Lynn Allen's Blog

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! 



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 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?

A Little Super bowl Fun!

 For those of you who know know I LOVE football!  I grew up going to Rams games with my Dad (when they were based in LA) and I was all about being his little football buddy.   For the last few months of the year, Sundays are all about watching the games (and Thursday nights...and Monday nights...).  Weekends in January are all about the playoffs - don't even think of asking me to miss one! 

More AutoCAD Layer Tips and Tricks

Since the LAYER command is the third most frequently used command in AutoCAD - I thought I'd throw a few more LAYER tips into my Cadalyst Video Tip.  If you want to learn a super speedy way to add new layers - or to select layers  for editing - be sure to check out my video tip!






A New Year...a New AutoCAD Tip on Speedy Layer Control!

Happy New Year to you all!  Let's start off the new year with an AutoCAD Tip on the LAYOFF command and how it can help you with speedy layer control!




Let's make 2015 the best year ever!!!

Watch the AU Primer and Get the Inside Scoop!

With so many things happening in one jam-packed week at AU - it's easy to miss out on some valuable events or sessions.  Or maybe you just want to know where the party is going to be...or what our theme is this year at AU.  Do you know what you should pack?  When/where you can check into AU?  All this info and more is included in my AU 2015 Primer.

Are you getting the most out of your Offsets in AutoCAD?

The OFFSET command has been around since the VERY early days of AutoCAD - and has seen some nice advances in the past few releases. But did you know that the system variable OFFSETGAPTYPE is a crucial piece of the OFFSET puzzle?  If you're offsetting need to check out my Cadalyst Video! 

Get More Screen Real Estate in AutoCAD (Move that Command Line!)

If you're an AutoCAD veteran - then you probably believe that the Command Line belongs in the lower left hand corner of the drawing editor.(where the AutoCAD Gods intended it to be!). 

But if you're greedy with your screen real estate - then you most certainly wish you could take those two or three lines devoured by the Command Line and free them up for your beloved AutoCAD drawing.  Am I right?

Sign up for Autodesk University and Save $500!

Time is running out to save $500 on Autodesk's premier learning and networking event!  Of all the events I attend throughout the year - Autodesk University is by far the one that outshines the rest.  If you have never been - you need to go!  If you've been before - then you know exactly what I'm talking about (and you need to go back!).  

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