• Welcome to AppraisersForum.com, the premier online  community for the discussion of real estate appraisal. Register a free account to be able to post and unlock additional forums and features.

Forum Sponsor - a la mode

Learn more about Titan Reports, our new cloud-based formfiller, SmartExchange, Titan Office, and Titan Drive to see how you can revolutionize your appraisal business.

Alamode Apex Upgrade

Status
Not open for further replies.

Patrick M. Dennis

Thread Starter
Freshman Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Alamode is offering an upgrade to the Apex sketch software. For $89.00 I can have Apex while not having to give up Winsketch. Is this a good deal?
Is it worth my money and learning curve time to switch over? A penny for your thoughts on this subject.

Patrick M. Dennis
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Texas
Apex is the best and well worth $99. I have used it since 1991. I found Winsketch harder to learn and dumped it.
 

Neil (Texas)

Sophomore Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Texas
Tim is right. Apex is relatively easy to learn and the results are professional. Just my opinion, but its the only way to go.
AND, the price ($99) can't be beat. :D
 

Don Clark

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Virginia
8)

I agree with all the other post. And, alamodes price is cheaper than buying it seperately. I have used apex for years. It is simple, easy to use. I have used it since 1993, hate winsketch. The program to integrate with with total(Athena or otherwise), is very simple. Good deal.

Don
 

Patrick M. Dennis

Thread Starter
Freshman Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
To All,
Thanks for the information on the Apex program, I'm going to give it a go.

Patrick M. Dennis

PS. I know I didn't have to reply to this, but Wayne's asking for traffic and I'm just trying to do my part. :D
 

nunnda

Freshman Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Agreed.
I used Apex years ago and when Alamode integrated Winsketch, it was a real let down. I'm glad they've re-integrated it. It's worth the money.
David B. Nunn - Indiana
 

Ron in AR

Sophomore Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Arkansas
I've been using alamode and winsketch for 4 years now. Took about an hour to learn winsketch and I've done very well with it since. I got the upgrade offer this week but don't think I'm gonna change though I have heard that Apex is easier.

I really didn't like the idea that alamode dumped Winsketch after they sold it to me with the software and now they have something else for me to buy. I don't need the tech support for Winsketch. Think I'll keep my $99.

Ron in AR
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Texas
If you did your Athena update yesterday, you received a beta version of Apex. Give it a try, it is free for two weeks.
 

Ron in AR

Sophomore Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Arkansas
Tim, I upgraded again this morning and I don't have a beta version of Apex... or at least I don't see one. Where is it?

Ron in AR
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Texas
I had already called and paid for the apex upgrade. They told me that it woulb be sent 2/1/2002. Then I downloaded update 35.02 and there was notice about the beta version of apex 2.0 that was free until 2/1/2002 included in that update. Maybe, I got it because I had already paid for it.

Now, for the bad news, the program has problems. I just finished drawing a 3,100 SF home on the new apex. When I was finished and tried to close the program to load it into Wintotal, it crashed the whole system. I do complete drawings with interior walls, porchs, patios, pools, icons, etc. Every time I re-booted and did the Wintotal safe start the sketch would not come up. I could hit the sketch/edit button and it would re-loan the entire sketch, but then would crash when I tried to close it. Needless to say, four hours later with alamode tech support on the phone, we were able to determine that the icons were making it crash. I could draw everything except the icons and it would not crash. If I put one icon on the sketch, it would crash. I am waiting for a senior technician to call me on Monday about this issue. So, don't fret about not having it yet. If a program has any bugs, you can count on me to find it. Aren't I lucky. I did figure out that if I clone a report and use the transfer data on a new report, that instead of drawing a new sketch I could hit the edit/sketch button, delete the whole sketch and re-draw it with everything. Somehow, when I do it that way, the program pulls up my old apex 1.6 version which is still on my system. Now, who would have thought that would work? I hope your download goes better.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Find a Real Estate Appraiser - Enter Zip Code

Copyright © 2000-, AppraisersForum.com, All Rights Reserved
AppraisersForum.com is proudly hosted by the folks at
AppraiserSites.com
Top

AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock
No Thanks