Notice of Meeting February 2020

10 February 2020

 

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED (VICAUG INC.)

(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group

Coming up in a few days!

Reminder: the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting is on

7:30pm Thursday

13th February 2020

at

The TLC Church, 265 Canterbury Rd Bayswater North

(Melways 64 H1)

Yes folks, that’s this Thursday! See the image below for directions:

If you’re coming along Canterbury Rd from the city, cross over Bayswater Rd and make a U-turn at the first set of traffic lights (Ramsay St) and TLC church will be about 100m on your left. There’s ample off-street car parking at the venue.

 

FEATURED THIS MONTH

AutoCAD Automation

We start off the new year by introducing some magic into the AutoCAD world! For many of us, AutoCAD is a fancy electronic drawing board, albeit a pretty good one. But of course, there is a huge amount of power in today’s computers that can be harnessed in the form of automated drawing processes. Ian Barnard will show us a drawing template he has created in AutoCAD that partially automates the creation of a drawing. The template uses tool palettes and blocks, and produces the design for fitting towbars and coupling systems to different models of trucks. This is a fantastic opportunity to see how drawings can be produced using information that has been provided by a client in the form of basic spreadsheets and lists of dimensions.

And, of course…

Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!

“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.

Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.

All Welcome!

As usual, wonderful food and drinks will be provided by George, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.

Meetings for 2020

Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months. However, we do sometimes vary this in order to accommodate the majority of the membership. Keep an eye on your email.

Please note:

The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug blog at www.vicaug.wordpress.com <http://www.vicaug.wordpress.com/> for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:

              7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments

7.45 pm: Open General Meeting

  • All in attendance to sign Attendance Book
  • Apologies
  • President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President
  • Minutes of Previous General Meeting – as circulated in the Blog – to be received and adopted
  • Presentations
  • General Business and any such other matters that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

 

9.00 pm: Closure

Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by completing the form below and sending it, together with your payment to Vicaug Inc., at the email address above. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have these reminders sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at pgodfrey@netspace.net.au and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

Regards

Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

**************************************************************************

Vicaug Membership Application Form

To join or renew, fill in this form and email it with your details back to the “from” address above. Then, transfer the money on line using the Vicaug bank account details. They are BSB 805050 and account 18704070. Don’t forget to send the email so we know who it’s coming from!

Vicaug Registration Number A13467, ABN 13 391 159 543 . This form becomes a Tax Invoice upon payment in full.

Member name

Company name:

Address:

Suburb

Postcode

Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

Area(s) of interest

Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $60.00 for first attending member and $60.00 for each subsequent member. These figures are not subject to GST, as discussed at the AGM.

This form will become a Tax Invoice upon payment in full of the above dues.

Membership is current from AGM to AGM each year.

The VICAUG Committee has a policy of not issuing or disclosing member information to any outside parties.

In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the Association for the time being in force, such agreement also being on behalf of the other representatives nominated above.

Signed

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice of December 2019 Meeting and AGM

17 November 2019

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED (VICAUG INC.)

(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group

Only a week or so to go!

A quick reminder: the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting is on

7:30pm Thursday

12th December 2019

NOTE NEW VENUE!

We have moved to a new home at

The TLC Church, 265 Canterbury Rd Bayswater North

(Melways 64 H1)

Because it’s the Annual General Meeting, we’re sending out the notice a little early. See the image below for directions:

If you’re coming along Canterbury Rd from the city, cross over Bayswater Rd and make a U-turn at the first set of traffic lights (Ramsay St) and TLC church is about 100m on your left. There’s ample off-street car parking at the venue.

We’ll be meeting at this new venue for the foreseeable future.

 

FEATURED THIS MONTH

Annual End of Year Barbecue and Social Night

combined with the Annual General Meeting

To celebrate the end of another year and the coming festive season, it’s time for our annual BBQ. Rather than a formal presentation, we’ll be indulging in a superb dinner featuring nibbles, BBQ meat, salads, desserts and wine, beer and soft drink. A great opportunity to meet up with kindred spirits and chat about AutoCAD and whatever else comes up. We’ll set up a computer and video projector and show some interesting movie clips from around the internet. If you’ve got any favourites that might interest the group, please bring them along on a USB stick (G-rated only please – we are meeting in a church!).

