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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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.

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Everyday Improvements in AutoCAD 2012   23 Aug, 2011
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: They might not be showy, but these important features will save you time and reduce tedium.

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A Perfect View   16 Jun, 2011
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines: After years of requests, AutoCAD users' wishes come true with the Transparency property for objects and layers.

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AutoCAD for Mac Is Back!   5 Feb, 2011
By: Lynn Allen

After an 18-year absence, Autodesk reintroduces native AutoCAD for the OS X platform.

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AutoCAD 2011: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things   28 Oct, 2010
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: In addition to major enhancements, the latest AutoCAD release adds many small but powerful features.

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Step Up the Power of Parametrics   29 Jun, 2010
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: What's better than a geometric constraint in AutoCAD? Multiple constraints applied instantly! That's the magic of AutoConstrain.

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Please Pass the Parametrics   4 Mar, 2010
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines Tutorial: AutoCAD users can finally enjoy the benefits provided by geometric constraints: easier drawing and editing.

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Bringing PDFs into AutoCAD   6 Oct, 2009
By: Lynn Allen

Circles & Lines tutorial: Users requested the ability to import PDF files, and AutoCAD 2010 grants their wishes with capabilities to add PDFs as underlays that can be traced and added to design files.

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A PDF Wish Comes True! (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   24 Jun, 2009
By: Lynn Allen

Going from AutoCAD DWG to PDF has never been easier, thanks to improvements in v2010.

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AutoCAD 2010 Makes Everyday Drawing Easier (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   17 Apr, 2009
By: Lynn Allen

Updates to layer colors, hatching, line conversions, purge, and more will help speed up common tasks.

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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