Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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AutoCAD Tip – Fast Select   8 Nov, 2011

Sometimes you just can’t select those objects fast enough! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the Fast Select Express Tool, which allows you to quickly select objects — plus any objects touching those objects! (Available in standard AutoCAD since 2004.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Multiline Attributes: When One Line Just Isn't Enough   25 Oct, 2011

Several releases ago, AutoCAD added the ability to create an attribute definition with multiple lines of text. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of multiline attributes, plus a few bonus tips that will definitely come in handy!More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Playing with Bubbles   11 Oct, 2011

We often need to place bubbles around text objects in our drawings. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll learn two very different techniques to accomplishing this common task! (Available in standard AutoCAD since 2008 for Multileader, and since 2004 for TCircle.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Fields of AutoCAD Dreams    27 Sep, 2011

Adding fields into your AutoCAD drawings can really save you time. A field is updatable, intelligent text that can change throughout the life cycle of a drawing. Check out Lynn's latest tip to see how easy it is to use fields and ramp up your productivity! (Available in standard AutoCAD for at...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – A Better Way to Copy Objects within Xrefs    13 Sep, 2011

The NCopy command is a great way to copy objects from within xrefs — but you have to select the objects one at a time! Who has time for that? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how you can use standard object selection modes such as Crossing Window and Fence to make copies of xref objects without...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Measure Twice, Cut Once   23 Aug, 2011

You probably spend quite a bit of time measuring objects inside of AutoCAD — but are you using the latest measurement tools? Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the options in the MeasureGeom command to make sure you're as efficient as possible! (Available in standard AutoCAD since the 2010...More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Reduce File Sizes with the WBlock Command   9 Aug, 2011

Most of us are familiar with the WBlock command for writing objects or blocks to a drawing file. Did you know that WBlock can also be used to dramatically reduce the size of your drawings? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you one of the top-secret abilities of WBlock and satisfies your need for speed!More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Turn a Spline into a Polyline    26 Jul, 2011

There are things you can do to a polyline that you just can’t do to a spline! Consequently, you’ve probably wished from time to time that you could convert a spline to a polyline. Join Lynn as she shows you how to do exactly that, so you can be on the road to instant productivity!More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Get the Power of Groups   12 Jul, 2011

AutoCAD gurus know about groups — do you? Join Lynn Allen as she runs through the features of the powerful Group command and shows you how handy and easy groups are to use! (Works in standard AutoCAD, release 10 and later.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Enter the World of AutoLISP - Part 3   28 Jun, 2011

If you’ve been following along you know that Lynn has shown us two great intro-to-AutoLISP tips. This final installment (for now) takes your AutoLISP skills even further as you create a LISP routine that shortens the many picks and clicks it takes to insert a block. Join in and learn how to...More>>