Videos: AutoCAD Tips by Lynn Allen
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Explode Blocks with Attributes   9 Mar, 2010

Doesn't it drive you crazy when you explode a block with attributes and the text returns to the original definition? Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the Burst Express Tool and shows you how you can keep the attribute value in exploded blocks. (Available in AutoCAD 2005 and later.)More>>

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Improving on the Leader Command   23 Feb, 2010

The Leader command in AutoCAD has left much to be desired over the years, and hopefully you’ve discovered the more versatile and powerful MultiLeader tool. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the basics of creating and editing multileaders and shows you how much better this newer tool is. ...More>>

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Fixing Gaps in Hatch Boundaries   9 Feb, 2010

Nothing is more tedious than searching for a hole in a hatch boundary -- especially when there is no need to do so! Lynn Allen will show you how to hatch an area even if there is a gap in the boundary. (Available in AutoCAD 2004 and later.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Purge Your Drawing Files    1 Dec, 2009

For maximum productivity in AutoCAD, it's important to keep your drawings as clean as possible. The Purge command helps you get rid of the garbage that shows up in your drawing files, and Lynn's added tips will ensure your drawings are extra-clean! (Available in AutoCAD 2004 and later.)More>>

AutoCAD Tip – Edit Your Command Aliases Video
AutoCAD Tip – Edit Your Command Aliases    3 Nov, 2009

If you occasionally key in commands, you are no doubt using the AutoCAD command aliases. Command aliases are shortened versions of the full-length commands and are completely customizable. Join Lynn as she shows you the easiest way to set up your command aliases so they work the way you do! (Works...More>>

Delete Stubborn Layers in AutoCAD Video
AutoCAD Tip – Delete Stubborn Layers in AutoCAD   20 Oct, 2009

When you need to remove a layer from an AutoCAD drawing and Purge won't work, call on the Layer Delete (Laydel) command and watch your layer disappear for good. (Works in AutoCAD 2004-2010.)More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Customize the Quick Access Toolbar    6 Oct, 2009

Add and delete commands in AutoCAD's Quick Access Toolbar so you have all your favorite and frequently used tools at your fingertips. (Works in AutoCAD 2009-2010.)More>>

AutoCAD Convert Text to Mtext Video
AutoCAD Tip – Convert Text to Mtext    15 Sep, 2009

If you've ever worked with someone who prefers using single-line text (dtext) to multiline text (mtext), you'll appreciate the Express Tool Txt2Mtxt. This powerful command makes it easy to convert your text for easy paragraph editing, spell checking, and more. (Works in AutoCAD going back many...More>>

AutoCAD SuperHatch Video
AutoCAD Tip – Get Hatching with SuperHatch   1 Sep, 2009

If you've ever tried to create our own hatch patterns, you know how difficult that can be. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to use an image or a block as the basis for a hatch pattern using the powerful Express Tool SuperHatch. (Works in AutoCAD going back many releases.)More>>

AutoCAD Valuable System Variables Video
AutoCAD Tip – Two Valuable System Variables    18 Aug, 2009

AutoCAD has so many system variables that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. If you work with multiple open drawings at one time, or if you use the Pedit command frequently, then you simply must tune in to discover two system variables (PEDITACCEPT and TASKBAR) that will make your every...More>>