Lynn Allen
Lynn Allen
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In her career as Technology Evangelist, Lynn Allen has spoken to more than a half million design professionals in over 50 countries throughout the world. Her online reach over the years easily reaches in the millions. An early CAD entrepreneur, Lynn taught AutoCAD at the corporate and collegiate level for 10 years before joining Autodesk. A popular columnist for Cadalyst magazine for over two decades, she is the face behind hundreds of software videos including the series “Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style, Lynn was the host of Autodesk University for over a decade and is always one of the highest rated presenters at the many worldwide Autodesk Universities. She is also the author of three technical books focused on Autodesk software. Lynn has been a global driving force in moving 2D CAD users to Digital Prototyping and BIM.

Diving deeper into AutoCAD 2020

In a recent post on the GovDesignHub, Caron Beesley wrote a nice overview of the features inside of AutoCAD 2020 – I’m going to dive deeper into the features as seen through the eyes of an AutoCAD power user.   While…

Kickstarting BIM – five tips for a successful implementation

You’ve decided to make the move to BIM – you have (nearly) everybody on board.  So where do you begin?   Making such a shift in process, and probably software, can be very daunting.   Thankfully you don’t have to jump in…

More AutoCAD Layer Tips and Tricks for Maximum Productivity!

As mentioned last month, there are only two features in AutoCAD used more frequently than Layers.  For the record, those other two features are Undo (sadly) and zooming/panning (which were lumped together into one feature.)  Let’s continue down the road…

AutoCAD Layer tips and tricks

Did you know that the AutoCAD Layer Command is the 3rd most frequently used command in AutoCAD? That should come as no surprise since we are constantly switching from one current layer to another, or manipulating objects via layers.  An…

You CAN (and SHOULD) make the move from AutoCAD to Autodesk Revit

Alright…your department is finally considering the move to BIM because of the myriad of reasons discussed in my previous article.  You understand all the advantages – you realize the world is moving to BIM and don’t want to lag behind. …

The power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019 – part II

Named views can be an amazing tool in the AutoCAD designer’s toolbox.  I outlined a few of the powerful features available with them in my previous article: The Power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019 – Part 1.  Be sure…

The power of Named Views in AutoCAD 2019

Named Views have been in AutoCAD since the early days – and their power is undeniable!  AutoCAD 2019 has truly ramped up their value with some time savers and added paper space features.  There’s a reason the AutoCAD gurus have…

Ten reasons why it is time to move to BIM

You’ve heard the rumble in the industry surrounding BIM…but is it a reality or just a passing fad?  Is it really worth the changes you’ll have to make to your software, hardware and process?  Does the thought send shivers up…

Shared Views in AutoCAD 2019

Though touted as a new feature in AutoCAD 2019 – Shared Views have actually been in AutoCAD for a couple of releases now.  Previously known as Design Views, they are a great way to share your drawings with others without…

Finally…Drawing Compare inside of AutoCAD!

We’ve all been there!  Two drawings that look eerily similar but you’re not quite sure if they are exactly the same.  What is the difference between the two drawings (if any?)  Without a drawing comparison capability…how can you tell?  No…