Jennifer MacMillan

Manager – Learning Content Development<br><br>Trained in Instructional Design, Jennifer uses her skills to develop instructor-led and web-based training products as well as knowledge profiling tools. Jennifer has achieved the Autodesk Certified Professional certification for Inventor and is also recognized as an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI). She enjoys teaching the training courses that she authors and is also very skilled in providing technical support to end-users. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dalhousie University.

  • Customizing the Inventor Interface

    Customizing the Inventor Interface

    Learn how to customize the user interface with a more personalized layout to become more efficient with the software.

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  • Graphics Window Tips in Inventor

    Graphics Window Tips in Inventor

    See how to use the graphics window manipulation tools to work more efficiently when you have multiple windows open in Inventor.

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  • Writing (Fair) Questions to Test Software Knowledge

    Writing (Fair) Questions to Test Software Knowledge

    Check out these helpful tips for writing questions for any knowledge assessment, whether for CAD or for any other skill.

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  • Weld Symbols – Which Method Is Best for You?

    Weld Symbols – Which Method Is Best for You?

    Learn about a third method to create weld symbols in your designs using Autodesk Inventor 2024.

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  • Communicate Complex Information with Targeted Solutions2:31

    Communicate Complex Information with Targeted Solutions

    Learn how ASCENT's professional services can help you effectively communicate with employees or clients.

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  • Learning and Documentation Strategies: Tips for a Successful Implementation

    Learning and Documentation Strategies: Tips for a Successful Implementation

    Planning a technology implementation? Get documentation and learning strategies to get your team up and running quickly!

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  • Documentation Strategies for Project Implementations33:15

    Documentation Strategies for Project Implementations

    Get strategies for implementing a new technology platform, prepping for a process improvement, or updating documentation.

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  • Sketching using the updated Precise Input Command in Autodesk Inventor

    Sketching using the updated Precise Input Command in Autodesk Inventor

    With the release of Inventor 2024, Autodesk has transitioned the Precise Input sketching tool to a more modern mini-toolbar. Watch this video for more.

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  • Autodesk Inventor 2024 Enhancements You Might Not Know About!

    Autodesk Inventor 2024 Enhancements You Might Not Know About!

    Check out this blog to be sure you don’t miss out on five small but helpful enhancements in Autodesk Inventor 2024.

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  • Autodesk Inventor 2024: What You Need to Know to Create Section Views

    Autodesk Inventor 2024: What You Need to Know to Create Section Views

    In Inventor 2024, Autodesk spent time refining some of the existing workflow. Find a streamlined workflow that uses the mini-toolbar for all sectioning options.

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  • Datum Targets Now Available in Inventor for Model-Based Definition

    Datum Targets Now Available in Inventor for Model-Based Definition

    Did you know that Inventor 2023 now enables you to create datum targets on your models that you can then subsequently incorporate into the creation of your tolerance features? Learn more in this blog.

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  • What’s New in the Milling Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

    What’s New in the Milling Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

    Here is a list of new options I found helpful that you can now use in some of the Toolpaths in Inventor 2023 CAM

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  • Getting to know the Home page in Autodesk Inventor

    Getting to know the Home page in Autodesk Inventor

    The Home page is the first thing that you see when you open Inventor 2023. Do you know how to use all of its tools and features? If not, read on!

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  • What’s my best learning path to get started with Inventor CAM?

    What’s my best learning path to get started with Inventor CAM?

    Find out the best way to get started with Inventor CAM from the author of ASCENT's Inventor learning guides.

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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Inventor Part’s Model Browser

    Getting the Most Out of Your Inventor Part’s Model Browser

    Learn about enhancements that have been made to the Model Browser, and find out which ones our Inventor author likes best.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Autodesk Inventor 2023 Model States – Zero Quantity Solution

    Autodesk Inventor 2023 Model States – Zero Quantity Solution

    See what's new for Autodesk Inventor version 2023: How to remove the zero quantity (suppressed) component from the BOM/Parts List tables.

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