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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.


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Trying to Follow Those Standards!   31 Aug, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen helps you take advantage of the simple, effective features of the CAD Standards tool in AutoCAD 2004.

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The Return of the Express Tools! (Who Says Dreams Don't Come True?)   31 Jul, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen celebrates the return of the awesome Express Tools in AutoCAD 2004.

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Do You Know Your Options?   30 Jun, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen shows you how to define default file types, set preferences, and (if you dare) mess with your coworkers' minds by picking "astronomical units" as your basic measurement.

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Text: from Tedious to Terrific (About Darn Time!)   31 May, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

This month, Allen explores the new and vastly improved mtext options available in AutoCAD 2004.

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Welcome to the UI in AutoCAD 2004   30 Apr, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen explores the new toolbars and tool palettes in the latest release of AutoCAD.

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AutoCAD 2004 Step Savers   31 Mar, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Allen makes an inventory of the steps you'll save by using AutoCAD 2004.

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Guard Your Drawings with Digital Signature   28 Feb, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

This ingenious new extension lets you digitally sign electronic files and is now available through the Autodesk Subscription program.

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To See or Not to See--Using the Latest (Free) Autodesk Viewer!   31 Jan, 2003
By: Lynn Allen

Turning your DWGs to PDFs or protecting your AutoCAD docs is a snap with the new Autodesk Viewer.

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The Infamous Pigpen File   31 Dec, 2002
By: Lynn Allen

This month, Allen continues her focus on programming by taking a step backwards to the easy to program ACAD.PGP file, which can only be used to shorten an AutoCAD command.

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AutoCAD 2000: A Paper Space Odyssey   29 Feb, 2000
By: Lynn Allen

AutoCAD 2000 has come a long way in making Paper Space more palatable. There are several new enhancements that will make it easy for even the novice user to jump from Model Space to Paper Space.