Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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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>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Boost the IQ of Your Geometry   27 Mar, 2012

AutoCAD 2010 added the amazing ability to add parametrics to the design process. This video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen will introduce you to the power of geometric constraints, and show you how to make your designs smarter than ever!More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Fillet Parallel Lines   13 Mar, 2012

If you've ever needed to draw an arc tangent to two parallel lines, then you're going to love this handy tip. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you exactly how to get the results you want — plus a couple of additional filleting tips! (Available in all releases of standard AutoCAD.) More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Easy Dimensioning Tips   28 Feb, 2012

If you are still manually selecting endpoints for your dimensions, you are working too hard! Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shares a couple of time-saving dimensioning tips, including how to dimension an angle larger than 180 degrees. (Available in all releases of standard AutoCAD.) More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Print a List of Your Layers   14 Feb, 2012

Have you ever needed to print out a list of your layers? It can be helpful when you're working on standards, or sharing your layer names and settings with someone else. While the means of doing this may not be obvious, it certainly can be done! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you two different methods...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – A Handy Break Command Tip   24 Jan, 2012

So you think you know everything there is to know about the Break command? You just might be surprised. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a cool tip about the Break command — and then demonstrates how to put that tip onto the ribbon! (Available in standard AutoCAD since the very beginning.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Discover a Top-Secret Dimensioning Command   10 Jan, 2012

Sometimes you want to dimension the length of a part that lies at an angle, but there is no clear edge for DimAligned to work with. That's when DimRotated comes into play. Check out Lynn's video as she shows you how to use this top-secret command that is certain to save you time!More>>