Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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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>>

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Move among Open AutoCAD Drawings at Lightning Speed   22 May, 2012

Most of us work with multiple open drawings, and we often need to move among them (and the many layouts). Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the fastest way to switch from one open drawing to another with the handy QVDrawing tool! You'll also learn how to plot a layout in an entirely different open...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Save Time with Smart Parametric Dimensions   8 May, 2012

Don’t settle for regular dimensions when you can create smart parametric dimensions! Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you how to create dimensions that update the geometry when you update the dimension text. Think of all the time you’ll save! (Available in standard AutoCAD since...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Create Smart Geometry Automatically   24 Apr, 2012

We all want smart geometry, right? AutoCAD 2011 added the Infer Constraints tool to the status bar to help you automatically create geometry with a higher IQ. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll see just how easy it is to bump up the intelligence of your AutoCAD objects with...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Fix Gaps and Off-Angled Lines with AutoConstrain   10 Apr, 2012

We've all worked with drawing files that included some unwanted gaps, or perhaps some lines that weren’t quite vertical or horizontal, even though they were supposed to be. Join Lynn Allen as she shares this means of cleaning up your drawings with AutoConstrain. You'll be certain to save lots of...More>>