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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.


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 >>

PowerTrim in AutoCAD! Video
PowerTrim in AutoCAD!   25 Feb, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

How could any AutoCAD user possibly resist a command called PowerTrim? You trim and extend all the time in AutoCAD — why not add a tool to your repertoire that amps up the speed of these popular commands! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save time and steps while trimming...more >>

Rid Your AutoCAD Drawings of Spelling Errors Video
Rid Your AutoCAD Drawings of Spelling Errors   11 Feb, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Spelling errors can make you look very unprofessional — but they’re easily prevented! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to spell-check any drawing, and gives you customization tips to ensure SPELL gives you the best results possible (including working on external references).

Lazy Layer Tips for AutoCAD Video
Lazy Layer Tips for AutoCAD   28 Jan, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Would you like to change your current layer in fewer clicks? Would you like to move objects to a different layer by simply matching an object on the destination layer? Join AutoCAD video tipster Lynn Allen as she shares a couple of handy layer tricks that will help you get your job done faster!

Easy Metric Conversions with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator Video
Easy Metric Conversions with the AutoCAD Quick Calculator   14 Jan, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

We’ve all run into scenarios where we’ve needed to do some type of unit conversion in our drawings. Did you know the Quick Calculator in AutoCAD is a pro at making it easy to do exactly that? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you some of the gems hidden within the Quick Calculator...more >>



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