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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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Xactimate Online in Chrome

Xactimate Online in Chrome

https://youtu.be/h4-w-XXuPbY For years I have been told that Internet Explorer is the only browser that can run the Online Version of Xactimate. Last week at my Round Table event, one of the attendees showed me how they can run Xactimate in Chrome using an Internet...

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Sketch Shared Spaces

Sketch Shared Spaces

https://youtu.be/60t0jDHOwWY The question that has come up a lot recently is: how do I Sketch larger areas that are shared such as a Living Room, Dining Room and Nook that all share a common area? In this video, I go over the different ways you can account for the SQ...

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Where are the Reprice Differences?

Where are the Reprice Differences?

https://youtu.be/MJq5xJIlvys You are able to see the details of a reprice of an estimate on the Desktop Version of Xactimate 28. However, if you have the Online version OR the newest version called X1, you are not able to view the differences so easily. In this video,...

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Learn About Xactware User Certification

Learn About Xactware User Certification

https://youtu.be/AG27SkQv5uA If you'd like the Certification Prep document, email me at alena@xm8mastery.com This is a Coaching Call I recorded for my private Mastermind Group that I wanted to share with you all over here on YouTube.

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Industry Changing Drone Tech

Industry Changing Drone Tech

https://youtu.be/X6eZc-T-DBQ I had the pleasure of visiting Loveland Enterprises to learn about their unique app for flying drones for roof and exterior inspections. Come and see a demo for yourself at the Round Table event I'm hosting on Oct 17th and 18th. Go here...

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Multi Story Roof

Multi Story Roof

https://youtu.be/fqfElK5hT5A Many Xactimate users don't know that you can add roofs to different levels of a Sketch. In this video I show how you can add roofs to multiple stories separately from each other.

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Crenellated Roof

Crenellated Roof

https://youtu.be/WgoX1-jdCd4 One of the people that follow this channel sent over this style of roof to see how to Sketch it. It was a fun challenge and I hope you learn some good takeaways from the steps needed to recreate this custom roof! For more info on my...

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Transom Window

Transom Window

https://youtu.be/AdLpdql0oIQ Placing a window over a door in Xactimate Sketch can be frustrating as it appears you cannot add the window. However, if you go to 3D view, you'll be able to add the window over the door with no issues. In this video, I show exactly how to...

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Finding New Line Items

Finding New Line Items

https://youtu.be/OlsSYF0Hsrk There have been many times when I don't know what a material is called in Xactimate, so I've had to get creative over the years to find what I need in the software. There are 2 underutilized search areas that most people overlook that are...

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Sunken Room with Multiple Stairs

Sunken Room with Multiple Stairs

https://youtu.be/wKhEhcjngtk I had previously released a video showing how to "sink" a room in relation to the rest of the floorplan. Some of you reached out and asked how to create multiple steps down into the sunken room. I use an unconventional tactic to accomplish...

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Sink A Family Room

Sink A Family Room

https://youtu.be/MltGjCXFmrU It seems like sinking a room in relation to the rest of the home would be difficult in Xactimate, but it actually takes just a few clicks to move the room downward to create the "sunken" look! For even more fun, you can sink the room a few...

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Basics of Roof Sketch

Basics of Roof Sketch

https://youtu.be/IrOwmDP2CYM This is a Facebook Live video on Roof Sketch that I wanted to share with my audience over here on YouTube!

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BEST App for Photos

BEST App for Photos

https://youtu.be/q81UpG2TZUw Learn how to capture, store and share photos easily with your team and the adjuster using my new favorite app: CompanyCam. In this Live interview, Michael from CompanyCam shows you how simple and easy it is to take the photos, annotate and...

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See Totals for a Specific Trade

See Totals for a Specific Trade

https://youtu.be/mhal1kcxi6M Have you ever wondered how you could just see one trade's labor and materials in Xacimate? There's several ways to isolate either labor or materials, or both in the program. In this video I show how to use the Estimate Items screen to...

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Sketch a Staircase

Sketch a Staircase

https://youtu.be/td08dflVryE Staircases can be frustrating and time consuming to Sketch in Xactimate if you don't know which staircase tool is the easiest to use. There are several "pre-built" staircases along with the "custom" staircase tool....which one is the best...

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Create Revised Line Items

Create Revised Line Items

https://youtu.be/lJFH2WLiM8M Have you ever seen an estimate where the RCV column had a word rather than the pricing, i.e. REVISED or CODE UPGRADE? That means the estimator is using what's called a Pricing Note in Xactimate on the line item to zero out the pricing, yet...

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