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Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options! Video
Take Control of Your AutoCAD Options!   5 Nov, 2018

The AutoCAD Options command controls so many different important elements of AutoCAD — and it can be accessed in a variety of ways (with slightly varying results). Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the many methods for accessing Options, as well as how to control the specific tab...More>>

Drones Help Small Team Tackle Big Campus Digitization Project Article
Drones Help Small Team Tackle Big Campus Digitization Project   31 Oct, 2018

Skand’s application of Bentley Systems reality capture technology provides RMIT University with a new view of its building facades and roofs.More>>

Backed by a New Big Brother, Bricsys Eyes a Bigger Piece of the Pie Article
Backed by a New Big Brother, Bricsys Eyes a Bigger Piece of the Pie   27 Oct, 2018

Bricsys’s pursuit of DWG-based CAD users will get a boost from an acquisition by Hexagon.More>>

Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design, Part 2 Article
Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design, Part 2   24 Oct, 2018

CAD Manager Column: In your efforts to use the right software tools in the right ways, follow this step-by-step procedure for examining -- and optimizing -- your design processes. More>>

What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer? Video
What’s Up with That AutoCAD DEFPOINTS Layer?   22 Oct, 2018

We’ve all seen the DEFPOINTS layer in AutoCAD, but how did it get there? Maybe you use this mystery layer to place objects you wish to display but not plot — but what are the perils of doing so, and is there a better solution? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the advantages...More>>

Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design Article
Avoid Software Tool Worship by Focusing on Design   10 Oct, 2018

CAD Manager Column: No matter how heavily promoted and feature-rich a software tool is, it’s just a means to an end — and it's not necessarily the right answer for your particular challenge. More>>

Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes! Video
Manage All Those AutoCAD UI Boxes!   8 Oct, 2018

There are so many different user interface (UI) boxes in AutoCAD: grip boxes, apertures, object snap markers, etc. Do you have them set up for maximum productivity? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the various settings that manage a variety of key UI tools!More>>

How Should You Spend Your CAD Management Time? Article
How Should You Spend Your CAD Management Time?   26 Sep, 2018

CAD Manager Column: If you're like most CAD managers, you have lots of tasks on your plate — but what's the best way to prioritize them?More>>

Customize Your AutoCAD Cursor Video
Customize Your AutoCAD Cursor    24 Sep, 2018

We work with the AutoCAD cursor all day long … so why aren’t we customizing it to work the way we want to work? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to modify the two parts of the AutoCAD cursor for maximum productivity!More>>

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Focuses on Current Productivity, while Preparing for Tomorrow’s Tech Article
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Focuses on Current Productivity, while Preparing for Tomorrow’s Tech    15 Sep, 2018

With the latest update of its 3D design and engineering portfolio, Dassault Systèmes aims to address the needs of existing customers — and those it doesn’t have yet.More>>


AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD Video Tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter, and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

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