Also, I don’t know how we do it, but we’ll squeeze in the Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers and set membership fees for the coming year. At present, the prevailing view is that we keep fees at zero for existing long term members (that is, basically everyone who’s been coming to meetings over the last year or three) and keep the “joining fee” of $60 for new members, but that is subject to discussion and approval at the meeting.

We will call for nominations for Vicaug office bearer and committee positions at the meeting, but if you can’t attend and would like to nominate, please let us know by return email.

If you’re a current member, the BBQ is free, otherwise we ask that you pay $15 to cover the cost of food and drink.

And, of course…

Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!

“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.

Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.

All Welcome!

Meetings for 2019/2020

As always, are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months. However, we do sometimes vary this in order to accommodate the majority of the membership. Keep an eye on your email.

Please note:

The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug blog at www.vicaug.wordpress.com <http://www.vicaug.wordpress.com/> for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:

              7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments

7.45 pm: Open General Meeting

  • All in attendance to sign Attendance Book
  • Apologies
  • President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President
  • Minutes of Previous General Meeting – as circulated in the Blog – to be received and adopted
  • Presentations
  • General Business and any such other matters that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

 

9.00 pm: Closure

Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by printing out and completing the form below and posting it, together with your cheque to Vicaug Inc., P.O. Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have these reminders sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at pgodfrey@netspace.net.au and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

Regards

Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

**************************************************************************

Vicaug Membership Application Form

To join or renew, print this form out, fill it in and post (with your cheque) to PO Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185

Vicaug Registration Number A13467, ABN 13 391 159 543 . This form becomes a Tax Invoice upon payment in full.

Member name

Company name:

Address:

Suburb

Postcode

Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

Area(s) of interest

Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $60.00 for first attending member and $60.00 for each subsequent member. These figures are not subject to GST, as discussed at the AGM.

This form will become a Tax Invoice upon payment in full of the above dues.

Membership is current from AGM to AGM each year.

The VICAUG Committee has a policy of not issuing or disclosing member information to any outside parties.

In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the Association for the time being in force, such agreement also being on behalf of the other representatives nominated above.

Signed

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report on the October 2019 Meeting

30 October 2019

Our roving correspondent Amico has sent us this report on the recent October meeting:

Just returned back from Orange after spending a week up there with work. Can tell you all that those poor farmers need rain and real quick!!!!!!!!!!  They are doing it very hard at the moment.

Just want to share these pictures that Aaron Powter sent to me recently during the Fusion 360 presentation at our last members meeting in October.

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It was a great night and extremely well presented by Aaron. His product knowledge and presentation skill was outstanding. Must invite him back to our big Christmas “bash”.

I believe the product is definitely world class and the user interface looks and feels like a good program to learn. From memory it’s the first time we were exposed to CAM “machine tool paths” and that alone generated much interest in the product.

Cheers,

Amico

Notice of Vicaug meeting this Thursday 17th October 2019

12 October 2019

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED (VICAUG INC.)
(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)
ABN: 65 553 575 021
Greetings friends
*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***
Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group
Coming up next week!
Reminder: the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting is on
7:30pm Thursday
17th October 2019
NOTE NEW VENUE!
We have moved to a new home at
The TLC Church, 265 Canterbury Rd Bayswater North
(Melways 64 H1)
Yes folks, that’s Thursday week! See the image below for directions:

If you’re coming along Canterbury Rd from the city, cross over Bayswater Rd and make a U-turn at the first set of traffic lights (Ramsay St) and TLC church is about 100m on your left. There’s ample off-street car parking at the venue.
We’ll be meeting here for the foreseeable future.

