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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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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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