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Lynn Allen


Lynn Allen 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 hosted Autodesk University many times and was 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 lynnallen-consult@outlook.com.


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Cadalyst Video Picks (Vol. 4, No. 5)   11 Mar, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

During our last video, Lynn Allen showed you how to manually run a cool productivity tool called Power Trim to speed up the Trim and Extend commands. This week our AutoCAD expert shows you how to automate it so you can Power Trim with fewer picks and clicks. Be the envy of your office with your...more >>

Save Picks and Clicks with the Automated Power Trim Tool Video
Save Picks and Clicks with the Automated Power Trim Tool    11 Mar, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

During our last video, Lynn Allen showed you how to manually run a cool productivity tool called Power Trim to speed up the Trim and Extend commands. This week our AutoCAD expert shows you how to automate it so you can Power Trim with fewer picks and clicks. Be the envy of your office with your...more >>

PowerTrim in AutoCAD! Video
PowerTrim in AutoCAD!   25 Feb, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

How could any AutoCAD user possibly resist a command called PowerTrim? You trim and extend all the time in AutoCAD — why not add a tool to your repertoire that amps up the speed of these popular commands! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save time and steps while trimming...more >>

Rid Your AutoCAD Drawings of Spelling Errors Video
Rid Your AutoCAD Drawings of Spelling Errors   11 Feb, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Spelling errors can make you look very unprofessional — but they’re easily prevented! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to spell-check any drawing, and gives you customization tips to ensure SPELL gives you the best results possible (including working on external references).

Lazy Layer Tips for AutoCAD Video
Lazy Layer Tips for AutoCAD   28 Jan, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Would you like to change your current layer in fewer clicks? Would you like to move objects to a different layer by simply matching an object on the destination layer? Join AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen as she shares a couple of handy layer tricks that will help you get your job done faster!

Easy Metric Conversions with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator Video
Easy Metric Conversions with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator   14 Jan, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

We’ve all run into scenarios where we’ve needed to do some type of unit conversion in our drawings. Did you know the Quick Calculator in AutoCAD is a pro at making it easy to do exactly that? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you some of the gems hidden within the Quick Calculator...more >>

Get Fast Answers with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator Video
Get Fast Answers with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator   10 Dec, 2018
By: Lynn Allen

You’ve probably seen the AutoCAD Quick Calculator many times — but perhaps you just weren’t quite sure what to do with it. AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen will show you that QuickCalc is a very powerful tool, so you can stop ignoring it and start taking advantage of it!

Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options! Video
Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options!   5 Nov, 2018
By: Lynn Allen

The AutoCAD Options command controls so many different important elements of AutoCAD — and it can be accessed in a variety of ways (with slightly varying results). Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the many methods for accessing Options, as well as how to control the specific tab...more >>

What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer? Video
What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer?   22 Oct, 2018
By: Lynn Allen

We’ve all seen the DEFPOINTS layer in AutoCAD, but how did it get there? Maybe you use this mystery layer to place objects you wish to display but not plot — but what are the perils of doing so, and is there a better solution? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the advantages...more >>

Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes! Video
Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes!   8 Oct, 2018
By: Lynn Allen

There are so many different user interface (UI) boxes in AutoCAD: grip boxes, apertures, object snap markers, etc. Do you have them set up for maximum productivity? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the various settings that manage a variety of key UI tools!

AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor 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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