Minutes of the October 2006 General Meeting

(Victoria Associations Incorporation Act 1981(as at 01 July 1998) Registered No. A 13467)

http://www.dbm.com.au/vicaug

Postal Address: PO Box 466, ELSTERNWICK VIC 3185

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 2006 GENERAL MEETING

HELD AT:

RMIT BUILDING 94, 5TH. FLOOR
23-27 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON

ON:

MONDAY, 2ND. OCTOBER 2006

Attendance:
As per Attendance Book.

Apologies:
Apologies were received.

Opening:
The President, Mark Miller, welcomed everyone attending, requested them to ensure that they had registered on the Attendance sheet, and opened the October 2006 General Meeting at 6.30 pm.

Minutes of Previous Meeting (August 2006):
The Minutes of the previous General Meeting held on the 7th. August 2006 as circulated in “Vicaug News” – (weblog – aka “blog”) were received, adopted and approved. There was no business from the Minutes of the previous Meeting.

The President’s Opening Address (the Prez Sez):
The President in his opening address, welcomed all in attendance. He advised that we have an excellent presentation this evening.

Keeping up to date with VICAUG news and any other matters:
The President advised that members should regularly “log on” to the VICAUG Weblog (“blog”) site at https://vicaug.wordpress.com and VICAUG’s web page at http://www.dbm.com.au/vicaug – both of which are (to be) regularly updated – to keep themselves aware of items of interest.

Presentations:
“SketchUp” 3D-modelling multi-purpose CAD program: by Chris Needham and Jeremy Tan, both of (the) c3group Consulting Services, PO Box 1198, HAWKSBURN VIC 3192 Phone: (03)9731 1113; Mobile: 0434 954 274 email: chris.n@c3group.com.au Net: http://www.c3group.com.au

Chris and Jeremy – both Directors of the c3Group – gave an excellent presentation of “SketchUp” – a 3D modelling CAD package – and really put it “through its paces”.

The range, scope of ability, applications and versatility of “SketchUp” were quite amazing – particularly when being “driven” by such an experienced operator as Chris Needham.

SketchUp is not too difficult to learn at all. The interface is remarkably intuitive and the operator can focus more on the required design than “driving” the application as is all too often the case with “other” “heavy” CAD software.

A very comprehensive “question and answer” session was incorporated into the presentation as were demonstrations both by way of clarification of issues and questions from the audience.

The presentation covered many applications and disciplines and some who might have been sceptical at the start were very impressed indeed.

“SketchUp” is owned by (“the”) “Google”. There is a truly “free” downloadable version which is very capable. A much more versatile and powerful version can be down-loaded and purchased at a very reasonable cost.

Reporting on Technical Aspects relating to Technical Aspects of Presentations Etc:
These minutes are of a general(ised) and “précis” nature only.

A more focussed, technical and topic-specific report by “others/another” will appear in the VICAUG Weblog (i.e. “blog”) – which is published on a “continuing/ongoing” basis at: https://vicaug.wordpress.com

The “blog” report/s will also include all links relating to the subject matter of these Minutes.

“Thank You’s”:
The President thanked the presenters for their excellent presentations. He also thanked members who had attended and participated in the presentations.

Next Meeting:
The next General meeting is intended to be held on Monday 4th. December 2006 at this venue i.e. RMIT Building 94, 5th. Floor at 23-27 Cardigan Street, CARLTON – commencing at 6.30 pm.

Closure:
There being no further business, the President thanked all for attending, and closed the meeting at 9.30 pm.

(M.J.Ginnane)
Secretary and Public Officer.

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