Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
Take Control of the 3DOrbit Command in AutoCAD Video
Take Control of the 3DOrbit Command in AutoCAD   25 Apr, 2016

By default, the 3DOrbit command rotates around the center of your AutoCAD model. When you’re working on a specific part of a 3D model, that rotation centroid may not work for you. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to take control of the 3DOrbit command and select...More>>

Control Your Model Space Viewports in AutoCAD Video
Control Your Model Space Viewports in AutoCAD   11 Apr, 2016

If you work in 3D, then you probably use model space viewports. Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to resize and add additional model space viewports by using some top-secret controls in AutoCAD. This tip applies to AutoCAD 2015 and newer versions.More>>

Customize the AutoCAD Status Bar Video
Customize the AutoCAD Status Bar   28 Mar, 2016

Is your AutoCAD Status Bar set up to work the way you work? Or have you chosen to leave it in its default state? This video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen will show you how easy it is to personalize the status bar for maximum productivity. (And as a special bonus, you’ll discover where the...More>>

Round ‘Em Up with the AutoCAD Lasso Video
Round 'Em Up with the AutoCAD Lasso   14 Mar, 2016

If you find yourself using multiple selection sets to get the objects you need, then the Lasso — introduced in AutoCAD 2015 — could be just what you need! Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save valuable drawing time with this easy-to-use, yet powerful object selection...More>>

Square Off Corners in AutoCAD Video
Square Off Corners in AutoCAD   23 Feb, 2016

There are many different ways to square off corners inside AutoCAD. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll learn the speediest way possible!More>>

Automatically Repeat Commands in AutoCAD Video
Automatically Repeat Commands in AutoCAD   8 Feb, 2016

Sometimes we want to repeat an AutoCAD command many times, but we don’t want to waste time (and an extra step) by pressing Enter to do so. In these situations, the Multiple command comes to the rescue! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how Multiple can be used to repeat a command over and over —...More>>

Drawing at an Angle in AutoCAD? Rotate the UCS! (Lynn Allen/Cadalyst Magazine) Video
Drawing at an Angle in AutoCAD? Rotate the UCS!   24 Jan, 2016

If you’ve ever worked on an AutoCAD drawing that was rotated — and you had to figure out all the angles and reference points — then you’ll love this tip. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save time (and your neck!) by rotating the User Coordinate System (UCS).More>>

Add Your Own Panel to the AutoCAD Ribbon Video
Add Your Own Panel to the AutoCAD Ribbon   11 Jan, 2016

Creating your own panel filled with your favorite AutoCAD commands is easy. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to make your own custom panel for the AutoCAD ribbon, complete with your most frequently used commands. Then be prepared to race through AutoCAD at maximum speed!More>>

A Couple of DText Tips Video
A Couple of DText Tips   14 Dec, 2015

It can be a little frustrating when you need to add another text string underneath the existing dtext strings! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a couple of clever dtext tips that will make working with single line text so much easier!More>>

Lengthen AutoCAD Arcs at Lightning Speed Video
Lengthen AutoCAD Arcs at Lightning Speed   23 Nov, 2015

The Lengthen command is a handy tool for lengthening many objects in AutoCAD. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of the Lengthen command as it relates to arcs for maximum productivity!More>>



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