2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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>>

Carry Out Mass Project Path Updates for AutoCAD Electrical Project Files Article
Carry Out Mass Project Path Updates for AutoCAD Electrical Project Files   2 Mar, 2017

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Whenever AutoCAD Electrical is upgraded, the default symbol library paths must be updated on all past project files — a time-consuming process. This tutorial demonstrates using a LISP routine to make this task easier. More>>

Get More from Your AutoCAD Command Line with AutoComplete Video
Get More from Your AutoCAD Command Line with AutoComplete   27 Feb, 2017

Do you have your INPUTSEARCHOPTIONS dialog configured in a way that works for you? In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll learn how to customize AutoComplete for maximum productivity.More>>

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>>

Cadalyst Poll: What portion of your CAD work is performed in 2D? Article
Cadalyst Poll: What portion of your CAD work is performed in 2D?   1 Feb, 2017

Cadalyst Poll: What portion of your CAD work is performed in 2D?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>>


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Lynn Allen

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