Archive for February, 2014

Notice of Vicaug / OEAUG meeting this Thursday 13th February 2014

11 February 2014


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

ABN: 65 553 575 021

Greetings friends

*** Next Vicaug Meeting ***

Combined with the Outer Eastern AutoCAD Users Group

Only 3 days to go!

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

7:30pm Thursday

13th February 2014

At the Warrawong Annexe of

Eley Park Community Association

32 Richmond Street

Blackburn South (MELWAYS: 61 G4)

 Yes folks, that’s this coming Thursday! See the map below for directions:



Yes, it’s DEvolution, not Evolution! We’ll be looking at evolution in reverse by going back through the thirty years of CAD ages.

Peter Godfrey and John McKinna will demonstrate how far we have come and how well off we are now compared with the “old days”. They will be showing AutoCAD through the ages by attempting to draw a simple model in

Autodesk Revit 2014 – the future (?????),

AutoCAD 2014 – Autodesk’s newest and shiniest AutoCAD,

AutoCAD Release 14 – a classic version from 1998, fondly remembered by many,

AutoCAD Release 10 with DRC Auto, another classic hit from the late 80’s, and

AutoCAD v1.4 – one of the very first versions from 1984!

And some of these will be running on Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1.

Déjà vu is a term that comes to mind. Expletives from the floor may be tolerated, but certainly will be forgiven.

Come along and see how CAD has progressed through the ages. Should be a real hoot!

And, of course…

Lots of Discussion of Interesting Stuff!

“Round table” discussions of any AutoCAD problems you might have (and hopefully the solutions!) plus the usual News, AutoCAD Tips and friendly chat about whatever we find interesting.

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

All Welcome!

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

Also, if anyone hasn’t yet paid their membership fees for 2014, please do so as soon as possible. The fees were set at $60 per year.

Meetings for 2014

Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months.

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:

              7:30 Meeting room opened for social chat, food and refreshments

7.45 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 – as circulated in the 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


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.

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Contact name for invoices:

Telephone (BH)

Telephone (AH)

Telephone (Mobile).

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Note the following scale of fees (simple huh?): $60.00 for first attending member and $60.00 for each subsequent member. These figures are not subject to GST, as discussed at the AGM.

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.