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  • ASCENT Online learning courses: eLearning Bundles2:48

    ASCENT Online learning courses: eLearning Bundles

    Did you know? ASCENT’s eLearning Courses are available via the ProductivityNOW Online Learning Portal. Available through annual subscription, eLearning allows learners to complete fundamental through

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    Autodesk Instructor Guides

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  • ASCENT Technical Writing Services Overview2:12

    ASCENT Technical Writing Services Overview

    http://ascented.com| Watch this video to learn about ASCENT’s corporate documentation services. With deep instructional design experience that goes beyond their CAD expertise, the ASCENT team has deve

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  • Autodesk Certification Preparation Books from ASCENT2:21

    Autodesk Certification Preparation Books from ASCENT

    http://ascented.com/adskcertification To help you prepare for the Autodesk Certified Professional exams, ASCENT offers Official Certification Preparation books. Prepare for the Autodesk Professiona

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  • ASCENT Webcast: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 251:15

    ASCENT Webcast: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 2

    In this Part 2 webcast, Jeff takes the design (developed in Part 1) into Civil 3D and Revit for further development and explores how information can be shared between these two programs. Navisworks wa

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  • Looking to learn Inventor CAM 2D Milling?

    Looking to learn Inventor CAM 2D Milling?

    By Jennifer MacMillan ASCENT is excited to announce the release of a brand new learning guide: Autodesk Inventor 2020 Introduction to 2D Milling. This guide provides students, trainers, and...

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  • Technical Writing: Tips for Self-editing

    Technical Writing: Tips for Self-editing

    While it is not easy to edit and proofread your own writing, it is possible to do so by being a mindful editor. This blog post offers some tips for self-editing.

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  • What's new in the Advance Steel 2020 Fundamentals guide

    What's new in the Advance Steel 2020 Fundamentals guide

    The Autodesk® Advance Steel Learning Guide received some necessary TLC for its latest 2020 release. This Fundamentals Learning Guide was meant to be an overview of basic Advance Steel tasks, but...

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  • Webcast follow-up: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 1

    Webcast follow-up: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 1

    I thank everyone for attending my webcast on January 22nd, 2020, where I repeated a presentation I did at Autodesk University in 2019. Due to the length of the original I had to break the webcasts...

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  • ASCENT Webcast: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 137:44

    ASCENT Webcast: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 1

    In this webcast, Jeff Morris explores conceptual design ideas in the form of sketches and massing, and evaluates these ideas in InfraWorks. Then InfraWorks analyzes the site and performs some prelimin

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  • Technical Editing Tip: Using e.g. vs. i.e.

    Technical Editing Tip: Using e.g. vs. i.e.

    by Breanne MacDonald As a technical editor at ASCENT, I often come across two abbreviations that are frequently misused. When should you use i.e. and when is e.g. more appropriate? e.g. This...

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  • CATIA Release Roadmap

    CATIA Release Roadmap

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  • Creo Parametric Release Roadmap

    Creo Parametric Release Roadmap

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  • Targeted Learning via Tailored Curriculum

    Targeted Learning via Tailored Curriculum

    When you think of ASCENT, you likely think of our printed CAD training materials, instructor guides or eBooks. But, maybe your situation would benefit from something other than standard learning...

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  • Revit 2020 Collaboration Tools: Worksets/Worksharing changes

    Revit 2020 Collaboration Tools: Worksets/Worksharing changes

    ASCENT has recently made some required changes to the Revit 2020 Collaboration Tools learning guide with regards to how the practices for the Project Team Collaboration section are done. These...

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  • ASCENT Webcast: CAD Software Skills Training for the Energy/Utility Sector21:55

    ASCENT Webcast: CAD Software Skills Training for the Energy/Utility Sector

    Are you struggling to provide unique CAD software skills training to your substation design teams? ----------- Watch this webcast to hear how Duke Energy chose ASCENT to provide their substation desi

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  • Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D 2020 Grading Guide

    Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D 2020 Grading Guide

    By Jeff Morris A few changes for Grading ASCENT currently offers these Learning Guides for Civil 3D: Civil 3D Fundamentals (Imperial) Civil 3D Fundamentals (Metric) Civil 3D for Surveyors Civil...

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  • What’s New in the AutoCAD® 2020 3D Drawing and Modeling - Learning Guide

    What’s New in the AutoCAD® 2020 3D Drawing and Modeling - Learning Guide

    by Renu Muthoo We, here at ASCENT, are always looking for feedback from both the users and instructors of our courses. After a careful analysis of the feedback, we incorporate the changes to the...

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  • Engineering Change Request: A Sample interactive eLearning module from ASCENT4:46

    Engineering Change Request: A Sample interactive eLearning module from ASCENT

    Attached is a sample interactive eLearning module based on custom content ASCENT created recently for some of our PLM customers looking for stand-alone content in support of a technology roll-out. Thi

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  • Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D for Surveyors 2020 Guide

    Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D for Surveyors 2020 Guide

    By Jeff Morris Major changes for Survey ASCENT currently offers three Learning Guides for Civil 3D: Civil 3D Fundamentals Civil 3D for Surveyors Grading These are introductory Learning Guides with...

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  • Hands-on Copy Design Functionality in Vault 2020! Webcast Follow-up

    Hands-on Copy Design Functionality in Vault 2020! Webcast Follow-up

    by Barb Nash Thank you again to those of you who joined our webinar, Hands-on Copy Design functionality in Vault 2020! We have posted the recording on the ASCENT YouTube channel at:...

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  • ASCENT Webcast: Hands-on Copy Design functionality in Vault 202032:04

    ASCENT Webcast: Hands-on Copy Design functionality in Vault 2020

    In this webcast, take a closer look at the Vault Professional 2020 Copy Design functionality using an example that you can try yourself using a simulated exercise. (No installation required!) Learn

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  • ASCENT's ProductivityNOW Portal

    ASCENT's ProductivityNOW Portal

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  • 5 Examples of Collaborations in PLM eLearning Projects

    5 Examples of Collaborations in PLM eLearning Projects

    by Barb Nash Many of our projects involve us (ASCENT, a division of Rand Worldwide) working with multiple teams within the overall PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) implementation project. ASCENT...

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