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  • Getting to know the Home page in Autodesk Inventor

    Getting to know the Home page in Autodesk Inventor

    The Home page is the first thing that you see when you open Inventor 2023. Do you know how to use all of its tools and features? If not, read on!

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  • What’s New in the Milling Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

    What’s New in the Milling Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

    Here is a list of new options I found helpful that you can now use in some of the Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

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  • Datum Targets Now Available in Inventor for Model-Based Definition

    Datum Targets Now Available in Inventor for Model-Based Definition

    Did you know that Inventor 2023 now enables you to create datum targets on your models that you can then subsequently incorporate into the creation of your tolerance features? Learn more in this blog.

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  • InfraWorks for Architects: Putting your Designs in Context

    InfraWorks for Architects: Putting your Designs in Context

    Architects: See how to put your designs in context using Autodesk InfraWorks

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  • Scene Explorer in 3ds Max

    Scene Explorer in 3ds Max

    Managing, navigating, and selecting individual objects can become overwhelming in 3ds Max. To help, try using the Scene Explorer. Learn more in his helpful Blog.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Reformatting PowerPoint Slides

    Technical Writing Tip: Reformatting PowerPoint Slides

    See some helpful tips for reformatting PowerPoint slides

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Placing Figure References

    Technical Writing Tip: Placing Figure References

    If you use figure references in your technical writing projects, keep reading for some helpful tips.

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  • What’s in a Name? An Introduction to File Naming Conventions

    What’s in a Name? An Introduction to File Naming Conventions

    Get an introduction to file naming conventions for electronic documents

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  • File and Folder Naming Conventions: Tips and Examples

    File and Folder Naming Conventions: Tips and Examples

    The strength of a folder and file naming convention is dependent on the naming structure and the components you select to build the structure. Here are a few tips to consider when naming files.

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  • Floating Windows in AutoCAD

    Floating Windows in AutoCAD

    Learn how the floating windows feature in AutoCAD can be used to increase efficiency while creating a new drawing by copying portions and and properties from an existing drawing.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Punctuating Quotation Marks

    Technical Writing Tip: Punctuating Quotation Marks

    You probably use quotation marks, whether for dialog, quoted material, or setting off a word or phrase within a sentence. But where does punctuation fit in when using quotation marks?

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  • Instructional Writing: 6 Formatting Tips to Improve Readability

    Instructional Writing: 6 Formatting Tips to Improve Readability

    Formatting can keep your content well organized and reader-friendly. Here are 6 tips on how to use formatting to improve your instructions.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Working with Lists

    Technical Writing Tip: Working with Lists

    Lists are a handy way to present information in a clear and concise manner as a way to make information easier to read and to break up large chunks of text. Here are a few tips for working with lists.

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  • What’s my best learning path to get started with Inventor CAM?

    What’s my best learning path to get started with Inventor CAM?

    Find out the best way to get started with Inventor CAM from the author of ASCENT's Inventor learning guides.

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  • Creating Arrays in AutoCAD 2023: Webcast Q&A

    Creating Arrays in AutoCAD 2023: Webcast Q&A

    Here are some of the questions that were asked during the AutoCAD Arrays webcast which should explain this feature a little further.

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  • 5 Top Tips for Writing Instructions

    5 Top Tips for Writing Instructions

    For instructional writing to be effective, the steps must be clear and easy to understand plus knowing your audience is key. Here are 5 tips on how to write instructions.

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  • What’s New in Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for Structure

    What’s New in Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for Structure

    Autodesk made some amazing changes to Revit this year, and one of the major changes is with the structural analytical information. Find out how these changes affected the ASCENT courseware.

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  • Autodesk University 2022: A Personal Reflection

    Autodesk University 2022: A Personal Reflection

    Hear about Autodesk University 2022 from ASCENT's Civil 3D author.

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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Inventor Part’s Model Browser

    Getting the Most Out of Your Inventor Part’s Model Browser

    Learn about enhancements that have been made to the Model Browser, and find out which ones our Inventor author likes best.

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  • Converting SHX Text Objects to AutoCAD Mtext

    Converting SHX Text Objects to AutoCAD Mtext

    Learn how to convert SHX Text Objects to AutoCAD Mtext in this helpful blog.

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