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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Do You Know Your Options?   1 Jul, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen shows you how to define default file types, set preferences, and (if you dare) mess with your coworkers' minds by picking "astronomical units" as your basic measurement.

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Text: from Tedious to Terrific (About Darn Time!)   1 Jun, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

This month, Allen explores the new and vastly improved mtext options available in AutoCAD 2004.

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Welcome to the UI in AutoCAD 2004   1 May, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen explores the new toolbars and tool palettes in the latest release of AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2004 Step Savers   1 Apr, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen makes an inventory of the steps you'll save by using AutoCAD 2004.

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Guard Your Drawings with Digital Signature   1 Mar, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

This ingenious new extension lets you digitally sign electronic files and is now available through the Autodesk Subscription program.

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To See or Not to See--Using the Latest (Free) Autodesk Viewer!   1 Feb, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Turning your DWGs to PDFs or protecting your AutoCAD docs is a snap with the new Autodesk Viewer.

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The Infamous Pigpen File   1 Jan, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

This month, Allen continues her focus on programming by taking a step backwards to the easy to program ACAD.PGP file, which can only be used to shorten an AutoCAD command.

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AutoCAD 2000: A Paper Space Odyssey   1 Mar, 2000
By: Lynn Allen

AutoCAD 2000 has come a long way in making Paper Space more palatable. There are several new enhancements that will make it easy for even the novice user to jump from Model Space to Paper Space.

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Editing Your Attributes   1 Feb, 2000
By: Lynn Allen

This month, let's continue down Attribute road and investigate your options should you need to edit your attributes

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Are Your Blocks Smart?   1 Jan, 2000
By: Lynn Allen

Just about all of us use blocks in our day-to-day drawing life. Why not make them smart?

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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