Lynn Allen's Blog

Taking control of the 3DORBIT command in AutoCAD

Do you 3D?  If you do, you most assuredly are familiar with the 3DORBIT command (or at least one would hope!)  

For years - AutoCAD has determined the centroid of the display when orbitting based on the center of the entire model.  This center doesn't always work effectively when you have objects off in one or more directions.

A St. Patrick's Day Tip on Squaring Off Corners in AutoCAD

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!  I hope you are all wearing green today (must avoid that pesky pinching!).

St Patricks

Automatically repeating commands in AutoCAD

Do you ever get tired of hitting that pesky "enter" key to repeat the previous command?  If so,  you should check out the handy MULTIPLE command in AutoCAD.  Run it before any command to automatically repeat it (Escape to exit).  Who wants to type out such a long command?  Put that baby on a toolbar, panel or better yet the Quick Access toolbar for speedy access!

Check out my latest Cadalyst video!

 

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.  

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