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  • Technical Writing: Introduction to Using Plain Language

    Technical Writing: Introduction to Using Plain Language

    by Breanne MacDonald (Technical Editor @ ASCENT) “A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended audience can easily find what they need,...

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  • My Five Fave New Features in Revit 2021

    My Five Fave New Features in Revit 2021

    With all the uncertainty in the world today, it is refreshing to unwrap the new features of Revit 2021 to see what the Autodesk development team has come up with to make our lives easier in the...

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  • What’s New in the AutoCAD® 2021 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    What’s New in the AutoCAD® 2021 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    by Renu Muthoo I am excited to tell you about the AutoCAD® 2021 Fundamentals learning guide that is now available from ASCENT. This year, we focused on making the content more precise and...

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  • Civil 3D Fundamentals 2021: Course changes

    Civil 3D Fundamentals 2021: Course changes

    The Civil 3D Fundamentals course is a four-day course covering all aspects of Civil 3D at a basic level. In addition to this course, there are also two specialized courses dealing with Civil 3D on...

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  • Celebrating World Book Day

    Celebrating World Book Day

    World Book Day, also known at World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is a global celebration of books and the difference that reading makes to people’s lives, young and...

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  • Webcast follow-up: Maximize the Design Collaboration tools available in BIM 360

    Webcast follow-up: Maximize the Design Collaboration tools available in BIM 360

    I want to thank everyone for attending my webcast on Maximizing the Design Collaboration tools. In the webcast I talked about and demonstrated the process of utilizing the BIM 360 Design...

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  • Webcast follow-up: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 2

    Webcast follow-up: Using the AEC Collection Tools for Land Development Projects, Part 2

    I thank everyone for attending my webcast on February 19th, 2020. This was the second part of a presentation I did at Autodesk University in 2019. Due to the length of the original I had to break...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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