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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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  • 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.

    It can be tricky to figure out which abbreviation is the appropriate choice for your sentence, but if you keep their translations in mind, you will find it’s easier to choose the correct one.

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  • Targeted Learning via Tailored Curriculum

    Targeted Learning via Tailored Curriculum

    In some cases, learners may benefit from curriculum that is tailored to their specific environment or project. ASCENT can help support your unique training goals

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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.

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  • Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D 2020 Grading Guide

    Changes to the Newly Released Civil 3D 2020 Grading Guide

    For the Civil 3D 2020 Grading release, you will note subtle changes throughout the Learning Guide.

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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

    I am excited to tell you about the changes that I included in the AutoCAD® 2020 3D Drawing and Modeling learning guide, that is now available from ASCENT.

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