calculated. I also cover what to do when the wall is...

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Show trades Without Pricing

Show trades Without Pricing

https://youtu.be/6BP0ao-1B9Q If you've ever been curious how to isolate a trade and remove the pricing so that just labor & material amounts show up on the printed report, this is the video you've been waiting for! For more info on the Xactimate training I offer for...

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Find Your Floor Plan Totals

Find Your Floor Plan Totals

https://youtu.be/UdmC5q_TtPQ There are times when you need to see the total LF, SF or SQ of the level that you're working on in Sketch and there's an easy way to find that total, if you know where to look! I also go over some of the areas of the properties in Sketch...

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Control Key Saves Time

Control Key Saves Time

https://youtu.be/s9b2v9MoZBg The Ctrl key is one of the most versatile shortcuts in Xactimate. I can be used to add multiple windows and doors and select multiple to easily change properties. It also changes how the sq break tool is used to create new roof extension...

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Which Version of Xactimate is Right?

Which Version of Xactimate is Right?

https://youtu.be/pBd7EgRSubw There seems to be some confusion about which version of Xactimate should be used and which platform is best right now. I say....it's up to you! Are you doing a lot of Sketching out in the field? Maybe the mobile version is the best. Are...

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EagleView v. Geomni

EagleView v. Geomni

https://youtu.be/L53IkCU-hRQ There was recently a decision in the case of patent infringement from EagleView challenging Verisk's Roof Insight and Geomni products for aerial measurement import. I received a notice by email of the outcome of the case directly from...

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