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

    Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D Fundamentals 2020 Guide

    By Jeff Morris Subtle changes ASCENT currently offers three Learning Guides for Civil 3D: Civil 3D Fundamentals Civil 3D for Surveyors Grading These are introductory Learning Guides with no prior...

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  • Autodesk BIM 360 Fundamentals for Docs, Glue, Build

    Autodesk BIM 360 Fundamentals for Docs, Glue, Build

    By Jeff Morris New Challenge With the release of the updated book Autodesk BIM 360 Fundamentals for Docs, Glue, Build a new era is upon us. Our current offering is based on the "Next Generation"...

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  • ASCENT Courseware Update - Follow up to the Webcast

    ASCENT Courseware Update - Follow up to the Webcast

    By: Jennifer MacMillan Thanks to everyone for joining our most recent Webcast where Ronda and I discussed what’s new and coming in the ASCENT curriculum for the Autodesk 2020 software release....

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  • Webcast follow-up: Data Exchange between Revit and Civil 3D

    Webcast follow-up: Data Exchange between Revit and Civil 3D

    I thank everyone for attending my webcast on April 24th where we examined ways of exchanging data between Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit. For Civil Engineers (or site designers), we looked...

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  • My Favorite (3) Things in Revit 2020

    My Favorite (3) Things in Revit 2020

    By Martha Hollowell Orcutt It is always fun to see what the experts at Autodesk come up with throughout the year. Since they have moved to a subscription service there are more frequent updates...

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  • Inventor Read-only Mode

    By Jennifer MacMillan With the installation of Inventor 2020 you now have access to a Read-only version of Inventor. This eliminates the need to install Inventor View as part of the installation....

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  • What's New in the AutoCAD 2020 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    What's New in the AutoCAD 2020 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    by Renu Muthoo I am excited to tell you about the AutoCAD® 2020 Fundamentals learning guide that is now available from ASCENT. This year, we focused on making the content more precise and...

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  • Using Two-Point Perspectives Through Cameras

    Using Two-Point Perspectives Through Cameras

    By default, camera and perspective viewports show three-point perspective views. You can display a two-point perspective by adding a Camera Correction modifier to the camera object. To do so,...

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  • Extruding Nested Splines

    Extruding Nested Splines

    When linked or imported geometry is merged together (such as by layer with the weld option) or, when 2D objects become attached to form complex splines, these objects are called nested splines....

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  • Using the new Transparent Commands tab in Civil 3D (2019.2)

    Using the new Transparent Commands tab in Civil 3D (2019.2)

    By Jeff Morris Transparent commands are nothing new in Civil 3D. They provide shortcuts whenever Civil 3D is looking for points, when one can reference alignments, profile views, Northings and...

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  • A Coming Convergence? Revit and Advance Steel Interoperability Webcast Follow-up

    A Coming Convergence? Revit and Advance Steel Interoperability Webcast Follow-up

    By Martha Hollowell Orcutt Thank you everyone who was able to attend our recent Webinar A Coming Convergence? Revit and Advance Steel Interoperability. If you didn’t have a chance to listen in or...

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  • Relocating Assembly Components in Autodesk Inventor

    Relocating Assembly Components in Autodesk Inventor

    Viewing or selecting references in components of a large assembly can be challenging. Moving and rotating components is a simple way of temporarily relocating assembly components. To move...

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  • Learn Autodesk Vault Fundamentals in under 60 minutes! Webcast Follow-up

    Learn Autodesk Vault Fundamentals in under 60 minutes! Webcast Follow-up

    by Barb Nash Thank you again to those of you who joined our webinar, Learn Autodesk Vault Fundamentals in under 60 minutes! For those who are interested, we have posted the recording on the ASCENT...

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