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  • Create Compelling Technical Documentation with Professional Services from ASCENT

    Create Compelling Technical Documentation with Professional Services from ASCENT

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  • Technical Writing: Using Style Guides

    Technical Writing: Using Style Guides

    A style guide can be a useful tool for any project to ensure you are maintaining a clear and consistent message for your readers.

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  • What's New in the Autodesk Navisworks 2021 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    What's New in the Autodesk Navisworks 2021 Fundamentals Learning Guide

    A number of changes were made to the guide for version 2021. For those of you that frequently teach this class and are ready to switch to the 2021 version, I wanted to share a summary of the changes.

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  • Getting Started with Inventor CAM – Part 1

    Getting Started with Inventor CAM – Part 1

    Learn how to create a setup in Inventor CAM, which most importantly defines the machining type, the stock, and the work coordinate system.

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  • Adding Toolpaths to Inventor CAM Models – Part 2

    Adding Toolpaths to Inventor CAM Models – Part 2

    Learn how to add Toolpaths to your Inventor CAM Models. See how the Toolpath palette is used to create the toolpaths in your model.

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  • Simulating Toolpaths in Inventor CAM Models – Part 3

    Simulating Toolpaths in Inventor CAM Models – Part 3

    With a toolpath now added to your Inventor CAM model, you can use the Simulation tools to review the toolpath and ensure that it generates the path that you are expecting.

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  • Post Process Toolpath Data in Inventor CAM Models – Part 4

    Post Process Toolpath Data in Inventor CAM Models – Part 4

    These final two videos will teach you how to post process your Inventor CAM data.

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  • 5 Reasons to consider Software Simulations for PLM Training

    5 Reasons to consider Software Simulations for PLM Training

    Here are 5 reasons to consider incorporating software simulations into your PLM training and eLearning plans

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  • A 5-Step Guide to Working with Bill of Materials in Autodesk Vault Professional

    A 5-Step Guide to Working with Bill of Materials in Autodesk Vault Professional

    The following 5-steps will guide you through working with Bill of Materials (BOM) in Autodesk Vault Professional.

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  • Creativity in Technical Writing

    Creativity in Technical Writing

    Is technical writing the same as creative writing? No. Can technical writing be creative? Yes, indeed; any form of writing can use creativity.

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  • Let’s collaborate: Sharing and Comparing Drawings in AutoCAD 2021: Webcast Q&A

    Let’s collaborate: Sharing and Comparing Drawings in AutoCAD 2021: Webcast Q&A

    The following are some of the questions that were asked during the Compare Drawings in AutoCAD webcast and I hope that the answers will explain the features a little further.

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  • The wait is over! 2D & 3D Milling now in ASCENT’s Inventor CAM Milling Fundamentals

    The wait is over! 2D & 3D Milling now in ASCENT’s Inventor CAM Milling Fundamentals

    The new and improved Autodesk Inventor 2021 CAM Milling Fundamentals learning guide is now available with both 2D and 3D milling.

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  • What's New in ASCENT's Site Planning and Design Guide (Previously Site & Structural Design)

    What's New in ASCENT's Site Planning and Design Guide (Previously Site & Structural Design)

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  • ASCENT is Ready for Autodesk University 2020, Digital Style!

    ASCENT is Ready for Autodesk University 2020, Digital Style!

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  • Webcast Follow-Up: Introduction to Vehicle Tracking

    Webcast Follow-Up: Introduction to Vehicle Tracking

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  • Today’s Technical Writing – More than Instructions and Manuals

    Today’s Technical Writing – More than Instructions and Manuals

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  • Rise Above the Competition with Clear and Credible Documentation

    Rise Above the Competition with Clear and Credible Documentation

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  • Are there shortcuts when it comes to learning CAD software?

    Are there shortcuts when it comes to learning CAD software?

    Many people wonder if there a faster way to learn how to use CAD software. It’s a valid question when we are often tasked with multiple projects and tight deadlines.

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  • Technical Writing: Using Graphics Effectively

    Technical Writing: Using Graphics Effectively

    by Surya Nair (Technical Editor @ ASCENT) Graphics are an integral part of technical writing. Graphics can be an effective aid to improve content clarity. Appropriately placed graphics can help...

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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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