Archive for July, 2009

Lost your Block Authoring Palettes?

8 July 2009

Yesterday one of our more advanced AutoCAD users had a peculiar problem. When using the Block Editor to edit dynamic blocks, he was not seeing the usual block authoring palettes (these are the tool palettes containing actions, parameters etc.) Instead he was seeing only the regular office tool palettes. So he was unable to create dynamic blocks.

Well, after a bit of messing around, I found that the path in Options/Files/Authoring Palette File Locations had been fiddled with to include one of the office palettes. I’m not sure how this happened, but I know that one of our CAD “gurus” has been playing with tool palettes. Anyhow, removing this stray entry fixed the problem.

Minutes of the 2008 Annual General Meeting

8 July 2009

VICTORIAN AUTOCAD USERS GROUP INCORPORATED
(VICAUG INC.)
(Victoria Associations Incorporation Act 1981(as at 01 July 1998) Registered No. A 0013467S)
http://www.dbm.com.au/vicaug
Postal Address: PO Box 466, ELSTERNWICK VIC 3185
MINUTES OF 2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD AT:
RMIT BUILDING 94, 5TH. FLOOR
23-27 CARDIGAN STREET, CARLTON
ON:
MONDAY, 4TH. AUGUST 2008
GENERAL MEETING:
Attendance: as recorded on the Attendance sheet.
Apologies: Nil.
Opening:
The President, Mark Miller, welcomed everyone attending, requested them to ensure that they had registered on the Attendance sheet, and opened the August 2008 General Meeting at 6.30 pm.
Minutes of Previous Meeting (2nd. June 2008):
It was Moved by Gordon Adams and seconded by Peter Godfrey that the Minutes of the previous General Meeting held on the 2nd. June 2008 as circulated with the Notice in the “Newsletter” 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 advised that this is the meeting at which the 2008 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be conducted – as per the Notice on the August 2008 “Notice of August 2008 General Meeting and the 2008 Annual General Meeting”. The General Meeting this evening will be suspended while the AGM is conducted and then the General Meeting will be resumed to proceed to Closure as normal.
He advised that our presentations this evening will be of a “Discussion” and “Tips and Tricks” format/nature with no formal presentations as such.
Suspension of August 2008 General Meeting:
The President formally suspended the August 2008 General meeting at 6.59 pm to enable the 2008 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be conducted.
AUGUST 2008 GENERAL MEETING SUSPENDED
2008 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OPENED
MINUTES OF 2008 VICAUG Inc. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Opening:
The President formally declared the 2008 VICAUG Inc. (A0013467S) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be Opened at 7.00 pm.
Apologies:
No apologies were received.
Minutes of Previous (since 2007 AGM) General meetings:
It was moved by Gordon Adams and seconded by Peter Godfrey that the Minutes of all of the General Meetings, held since the previous AGM as circulated in the “Newsletters” and approved at General Meetings since the previous (2007) AGM be approved. This was carried.
Minutes of Previous (2007) AGM:
It was moved by ..Gordon Adams and seconded by Peter Godfrey that the Minutes of the 2007 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in August 2007 as presented be received and adopted. This was carried.
Business out of the Minutes of the Previous AGM (2007):
There was no business arising from the minutes of the 2007 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
2007/2008 Financial Statement of Balance Reconciliation:
Copies of the 2007/2008 Financial Statement of Reconciliation were given to members in attendance.
The Financial Statement of Balance Reconciliation (the “Report”) was duly delivered by the Treasurer, Gordon Adams.
The Treasurer, addressing the Report, advised that:
Membership is eleven which is just below average for the last several years – needs to be further increased to ensure the viability of the Group, to keep annual fees down and to attract quality presentations from/by developers and distributors etc;
Opening balance as at 01 July 2007, was $7,419.64;
Closing balance as at 30 June 2008 was $8,467.80
We had a net operating surplus of income over expenditure (a profit) of $238.86
Costs had been considerably reduced without adversely affecting meetings and service/s to members;
The Committee could see no need to change fees/subscriptions for 2008/09 and recommended that the fees for 2008/09 remain and be set at $50.00 – GST has been cancelled by the Australian Tax Office and so is not included.
The Report was discussed and agreed.
It was moved by Gordon Adams, Treasurer, and seconded by Zoltan Toth, that the 2007/2008 Financial Statement of Reconciliation (Income and Expenses) – “the Report” – as distributed to members in attendance and as addressed by the Treasurer this evening, be received and adopted. This was carried unanimously.