FEATURED THIS MONTH
Fusion 360
Following on from Brett Baker’s recent session on Autodesk Fusion 360, we were so impressed that we felt it worth exploring further. We are lucky to have Aaron Powter from Autodesk present the software, this time with a special emphasis on the manufacturing interface such as CNC machine control.
You may not be aware that Fusion 360 is free to use for hobbyists and start-up companies (I think that means and income of less than US$100k per year.) Personally, I was sufficiently intrigued to download and install a copy myself and have had a go on it. There are numerous tutorials on Autodesk.com so you can be an expert in no time! I urge you all to do the same.
And, of course…
Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!
“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.
Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.
All Welcome!
As usual, wonderful food and drinks will be provided by George, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.
Meetings for 2019
Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months. However, we do sometimes vary this in order to accommodate the majority of the membership. Keep an eye on your email.
Please note:
The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.
Check the Vicaug blog at http://www.vicaug.wordpress.com for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.
A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:
7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments
7.45 pm: Open General Meeting
• All in attendance to sign Attendance Book
• Apologies
• President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President
• Minutes of Previous General Meeting – as circulated in the Blog – to be received and adopted
• Presentations
• General Business and any such other matters that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

9.00 pm: Closure
Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.
Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!
If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by completing the form below and sending it, together with your payment to Vicaug Inc., at the email address above. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have these reminders sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at pgodfrey@netspace.net.au and your name will be removed from the mailing list.
Regards
Peter Godfrey
Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

Notice of Vicaug meeting this Thursday 22nd August 2019

22 August 2019

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED (VICAUG INC.)

(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group

Only a couple of days to go!

A quick reminder: Only a few sleeps to go to the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting is on

7:30pm Thursday

22nd August 2019

NOTE NEW VENUE!

We have moved to a new home at

The TLC Church, 265 Canterbury Rd Bayswater North

(Melways 64 H1)

Yes folks, that’s this coming Thursday! See the image below for directions:

If you’re coming along Canterbury Rd from the city, cross over Bayswater Rd and make a U-turn at the first set of traffic lights (Ramsay St) and TLC church is about 100m on your left. There’s ample off-street car parking at the venue.

We’ll be meeting here for the foreseeable future.

 

FEATURED THIS MONTH

Doug’s Solar Tracking System

A popular item as always, this August meeting is a members night where one of us presents an interesting project they are working on. Tonight, Doug Read is going to show us his solar tracking project. This is a truly amazing system in which a number of solar photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof of his house. They are driven by a system of Doug’s own design and manufacture which automatically senses the optimum orientation angle to maximise output. By using this system the number of panels required is much reduced. And of course, AutoCAD is involved in the design! Should be an excellent evening.

And, of course…

Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!

“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.

Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.

All Welcome!

As usual, wonderful food and drinks will be provided by George, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.

Meetings for 2019

Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months. However, we do sometimes vary this in order to accommodate the majority of the membership. Keep an eye on your email.

Please note:

The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug blog at www.vicaug.wordpress.com <http://www.vicaug.wordpress.com/> for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:

              7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments

7.45 pm: Open General Meeting

  • All in attendance to sign Attendance Book
  • Apologies
  • President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President
  • Minutes of Previous General Meeting – as circulated in the Blog – to be received and adopted
  • Presentations
  • General Business and any such other matters that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

 

9.00 pm: Closure

Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by printing out and completing the form below and posting it, together with your cheque to Vicaug Inc., P.O. Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have these reminders sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at pgodfrey@netspace.net.au and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

Regards

Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

**************************************************************************

Vicaug Membership Application Form

To join or renew, print this form out, fill it in and post (with your cheque) to PO Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185. Alternatively, you can transfer the money on line using the Vicaug bank account details. They are BSB 805050 and account 18704070. Don’t forget to send an email so we know who it’s coming from!

Vicaug Registration Number A13467, ABN 13 391 159 543 . This form becomes a Tax Invoice upon payment in full.

Member name

Company name:

Address:

Suburb

Postcode

Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

Area(s) of interest

Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $60.00 for first attending member and $60.00 for each subsequent member. These figures are not subject to GST, as discussed at the AGM.

This form will become a Tax Invoice upon payment in full of the above dues.

Membership is current from AGM to AGM each year.

The VICAUG Committee has a policy of not issuing or disclosing member information to any outside parties.

