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Lynn Allen


Lynn Allen is the creator of Cadalyst’s popular AutoCAD video tips. She began using AutoCAD software with Release 1.4 more than 20 years ago and taught at the corporate and collegiate levels for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, she hosted Autodesk University many times and was always one of the event’s highest-rated speakers. She has written three AutoCAD books; the latest is titled AutoCAD Professional Tips and Techniques. You can reach her at lynnallen-consult@outlook.com.


Fine-Tune the Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020 Video
Fine-Tune the Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020   12 Aug, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

After covering the Block Palette essentials in her previous tip, Lynn’s ready to dive deeper this time around. Join her as she covers some extra tips that will help you fine-tune your block palettes to work the way you want to work!

Meet the Marvelous New Block Palette in AutoCAD 2020 Video
Meet the Marvelous New Block Palette in AutoCAD 2020   22 Jul, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

We insert blocks all the time — there's no getting around it! Why not take advantage of the new Block Palette in AutoCAD 2020 and scratch that task off your list in no time? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you all the great features in this new tool, along with the handy Repeat...more >>

Perfect PURGE in AutoCAD 2020 Video
Perfect PURGE in AutoCAD 2020   8 Jul, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

The PURGE command in AutoCAD is a great way to keep your drawing files neat and clean. But when it comes to knowing why you can’t purge something, such as a layer, the PURGE command has been sorely lacking! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of the new updated PURGE...more >>

Try the DWG Compare Tool in AutoCAD 2020 Video
Try the DWG Compare Tool in AutoCAD 2020   24 Jun, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

You’ve probably been in this situation: You’re faced with two drawings that look similar, but might not be exactly the same! How can you tell if there are any differences? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to get the most out of the updated DWG Compare tool inside AutoCAD...more >>

Measure in AutoCAD Twice, Cut as Many Times as You Like! Video
Measure in AutoCAD Twice, Cut as Many Times as You Like!   10 Jun, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

You might have tried the Measure command in AutoCAD before, only to be disappointed in the outcome. You just didn’t know the secret to achieving the desired results! Join AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how the powerful Measure command can quickly place a block (or point) at...more >>

Easily Divide an AutoCAD Object up into Equal Segments! Video
Easily Divide an AutoCAD Object up into Equal Segments!   13 May, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Imagine the possibilities! If you’ve ever wanted to evenly space a block on an object — or just divide it up into equal segments — then the Divide command is for you! Join AutoCAD Tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to use Divide to boost your productivity. Plus... she’ll...more >>

Get the Point in AutoCAD! Video
Get the Point in AutoCAD!   22 Apr, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Have you ever wished you could place construction markers in your drawing that display when you want them and then magically disappear when you don’t? Look no further! Points are a top-secret tool that AutoCAD gurus use to display markers in a variety of shapes and sizes. Join AutoCAD Tipster...more >>

Use DWG Compare to Easily Find the Differences Between Drawings Video
Use DWG Compare to Easily Find the Differences Between Drawings    8 Apr, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

We’ve all had to try and find the differences between two similar drawings. AutoCAD 2019 introduces the new DWG Compare feature which is simple, clear, and very powerful. Join AutoCAD Tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of this great tool that will save you editing time and...more >>

Dig Deeper into AutoCAD’s Dimension Tool Video
Dig Deeper into AutoCAD’s Dimension Tool   25 Mar, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Hopefully you are using the powerful new DIM tool in AutoCAD as it saves plenty tedious picks and clicks. Join AutoCAD Tipster Lynn Allen as she digs deeper into this tool and shows you how to manage overlapping dimensions as well as evenly space existing dimensions in a flash!

Save Picks and Clicks with the Automated Power Trim Tool Video
Save Picks and Clicks with the Automated Power Trim Tool    11 Mar, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

During our last video, Lynn Allen showed you how to manually run a cool productivity tool called Power Trim to speed up the Trim and Extend commands. This week our AutoCAD expert shows you how to automate it so you can Power Trim with fewer picks and clicks. Be the envy of your office with your...more >>



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