Archive for September, 2007

Notice of the October Meeting

27 September 2007

Here’s the text of an email sent out to the membership tonight. Don’t fret if you’re not yet a member – we allow potential members a free trial meeting to see how great they are!

(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 is on
6:30pm Monday
1st October 2007
5th Floor, RMIT Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan St Carlton
Yes folks, that’s this coming Monday!
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 a Studio, room number 9405032. Take the lifts up to the fifth floor, follow the corridor around to the right and the Studio 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. (Although I have to admit that a few of us have been known to congregate on the footpath outside after the meeting and chew the fat until a somewhat less reasonable hour!)
All Welcome!
As usual, 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…
Build yourself a SMOKING AutoCAD workstation
If you’re thinking about building yourself (or even just purchasing a ready built) computer for AutoCAD you won’t want to miss this. We’ll talk about whether you should go for Vista or stay with XP, 32 vs 64 bit, how much RAM, video cards etc etc.
As well as discussions on AutoCAD Techniques, the October meeting also features a “round table” discussion of
AutoCAD Printing and Plotting issues and the Sheet Set Manager
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, food and refreshments
6.45 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 (June 2007) – as circulated in the August 2007 “Blog” – to be received and adopted

• Presentations
• General Business and any such other matter/s 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 and your name will be removed from the mailing list.
Peter Godfrey
Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor
Note New RMIT Venue!