2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
Tyme Wear Designs Breath-Monitoring Shirts in SOLIDWORKS Article
Tyme Wear Designs Breath-Monitoring Shirts in SOLIDWORKS   11 Feb, 2017

Startup envisions clothing that helps wearers better understand — and care for — their own bodies.More>>

Grab AutoCAD Content — and Go! Video
Grab AutoCAD Content — and Go!   7 Feb, 2017

If you’re good with a keyboard, you can grab AutoCAD content (such as blocks and layers) straight from the Command line even faster than you can through the ribbon. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see just how quickly you can access valuable content!More>>

Steel Detailers Make the Move from 2D CAD to 3D Workflows Sponsored
Steel Detailers Make the Move from 2D CAD to 3D Workflows   25 Jan, 2017

As the industry evolves to rely on building information modeling (BIM), professionals have the option to change along with it — or get left behind.More>>

The Perils of AutoCAD’s PICKFIRST System Variable Video
The Perils of AutoCAD’s PICKFIRST System Variable   23 Jan, 2017

With so many system variables in AutoCAD, it's easy to accidentally turn off something vital. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how valuable the system variable PICKFIRST is, and why you never want to turn it off!More>>

Insert Specific Layers from Another AutoCAD Drawing Video
Insert Specific Layers from Another AutoCAD Drawing   9 Jan, 2017

You have a drawing with all the right layers and properties, and you want those layers in your current drawing — but how can you get them? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you two different methods for importing layers from one drawing into another. And if you should bring in a layer with a duplicate...More>>

Autodesk University 2016, Part 2: What's New for AEC, Manufacturing Tools Article
Autodesk University 2016, Part 2: What's New for AEC, Manufacturing Tools   16 Dec, 2016

Event report: Product Innovation keynote session delivers latest software news, including a sneak peek at Project Quantum, a fully integrated, collaborative, cloud-based platform for AEC. More>>

Working on Someone Else’s AutoCAD Drawing Video
Working on Someone Else’s AutoCAD Drawing   12 Dec, 2016

Have you ever needed to update a drawing that you didn’t create? You just need to add in a few objects, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of figuring out all the assorted settings and styles that were used. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a couple of tricks that will help you get in...More>>

Autodesk University 2016, Part 1: Tomorrow's Design Reality is Already Here Article
Autodesk University 2016, Part 1: Tomorrow's Design Reality Is Already Here   8 Dec, 2016

Event Report: At its annual user conference, the company details how “futuristic” technologies such as machine learning, generative design, and virtual reality are becoming integral to the CAD workflow. More>>

Migrate Your AutoCAD Settings Between Computers Video
Migrate Your AutoCAD Settings Between Computers   29 Nov, 2016

You just bought a shiny new computer and installed the latest release of AutoCAD. Your amazing custom settings, however, are still on your old computer! How can you move them from one computer to another? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you three different solutions for migrating custom settings, and...More>>

Migrating Custom Settings in AutoCAD Video
Migrating Custom Settings in AutoCAD   14 Nov, 2016

When moving to a new release of AutoCAD, you are prompted to migrate your custom settings (such as Profiles and the CUI)? What happens if you bypass that option? How do you get back to it? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to migrate your settings after the fact to ensure you don’t lose all of...More>>


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Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor and Autodesk Technical Evangelist 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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