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Lynn Allen


Lynn Allen, Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. She has written Cadalyst’s "Circles and Lines" column since 1993 and is the creator of Cadalyst’s popular AutoCAD video tips. She began using AutoCAD software with Release 1.4 more than 20 years ago and taught at the corporate and collegiate levels for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, she is the host of Autodesk University and always one of the event’s highest-rated speakers. She has written three AutoCAD books; the latest is titled AutoCAD Professional Tips and Techniques. You can reach her at lynn.allen@autodesk.com.


AutoCAD Video Tips: Dock Palettes for Speedy Access Video
Dock AutoCAD Palettes for Speedy Access   9 Oct, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

Join Lynn Allen as she addresses the number-one question she gets about her videos. She’ll also show you how docking palettes for easy access can save you lots of time!

AutoCAD Video Tips: Snap to Hatch Patterns and Extension Lines Video
Snap to AutoCAD Hatch Patterns and Extension Lines   25 Sep, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

If you’ve ever grabbed the endpoint of an extension line rather than the intended object, or wished you could grab the individual objects in a crosshatch pattern, then this tip is for you! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to manage the object snap behavior as it relates to hatch patterns and...more >>

AutoCAD Video Tips: The Undo Command Master Class Video
AutoCAD Video Tips: The Undo Command Master Class   11 Sep, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

So you think you know all there is to know about Undo? Not so fast! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to have ultimate control over the Undo behavior in AutoCAD, so you can customize it for maximum productivity.

Revamped Revision Clouds in AutoCAD 2016 Article
Revamped Revision Clouds in AutoCAD 2016   10 Dec, 2015
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines: Unlike the old RevCloud command, the new version creates symmetrical revision clouds with easy-to-use grips for editing.

AutoCAD 2016 Introduces Smarter Dimensioning Tools Article
AutoCAD 2016 Introduces Smarter Dimensioning Tools   1 Dec, 2015
By: Lynn Allen

Do you think of dimensioning as a dreary task? With these time-saving new tools, you might start looking forward to it.

A Few of My Favorite Things In AutoCAD 2016 Article
A Few of My Favorite Things in AutoCAD 2016   22 May, 2015
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: Learn about the hidden gems in the newest AutoCAD release.

Text Tips for AutoCAD 2015 Article
Text Tips for AutoCAD 2015   13 Nov, 2014
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines: New features in the mtext editor make formatting faster and easier.

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AutoCAD 2015 Focuses on User Comfort   12 May, 2014
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines: The updated workhorse CAD program features a passel of UI updates that will make your day-to-day work easier and more efficient.

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Eleven Efficiency Boosters for AutoCAD   23 Jan, 2014
By: Lynn Allen

High-profile features are nice, but these subtle improvements will really enhance your productivity.

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Get a Grip on Array Editing   12 Mar, 2013
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: In AutoCAD 2013, new dynamic grips and polar and path array tools make it even easier to manage arrays.

AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD video tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

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