Archive for June, 2007

What’s Happening to CAD Camp?

7 June 2007

Earlier this year, we posted news of the upcoming CAD Camp, which was scheduled to be held in Melbourne in July this year. Well, July is almost here and we’ve heard nothing about it. Emails to the organisers have gone unanswered. The web site now shows the Melbourne event to be scheduled for August – September (wow, 2 months is a l-o-n-g CAD event!)
Seriously, though, if anyone has any information on the Melbourne CAD Camp, we’d love to hear it and pass it on the the readers.

Notice of the June 2007 General Meeting

1 June 2007

Here is the text of an email sent to the membership 


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

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

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

6:30pm Monday

4th June 2007

at our NEW VENUE

which is

5th Floor, RMIT Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan St Carlton

This is on the west side of Cardigan St, just north of Victoria St. Car parking is available at the kerbside or in the centre of the road. There is also a multi-storey Wilson car park right next door, which is open until 10pm (fee payable). Alternatively, the area is well served by public transport: trains to Melbourne Central station and / or trams along Swanston Street.

Our meeting room is called Studio 1, room number 9405007. Take the lifts up to the fifth floor, go through the double doors opposite, follow the corridor around to the left and Studio 1 is on the left side, towards the end of the corridor.

Due to popular request, we will be starting the meeting a little later (at 6:30pm) than in previous months. This is due to the fact that parking in the vicinity is free after 6:30pm. We will try to start the presentations at 7:00 pm sharp, so the meeting should finish at a reasonable hour.

All Welcome!

As before, food and drinks will be provided, along with the opportunity to meet up with fellow AutoCAD users.

And, in case you were wondering, the presenters and topics for the meeting are…

As well as discussions on AutoCAD Techniques, the June meeting features demonstrations of

Layer Management in the newer verisons of AutoCAD

The CUI (which has replaced menu customisation)

and Mark Miller’s AutoCAD Tips and Tricks

plus the usual News, Your AutoCAD Questions Answered and friendly chat.

Please note:

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

Check the Vicaug web page at <; and the blog at <; for any late breaking news of this and other upcoming meetings.

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

6:30 Meeting room opened for social chat

6.45 Meeting Opened

6.45 President’s address

Minutes of Previous Meeting

Business out of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

General Business

7.00 Presentations of Topics of interest

9.00 Such other Business as the President allows

9.30 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 and your name will be removed from the mailing list.


Peter Godfrey

Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor

Note New RMIT Venue!


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:




Contact name for newsletters:

Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

Fax number

Email address

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Other attending representatives

Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $50.00 for first attending member and $50.00 for each subsequent member. These figures include 10% GST, being $45.45 subs plus $4.55 GST making a total of $50.00.

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.