Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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Set and Save your AutoCAD System Variables   23 Oct, 2012

Because there are so many system variables in AutoCAD, it's easy to get them confused. The Express Tool SYSVDLG makes quick work of setting up your system variables and saving them to a file for speedy recovery down the line!More>>

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Quickly Add Additional AutoCAD Objects with the Same Properties and Settings   9 Oct, 2012

Let’s say you’re working on an older drawing, and you need to add in a few additional objects. You might not remember the layer, linetype, scale, etc. of the object — but with Add Selected, there is no need to remember! Simply select the object you’d like to reproduce, and AutoCAD will do...More>>

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Change the F1 Key to Escape in AutoCAD   25 Sep, 2012

We’ve all done it while working in AutoCAD — reached for the Escape key and pressed the F1 key by accident, that is. It's so frustrating to be faced with the unwelcome Help function! Follow Lynn Allen’s latest tip, and this will never happen to you again.More>>

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Add a Drop-Down List of Your Favorite Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar   11 Sep, 2012

AutoCAD's Quick Access toolbar is so accessible — why not add plenty of your most frequently used commands to it? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to add a drop-down list to the Quick Access toolbar, making you instantly more productive!More>>

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New Tricks for Customizing AutoCAD's Quick Access Toolbar   28 Aug, 2012

The Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD makes it easy and fast to access commonly used commands. In this video from Cadalyst, Lynn Allen shows you how to customize it to ensure you get your job done as quickly as possible! (The Quick Access Toolbar debuted in AutoCAD 2009.) More>>

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Master Your Workspaces   14 Aug, 2012

Do you have a saved workspace of your favorite user interface setup? Well, you should! In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll learn the ins and outs of organizing your workspaces. Lynn will also demonstrate how to delete or rename them! (Available in standard AutoCAD since 2008.) More>>

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Free Up AutoCAD Screen Real Estate   24 Jul, 2012

Would you like less clutter on your screen and more room for your drawing? If so, then check out these three tips for freeing up your AutoCAD screen real estate. More>>

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Add Matching Dimensions with Lightning Speed   10 Jul, 2012

Let's say you're working on someone else's drawing, and you need to add one or more dimensions. Who knows what the settings are for those dimensions — and who wants to take the time to find out? In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll see two speedy techniques to add some matching...More>>

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Use PDFs in AutoCAD Drawings   26 Jun, 2012

So you need to turn a PDF file into an AutoCAD drawing — but where to begin? AutoCAD 2010 added the valuable capability to bring a PDF file into AutoCAD as an underlay, so you can easily snap to the PDF and recreate the drawing. This method is so much easier than starting from...More>>

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Create PDFs from AutoCAD Drawings   12 Jun, 2012

You already know you can create PDFs out of DWG files, but do you know how to get the exact PDF file you need? Don't settle for the default settings any longer! Join Autodesk evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through all the ins and outs of creating PDF files from your AutoCAD drawings and...More>>