2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
AutoCAD Video Tips: Speed Up Your Saves Video
AutoCAD Video Tips: Speed Up Your Saves   22 May, 2017

We want to go as quickly as possible in AutoCAD, right? We don’t want to spend a split second longer than necessary waiting for AutoCAD to perform a save. In this tutorial from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to speed up any type of save (including automatic saves) so you can get your...More>>

Take Control of Your Automatic Saves in AutoCAD Video
Take Control of Your Automatic Saves in AutoCAD   8 May, 2017

Let’s face it: We need our AutoCAD automatic saves. But are we controlling them, or are they controlling us? In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to get the most out of your automatic saves — and how to use your .SV$ files, should you ever need to!More>>

Bricsys Seeks to Take DWG Community ‘Beyond AutoCAD’ Article
Bricsys Seeks to Take DWG Community ‘Beyond AutoCAD’   4 May, 2017

Belgium-based developer expands the scope of BricsCAD with support for building information modeling (BIM), sheet metal design, and Intergraph's plant design package.More>>

Mind the Gap in AutoCAD! Video
Mind the Gap in AutoCAD!   24 Apr, 2017

Snapping to gaps in linetypes in AutoCAD used to be impossible — until the amazing system variable LTGAPSELECTION came along! In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to finally snap to the gap after all these years.More>>

Humanitarian Outreach + Design Technology = Saved Lives Article
Humanitarian Outreach + Design Technology = Saved Lives   20 Apr, 2017

In Nepal and around the globe, Build Change is teaching locals how to recover from natural disaster — and how to survive the next one.More>>

Autodesk Advances BIM Agenda with AEC Software Updates Article
Autodesk Advances BIM Agenda with AEC Software Updates   15 Apr, 2017

Revit 2018 stresses multidiscipline building information modeling (BIM), sees more frequent releases under subscription licensing model. More>>

Stir Things Up with AutoCAD's Start Tab Video
Stir Things Up with AutoCAD's Start Tab   10 Apr, 2017

Did you turn off the Start tab in AutoCAD without even giving it a chance? Then you might just be missing out on all it has to offer. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll see how to get the most out of the powerful features in the Start tab — and you’ll also learn how to...More>>

Access Your Favorite AutoCAD Commands Quickly Video
Access Your Favorite AutoCAD Commands Quickly   27 Mar, 2017

It seems we can never get to our favorite AutoCAD commands quickly enough! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you three different means of customizing AutoCAD for speedier access to your most frequently used commands.More>>

A Peek at the Future of AutoCAD Article
A Peek at the Future of AutoCAD   22 Mar, 2017

CAD Manager Column: Autodesk’s technology preview event provides clues about whether the long-lived application will continue, and if so, how it will develop.More>>

Teach AutoCAD to Recognize Your Spelling Mistakes Video
Teach AutoCAD to Recognize Your Spelling Mistakes   13 Mar, 2017

Thanks to AutoCorrect, AutoCAD is pretty good at deciphering misspelled commands. But every once in a while, we flub a command that AutoCAD just can’t figure out. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to train AutoCAD to identify your misspellings — and as a bonus, learn a great trick to play on...More>>


AutoCAD Tips!

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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