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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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  • 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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