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  • The Basics of Instructional Writing: 3 Simple Steps

    The Basics of Instructional Writing: 3 Simple Steps

    Instructional writing provides instructions on how to do something. Here are some practical guidelines to follow when creating instructional content.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Either…or

    Technical Writing Tip: Either…or

    Either…or is a helpful construction used to indicate a choice between options. It can also be difficult to employ it properly. Here are a couple of quick tips for using either…or in your writing.

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  • Unwrapping a Part in Inventor

    Unwrapping a Part in Inventor

    Autodesk has included functionality that enables you to generate a flat surface from a selected face or faces on your part models. This can be done using the Unwrap command which I will explain here.

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  • Locating Points in AutoCAD

    Locating Points in AutoCAD

    In this blog post, we will explore some of the tools that can be used to locate a precise point in the drawing.

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  • Technical Writing Tip: Using Colons

    Technical Writing Tip: Using Colons

    Here are some helpful tips for when to use (and when not to use) colons in your writing.

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  • Using Additional Layer Tools in AutoCAD

    Using Additional Layer Tools in AutoCAD

    AutoCAD provides many additional layer commands that enable you to select layers to help perform additional actions other than changing their layer state. Here we demonstrate additional layer commands

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  • My 5 Favorite New Core Features in Autodesk Revit 2023

    My 5 Favorite New Core Features in Autodesk Revit 2023

    Autodesk has added many new features to make designing easier, and with the release of Revit 2023, there are some exciting enhancements and features. Here are our 5 top favorite features.

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  • Getting Started with Model States - Inventor 2023 Updates

    Getting Started with Model States - Inventor 2023 Updates

    Model States functionality was introduced in Inventor 2022 and has many uses within your Inventor design files. Learn about these uses in our webcast and this corresponding article.

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  • Getting to Know the Revit Material Browser

    Getting to Know the Revit Material Browser

    Do you know about all the different facets of the Material Browser dialog box? If not, you’re not alone! Our author explains each of the areas in the Material Browser dialog box and what they do.

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  • 5 Ways to Be Consistent in Your Writing

    5 Ways to Be Consistent in Your Writing

    Consistency in terminology is important in technical writing. Each word or phrase must be consistent in spelling and usage throughout a document. Here are some tips for using consistent terminology.

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  • Civil 3D Fundamentals: The breakup!

    Civil 3D Fundamentals: The breakup!

    For the Civil 3D 2023 release, we made a major transition and separated the Civil 3D: Fundamentals guide into 2 separate guides- Essentials and Beyond the Basics. Learn more about these new guides.

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  • Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D 2023: Essentials

    Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D 2023: Essentials

    The new Civil 3D 2023: Essentials guide is designed to cover three days’ worth of content and is geared towards new and novice users of the Civil 3D software.

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  • Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D 2023: Beyond the Basics

    Introducing Autodesk Civil 3D 2023: Beyond the Basics

    This Beyond the Basics guide is geared towards more advanced users of Civil 3D, and having completed the Essentials guide is NOT a requirement if users already have knowledge of Civil 3D.

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  • Autodesk 2023 Courseware Roadmap- Webcast Summary

    Autodesk 2023 Courseware Roadmap- Webcast Summary

    Our Courseware Roadmap webcast was a great opportunity to highlight our newly released Autodesk 2023 guides as well as explain our plans for the coming months.

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  • Autodesk Vehicle Tracking – Creating Parking Lots

    Autodesk Vehicle Tracking – Creating Parking Lots

    Learn how to create and edit parking lots using various row options in the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking software.

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  • Tech Writing Tip: Using That vs. Which

    Tech Writing Tip: Using That vs. Which

    This or that? Discover when should you use 'That' and when should you use 'Which' in this post from ASCENT's Technical Editor

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  • Removing Unused Elements in AutoCAD 2022

    Removing Unused Elements in AutoCAD 2022

    Learn about this handy Purge tool for removing unused elements in AutoCAD 2022

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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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