2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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AutoCAD Tip – Get the Power of Groups   12 Jul, 2011

AutoCAD gurus know about groups — do you? Join Lynn Allen as she runs through the features of the powerful Group command and shows you how handy and easy groups are to use! (Works in standard AutoCAD, release 10 and later.)More>>

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The Utility of 3D   7 Jul, 2011

User Profile: As a multi-discipline designer of water treatment plants, Bob Beatty bridges the gap between 2D and 3D every day. More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Enter the World of AutoLISP - Part 3   28 Jun, 2011

If you’ve been following along you know that Lynn has shown us two great intro-to-AutoLISP tips. This final installment (for now) takes your AutoLISP skills even further as you create a LISP routine that shortens the many picks and clicks it takes to insert a block. Join in and learn how to...More>>

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Autodesk Suites Are More than the Sum of Their Parts   23 Jun, 2011

New product packages offer powerful programs at great discounts — but do they make sense for you?More>>

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A Perfect View   16 Jun, 2011

Circles and Lines: After years of requests, AutoCAD users' wishes come true with the Transparency property for objects and layers.More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Enter the World of AutoLISP - Part 2   14 Jun, 2011

You asked for it — you got it! Join Lynn Allen as she continues down the AutoLISP road and shares some more functions to improve your productivity. You’ll be a guru in no time!More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Align Objects with Quick Properties    24 May, 2011

Quick Properties is a pretty handy tool, especially when it comes to lining up objects such as text strings. Join Lynn as she shows you an especially clever means of using QuickProp to align text objects. Works in standard AutoCAD since the 2004 release.More>>

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Enter the World of AutoLISP!   10 May, 2011

To become a true AutoCAD guru, you need to know a little AutoLISP. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the very basics of AutoLISP and starts you down the road to creating your own AutoCAD commands! More>>

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Copy Nested Objects   26 Apr, 2011

The NCopy Express Tool allows you to copy nested objects from within blocks and xrefs — with no need to bind or explode! In AutoCAD 2012, you can also mine data from inside of DGN underlays. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of this powerful tool. Works as a command in standard...More>>

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Rotate Viewports and Reverse   12 Apr, 2011

If you are tired of adjusting your linework so the complex linetypes are going the right direction, you will enjoy Lynn Allen’s most recent video tip. And if you’ve wished your views would rotate with the viewports — well, that’s covered too! Works in standard AutoCAD since the 2009 release.More>>