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AGENDA for March 8th Meeting at Signature Architects

                   DBUG MARCH MEETING at SIGNATURE ARCHITECTS

                             (Directions below)

 

WHEN:    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6 p.m.

 

WHERE:   Signature Architects

         313 Littleton Road, Suite 18

         Chelmsford, MA 01824

         O: (978) 250-1662, ext 1#

         C: (978) 590-0732

 

RSVP:    <mike@signaturearchitects.com>

 

HOSTS:   Signature Architects, Inc.

 

PRESENTERS:   Mike Smith and Neil Blanchard of Signature Architects.


 

AGENDA



6:00     Food / Reception ($5 donation)

 

6:15     Welcome, Introduction, General Announcements

 

6:30     Presentations



* Dealing with Problem DWG files

  by Mike Smith

We will cover opening DWG files that won't open in DataCAD (TeighaFileConverter, etc). Note that you can't even get a stand-alone copy of ACAD anymore; they have gone to a subscription only format!



* File manipulation for multi-user collaboration. 

  by Mike Smith

We will cover how to work with XREFs, multi-floor stacking, details drawn over floor plans, xrefs vs symbols, etc. for best functioning by multiple users.



* Windows 10: Hate it but must live with it.

  by Neil Blanchard

You may hate it but probably have to deal with it. Neil will show us around Win10, and the Classic Shell program to make it look and behave more like older Windows versions that you had grown accustomed to.



Directions:



From Points North: Take I-495 South to Exit 32 (Westford). At the bottom of the ramp take a LEFT. Go to the second set of traffic lights (gas stations on 3 corners). Follow the “Common Directions” below.

From Points South: Take I-495 North to Exit 32 (Westford) At the bottom of the ramp take a RIGHT. Go to the first set of traffic lights (gas stations on 3 corners). Follow the “Common Directions” below.

Common Directions: At the traffic lights take a LEFT onto Rt. 110/Littleton Road. Go 2 miles, passing into Chelmsford along the way. Ours is an L-shaped brick office building on the LEFT (with Thai and Indian restaurants). Go in the center doors into the lobby, then upstairs to Suite 18.