Lynn Allen's Blog

Speak at Autodesk University - Embrace your inner Expert!

Do you find yourself helping others learn Autodesk software around the office?  Is there a feature or technology you feel you know better than the average user?  Or perhaps some techniques and tips you've learned the hard way and you'd love to share with others...if so - submit to become a presenter at Autodesk University!

Get to the right Plan view in AutoCAD every time!

For those of you who work in 3D (which is probably less than half of you) - you know how the PLAN command loves to do a ZOOM Extents when switching to the PLAN view. Super annoying.  Often I just want the PLAN view of my current display without the extraneous extra step of zooming back in - that's where EXPLAN comes into play.

Check out my Cadalyst video and learn how easy it is to use EXPLAN!

AutoCAD Hacked! - Part 2

Well, I don't want to keep you in suspense any longer than necessary. As Lynn is returning from her vacation, rested and rejuvenated, I'd like to finish up my guest posts on AutoCAD security. Again, my appreciation and thanks go to Lynn for the opportunity. - Dieter Schlaepfer

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AutoCAD Hacked! - Part 1

While Lynn’s away on a well-deserved vacation, I’m going to sneak in with a couple of guest posts. This is an important subject and I’m delighted that Lynn’s given me the opportunity to share this information with you!  - Dieter Schlaepfer

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AutoCAD Hacked! - Part 1

While Lynn’s away on a well-deserved vacation, I’m going to sneak in with a couple of guest posts. This is an important subject and I’m delighted that Lynn’s given me the opportunity to share this information with you!  - Dieter Schlaepfer

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AutoCAD 2016 - Part Tres!

Have you ever tried rendering in AutoCAD just to find yourself intimidated by all the gzillion different settings and variables?  I certainly have.  Those of us who don't have an advanced degree in photography will love the new low-stress and friendly Rendering in AutoCAD 2016!

Render Engine

AutoCAD 2016 (Part Deux!)

It's always so exciting when a new release of AutoCAD comes out!  Let me continue on my merry way of introducing more features to you!

A New Object Snap!

Have you ever needed to find the geometric center of an object such as a polygon or a closed polyline?  There can also be quite a difference from the "geometric center" and the "center" of an object.  The new GCE osnap in AutoCAD 2016 will definitely come in handy and cut down on a few construction lines.

Introducing...AutoCAD 2016! (Part One)

 

AutoCAD 2016 is locked and loaded - coming soon to a reseller near you!  Here is an early look at some of the key features in the next (Awesome) release of AutoCAD!

Updated (and far better) Revision Clouds

Keeping track of your AutoCAD Drawings!

With so many projects and so many different drawings - it can be difficult to keep track of the various drawing directories.  Whether you want AutoCAD to always display the file directory in the on-screen title - or if you just want some super speedy ways to find the directory your open drawing file is located within - my latest Cadalyst video tip should help you find your way! 

 

Enjoy! 

All about Offset in AutoCAD

For those of you who watched the Super Bowl...why did Wilson throw the ball instead of handing it over to Lynch?  How embarrassing (and my dog will never get over it)

And speaking of not being totally understood...do you REALLY understand all the OFFSET command has to offer?

Oh sure - you use OFFSET all the time...but do you know how to offset to the current layer?  Did you know you could offset AND erase the original object?  Did you know you could set Offset to Multiple and offset over and over and over (and over) again?

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