Zoom Versus Default Font for Notes

By: Nick Klein A feature introduced into CAMAvision® v18 (2013) was the ability to apply a zoom level for viewing notes and the legal description. This feature is variable per-user and allowsRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Increase Web Traffic, Alleviate Your Workload

By: Nicholas Bowers A good assessor website is like having an extra employee working for you. It’s an employee who works 24/7 and can be the face of your office. It’s aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Right-Click and Search

By: Nick Klein A new feature appearing in CAMAvision® version 22 is integrated web searching via a right-click mouse menu. Simply select some text within a note, legal, or the permit commentRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Setting Your County Number for DOV’s within CAMAvision

By: Mike Weeks In a previous update to CAMAvision®, we set your Jurisdiction number to populate on the DOV’s that can be printed out of our system. Unfortunately, some of these slippedRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

A Pre-Edit Message to Myself

By: Terri Scheuermann Many users have requested a Pre-edit reminder popup message for a variety of reasons. These messages could be a reminder to check select fields upon editing to making theRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

What’s Are Your Plans?

By: Scott Johnson I have had the privilege to work in many states over the last couple of decades, and even though each state requires the assessor to set the value ofRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Getting To Know the Newest Vanguard Employees

Please help us welcome new employee Glen Dawson to the VAI family. Glen was hired July 31, 2017. Glen works as an Appraisal Associate. Glen was born at Ellsworth Air Force Base,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Check and Tags CAMAvision v22

By: Marty Barrett Introduction For years, the check-tag system of CAMAvision has been a simple set of four fields that could be activated (i.e., “tagged”) to make categorizing and searching for theseRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Are You on the Latest and Greatest?

By: VCS Tech Support When it comes to software like CAMAvision, it is ideal to keep up on updates to ensure you have all the latest and greatest features, as well asRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Did You Know?

Illinois The world’s largest cookie and cracker factory, where Nabisco made 16 billion Oreo cookies in 1995, is located in Chicago. The round Silo for farm storage of silage was first constructedRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Query Wizard… Little Things Add Up

By: Gavin Gross With all the changes made to the Query Wizard in version 22, it is almost certain you will miss at least one change that could make your life aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Multi-parcel Sale – Data Entry

By: Danielle Powell One of the enhancements in Version 22 of CAMAvision involved multi-parcel sales, as the simple checkbox to indicate a multi-parcel sale converted to a drop-down menu. The options inRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

By: Patrick Alexander In this case, maybe you should. In the latest release of the program, the (Query) Wizard received many enhancements. One of these enhancements is the ability to create aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 5, 2018

Check, Check, 1, 2 … Is This Thing Even On?

By: Patrick Alexander Added to the program in version 20, the Data Checker is located off the Tools menu at the top of CAMAvision. The Data Checker is the source to useRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

Putting A little Fun in Your Office

By: Nick Klein In recent versions of Microsoft® Office products, you may notice the appearance of personalization features. Whether it’s a person’s name and picture appearing in the title bar or choosingRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

Did You Know?

Illinois only two buildings survived the great Chicago fire, the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station. Iowa is the only U.S. state name that begins with two vowels. Missouri is the birthplaceRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

Setting the City/Twp/ID Field En Masse

By: Sherry Surrett In the version 21 update, many of you may have noticed a new field on the General Tab within the parcel ~ City/Twp/ID as highlighted below. This field onRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

Showing Windows Shortcuts and Control Focus

By: Nick Klein Like most programs, CAMAvision® provides many shortcuts to the commands and menus for the keyboard-centric user. Starting with Windows® Vista, a new “clean” styling methodology started to take shapeRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

PIN Lists – hmmmm… Interesting, What Exactly Can They Do For Me?

By: Rownea Gerbracht PIN Lists are an unnoticed tool hidden within Vanguard. They may be especially helpful for people who have large lists of parcels on which they need to do work.Read More...
By : VCSWeb | May 5, 2017

BARNS: A Historical Reviews

Notes, Selected Reading & Sources Cited: Authur, Michael J. Auer, Preservation Briefs 20: The Preservation of Historic Barns, Technical Preservation Services, www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/20-barns.htm, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, October 1989 Authur,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Get Your Radials Right

by Sherry Surrett How many times have you hit the “Home” button to close a sketch to get that final pesky angle of the house, only to know that you need toRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Comparable Search Templates

by Nick Klein Ever find yourself running several comp searches, where only the subject is changing, and wishing it would remember your settings? Well, there is a way and it’s called usingRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Welcome Vanguard’s New Employees Fall 2016

Newest VCS Field Representative Rownea Gerbracht was hired October 31st, 2016. Rownea is a CAMA Specialist for the western half of South Dakota, and a large portion of North Dakota. Rownea startedRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Grading Classification of Steel Grain Bins

by Bob Ehler The grading classification of steel grain bins can be difficult to determine. Many variables should be considered when calculating the replacement cost of a steel grain bin. The loadRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016