Lynn Allen's Blog

A New Year and a New AutoCAD Tip for Adding Your Own Panel to the Ribbon

I am certainly behind on blogging! I haven't posted since the holidays!  I seem to be more of a Twitter-holic these days...so if I'm late on blogging - you can get your fix by following me on twitter @Lynn_Allen

 

Adding your own panel to the AutoCAD ribbon:

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I'm wishing you a wonderful holiday - full of (really) great cheer and lots of happiness!  I'm looking forward to sharing another year of AutoCAD tips and Autodesk news with you!

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A Thanksgiving Tip on Cleaning up your lines with the Top Secret CHANGE command!

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US!  The awesome Volker Cocco reminded me of this cool trick for cleaning up your lines using the good old (top secret) CHANGE command in AutoCAD.  You can go to many webinars that Volker and the Autodesk Knowledge Network team do to brush up on all your Autodesk Product skills! 

3 Ways to Put a Frame Around Your Text in AutoCAD

It's not uncommon to need to frame various text objects in AutoCAD - why not learn all the ins and outs about doing so?  Check out my latest Cadalyst Video where I show you three different ways to do exactly that.   Hint:  It's easiest in AutoCAD 2016!

 

 

Top Secret In-Place Attribute Editing in AutoCAD!

You are probably aware that you can double-click on a block with attributes to edit it...but there are just SOOO many steps involved when all you want to do is a quick modification to the attribute value.  Wouldn't you just like to get straight to the point?

Check out my Cadalyst video and learn the secret!

 

Happy September everyone!

 

Top Secret In-Place Attribute Editing in AutoCAD!

You are probably aware that you can double-click on a block with attributes to edit it...but there are just SOOO many steps involved when all you want to do is a quick modification to the attribute value.  Wouldn't you just like to get straight to the point?

Check out my Cadalyst video and learn the secret!

 

Happy September everyone!

 

The Amazing Revit Technology Conferences

For those of you who have made the move to BIM - you'll find the Revit Technology Conference an invaluable event to attend.  RTC is more than just a conference for you and your fellow Revit users - it's a conference about all things BIM.  

Live AutoCAD Tips and Tricks session via Periscope

Join me at 10:00 PDT Monday, August 3 for a free (live) AutoCAD Tips and Tricks session.  This session will be transmitted via Periscope - a live streaming video app for iOS and Android (recently acquired by Twitter).

Embed an Image File into AutoCAD

If you've ever inserted an image file into AutoCAD - then you discovered (probably the hard way) that the image file tags along as a reference and doesn't actually make it's way into the drawing file.  That means (and this is probably where you discovered this fact) that whenever you send your drawing file to someone - you'll have to send the image file along with it!

Check out my latest Cadalyst tip that shows you how to embed an Image file into an AutoCAD drawing file (so you don't have to worry about that pesky referenced image!

My Top Ten Tips for AutoCAD 2016 *Dell Precision Guide)

For the past couple of years Autodesk has teamed with Dell to produce a Precision Guide to help our customers with their AutoCAD software and hardware decisions.  Contained therein are my Top Ten Tips for AutoCAD 2016 if you'd like to take a look!  

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