DBUG February 2011 Agenda


Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m Meeting


Where: Signature Architects - our NEW office location!
313 Littleton Road, Suite 18
Chelmsford, MA 01824
O: (978) 250-1662, ext 1#
C: (978) 590-0732
 

 Host: Mike Smith and Steve Preble
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*Note: AIA Members & Massachusetts Registered Architects can earn 3 CEU credits for attending.
 

* Light Dinner Refreshments ($5 Donation) / Reception & Hobnobbing
 

* Welcome, Introductions, General Announcements:
 

* Massachusetts Architectural Access Board: MA's Unique Accessibility Codes
A representative for the Mass. Architectural Access Board will be here to give a presentation on the unique accessibility codes in Mass., as well as pointing out the differences with ADA and how we can best comply with the sometimes conflicting requirements of MAAB and ADA.

* Break:  Refreshments & Networking

* The Latest in DCAD 13.05.01
We'll look at some of the latest new features such as, "Obey Clip Cube" or "Ignore Clip Cube" under "Clipping"; Added support for AutoCAD 2010 and 2011; new Plot Scale stamp (@PLOTSCALE) which allows for multiple variations; disable dynamic snapping on a per-XREF basis; etc.
 

* Discussion:
It is impossible to ignore the 800 pound gorilla that is AutoCAD. We would like to discuss your thoughts on the growing restraint of trade that is imposed on CAD users by public and private agencies requiring only AutoCAD drawing files, and the associated lack of a published common CAD data standard. Although AutoDesk calls their DWG format "the standard," it is anything but, as it is a proprietary, unpublished format. Do we care? And if so, what do we do about it? Is it time for our own professional revolution?


DIRECTIONS TO SIGNATURE ARCHITECTS, INC.

We are located in a two-story office building at the south end of Chelmsford, on Rt. 110.  The office is very easy to get to, with ample parking, so we hope you will come out to visit us.

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.
 
 

Note: AIA Members & Massachusetts Registered Architects can earn 3 CEU credits for attending.


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DBUG / Shu Associates Inc.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Melrose, MA 02176-3714
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