Our first class is being offered starting Friday October the 10th.
The class starts at 7:30pm and goes till 9:00pm. I'm there till the space closes so if you want to continue later I'm available.
There will be room in the class for 6 students, so please pre-register on the meetup page http://www.meetup.com/Fraser-Valley-Makerspace/events/211559162/
so I know who's coming. Please bring a laptop, if you do not have a computer we have 2 available loaners so please let me know in advance as that may limit the number of students coming.
I will be teaching the basics of 2 dimensional cad drafting using DraftSight, it's a cad package offered for free by Dassault (the people who made Solidworks) and is equivalent to Autodesk's Autocad LT. If you have a copy of Autocad (any version) feel free to use that (I won't ask how you got it). Or please download a copy of DraftSight from the Dassault website http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/overview/
Please be sure to have either Autocad or Draftsite downloaded and installed prior to the start of the course as I'd like to start teaching the good stuff as soon as we get there. If you are having problems with the download or install please meet at the space at 7:00 and I can give you a hand.
The other thing you will want to bring with you is a mouse (Cad drafting on a touchpad is crippling) and a notebook with a pen as you WILL WANT TO TAKE NOTES. I'll hand out material, but there are a lot of shortcuts and quick ways of doing things that you will want to jot down so that you can remember them in the future.