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

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