2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
AutoCAD Dialog Box Tips You Need to Know Video
AutoCAD Dialog Box Tips You Need to Know   9 Apr, 2018

AutoCAD 2017 added a few nice enhancements to dialog boxes with lists (like the Page Setup Manager) — but do you know about them? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she clues you in on these handy features so you can take advantage of them too! More>>

How Will AutoCAD 2019 and Autodesk's New Licensing Approach Affect CAD Managers? Article
How Will AutoCAD 2019 and Autodesk's New Licensing Approach Affect CAD Managers?   28 Mar, 2018

Although the "One AutoCAD" release may not feature big changes to the application itself, it does include major changes to what’s included with AutoCAD, and how the software is licensed.More>>

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ AutoCAD Cursor Badges! Video
We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ AutoCAD Cursor Badges!   26 Mar, 2018

Do you or don’t you need cursor badges in AutoCAD? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of cursor badges, including the bizarre setting you can use to turn them off!More>>

AutoCAD 2019 Introduces Major Licensing Changes Article
AutoCAD 2019 Introduces Major Licensing Changes   22 Mar, 2018

The latest release of Autodesk’s CAD software rolls the existing suite of separate vertical products, except for Civil 3D, into a single subscription offering: One AutoCAD.More>>

Become a Master of the AutoCAD Cursor! Video
Become a Master of the AutoCAD Cursor!   12 Mar, 2018

We stare at the AutoCAD cursor all day long — but is it really set up the way that works best for you? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to master all things related to the cursor, including a new AutoCAD command that completely changes its appearance. You’ll even learn a couple of ways to...More>>

Importing PDFs into AutoCAD: Data Integrity and Image Files Video
Importing PDFs into AutoCAD: Data Integrity and Image Files   26 Feb, 2018

In this final installment of my series on importing PDF files into AutoCAD as objects, you’ll learn about some of the bad news — data integrity — as well as find out how you can control the location of the imported raster images (PNG files). More>>

Convert Single-Line Text to Paragraph Text in AutoCAD Video
Convert Single-Line Text to Paragraph Text in AutoCAD   12 Feb, 2018

So you’ve converted your SHX text to single-line MTEXT in AutoCAD (after inserting it from a PDF). But you really wish it were in paragraph format so you could modify the width, and maybe even change the numeric order or bullets! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to convert your...More>>

Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD Video
Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD   22 Jan, 2018

Let’s face it — we still have plenty of AutoCAD drawings with SHX fonts in them! Adobe PDF files aren’t quite sure what to make of SHX text; consequently, they don’t save the info needed to convert back to MTEXT when re-inserted into AutoCAD. What does that mean to you? That means your SHX...More>>

Import PDF Files as AutoCAD Objects Video
Import PDF Files as AutoCAD Objects   8 Jan, 2018

You asked for it, and you finally got it: The No. 1 item on the AutoCAD Wish List has been granted in AutoCAD 2017. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to bring a PDF file into AutoCAD and convert it to AutoCAD objects (as well as some tricks for doing so).More>>

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Bricsys: We’re Not Holding Back on DWG, Part 3   28 Dec, 2017

And the company is not holding back on BIM, either, as evidenced by updates to its dedicated module for building information modeling and the Bricsys 24/7 cloud-based collaboration tool. More>>


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Lynn Allen

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