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AGENDA for May 25th DBUG Meeting at the BSA

                               MAY DBUG MEETING

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

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6 p.m.

PARKING: Underground garage is $12 for the evening, if arriving after 5 pm. 

RSVP for Food Count: Evan H. Shu, FAIA, Shu Associates Inc. <>

            New Features of DataCAD 18 & Beyond, plus Navigating PDFs

* Light Dinner Refreshments ($5 Donation for buffet) 
               Reception & Networking (plus Northern Ave. Bridge exhibition)

* Welcome, Introductions, and General Announcements

* Navigating PDFs
               by Evan H. Shu, FAIA

While PDFs have become the clear standard for document exchange format, navigating and finding what you want within them, especially large PDF files (manuals, etc.) can be frustrating at times. Evan will show you several alternative methods, tips, and tricks to quickly find what you are looking for within the PDF file.

* New Features of DataCAD 18.02
               by Mark Madura, President & CEO of DATACAD

Mark will present the latestnew features incorporated into the newly-released DataCAD 18.02 update which include the AEC File Repair option that directly fixes a number of troublesome errors that can cause corrupt files and lockups. He will also review the expanded Program Preferences dialog, which now give you direct menu access to over 60 settings previously only accessible via the DCADWIN.INI file.

* Bringing PaperSpace into DataCAD
        by Mark Madura, President & CEO of DATACAD

Mark will present the latest version of an upcoming DataCAD feature that will allow you to directly view AutoCAD's PaperSpace layouts within DataCAD. This feature is a potential game-changer that can allow the DataCAD architect much easier coordination with AutoCAD consultants.

BONUS: Also at the BSA Space this evening: the announcement and display of the winner of the Northern Ave. Bridge Competition!


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

Google Map Link to BSA |Space| <>

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.