Estimating Tips, Press Release

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED Audatex DBRM States that when replacing a new door shell, labor to R&I “Vapor Barrier” is included. An example where the vapor barrier may be NOT INCLUDED, is when the vapor barrier needs R&I or R&R to gain access to an inner door shell component for a repair/ refinish scenario when the door is not being replaced. Audatex RFR team has clarified non “drawn in parts” (parts not listed or in the parts schematic) in Audatex database and not identified in Audatex DBRM Section 4-3. This may also include ancillary parts attached to a major component. Users can submit a DEG Inquiry when an operation in question is not addressed by the labor report for additional feedback from Audatex. Final DEG note: If adhesive backed vapor barriers are to be reused, any additional labor and materials to clean and reapply adhesive…

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Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- Guide to Estimating 2020/ 2021 Revision Update

Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- Guide to Estimating 2020/ 2021 Revision Update DEG Users can now find an updated version of MOTOR Guide to Estimating (GTE)in a downloadable PDF document link in the “Estimate Toolbox”. All changes in the current GTE document are marked in blue text. DEG users can find this document by visiting www.degweb.org > Click on “ESTIMATE TOOLBOX” in the navigation bar, and click on “CCC”. Users can select either of the updated 2020 links for MOTOR GTE and RACED GTE (Recycled Assemblies). Both links can be viewed and saved as a PDF.  For the most up to date Guide to Estimating, CCC has a LIVE version available with an easy to navigate and search function.

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DEG Welcomes KABA as Newest Gold Level Sponsor

      For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg admin@degweb.org (302) 423-0207   DEG Welcomes KABA as Newest Gold Level Sponsor   2/9/2021, Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) introduces the newest Gold level sponsor, the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA). DEG users are able to use the free online resource to help identify, address and resolve omitted and inaccurate information found in the estimating programs through a standardized inquiry process for all three estimating systems. The database can also be utilized to verify and document necessary operations that have been addressed by other users, and confirmed by the information provider. “We are all really proud to recognize KABA for sponsoring with a generous contribution to help invest in industry resources that are having a positive impact on their membership. KABA’s support of our program helps to maintain the DEG as a free resource for the Collision…