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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.


Import PDF Files as AutoCAD Objects Video
Import PDF Files as AutoCAD Objects   7 Jan, 2018
By: Lynn Allen

You asked for it, and you finally got it: The No. 1 item on the AutoCAD Wish List has been granted in AutoCAD 2017. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to bring a PDF file into AutoCAD and convert it to AutoCAD objects (as well as some tricks for doing so).

Convert PDF Underlays to AutoCAD Objects Video
Convert PDF Underlays to AutoCAD Objects   10 Dec, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

You know you want it: With a click of a button you can convert PDF files to AutoCAD objects. No more tedious tracing on top of PDFs to recreate objects? It’s time to celebrate!

Make Your AutoCAD Command Line Stand Out Video
Make Your AutoCAD Command Line Stand Out   26 Nov, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

Don’t settle for a wimpy command line that is difficult to see — make it bold and clear! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to make your command line stand out so you won’t miss a thing that AutoCAD is telling you!

Control AutoCAD Text Height with Styles Video
Control AutoCAD Text Height with Styles   12 Nov, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

Sometimes the text commands prompt you for a height, and sometimes they don’t — what’s up with that? Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you how to control the AutoCAD text height with the Style command for maximum productivity!

Working with Navisworks Files in AutoCAD Video
Working with Navisworks Files in AutoCAD   22 Oct, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

Have you ever been asked to coordinate your AutoCAD drawings with a Navisworks file? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to bring a Navisworks file into AutoCAD and draw objects within the file (and avoid clashes!).

AutoCAD Video Tips: Dock Palettes for Speedy Access Video
Dock AutoCAD Palettes for Speedy Access   8 Oct, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

Join Lynn Allen as she addresses the number-one question she gets about her videos. She’ll also show you how docking palettes for easy access can save you lots of time!

AutoCAD Video Tips: Snap to Hatch Patterns and Extension Lines Video
Snap to AutoCAD Hatch Patterns and Extension Lines   24 Sep, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

If you’ve ever grabbed the endpoint of an extension line rather than the intended object, or wished you could grab the individual objects in a crosshatch pattern, then this tip is for you! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to manage the object snap behavior as it relates to hatch patterns and...more >>

AutoCAD Video Tips: The Undo Command Master Class Video
AutoCAD Video Tips: The Undo Command Master Class   10 Sep, 2017
By: Lynn Allen

So you think you know all there is to know about Undo? Not so fast! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to have ultimate control over the Undo behavior in AutoCAD, so you can customize it for maximum productivity.

Revamped Revision Clouds in AutoCAD 2016 Article
Revamped Revision Clouds in AutoCAD 2016   9 Dec, 2015
By: Lynn Allen

Circles and Lines: Unlike the old RevCloud command, the new version creates symmetrical revision clouds with easy-to-use grips for editing.

AutoCAD 2016 Introduces Smarter Dimensioning Tools Article
AutoCAD 2016 Introduces Smarter Dimensioning Tools   30 Nov, 2015
By: Lynn Allen

Do you think of dimensioning as a dreary task? With these time-saving new tools, you might start looking forward to it.