Originally Posted By: tallen
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How can you go wrong!!!
INSPECTVUE RESIDENTIAL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The next generation of InspectVue R3 is now ready. InspectVue Residential
builds on InspectVue R3 so the program interface will already be familiar to
all. I have included a preliminary version of the manual that you can read
by clicking on Help / InspectVue Residential Manual. The next update should
include the final version of the manual.There has been many enhancements
that you have asked for that are included in the new update. Please see
below for a rundown of the changes.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU UPDATE
Before you update, please take the time to backup your libraries using the
InspectVue Editor. After installation of InspectVue Residential, your
libraries will be converted to the new format as you use them. Same thing
for any existing reports. Click on Tools / Backup Referral List and Library
to accomplish this. Then while running InspectVue R3 please take note of the
version that you are currently running. When you click on Help / InspectVue
on the Web / Check for Updates, the current version will be noted. If you
are running any version prior to 3.04.421 YOU MUST update to that version
first, then update to InspectVue Residential.
Any new user to InspectVue from this point forward will be getting a new
master library which is very similar to the old "Alternate Library" that is
now no longer available. If you would like to download this new library that
takes advantage of the new sections available, from InspectVue click on Help
/ InspectVue on the Web / Other Downloads, and you will see the new library.
This library will not take the place of any existing libraries, but will
install itself as "InspectVue Residential Library."
One thing that you will immediately notice is that if you use your original
libraries the sections will be in a different order. Based on your input we
changed the order of the section buttons. Because of the expanded number of
sections, you might find "blank" sections between some of your old sections.
This is a major upgrade for us and I am truly sorry for any inconvenience
that it might cause, but I am positive that you will all like the changes!
Along with InspectVue Residential and because of the additional sections you
will need to download and install a new version of InspectVue Mobile if you
are using a Pocket PC. This update can be found right below the InspectVue
Residential update. NOTE: If you have any existing reports on your PDA,
they WILL NOT WORK any longer after you update. So unload any reports that
you may currently have on your memory card prior to updating to InspectVue
INSPECTVUE RESIDENTIAL CHANGES
- New improved interface makes the library editor even easier to use..
- Move or Copy Categories, Components, and Narratives between libraries.
- Delete multiple narratives at one time.
- Select from 4 different narrative types, Functional, Informational, Other
Type, Needs Service.
- Click on Tools / Program Options / Narrative Categories to change the name
"Other Type" to whatever you want.
- New Termite form (or whatever you want to call it. You can now copy and
paste your termite form into our form.
- All New Library. We now have 21 sections and the section order has changed
to be more Inspector "friendly." To download the new library, from the main
InspectVue Residential program click on Help / InspectVue on the Web / Other
Downloads and follow the instructions noted there.
- New improved interface makes the main program easier to use.
-.There are no more restrictions on "General" and "Location" type
narratives. These narratives will print in the area based on the narrative
- Inspector notes now hidden from prying eyes.
- Now add a new category on the fly as well as components and narratives.
-.Print the client, realtor, and current homeowner letter along with your
- Enter a digital signature into both your contract and your certifications
- New termite form that can include a residence footprint that prints at the
top of the termite form and of course, no "Computer Aided Design" experience
- Set the width of the lot for the structure footprint by clicking on Tools
/ Program Options.
- Enter a user defined field as part of your company information for an
additional phone number or whatever else you want to use it for on your
We are looking forward to 2005 where you will see the functionality of
InspectVue continue to grow.
Have fun and let me know what you think and remember, InspectVue is your
program. Let me know what you would like to see added to the software.
Next up, InspectVue Commercial. More on that product that continues to grow
as the next few weeks go by.
Till next time...
Porter Valley Software, Inc.