Jul 21

Meeting Reminder:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CV CAD Group,

June’s meeting topic, presented by David Hunsucker of The Drone Company Virginia, showed us, among other things, the technical aspects of Drones. David gave us a demonstration of his devices in the local parking lot. He showed the capabilities of several of his drones including height, speed, video and still frame capture and hovering ability. He explained the battery usage as well as gov’t regulations and limitations of usage. Instead of standard ground level shots of potential projects in whatever discipline is involved, bird’s eye shots and video can be included in the presentation. David’s email contact is dhunsucker@thedronecoova.com for further information. Feel free to contact him about any projects you may have.

This month, our own Nick Hinebaugh will present a brief overview of three different projects involving both Civil CAD and REVIT models. The projects are:

The Steward School – Modification to existing wet pond.
This project was a high level concept plan for the modification of the existing wet pond located at The Steward School. Modifications were proposed to convert the existing wet pond into an area that could be utilized as an outdoor class room.

The Virginia War Memorial – Expansion / DVS Offices and Parking Deck.
The project consists of the construction of a building addition and 3 level parking deck.

The National Museum for the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA
(This is the official webpage for the project. It includes a movie that outlines the scope of the project.)

Q&A session will follow.


Jun 23

June 28, 2017 Meeting

This month, we’ll venture into the world of drone technology.  Dave Hunscker of The Drone Co. – RVA, will present his company’s take on the state of this somewhat new market.  He’ll explain the overview of drones, FAA regulations, incorporating drone technology into daily workflows, review a case study, talk about the benefits/efficiencies gained, use of 3D modeling, point cloud/meshes, building internal drone department/team vs outsourcing and finish up with a Q&A session.

True, this is aside from CAD work, but we’re looking to branch off into any issue associated with the field of design technology.

Apr 24

Meeting Reminder: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CV CAD Group,

This month, our own Rich Carter will provide us with an introduction of four very useful programs that will make our daily routines easier to handle. They are as follows.

1. TEAMVIEWER – Free and fast solution for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfers. It’s a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. Click here.

2. ArcGIS Explorer is a free GIS viewer that gives you the ability to explore, visualization, & share GIS information. – Alternative: ArcExplorer is a lightweight data viewer from ESRI for maps and GIS data in the several different formats. ArcExplorer performs a variety of basic GIS functions, including display, query, and data retrieval applications. Click here. 

3. LIBREOFFICE – (Free MS Office Alternative) The LibreOffice suite comprises programs for word processing, the creation and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formula. Click here.

4. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open-source raster graphics editor[6] used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. Click here.

Cindy’s LinkedIn topic from last month gave us a wonderful overview on the program. She showed us basic setup and operation of this Facebook type media. The following is a shortened excerpt from this link: Click here.

LinkedIn is the Facebook for business and business people. It allows us to connect with our work friends, old colleagues and you can see where they work and where they have been. LinkedIn is your online Resume which showcases your abilities and recommendations. Currently 20 million people are on LinkedIn.

Here are five good reasons for a LinkedIn account:

1. Expand your network significantly and create more work opportunities by joining groups and discussions on various topics that you are interested in.
2. Showcase your work experience, but more important, your work achievements and recommendations from your work colleagues and clients.
3. Let other companies headhunt, and contact you, faster and more accurately.
4. Find out where your friends work or who works at a better company and get directly introduced by one of your network contact.
5. Keeping up with the new options that are being added on a regular basis. Sync it with TripIt, PowerPoint’s, Amazon, twitter or your personal blog.

Doing business and finding more business opportunities has never been this easy.

Be sure to tell your friends and co-workers. All interested parties are invited. We’ll have light refreshments on hand. Join us at 5:30 pm at the Henrico County Government Center (Human Services Building). The address is 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23228.

… Questions? – call us at 804-424-0185.
My email address is mathmajor3@msn.com

… see you there!
Billy (Wooten)

Mar 23

Meeting Reminder: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CV CAD Group,

Because Cindy’s topic on LinkedIn setup and editing generated so much interest last month, we’ve decided to hold a “Part 2” session this month. Our LinkedIn site has been completed and ready for member access. Laptops and smartphones were in huge use at last month’s meeting; we hope to have a repeat this month. Questions about Facebook and Twitter setup will also be entertained. Remember, we do have unrestricted Wi-Fi access, so come join in.

Be sure to tell your friends and co-workers. All interested parties are invited. We’ll have light refreshments on hand. Join us at 5:30 pm at the Henrico County Government Center (Human Services Building). The address is 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23228.

… Questions? – call us at 804-424-0185.
My email address is mathmajor3@msn.com

… see you there!
Billy (Wooten)

Nov 28

November 30, 2016 Meeting Reminder

CV CAD Group Members,

This Wednesday is probably our last meeting of the year.  We’ll go over our accomplishments from this year and talk about ideas for next year, which won’t necessarily include CAD stuff.  Our holiday dinner will be set for next month and it’s also time to renew membership. In addition, voting for the AUGI Board of Directors closes Wednesday November 30th at 11:59pm PST, so please don’t delay.

Oct 25

Meeting Reminder: Wednesday, October 27, 2016

CV CAD Group,

At the September Meeting, we had a special treat.  One of the original organizers Marcia Powers, attended.  She gave us a “trip down memory lane” and offered some insights on our club rebuilding process.  She’s offered her help on our future endeavors.

This month, instead of CAD stuff, we’ll hold an impromptu discussion as to how the upcoming elections (local, state, and federal) could affect CAD usage.  We are more of a service than a manufacturing society and office work in the CAD field is now our “bread and butter.”  The purpose of this discussion is to generate input to help determine the direction of our club.  Please feel free to gather your views and present them.

Be sure to bring your friends and co-workers.  Family members are invited. As usual, there will be light food and beverages.  The meeting time is 5:30 pm at the Human Services Building of the Henrico County Government Center located at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive in Henrico.

If you have any questions call RAM @ 804-424-0185.

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