Wednesday, 7 March 2012

AU is coming to AU

Yes it's on again…  a Vegas-styled Australian Autodesk University summit…
     The Summit is a series of events held throughout Australia, which starts in Sydney on March 13, will be in Adelaide and Melbourne on March 16 and March 21 respectively, before concluding in Brisbane on March 23. 
      The full-day program offers elective options throughout so that attendees can focus on topics specific to their job.  The two IMAGINiT speakers who will be presenting at the Summit from the United States are Carl Smith and Alex McCarthy. Carl Smith, an Autodesk certified instructor, sought after speaker and blogger, will deliver the manufacturing focused sessions, whilst Alex McCarthy, a Revit platform, sustainability and BIM expert, will deliver the Autodesk Revit and BIM related sessions. Some of the topics that they will cover include collaboration, design automation, green design, Revit MEP simulation and visualisation.
     To wrap-up the day, the Las Vegas themed event will include a professional networking opportunity with a cocktail party and Las Vegas casino table games.
There is no cost for this exciting event - it is fully funded by IMAGINiT Technologies, ADA CAD Partners and Autodesk Australia.  Advanced registration is required for each of the four cities. There is no charge for these events. Register now by visiting
     IMAGINiT is pleased to partner with 3D Printing Systems who are supporting the event and will give away a new UP! Plus 3D Printer valued at approximately $3500.  To enter the draw, register online at and attend one of these events in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Saperavi… seriously great wine

 This beautiful old  historic building located in Williamstown, South Australia is home to Domain Day cellar door which has some unique wines from its cool climate vineyards.  

A particular wine favourite of mine, Saperavi, has proved difficult to find in SA until now and Domain Day's version is simply gorgeous… Highly Recommended :)  On arrival, we were greeted by their cellar door manager, Jimmy Day - his passion for his wines was infectcious and we treated to not only delicious Saperavi tastings but other styles as well. 

For the uninitiated Saperavi is a red wine grape variety that is a native of Georgia in the former Soviet Union where the grapes are known for their dark pink flesh and very dark skins, from which they get their name.  It makes a intensely deep purple coloured wine with great tannins to give outstanding cellaring potential.