2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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>>

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>>

Face Fewer Headaches with Xrefs Video
Face Fewer Headaches with Xrefs   10 Sep, 2018

In this final chapter in her series on reducing xref stresses, AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen shares two tips to help you save money on painkillers and put you on the road to stress-fee design! Watch as Lynn shows you how to make sure your hard-coded paths are changed from Absolute to Relative,...More>>

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Find a Home for Orphaned AutoCAD Xrefs   27 Aug, 2018

It’s never a good thing when our AutoCAD xrefs become orphans! Join AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to easily find an xref orphan’s parent drawing in AutoCAD 2018 or higher and quickly resolve the problem. More>>

Search and Rescue for AutoCAD Xrefs Video
Search and Rescue for AutoCAD Xrefs   13 Aug, 2018

Is there anything worse than broken xref links in AutoCAD? They can take hours to correct, depending on the extent of the path damage. Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen to learn some amazing shortcuts to finding and repairing broken links that will save you loads of valuable time! (Applicable to...More>>

Avoid Broken Links in AutoCAD External References Video
Avoid Broken Links in AutoCAD External References    23 Jul, 2018

Let’s face it: We have a love/hate relationship with xrefs! We love them when they work, but we hate them when they don’t! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to avoid those pesky broken links when working with external references inside of AutoCAD.More>>

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Cadalyst Verifies Compatibility of Cadalyst Benchmark with AutoCAD 2019   17 Jul, 2018

Users can test and compare the performance of computers running AutoCAD 2000–2019. More>>

Create Paper Space Viewports from Named Views in AutoCAD Video
Create Paper Space Viewports from Named Views in AutoCAD   9 Jul, 2018

New to AutoCAD 2019 is the ability to easily drag and drop Named Views onto your paper space layouts. Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to quickly insert those named views (complete with their saved layer settings) and control the various scale factors. Done properly, this...More>>

AutoCAD Video Tips: Save Layer States with Named Views Video
Save AutoCAD Layer States with Named Views   25 Jun, 2018

Yes, you heard that right: You can save your layer settings along with a named view. Just think of all the time you’re going to save! Join AutoCAD Tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to add this powerful AutoCAD tool to your arsenal!More>>

Navigate AutoCAD Drawings at Lightning Speed with Named Views Video
Navigate AutoCAD Drawings at Lightning Speed with Named Views   11 Jun, 2018

Are you tired of zooming in and zooming out to find the desired location in a drawing? Named Views to the rescue! Now you can save specific areas in your drawings as views and jet straight to them, efficiently and speedily. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the power of Named Views, and you’ll...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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