A Visual Communication Story in 3D

The north west regional group will be holding their next meeting on the 3rd October. The event is free and everybody is welcome.

Title: A Visual Communication Story in 3D

Description:  Are companies really utilising their design information to share ideas, market their products, and publish documentation that’s interactive and updated from a single source? Paul Hill from Waters Corporation will discuss how the use of 3D CAD data has developed in the Technical Communication community, and how Waters has utilised this technology to share content in its journey towards a fully integrated “Visual Enterprise”.

About the speaker: Paul Hill is a Senior Technical Writer Team Leader at Waters Corporation.  He studied Technical Illustration in Swansea before living in Europe and working on automotive and aerospace projects for a large Technical Publication agency. His work has always centred on documents for engineered products, writing mechanical procedures, creating illustrated parts catalogues, as well as 3D mechanical design. His current role includes the integration of Right Hemisphere visualisation software into SAP and the subsequent training of employees throughout the company.

If you want to attend please can you book here https://visualcommunicationnwtcg.eventbrite.co.uk/

Meet with MadCap Mike in Staines on 19th September!

Mike Hamilton from MadCap is going to be at the Swan Hotel, The Hythe, Staines TW18 3JB http://swanstaines.co.uk/ on Thursday 19th September from 7pm onwards. He’s generously offered to spend the evening talking MadCap with anyone who uses Flare and the other MadCap products, or is interested in finding out more about them.

If you would like to come, please let me know, preferably by email (address below) with your contact details, so I can update you if anything needs to change. If you’ve got any specific topics you’d like to talk about, let me know too.

Mike has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the MadCap products, so this is a chance not to be missed. Bring your questions and, if you like, your projects, and get to know some other Flare fanatics from the South of England at the same time.

I’m sorry to those of you who can’t make this venue. It’s been a bit of a headache to find somewhere suitable and central, and I know this is too far away for some of you who have already  expressed an interest. Sorry to disappoint you, but Mike will of course be at TCUK the following week for the inaugural meeting of the UK and Europe MadCap Users group.

Marjorie Jones


Cambridge Group – Heritage Weekend visits

In case you have not seen it there are a couple of events for Heritage Weekend that may interest ISTC folk. For full details and booking of the following and all other events (there are lots) go to www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge

University Library

You may remember (with affection I hope!) the tour we had of the University Library. If you want to go again or missed our tour you can go on Friday 13th Sept or on Saturday 14th. You must book at www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge. Three tours on each day.

Cambridge University Press Museum

Available on Friday 13th only. Includes an exhibition of book, printing presses and type founding. There is also an associated lecture.

Southern Area Group Meeting 6th August !!! CHANGE OF VENUE !!!

We’ve had a change of venue for Richard Hodgkinson’s talk about his work on the FaceSymbol project on 6th August. It’s now being held at The Green Man, 53 Southgate St Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH, starting at 7pm. Richard’s talk will start at around 7.45.

See the EventBrite listing http://facesymbol.eventbrite.co.uk/ for directions and parking details.  If you’ve not registered yet, and would like to join us, then please use this link to register.

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