In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the Association for the time being in force, such agreement also being on behalf of the other representatives nominated above.

Signed

Date

Notice of Vicaug / OEAUG meeting this Thursday 13th February 2014

11 February 2014

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED (VICAUG INC.)

(C&BAV Incorporation Registration Number: A 13467S)

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group

Only 3 days to go!

A quick reminder: Only a few sleeps to go to the next Victorian AutoCAD Users Group meeting is on

7:30pm Thursday

13th February 2014

At the Warrawong Annexe of

Eley Park Community Association

32 Richmond Street

Blackburn South (MELWAYS: 61 G4)

 Yes folks, that’s this coming Thursday! See the map below for directions:

FEATURED THIS MONTH

The DEVOLUTION of AutoCAD

Yes, it’s DEvolution, not Evolution! We’ll be looking at evolution in reverse by going back through the thirty years of CAD ages.

Peter Godfrey and John McKinna will demonstrate how far we have come and how well off we are now compared with the “old days”. They will be showing AutoCAD through the ages by attempting to draw a simple model in

Autodesk Revit 2014 – the future (?????),

AutoCAD 2014 – Autodesk’s newest and shiniest AutoCAD,

AutoCAD Release 14 – a classic version from 1998, fondly remembered by many,

AutoCAD Release 10 with DRC Auto, another classic hit from the late 80’s, and

AutoCAD v1.4 – one of the very first versions from 1984!

And some of these will be running on Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1.

Déjà vu is a term that comes to mind. Expletives from the floor may be tolerated, but certainly will be forgiven.

Come along and see how CAD has progressed through the ages. Should be a real hoot!

And, of course…

Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!

“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.

Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.

All Welcome!

As usual, wonderful food and drinks will be provided by George, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.

Also, if anyone hasn’t yet paid their membership fees for 2014, please do so as soon as possible. The fees were set at $60 per year.

Meetings for 2014

Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months.

Please note:

The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug web page at www.dbm.com.au/vicaug <http://www.dbm.com.au/vicaug> and the blog at www.vicaug.wordpress.com <http://www.vicaug.wordpress.com/> for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

A summary of the official agenda for the meeting is as follows:

              7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments

7.45 pm: Open General Meeting

·       All in attendance to sign Attendance Book

·       Apologies

·       President’s Opening address and discussion – as permitted by the President

·       Minutes of Previous General Meeting – as circulated in the Blog – to be received and adopted

·       Presentations

·       General Business and any such other matters that the President, at his discretion, may allow.

 

9.00 pm: Closure

Note: order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Make the most of your Vicaug membership by coming along and learning, socializing and discussing any topics at all, even CAD-related ones! If you haven’t been to a Vicaug meeting before, don’t be shy – we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you’re not yet a member or need to renew your membership, please consider joining by printing out and completing the form below and posting it, together with your cheque to Vicaug Inc., P.O. Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185. This will ensure that you continue to receive notifications of events, are entitled to vote at Vicaug elections and attend all Vicaug meetings. If you received this reminder, but not other benefits, it most likely means that you are not financial and that your “complimentary” subscription has expired. If you have received this in error, or do not wish to have these reminders sent to you this way, please accept our apologies and advise Peter Godfrey by email at pgodfrey@netspace.net.au and your name will be removed from the mailing list.

Regards

Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

**************************************************************************

Vicaug Membership Application Form

To join or renew, print this form out, fill it in and post (with your cheque) to PO Box 466 Elsternwick Vic. 3185

Vicaug Registration Number A13467, ABN 13 391 159 543 . This form becomes a Tax Invoice upon payment in full.

Member name

Company name:

Address:

Suburb

Postcode

Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

Area(s) of interest

Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $60.00 for first attending member and $60.00 for each subsequent member. These figures are not subject to GST, as discussed at the AGM.

This form will become a Tax Invoice upon payment in full of the above dues.

Membership is current from AGM to AGM each year.

The VICAUG Committee has a policy of not issuing or disclosing member information to any outside parties.

In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the Association for the time being in force, such agreement also being on behalf of the other representatives nominated above.

Signed

Date