2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby Savannahdan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:48 pm

BTW, just kidding about Boston and San Diego. I do have fond memories of both. Dan
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby jarm2 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:34 pm

I would like to see it in Salt Lake City. That is a good days drive for me and would help those of us in the Western US have a better chance of attending. San Francisco could work also, but is a bit further away.
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby wmgeorge1 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:41 am

San Francisco would be outstanding
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby t28c34 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:37 am

How about the Chicago area?
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby 4DThinker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:16 pm

How about at a University where there is a nice hotel right across the street, the fabrication lab has a Plasma CNC, a large Multicam CNC with vacuum bed and tool changer, and 3 small CNCs (2x2 Shark, 2x4 Probotix Meteor, and 3x4 Probotix Nebula with a rotary axis)? Throw in a room full of 3D printers and another with laser cutters. The fabrication lab is brand new and the building it lives in also has several tech-rich lecture/conference rooms. We have a classroom license for Aspire, and keep the latest version on all the PCs in our PC lab/classroom.

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby redwood » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Another vote for the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby ChrisInEstes » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:29 pm

ElevationCreations wrote:I’ll throw in Denver metro area, could be Estes Park, Fort Collins, Denver, or Colorado Springs area.

October is typically void of hail storms and tornadoes and if it snows that early in the season it is usually only on the ground for a day.

Mountains are nearby for those seeking inspiration, wildlife, and other activities.

We have a lot of micro breweries And the GABF (Great American Beer Festival) is here in October as well.


Heck yeah.... I'd vote for Estes Park, Colorado! That'd make my travel time maybe 5 minutes by car... If I'm not being greedy, Denver, CO or Fort Collins, CO would still be awesome.

I'm pleasantly surprised to see 3 votes for Colorado here...

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby davewierenga » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:25 am

Phoenix. Great weather in Oct. - wives would love it. Don't forget spring training
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby kp91 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 am

Washington DC/ northern Virginia

3 large airports, things to see and do!

I like 4D's suggestion too.... mainly because it sounds like a fun place to visit.
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby mezalick » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm

I like to say that I amazed by the varied locations suggested....it'll be a challenge for Stephanie and her team to make the final choice.

With that said I'd like to point out that no one has taken up the second and third part of her question...

Training content?

Our partner speakers ?

So ?? what say you ....



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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby 4DThinker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 pm

For what it is worth, I'd be more than happy to talk/demonstrate how I layout dovetail joints for students, including half blind, full, french, tapered french, rising, and half blind mitered dovetails. Also how I layout joinery (typical and original) that needs to be cut vertically or at any angle between flat and vertical. Most of which is impossible for Aspire to render accurately. If you choose K-State that is. :) We also do a lot of rotary work, some as wrapped jobs and some as X/Y/Z indexed jobs on wood mounted on the rotary axis.

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby ChiloquinRuss » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:33 am

Content? That's easy look for the topics with the most posts!
Partner Speakers? Who gives the best advice and follow-up to the topics listed above.
Food? I hope so! :mrgreen: Russ
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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby dhellew2 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:07 am

Location only needs to have something of interest besides the UGM
For those of us that travel great distances [like Troy (Alaska) and the Vectric Staff (UK & Canada)] it is important to have two or more day of touristy things to do... Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, WN DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, etc.

Content... same stuff is great since the software is always evolving so the content also evolves

Partners presentations were a welcome addition but need to stay focused on how Aspire/V-Carve is used to complete their projects.

Most in attendance at the UGM already have machines and it is my opinion that they want to learn to how to make better use of what they already have.

As an example, John's rotary presentation [minus g-code] not only explained how to use rotary for turned objects but how to use rotary for flat multi-sided projects, something I never thought of before.

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby Phil » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm

dhellew2 wrote:Location only needs to have something of interest besides the UGM
For those of us that travel great distances [like Troy (Alaska) and the Vectric Staff (UK & Canada)] it is important to have two or more day of touristy things to do... Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, WN DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, etc.

Content... same stuff is great since the software is always evolving so the content also evolves

Partners presentations were a welcome addition but need to stay focused on how Aspire/V-Carve is used to complete their projects.

Most in attendance at the UGM already have machines and it is my opinion that they want to learn to how to make better use of what they already have.

As an example, John's rotary presentation [minus g-code] not only explained how to use rotary for turned objects but how to use rotary for flat multi-sided projects, something I never thought of before.

Dale

As far as "touristy things" is considered, I doubt that there is any place in this country more beautiful in October than New England. :D :D

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Re: 2018 US User Group Meeting - Have your say

Postby BNickO » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:01 pm

Dallas would be great.
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