Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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Record Once, Play Again and Again!   8 Mar, 2011

The Action Recorder in AutoCAD makes it easy to record those tasks that you find yourself performing over and over. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the process of making your own macros so you can save time every day and eliminate tedium.More>>

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Match Properties   22 Feb, 2011

Match Properties in AutoCAD is a powerful tool for matching up object properties between objects and between multiple drawings. Match Properties can even match up layer and scale settings between viewports. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the ins and outs of the MatchProp command.More>>

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Break Tables with Ease   8 Feb, 2011

Most of us use tables in our AutoCAD drawings. Have you ever wanted to break them into multiple columns? Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the ins and outs of Table Breaks to ensure you get perfect results every time.More>>

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Text Stands Out with TextMask   25 Jan, 2011

Is it difficult to see your text objects because of underlying geometry? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of the Express Tool TextMask and demonstrates a simple way to make your text stand out. (Available in AutoCAD since 2004.)More>>

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Convert Blocks Back into Xrefs   11 Jan, 2011

We all know the sinking feeling of discovering that someone has bound an external reference to a drawing, only to lose that great associativity you get from an xref. Join Lynn Allen as she shares a great Express Tool that will put you back on the track of instant productivity!More>>

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All Things Copy    14 Dec, 2010

We know you copy objects all the time, so any copying tips that speed up the process would really come in handy, right? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you some outside-the-box ways to maximize your copying techniques and send you down the road to faster productivity. More>>

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A Hip Dimensioning Tip   9 Nov, 2010

If you could remove one step from each dimension you placed on your drawing, wouldn’t that be fantastic? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a super-secret tip that very few people (even AutoCAD veterans) seem to know about. More>>

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Trim and Extend with an Edge    26 Oct, 2010

You probably use the Trim and Extend commands all the time — but are you using the Edge option? Tune into Lynn Allen’s Halloween trick, where she shows you the added power the Edge option can bring to these frequently used AutoCAD commands. More>>

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Copy Objects between Layers    12 Oct, 2010

We often need to copy objects onto another layer, and most of us use a two-step process for doing so. Join Lynn Allen as she show you how the CopyToLayer command can quickly combine two steps into one. . This command will even let you make a new layer for your copied objects to land on! (Available...More>>

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Customize Your AutoCAD Startup    28 Sep, 2010

Doesn’t everyone want AutoCAD to boot up faster? While you’re at it, would you like your sheet set loaded and ready to go right away? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to customize the startup icon to load AutoCAD quickly, as well as other customization tricks. (Available in AutoCAD since...More>>