Archive for February, 2012

Notice of Meeting February 2012

3 February 2012


(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

6th February 2012


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

 Yes folks, that’s this coming Monday! And it’s the first meeting for 2012.

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.

We are in our usual venue.

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. Follow the pizza gas if you get lost!


Inventor Fusion

Tonight’s main presentation is by Branko who will show us a new feature of AutoCAD 2012 called Inventor Fusion. It’s provided with AutoCAD at no extra cost, so what can it do for us? Personally, I haven’t the faintest idea but I’m looking forward to Branko putting it through its paces.

As well as Branko’s presentation, we have an important issue to discuss: the future of Vicaug. There is a proposal to merge with the Outer Eastern group. This would bring a number of advantages: more breadth of committee participation (as well as a larger membership base) which will bring a better “critical mass” for attracting visiting speakers. There are of course some questions to be resolved such as where and when we meet but let’s have a talk about it and make some decisions.

After that (if we can squeeze it in) we’ll have a quick look at a little freeware program to update (search and replace) text across a bunch of drawing files. This can be a real timesaver if you need to fix a set of drawings prepared by someone with less than perfect spelling!

Also, there’ll be “round table” discussions of your AutoCAD problems (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, Your AutoCAD Questions Answered and friendly chat. And, of course, our usual TV program! (although we might change things around and show it at the end of the meeting as an experiment.) If you have any requests for a particular favourite, shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do.

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!)

Bring along your USB memory keys etc. and you can get a copy of some of the items demonstrated.

All Welcome!

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

Meetings for 2012

Are scheduled for every first Monday of the “even” months. I.e. 6th February, 2nd April, 4th June, 6th August, 1st October and 3rd December. Usual time and venue, unless otherwise advised. But stay tuned for developments with the Outer Eastern Group!