CAMAvision Setup: Using the Favorites Menu

Getting quick access to frequently used features of CAMAvision is possible with the introduction of the favorites menu.

Everyone is different and the favorites menu allows you to fully customize your CAMAvision experience!

The favorites menu editor can be launched from a few places within the program. The first place it can be accessed is File > Edit Favorites Menu or by right-clicking on the menu of the toolbar on the left.

CAMAvision Setup Example 1

The favorites menu editor allows you to choose which actions you want to appear within your menu at all times. All of the available menu items are contained in the list. Up to 10 items can be selected. In the example below, we are selecting the “Add New” and “Edit / Browse” options. Once you are finished selecting, click the “OK” button to apply your changes.

CAMAvision Setup Example 2

With those changes now applied, the favorites menu will always appear at the top of all the menus in CAMAvision. The example below reflects the options we selected earlier in the favorites menu editor.

CAMAvision Setup Example 3

Stay tuned for more reviews of other great features like this in CAMAvision!

Tablet Tips: Why the Surface Pro 3 is the device that can do it all

Described as the tablet that can replace your laptop, the Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is definitely a device that can do it all and is a great way to utilize our CAMAvision Remote software.

Weighing in at only 1.76 pounds, a 12” screen 3:2 and enhanced battery life (up to 9 hours), the Surface Pro 3 also features an integrated Kickstand allowing you to work comfortably.

CAMAvision runs great on this tablet. The 12” screen provides plenty of room for your work and enough power to run even the most intensive tasks.

Other specs and features:

* Type Cover Keyboard helps turn the tablet into a premium laptop.
* Digitizer pen support to take notes in your own handwriting.
* 4th Generation Intel Haswell CPU.
* 5 Megapixel front and rear facing cameras.
* MicroSD card reader.

Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that Vanguard’s VCS Department recommends!

Reminder: Register now for the 2015 Illinois User Group Meeting

Our 2015 Illinois user group meeting is quickly approaching next week (April 8-9) in Bloomington at the Double Tree. You still have time to register online if you haven’t yet. Use the link below to register online!

2015 Illinois User Group Meeting Registration

Scheduled for the meeting next Wednesday and Thursday:

* Updates and new enhancements for CAMAvision
* Residential grading, condition and data input

For more details on the full agenda, visit our official Facebook event page.

5 more frequently asked questions about CAMAvision

Keeping track of all the features in CAMAvision isn’t an easy task.

Last month we addressed five common frequently asked questions about expected scenarios. Below are five more questions that we have received in the last year. Stay tuned for details on new features coming in 2015!

I want to run a query using the parcel field in the checks and tags area from the Status and Legal tab but cannot find that field in the query section. Where/what is the field name?

The field Work Status is located in the General Table.

How do I reset my recon?

Recon is reset from the Batch Main Menu option.

Why do the sales reports with photos have to print with extra room for unchecked options?

Page space must be reserved for each option in order to account for all possible option combinations and ensure everything will fit within the limited space per parcel.

How do I do an “or” statement in my query?

1st criteria in Filter 1 and 2nd criteria in Filter 2.

I don’t agree with the typical adjustments on a building. Can I change it?

Yes. In tables, building adjustment. Find the building type and scroll to the end of that line and add that building occupancy code.

Dates for User Group Meetings in 2015 revealed

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc is pleased to officially announce dates for user group meetings in 2015 with stops in Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa.

Illinois: April 8-9 (Double Tree - Bloomington)
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South Dakota: May 5-6 (Cedar Shore Resort - Oacoma)
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Missouri (Personal Property): September 2 (Stoney Creek Inn - Columbia)
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Missouri (Real Estate, CAMA): September 2-3 (Stoney Creek Inn - Columbia)
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Minnesota: September 9-10 (Ramada Inn Mall of America - Bloomington)
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North Dakota: October 7-8 (Comfort Inn - Bismarck)
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Iowa: October 14-15 (Cedar Rapids Marriott - Cedar Rapids)
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Don’t forget to register if you plan to attend any meetings this year!