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Lynn Allen


In her 20+ year career as a global technology evangelist, including her current role at Dassault Systèmes, Lynn Allen has spoken to more than a half-million professionals at events in over 50 countries throughout the world. Her online presentations and videos have easily reached over five million individuals. Her passion and strength is connecting with users, helping them embrace change, and shining a light on new technology.

For over 20 years she wrote a column for Cadalyst magazine and was the voice behind the popular Cadalyst “AutoCAD Video Tips.” The author of three technology books and a social media master, Lynn has more than 22,000 followers on Twitter, with over a quarter-million impressions every month.

Lynn has provided the keynote at many STEM conferences and is very focused on showing our youth they can change the world in a positive way through technology.


Ten Tips for Success with Online Meetings Article
Ten Tips for Success with Online Meetings   27 Mar, 2020
By: Lynn Allen

From simplifying your CAD environment to smiling, here are ten simple ways you can improve your online meeting experience when you’re working from home.

Has Coronavirus Closed Your Office? Work from Home the Right Way Article
Has Coronavirus Closed Your Office? Work from Home the Right Way   17 Mar, 2020
By: Lynn Allen

If you’re transitioning from a company office environment to a home office — willingly or otherwise — these six tips will help you create a more positive, productive experience for yourself and your coworkers.

Halloween Tricks for Scaring Your Fellow AutoCAD Users Video
Halloween Tricks for Scaring Your Fellow AutoCAD Users    27 Oct, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

‘Tis the season for a little ghostly fun! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shares some Halloween tricks for scaring your coworkers. Don’t worry — you can always blame it on the AutoCAD ghost!

Set Up Your Places List for Speedy AutoCAD File Access Video
Set Up Your Places List for Speedy AutoCAD File Access   13 Oct, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

You are opening files all the time — do you have your Select File dialog box set up for maximum efficiency? Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to modify the Places list once and for all, so you can quickly access your files and get on with your drawing life!

Check Drawings Faster with MeasureGeom’s New Option Video
Check Drawings Faster with MeasureGeom’s New Option   22 Sep, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

The new Quick option in the MeasureGeom command allows you to verify angles, distances, radial values, etc. — all at lightning speed! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to quickly ensure your drawing is accurate with AutoCAD 2020, so you can move on to bigger and better things.

Save Time by Converting Your Images into AutoCAD Blocks Video
Save Time — and Headaches — by Converting Your Images into AutoCAD Blocks!   8 Sep, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

Working with images can be tedious and frustrating, but working with blocks is a piece of cake! Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she shows you how to convert your AutoCAD images into blocks for easy access and to save valuable drawing time.

Let AutoCAD Set Your Object Layers for You! Video
Let AutoCAD Set Your Object Layers for You!   25 Aug, 2019
By: Lynn Allen

If you are still changing your current layer when adding text, dimensions, xrefs, or hatch patterns, then you are working too hard! AutoCAD will happily do this for you with just a few minor settings. Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the steps needed to get AutoCAD to do the...more >>

Fine-Tune the Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020 Video
Fine-Tune the Block Palettes in AutoCAD 2020   11 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   21 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   7 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 >>



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