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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_Allen96_0  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.”      
DraftSight InSight Videos  |  Circles & Lines Columns  |  AutoCAD Video Tips


Paul_Aubin96_0  Paul 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 lynda.com. 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_Benton96_0  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 
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Patrick_Davis96  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.


robert-Th  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 
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Herrera-sm_0   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.
Herrera on Hardware, CAD Tech News  | CADspeed Articles


Heather_Livingston96 Heather Livingston, Writer
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.
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Scott_MacKenzie96  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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Brian_Benton96_0  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, CADpanacea.com.
CAD Tips | "Hot Tip Harry" AutoCAD Code 
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CurtMoreno-1-1  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_Perry96  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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ARPortrait  Andrew Roe, President, 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.
CAD Programming Columns | Architecture, Infrastructure and Construction Solutions
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