Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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Display Annotations in AutoCAD Drawings   26 Mar, 2013

We almost always want our text, dimensions, leaders, etc. to be on the top of the display order, while we want our crosshatching to be in the back. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the fastest way to ensure your annotations and hatches are always displayed correctly.More>>

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Turn Your AutoCAD Objects Invisible   11 Mar, 2013

For years, we've used layers to control the visibility of objects in AutoCAD — but that approach can be very tedious. Why not use object isolation to simply select those objects you wish to make invisible? Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of object isolation!More>>

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Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD at Lightning Speed   26 Feb, 2013

AutoCAD 2011 added the SelectSimilar command, which is a great feature for grabbing like objects quickly and easily. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you all the ins and outs of the command — including how to customize it to get the results you're after! More>>

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Add Transparency to Your AutoCAD Drawings   12 Feb, 2013

Have you ever wished you could see through a solid fill to the objects beneath? Transparency will let you do just that, like magic — and it can add a professional edge to your drawings, too. Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through the ins and outs of transparency. (Available...More>>

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Combine Multiple AutoCAD Layers into One   22 Jan, 2013

Have you ever wanted to combine many layers into just one? LayMrg to the rescue! This handy command even deletes the empty layers when it's finished. Join Lynn Allen and check it out!More>>

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Mouse Wheel Tips for AutoCAD Users   8 Jan, 2013

You use the wheel on your mouse all the time for panning and zooming — but do you know everything you can do with the mouse wheel? Join Lynn as she shares a myriad of mouse wheel tips that will put you on the road to instant productivity!More>>

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AutoCAD Copy and Paste Tips   11 Dec, 2012

You may think you’re an expert at copying and pasting in AutoCAD, but join Lynn Allen as she shares a couple of tips you might not know about!More>>

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Are You an AutoCAD Expert?   13 Nov, 2012

If you think you are an AutoCAD expert, you might want to turn off some of the annoying prompts that can come between you and your designs. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the Expert system variable and shows you how to turn off those bubbles that appear in the AutoCAD tray.More>>

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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>>