Archive for August, 2019

Notice of Vicaug meeting this Thursday 22nd August 2019

22 August 2019


(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 a couple of 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

22nd August 2019


We have moved to a new home at

The TLC Church, 265 Canterbury Rd Bayswater North

(Melways 64 H1)

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

If you’re coming along Canterbury Rd from the city, cross over Bayswater Rd and make a U-turn at the first set of traffic lights (Ramsay St) and TLC church is about 100m on your left. There’s ample off-street car parking at the venue.

We’ll be meeting here for the foreseeable future.



Doug’s Solar Tracking System

A popular item as always, this August meeting is a members night where one of us presents an interesting project they are working on. Tonight, Doug Read is going to show us his solar tracking project. This is a truly amazing system in which a number of solar photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof of his house. They are driven by a system of Doug’s own design and manufacture which automatically senses the optimum orientation angle to maximise output. By using this system the number of panels required is much reduced. And of course, AutoCAD is involved in the design! Should be an excellent evening.

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.

Meetings for 2019

Are scheduled for every second Thursday of the “even” months. However, we do sometimes vary this in order to accommodate the majority of the membership. Keep an eye on your email.

Please note:

The order of business may be amended at the discretion of the President.

Check the Vicaug 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. Alternatively, you can transfer the money on line using the Vicaug bank account details. They are BSB 805050 and account 18704070. Don’t forget to send an email so we know who it’s coming from!

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