Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
Take Control of Your Automatic Saves in AutoCAD Video
Take Control of Your Automatic Saves in AutoCAD   8 May, 2017

Let’s face it: We need our AutoCAD automatic saves. But are we controlling them, or are they controlling us? In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to get the most out of your automatic saves — and how to use your .SV$ files, should you ever need to!More>>

Mind the Gap in AutoCAD! Video
Mind the Gap in AutoCAD!   24 Apr, 2017

Snapping to gaps in linetypes in AutoCAD used to be impossible — until the amazing system variable LTGAPSELECTION came along! In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to finally snap to the gap after all these years.More>>

Stir Things Up with AutoCAD's Start Tab Video
Stir Things Up with AutoCAD's Start Tab   10 Apr, 2017

Did you turn off the Start tab in AutoCAD without even giving it a chance? Then you might just be missing out on all it has to offer. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to get the most out of the powerful features in the Start tab — and you’ll also learn how to...More>>

Access Your Favorite AutoCAD Commands Quickly Video
Access Your Favorite AutoCAD Commands Quickly   27 Mar, 2017

It seems we can never get to our favorite AutoCAD commands quickly enough! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you three different means of customizing AutoCAD for speedier access to your most frequently used commands.More>>

Teach AutoCAD to Recognize Your Spelling Mistakes Video
Teach AutoCAD to Recognize Your Spelling Mistakes   13 Mar, 2017

Thanks to AutoCorrect, AutoCAD is pretty good at deciphering misspelled commands. But every once in a while, we flub a command that AutoCAD just can’t figure out. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to train AutoCAD to identify your misspellings — and as a bonus, learn a great trick to play on...More>>

Get More from Your AutoCAD Command Line with AutoComplete Video
Get More from Your AutoCAD Command Line with AutoComplete   27 Feb, 2017

Do you have your INPUTSEARCHOPTIONS dialog configured in a way that works for you? In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll learn how to customize AutoComplete for maximum productivity.More>>

Grab AutoCAD Content — and Go! Video
Grab AutoCAD Content — and Go!   7 Feb, 2017

If you’re good with a keyboard, you can grab AutoCAD content (such as blocks and layers) straight from the Command line even faster than you can through the ribbon. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see just how quickly you can access valuable content!More>>

The Perils of AutoCAD’s PICKFIRST System Variable Video
The Perils of AutoCAD’s PICKFIRST System Variable   23 Jan, 2017

With so many system variables in AutoCAD, it's easy to accidentally turn off something vital. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how valuable the system variable PICKFIRST is, and why you never want to turn it off!More>>

Insert Specific Layers from Another AutoCAD Drawing Video
Insert Specific Layers from Another AutoCAD Drawing   9 Jan, 2017

You have a drawing with all the right layers and properties, and you want those layers in your current drawing — but how can you get them? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you two different methods for importing layers from one drawing into another. And if you should bring in a layer with a duplicate...More>>

Working on Someone Else’s AutoCAD Drawing Video
Working on Someone Else’s AutoCAD Drawing   12 Dec, 2016

Have you ever needed to update a drawing that you didn’t create? You just need to add in a few objects, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of figuring out all the assorted settings and styles that were used. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a couple of tricks that will help you get in...More>>


AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD video tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

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