Archive for November, 2008

Notice of the December 2008 General Meeting

30 November 2008

Here’s the text of an email recently sent out to the membership (if you’d like more timely notice of forthcoming meetings etc., please consider joining!):

(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 December 2008
4th 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.

Manoj Pandit of Autodesk Australia will be in a remote conference presenting the latest developments in Autodesk Productstream and Vault, as well as fielding questions on any other Autodesk topics you want to throw at him.
Not only that, but Mark Miller will be exploring the use of WIPEOUTS in your drawing work and Peter Godfrey will be showing us a little freeware product which cleans your registry and other parts of your system. It’s known to work well with Autodesk products.
And, of course, our usual TV program so no need to stay at home worrying about missing it!

For this meeting only, we are in a new room. It’s the Executive Meeting Room, on the 4th floor. (This is one level below the usual room.) Room number is 94.4.47.
We are in this room in order to be able to use the internet connection for Manoj’s presentation. Follow the pizza gas if you get lost! Next meeting should be back to the usual room.
Due to popular request, we will be starting the meeting a little later (at 6:30pm) than in previous years. 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.
Also, we’ll be showing all sorts of goodies, so bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.
As well as discussions on AutoCAD Techniques (both good and bad,) the December meeting also features a “round table” discussion of your AutoCAD problems (and hopefully the solutions!)
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 (December 2007) – as circulated in the 2007 “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 and your name will be removed from the mailing list.
Peter Godfrey
Vicaug Vice President and Newsletter/Blog Editor