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

Changing Markers back to Objects in Sketch

By: Mike Weeks Many of you know you can draw an object in sketch and then by choosing the Marker Wizard you can change it to a Marker. This lets Sketch knowRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

ScratchPad in CAMAvision 21

by Nick Klein A new feature coming in CAMAvision 21, which many saw at the User Group Meetings, is the new pen-based scratch pad utility aptly named ScatchPad. This new feature isRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Sketch and Photo ~ Side by Side

By: Terri Scheuermann Did you know that you have the ability to have a Review Summary report that includes the Sketch and Photo side-by-Side? What better report is available for you toRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 12, 2016

Supercharge Your Day with Possibilities

By: Toni Hible As a new recruit to the Vanguard organization, I originally felt that I was too new to have something to share in a news article. After reading the terrificRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

Top 5 reasons to buy a Microsoft Surface Book

Described as the “ultimate laptop”, Microsoft released the new Surface Book in October and Vanguard’s own Martin Barrett (Software Developer II) was able to test out CAMAvision recently. Here are 5 reasonsRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

Facebook Photo Contest (Spring 2016 Newsletter)

Our Facebook Photo Contest for 2016 has been revealed featuring some of our clients sporting Vanguard bumper stickers this past year. Those represented this year includes: * Justin Barlow (Appraiser – Sac County,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

CAMAvision Year-End Processes

By: Danielle Powell NOTE: Each state may have additional steps to the year-end process. Contact VCS Technical Support for further assistance, if needed: 1-800-736-8625 or support@camavision.com. 1. Verify that you have aRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

Deep Dive into the Batch Revaluation

By: Nick Klein The Parcel Revaluation batch process is an indispensable tool of CAMAvision. Anyone that manages pricing tables or performs program updates knows that to apply the pricing changes to parcels,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

New Employees (Spring 2016 Newsletter)

Mica LaBarge was hired November 30th, 2015 Please help us welcome new employee Mica LaBarge to the VAI family. Mica is a System Administrator. She will work very closely with Matt ShafferRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

Did You Know: CAMAvision

By: Terri Scheuermann Did you know CAMAvision now has a Document Management and Storage capability? With the ProVersion and PhotoVision modules this ability is at your fingertips. DMS extends the file typesRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

May I Take Your Reorder?

By: Patrick Alexander When is a building not a building? Why, when it is an addition of course. But sometimes buildings and additions become confused and attempt to impersonate each other. TheyRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016
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Duplicate Wizard – Your New Favorite Tool

By: Nick Klein The Duplicate Wizard received several enhancements in CAMAvision® v20. So much so that I believe that once users become accustomed to its new availability, it will become an indispensableRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 3, 2016

Dates revealed for User Group Meetings in 2016

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc is pleased to officially announce dates for User Group Meetings in 2016 with stops in Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. Don’t forget to register ifRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Jan 12, 2016

Did You Know: Parcel Count Information in CAMAvision

By: Mike Weeks Did you know that you can view parcel count information with 2 clicks of the mouse? You may have never noticed the handy Utility located under the Tools buttonRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015

We Want Your Feedback!

By: Patrick Alexander When I was growing up, my mother always told me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” Several hours later she wouldRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015
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The Display Order in Sketch

by Nick Klein Today I am going to write about a feature of Sketch called the Display Order. This is the order sketch objects are stacked on top of each and determinesRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015

PhotoVision on a Tablet

By: Mike Weeks When training on tablets and Remote, I’ve had several questions regarding taking photos with my tablet and having those photos import directly into CAMAvision®. This may be a littleRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015

2016 Photo Contest

Find out how you can take part in our 2016 Photo Contest. 1. A photo, series of photos or video can be submitted 2. The Vanguard bumper stickers must be visible, readableRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015

Meet Scott McDowell

Scott grew up in Walker, Iowa and moved to Des Moines after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. About five years ago, Scott returned to the Walker area and his familyRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015

Some New and Old Website Features

by Jenny Burkart “There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo Our products and services continue to improve through ideas from our clients. One request wasRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Sep 24, 2015
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