Lynn Allen's Blog

Join me in Miami or Allentown?


While I am currently enjoying a (much-needed) vacation in Portugal - I wanted to make sure you were aware of two events I have coming up (right after I return home).  On June 5 - you can find me doing the keynote address for Synergis University 2013 at an all day event filled with technical presentations. 

Free Autodesk Oil and Gas webcast on Easier Information Management

Join the Autodesk Oil and Gas folks as they show you how the new AutoCAD Plant 3D Vault integration makes information management so much easier!  Add in Autodesk 360 and you have a match made in...the Cloud!

Tune in for my first AutoCAD 2014 webcast tomorrow morning!

My first official AutoCAD 2014 webcast is tomorrow morning at 11am PDT.  Novedge has been kind enough to sponsor it and it's free of charge!  If you want to hear all about the new features in AutoCAD 2014 - then tune in for sure!  I want to see you there!  (virtually of course)

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My AutoCAD 2014 Tips and Tricks booklet is here!

Finally...hot off the press...is my AutoCAD 2014 Tips and Tricks booklet!  This labor of love has all the new features inside of AutoCAD 2014 (as well as the new features from AutoCAD 2013).  Check it out!  Print as many as you like - delight your coworkers - frame it and put it in your living room (your significant other will love that).

AutoCAD Hatching Tips

It seems that nearly all applications have at least some crosshatching in their drawing files - so hatching tips should come in handy for nearly everyone.  Check out my latest Cadalyst Magazine video tip that just might save you some valuable time in your hatching!  (Or at least I hope so!)

 

P.S.  I am not responsible for the extremely unflattering pose that appears when I embed this video!

Drumroll please...AutoCAD 2014 has arrived!

Do you get as excited as I do when a new release of AutoCAD comes out?  Or are you wondering what else they could possibly add to the program?  Well there have been quite a few great features added into AutoCAD 2014.  Everything from huge enhancements to Geographic Locations to the cool new interactive Design Feed which will make it easier for you to collaborate with others on your drawings. 

Don't miss the Revit Technology Conference!

I've heard all about it...I've wanted to go for years ...and (finally)  this year I am thrilled to get a chance to participate in the North American Revit Technology Conference.  And I simply don't see why you shouldn't be joining me!

Grant your AutoCAD Objects a Super Power! (make them invisible)

So if you could pick any super power - what would it be?  I vote for invisibility (although it's probably best not to be able to hear what peoplea re REALLY saying about you!).  While I can't grant you this awesome super power - I can certainly show you how to make your AutoCAD objects invisible!

Stuck on Autodesk BIM360 Glue (especially for Construction!)

I'm quite sure I'm not the first to coin such a cheesy BIM360 Glue phrase (nor the last) but I must admit I really love spreading the news about this great cloud and mobile application.  Since I seem to have been inundated with presenting at Construction conferences lately - BIM360 Glue has been an obvious topic for me to cover.

Using Transparency inside of AutoCAD

Transparency was on the AutoCAD wish list for many years before it was finally added into AutoCAD 2011.  Transparency actually became an additional object property - much like color, linetype, etc that could be assigned to any object as well as any layer!  Then it's simply a matter of setting the transparency level - anywhere from 0 to 90 (obviously you wouldn't want the value to go all the way to 100 - because that would make it invisible!)

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