Cadalyst Author

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.


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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.

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Autodesk 360: CAD on the Cloud   29 Nov, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: New web-based services and computing power can take your productivity to a higher place.

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The Devil’s No Longer in the Details   11 Sep, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

New detail and section view tools in AutoCAD 2013 are easy to use and flexible enough to conform to your CAD standards.

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Exposing Hidden Gems in AutoCAD 2013   19 Jul, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: Eleven little productivity enhancements add up to big time savings.

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Don’t Be Shy — Try Out AutoCAD's New UI!   1 May, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: AutoCAD introduces plenty of reasons to move beyond that old, familiar user interface.

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Employee Buy-In Is Key to a Successful BIM Transition   15 Mar, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

A productive, positive workforce of new Revit users starts with communication, training, and a dose of reassurance.

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2D Views Now Linked to 3D Models   12 Mar, 2012
By: Lynn Allen

New AutoCAD 2012 tools make documentation easy.

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A-rray of Sunshine   30 Oct, 2011
By: Lynn Allen

More visual, smarter, and easier to modify, these new associative arrays are a bright spot in AutoCAD 2012.

AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!
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