Cadalyst Contributing Editors

At Cadalyst, we rely on our contributing editors to provide content as well as guidance that helps ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and overall value of the information we deliver to our readers every day. Contributing editors are highly respected experts on the topics we cover, including CAD and related software technologies, hardware, AEC, GIS, manufacturing, and CAD management.


Lynn Allen    Lynn Allen
Technology Evangelist
Dassault Systèmes


In her 20+ year career as a global technology evangelist, 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 more than 20 years, Lynn wrote a column for Cadalyst magazine and was the voice behind the popular Cadalyst “AutoCAD Video Tips.” 

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Paul F. Aubin    Paul F. Aubin
Author, consultant, speaker
Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services


Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles in The Aubin Academy Mastering Series, including annual versions covering Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, and Revit MEP. He has also authored video training materials for his own web site and Aubin is an independent architectural consultant whose involvement in the architectural profession spans more than 20 years. He travels internationally providing Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Architecture implementation, training, and support services.

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Brian Benton    Brian Benton
CAD manager, writer


Brian Benton is a long-time contributor to Cadalyst as a product reviewer and tips expert. He also is a provider of CAD, GIS, 3D modeling, rendering, and animation services.

CAD Tips | Cadalyst Product Reviews

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Patrick Davis    Patrick Davis
Virtual design and construction manager, writer
Atkins North America


Patrick Davis has been a Cadalyst contributor since 1998, conducting book reviews and Cadalyst Labs reviews of building applications, and is coauthor of the Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture books (2011 and 2102 versions) from Wiley Publishing.

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Bill Fane    Bill Fane
Engineer, writer


Bill Fane is a registered professional engineer and a retired instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he taught mechanical design courses in AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, SolidWorks, manufacturing processes, and design procedures. He conducts mechanical CAD software reviews for Cadalyst Labs and has written more than 200 "Learning Curve" AutoCAD tutorials for Cadalyst since 1986 and claims to be a close personal friend of Captain LearnCurve. If you have questions about commands, send him an e-mail at

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Nancy Fulton    Nancy Fulton
Marketing and business-development specialist


Nancy Fulton was cofounder and president of OpenCAD International, where for nearly two decades she created and marketed subscription-based online training for a variety of CAD and animation applications. She currently specializes in markets including digital media, film production, animation, 2D drawing, and 3D modeling and animation.

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Robert Green    Robert Green
CAD manager, consultant, writer, musician


Robert Green is Cadalyst's resident CAD management expert, authoring the twice-monthly CAD Manager's Newsletter. He performs CAD programming, standardization, and consulting services globally. He is the author of Expert CAD Management: The Complete Guide.

"CAD Manager" Columns and Newsletter Features | "CAD Manager's Toolbox" Tips | Cadalyst Product Reviews and Articles

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   Alex Herrera
Consultant, writer


With more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, and management experience in the semiconductor industry, Alex Herrera is a consultant focusing on high-performance graphics and workstations. Author of frequent articles covering the business and technology of graphics, he is responsible for the Workstation Report series published by Jon Peddie Research. He continues to advise companies competing in fields related to high-performance graphics and client-centric computing.

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Art Liddle    Art Liddle
Art Liddle Consulting


A former Cadalyst editor, Art Liddle is the primary hardware reviewer in Cadalyst Labs and the developer of the Cadalyst Benchmark Test. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches physics at Springfield High School.

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Heather Livingston    Heather Livingston


Heather Livingston is a Wichita, Kansas-based freelance writer specializing in design, sustainability, and architectural technology. She also works with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association.

Cadalyst Feature Articles

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Scott MacKenzie    Scott MacKenzie
Writer and BIM expert


Scott MacKenzie has more than two decades' experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. An expert in CAD and virtual building software (or BIM), he is currently the BIM manager at Stantec. For Cadalyst, he develops feature articles and conducts Cadalyst Labs software reviews.

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R.K. McSwain    R.K. McSwain
Designer, CAD systems administrator, writer


Cadalyst contributing editor R.K. McSwain is the CAD manager for LJA Engineering in Houston. He has been using and programming AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He can be reached through his website,

CAD Tips | "Hot Tip Harry" AutoCAD Code | Cadalyst Product Reviews

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Curt Moreno    Curt Moreno
CAD manager, blogger, speaker


Curt Moreno is the owner and editor of the Kung Fu Drafter blog and a CAD manager at a Houston, Texas based engineering firm. He develops a variety of content for Cadalyst, including hardware and software reviews, columns, and event reports. He is a contributor to Auodesk User Group International (AUGI) and a presenter at Autodesk University.

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Melanie S. Perry    Melanie Stone
Writer, drafter, educator, speaker


Technical writer Melanie Stone specializes in CAD, CAFM, data analysis, and other technology topics, and is a fledgling programmer.

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Andrew Roe    Andrew Roe
AGR Associates


Andrew G. Roe is a registered civil engineer and president of AGR Associates. He is author of Using Visual Basic with AutoCAD, published by Autodesk Press. For Cadalyst, he writes about AutoCAD programming and topics related to geographic information systems.

Cadalyst Features and AutoCAD Programming Articles

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Jeffrey Rowe    Jeffrey Rowe
Electromechanical engineer, writer, consultant
Cairowest Group


Jeffrey Rowe has more than 30 years' experience in design, engineering, and manufacturing. He is the principal consultant of his independent firm specializing in design, engineering, technical communication, education, and business development. He conducts software reviews for Cadalyst Labs and writes about a variety of topics related to mechanical CAD.

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