January Meeting - January 12th, 2018.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.
This month LIMac's president, Bill Medlow, returns for an expanded look at ArchiCAD, the software he uses on a daily basis in his architectural design practice. ArchiCAD is architectural Computer Aided Design software developed by the Hungarian company Graphisoft. It offers solutions for handling most aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the design process of site engineering, buildings, and interiors.
Development of ArchiCAD started in 1982 for the original Apple Macintosh. Following its launch in 1987, Graphisoft's concept of the Virtual Building was the first implementation of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and the first CAD product on a personal computer able to create both 2D and 3D geometry. Models created with ArchiCAD can be expanded and shown in walkthroughs, flyovers and into Virtual Reality using BIMx (software tools). Today, it is used worldwide on both the Macintosh and in Windows machines.
This demonstration will show ArchiCAD's ease of use in turning a 2D drawing into a 3D model using many original samples of buildings in various phases.
Following our usual agenda, the meeting will open with our "crowdsourced" Q&A session, followed by Bill's presentation. Next are announcements, and our monthly raffle to close out the general meeting. After the general meeting, assuming sufficient interest, we'll hold an AppSIG session at the front of the room where members may discuss and demo favorite apps.
If the latest blast of winter has had you cooped up and you've developed cabin fever, LIMac's got the solution. Come on down and join us for an evening of Apple-centric, winter-blahs therapy! I'm ready for it ... I hope to see you there!
Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $48.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.
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|You’re Invited to the MacBasics SIG
In order to meet the needs of a wider range of members and not put off those with more than beginning skills, we’ve changed not only the name from Beginner SIG, but also the focus of our SIG. We will still cover applications like AppleWorks and simple procedures like setting up your first Mac, file systems and using utilities, but we’ve also matured, as much of Apple’s software and hardware has. So come on down. We'll be where we’ve always been, doing what we’ve always done, but with a new slant and a new name. The MacBasics SIG is led by Geoff Broadhurst and Rick Matteson. The SIG meeting is broken into two sessions. The first is from 7:00 to 7:30PM, during which we will have our own basic level question and answer session. We’ll break for the featured presentation and raffle and come back for the main portion of our SIG meeting from 8:30 to 10 o’clock. Of course before our MacBasics main demonstration we'll have our own novice Q&A session across the hall, while Bradley's dealing with the more complicated problems in the main room.
As always come with questions. The MacBasics SIG is not just for beginners, but we do discuss aspects of the Mac that may sometimes be overlooked. There will be a MacBasics SIG meeting this month. The topic has not been announced.
The App SIG, is the latest SIG from LIMac. It's a peer-to-peer group where members share their knowledge and experience with the