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Agenda for May 24th Meeting at the BSA

                   MAY DBUG MEETING

WHERE: BSA |Space| <http://tinyurl.com/BSA-AIA>
     290 Congress St. (across Fed. Reserve Bldg near South Station T)
     Boston, Massachusetts 02210
     Map Link: BSA-Space <http://tinyurl.com/BSA-AIA>

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6 p.m.

PARKING: Underground garage is $12 for the evening, if arriving after 5 pm. 
BY TRANSIT: Easy walking distance from South Station on Red Line

RSVP for Food Count: Evan H. Shu, FAIA, Shu Associates Inc. <evanshu@comcast.net>


            New Features of DataCAD 19, SketchUp, & Your Family Ancestry


* Light Dinner Refreshments ($5 Donation for buffet) 
               Reception & Networking 

* Welcome, Introductions, and General Announcements

* New Features for DataCAD 19 & Beyond
               by Mark Madura, President & CEO of DATACAD
For the impending release of DataCAD 19.01, Mark will present the Help lines feature as well as the Datum Reference feature that allows for relative z-heights. He will also show the latest progress for Layout, which allows the viewing of AutoCAD PaperSpace imports.

* Importing DataCAD model into SketchUp's Online Browser
               by Evan H. Shu, FAIA
Evan will show how to import a DataCAD model into SketchUp's new online browser that will allow you not only to view but also to edit and further build on your model in SketchUp without ever needing to download the program on your computer.

* New Tools to Explore Your Family Ancestry
        by Mark Madura, President & CEO of DATACAD
Now, for something completely different! Mark has done a lot of work recently researching his own family tree with some surprising results as well as a few famous distant relatives. He will show some of the new digital and Internet research tools, and how they work to help you investigate your own gene pool. All you may need to get started is your maternal and paternal grandparents' full names, birthplaces, and birth dates. Mark may have time to start one test case as an example. 


*Notes: AIA Members & Massachusetts Registered Architects can earn 2.5 CEU credits for attending.

** This meeting will be LIVE-STREAMED on Facebook -- just do a search for Neil Blanchard & DBUG to find the link.

Google Map Link to BSA |Space| <http://tinyurl.com/BSA-AIA>

Easy 2 block walk from South Station T stop

NOTE ON PARKING: Street meter parking is rare -- don't count on it. Underground garage parking is available for flat $12 rate for the entire evening if you arrive anytime after 5 p.m. Electric car charging station (2-Chargepoint on P1 level) may be available, first 3 hours is free.