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Xactimate Sketch FAIL

Xactimate Sketch FAIL

Did you know that when you switch to a Tray style ceiling in a room with rounded walls that Xactimate won’t play ball? I learned the hard way while in a Sketching competition and wracked my brain trying to figure out a way around the issue. After thinking on the...
Railing on Stairs or a Loft

Railing on Stairs or a Loft

Ever wondered how to turn a full wall into a railing or balustrade? In this week’s Tuesday Tech Tip I show you how easy it is to create the railing, once you know which property to change to see the balustrade setting. For more info on the XM8 Mastery University...
Beginner Xactimate Version X1 Walkthrough

Beginner Xactimate Version X1 Walkthrough

This video is a full walkthrough of how to create an estimate in the newest version of Xactimate: Version X1. I start from the very beginning of the process by showing how to create a new Project and what Profile to use when opening a new estimate. I also go over best...
Trade Summary Report

Trade Summary Report

Have you ever needed to bid out a job to a sub but didn’t know where to find a labor total in Xactimate? Today’s your lucky day as I show where to find the Trade Summary report in the program that shows labor totals….but does not reveal labor...
New Price List Editor

New Price List Editor

Xactware has a new price list editor designed for the X1 version of Xactimate that can also create user edited/created price lists for the other versions of the software as well. This tool takes a bit of time to get used to, but once you’ve created a few custom...
Add a Deck Staircase

Add a Deck Staircase

Adding a staircase to a deck in Sketch can be frustrating if you don’t know which settings to change in the staircase properties. It took me a bit of time to discover all of the correct setting to get the staircase to properly match the deck elevation, but was...