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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.


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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.

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Capture the Perfect Selection Set in AutoCAD (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   2 Feb, 2009
By: Lynn Allen

QSelect quickly gathers and counts your objects of choice.

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Dimension Tips (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Dec, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

Two features found in AutoCAD 2008 can tame your misbehaving dimensions.

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Object Properties at Your Fingertips (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Nov, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

Reduce repetition with the Quick Properties tool and Rollover Tooltips feature in AutoCAD 2009.

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Random AutoCAD Tips and Tricks for All, Part II (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Oct, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

Good advice to make you more productive.

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Random AutoCAD Tips and Tricks for All (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Sep, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

These nuggets of good advice can save time and effort.

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AutoCAD 2009: Get a Better View (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Aug, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

ViewCube enables you to load any Autodesk product and quickly view designs in 3D.

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AutoCAD 2009: Quick View Commands (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial)   1 Jul, 2008
By: Lynn Allen

Don't get lost in multiple layouts; use Quick View Layout and Quick View Drawings.

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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