Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:13 am

Yes indeed!

The instructional presentations, the attendees, the vendors, and the facility itself was "top-of-the-line" all the way! Simply a fantastic event!
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby TSM2018 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:29 am

Thank you to the Vectric staff and the attendees for my first User Group Meeting in my first year of Aspire Ownership. This experience reinforced that I made the correct decision for my CAD/CAM Software. I appreciated the closing comments that Vectric commitment to NOT adopt a subscription model and happy that Vectric represented that they find a Subscription model irritating too.

I did not take photos of the projects, and also other examples of the free projects in person... The Chess set was really fun to see in person; I only hesitate in carving it because I just do not like squid... I need an alternate piece for the squid - perhaps a new post for suggestions...

I have great appreciation for the tutorials, but enjoyed the opportunity to network with other users.

My unasked question after the 4th axis rollout update and geo maps/terrain session... is why haven't we modeled a miniature globe for the 4th axis... that would have married the two topics of release 9.5 eh?

Great meeting and it was nice to put some faces with some user names!
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby TSM2018 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:36 am

Stephanie, fwiw, the $46 self parking rate was not a negotiated parking rate... I attend at least a couple of conventions each year, and our people are able to negotiate parking rates... it is a learning curve when you may be in charge of meeting and negotiating... so just a suggestion when planning future meeting in the US. It was discounted probably from $50 to $46, but this is the hotel guest rate. I paid the same rate .2 miles away at the Marriott self parking for Thursday night, but stayed at the Hilton Embassy on Friday night. I have been attending a convention in Chicago annually for probably 20 years, and they have been able to negotiate parking for us.
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby Rcnewcomb » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm

after the 4th axis rollout update and geo maps/terrain session... is why haven't we modeled a miniature globe for the 4th axis... that would have married the two topics of release 9.5 eh?

Cool idea!
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:23 pm

dhellew2 wrote:
My thanks to everyone for adding meaning to a piece of my life,
Dale


And Thank YOU Dale, for the cool laser-cut "goodies" you made and gave away again! You are one awesome (and generous) guy!

(For those who couldn't attend and might not know, Dale made hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of wooden keepsakes, souvenirs and puzzles for the attendees. No one left empty-handed!)

I better not forget to thank Debbie, too! (Dale’s beautiful wife.) I’m sure she was kept very busy zip-lock bagging tons of items, etc!
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby Bob Jr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:31 am

This was my first Vectric User Group Meeting.
In addition to learning a whole bucketload of information, I enjoyed meeting forum members who have been a huge source of inspiration for me.
And Dale, that squirrel you made is sitting in our dining room window watching the neighbors squirrels. Thank you.
I also had fun collecting signatures for my Diploma!
And, thank you for signing my Beki bowl, Beki.

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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby Stephanie Downing » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:27 am

Hi Everyone,

On behalf of all of the Vectric Team and all of our guest speakers and partners we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended our User Group Meeting in Chicago this weekend.

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all, hearing about how you use your Vectric software and seeing all of the cool projects showcased.

We hope each and everyone of you found the event inspiring, educational, reassuring and most of all fun! We all learned so much from speaking to you and have a huge list of considerations for the future.

Please do share your photo's and thoughts of the event. Below are some of mine :)

Thanks
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby dwilli9013 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm

To all the Vectric Staff & Supporters,
What a wonderful UG meeting. This was my first Vectric Conference and certainly will not be my last. One of the best I have attended. This meeting much like the forum and all its members was very informative, inviting and very well executed. It did not matter who I spoke to or chatted with it was as though they were my old friends that I haven't seen in a while.
Excellent food and meet & greets. The vendors were top notch and the user creations were all inspirational and lent themselves to the huge capabilities of this software and community.
I will certainly be back again and look forward to another fun filled weekend of friends and learning.
I think the only thing I would have changed was the Tofu sandwich that I mistook for Turkey club.... :lol: :lol: :lol: Still can't get that taste out of my mouth.......

Thank you all again for the gracious and awe inspiring weekend. See ya next year.

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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby dhellew2 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks for your kind words Michael.
Debbie says this looks like one of those Chinese Terracotta Armies.
Dale

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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:18 pm

dhellew2 wrote:...
Debbie says this looks like one of those Chinese Terracotta Armies.
Dale


She’s right! That DOES look like that! Very cool!
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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby nathan.skalsky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:06 pm

In a sign of things to come, a couple 3d snaps from VUG2018!

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Re: Chicago User Group Meeting 2018 Agenda

Postby Stephanie Downing » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:55 am

For those of you who have never attended a User Group Meeting, here is an independent review of the 2018 meeting courtesy of first time attendee Mark Lazarz.

Thank you so much Mark! We are thrilled you enjoyed the event.

https://markswoodchips.com/2018-vectric-usa-user-grou…/.html
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