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  • Technical Writing – What, Who, and How

    Technical Writing – What, Who, and How

    Wondering what Technical Writing consists of? Read on to find out!

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  • Civil 3D’s Project Explorer: Reports and Object Sets

    Civil 3D’s Project Explorer: Reports and Object Sets

    See how to create reports and tables in one place using Civil 3D’s Project Explorer from the author of ASCENT's Civil 3D learning guides.

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  • Inventor Tip: Assembling Components Using the Mini-Toolbar

    Inventor Tip: Assembling Components Using the Mini-Toolbar

    Learn how to assign assembly constraints between components in Inventor without using the Place Constraint dialog box.

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Where to Place Other Punctuation When Using Parentheses

    Tech Writing Tip: Where to Place Other Punctuation When Using Parentheses

    Parentheses are a useful tool for adding supplementary information to a sentence or paragraph. But how do you handle punctuation when parentheses are involved? Read on for helpful tips.

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  • Planning a Technical Documentation Project

    Planning a Technical Documentation Project

    Here are some tips for those who are engaged in the planning and delivering of technical documentation projects.

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  • Webcast Follow-up: Revit Fundamentals for Interior Design

    Webcast Follow-up: Revit Fundamentals for Interior Design

    If you missed our webcast to learn about the new Autodesk Revit Interior Design guide, you can view the on-demand presentation here and also view questions and answers that followed the webcast.

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  • Adding Grading Objects to the Grading Optimization Tool Palettes

    Adding Grading Objects to the Grading Optimization Tool Palettes

    The Grading Optimization program is a new way to perform complex grading within Civil 3D. Learn how to add Grading Objects to the Optimization Tool Palettes from our Civil 3D learning guide author.

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  • Autodesk Inventor 2023 Model States – Zero Quantity Solution

    Autodesk Inventor 2023 Model States – Zero Quantity Solution

    See what's new for Autodesk Inventor version 2023: How to remove the zero quantity (suppressed) component from the BOM/Parts List tables.

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  • A Closer Look at Autodesk Inventor Instance Properties

    A Closer Look at Autodesk Inventor Instance Properties

    If you haven't discovered Instance Properties in the Autodesk Inventor software, read on to learn more about this useful enhancement.

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  • Grammar Tip: It's vs Its

    Grammar Tip: It's vs Its

    Learn how to correctly use "it's" and "its" in this helpful grammar tip from one of ASCENT's technical writers.

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  • ASCENT - Revit Fundamentals for Interior Design 2022: Manual Placing Wall Sweeps in a 3D View

    ASCENT - Revit Fundamentals for Interior Design 2022: Manual Placing Wall Sweeps in a 3D View

    Here are a couple of tips to use while placing wall sweeps that will help you get the correct placement to reduce frustration and speed up design time.

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  • Inserting Blocks using the Blocks palette in AutoCAD 2022: Webcast Q&A

    Inserting Blocks using the Blocks palette in AutoCAD 2022: Webcast Q&A

    View this on-demand Webcast and learn how to easily locate and insert blocks and drawings into the current drawing using the enhanced Blocks palette in AutoCAD 2022.

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  • Introducing Autodesk Revit 2022 Fundamentals for Interior Design

    Introducing Autodesk Revit 2022 Fundamentals for Interior Design

    Announcing a new learning guide that provides students, trainers, and industry professionals with learning content for Autodesk Revit 2022 Fundamentals for Interior Design.

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Using Capitalization for Emphasis

    Tech Writing Tip: Using Capitalization for Emphasis

    Applying capitalization in the right places can be a useful tool in your writing, just make sure you don't overuse it!

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  • Introduction to Civil 3D’s Grading Optimization Program: Webcast Q&A

    Introduction to Civil 3D’s Grading Optimization Program: Webcast Q&A

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  • ASCENT Trivia Contest: Answer Key

    ASCENT Trivia Contest: Answer Key

    Thank you to everyone who joined our 20 Year Celebratory Trivia Contest. We hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed hosting!

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  • Reflecting back on 20 years at ASCENT

    Reflecting back on 20 years at ASCENT

    In 2021, ASCENT-Center for Technical Knowledge turns 20. Here's a reflection on the past 20 years from the division's Marketing Manager.

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  • ASCENT TURNS 20 TRIVIA CONTEST!

    ASCENT TURNS 20 TRIVIA CONTEST!

    ASCENT is celebrating 20 years! To commemorate this milestone we’re hosting a trivia contest. We hope you'll join in the fun November 1-12, 2021.

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  • 'Getting Started with Model States' AU2021 class: Your Questions Answered

    'Getting Started with Model States' AU2021 class: Your Questions Answered

    Get your questions answered about using Model States in Inventor. View this highly popular AU2021 class on-demand and see the presenter's answers to the many questions she received after her session.

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  • Creating a Document Management System

    Creating a Document Management System

    If your organization is looking to design a new document management system or improve the efficiency of your existing system, here are some steps to consider.

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