President’s Report (for 2007/2008):
The President thanked the Committee and membership for the privilege of being President for the 2007/08 year.
He reported that:
– – we had a very good year;
– – membership is slowly increasing;
– – feedback from members is satisfactory;
– – VICAUG’s future seems assured, although nothing is certain;
– – costs continue to be reviewed;
– – the bank balance is effectively a “sinking fund” which has no other encumbrances and to be used to absorb any unexpected or excess expenditure over income; and
– these costs will continue to be reviewed and a membership drive to increase membership will be continued throughout the coming year.
The President thanked the members for their confidence and support. He also thanked the Committee for its diligence, performance and support.
The President’s report for 2007/2008 as presented was duly received and discussed.
It was moved by Peter Godfrey and seconded by Zoltan Toth that the President’s report for 2007/08 as presented, be accepted and adopted. This was carried unanimously.
Membership subscriptions for 2008/09:
The President advised that the 2007/08 Committee has recommended that the membership fees/subscriptions remain at $50.00 for 2008/09. There is no GST as the Committee has cancelled the GST registration with the Australian Tax Office which has agreed and cancelled registration and requirement fro periodic reporting (BAS Statements).
This was discussed and agreed.
It was moved by Gordon Adams, Treasurer, and seconded by Peter Godfrey that the fees/subscriptions for 2008/09 be $50.00 per member due and payable within one month (ie, by 04 September 2008).
This was carried unanimously.
Elections of Committee for 2008/09:
The President advised that all offices for the Committee, consisting of: President; Vice President; Treasurer; Secretary & Public Officer; as well as (at least) 2 Ordinary Committee Members would be declared vacant and elections for all of these offices for 2008/09 are to be held.
He advised that all present (2007/08) officers and members of the Committee had duly been proposed and seconded and had accepted nomination for election and/or appointment to their current offices on the Committee for 2008/09.
The proposed, seconded and acceptant proposed members of the Vicaug Inc. Committee for 2008/09 are:
President: Mark Miller;
Vice President and “Newsletter” editor: Peter Godfrey;
Treasurer: Gordon Adams;
Secretary & Public Officer: Branko Gligorov;
Ordinary members: Zoltan Toth and Andrew Johnson.
The President advised that as there were no nominations for the Committee other than those as proposed and that there were no more nominations this evening prior to the election of the 2008/09 Committee, he would accept a single proposer and single seconder that all of the proposed Committee be appointed/elected for the 2008/09 year.
He called for and encouraged any further nominations for any position or positions on the Committee but there were none.
It was moved by Peter Godfrey and seconded by Gordon Adams and approved by a unanimous show of hands that the following members be elected/appointed to the 2008/09 VICAUG Inc. Committee:
President: Mark Miller;
Vice President and “Newsletter” editor: Peter Godfrey;
Treasurer: Gordon Adams;
Secretary & Public Officer: Branko Gligorov;
Ordinary members: Zoltan Toth and Andrew Johnson.
The President declared the above-named members as to be duly elected and appointed as the VICAUG Inc. 2008/09 Committee and congratulated them on their appointment to their various offices.
Next (2009) Annual General Meeting (AGM):
The President advised that the next (ie. 2009) Annual General Meeting (AGM) of VICAUG Inc. would be held on Monday 03 August 2009 of which due notice will be given by the Secretary and in the August 2009 “Newsletter” and by email.
Closure of 2008 AGM and Resumption of August 2008 General Meeting:
The President formally Closed the 2008 AGM and resumed the August 2008 General Meeting at 7.30 pm.
Resumption of August 2008 General Meeting:
The President declared that the 2008 AGM being Closed, that the August 2008 General Meeting was resumed and opened at 7.31 pm.
Presentations:
There were two presentations as per the report in the separate Minutes of the August 2008 General Meeting.
“Thank You’s”:
The President thanked the members who had attended and participated in the presentations.
Next Meeting:
The next General Meeting will be on Monday 6th. October 2008 at RMIT Building 94, 5th. Floor, 23-27 Cardigan Street, CARLTON.
Notice will be given in the October 2008 “Newsletter” and email/s.
Closure:
There being no further business, the President thanked all for attending, and closed the meeting at 10.30 pm.
(B.Gligorov)
Secretary and Public Officer.