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ASCENT Presents Classes and Showcases Learning Solutions at Autodesk University 2018

Parul Dubey on October 29, 2018 - in Announcement, Events, News

Baltimore, MD – At this year’s Autodesk University (AU) 2018, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with experts from ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, an Autodesk Authorized Author and Publisher, at the Exhibit Hall in Booth A210, as well as attend classes taught by three of ASCENT’s Learning Content Developers. 


“The range of topics our ASCENT speakers are presenting at AU this year is indicative of the broad spectrum of knowledge and insight our team brings to every project,” says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. “One of our strengths is our ability to explain complex topics through our documentation in a way that learners can quickly understand and effectively apply the knowledge conveyed. In fact, we take that strength a step further by offering technical documentation services to help customers effectively use the products they develop. Whether it’s learning content for instructor-led training, self-paced online eLearning, or ongoing performance support, our team uses their instructional design roots to create learning resources that are unique for each client.”



ASCENT Classes at AU 2018: Presented by ASCENT Learning Content Developers

Renu Muthoo:
Up Close and Personal with Arnold: A Workflow Process for Using Arnold in 3ds Max 2019
A Winning Combination: 3ds Max 2019 and Revit Interoperability

Renu is a 20-year veteran working with Autodesk’s visual design projects and is the lead author of ASCENT’s AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Plant Design learning guides.

Martha Hollowell:
A Coming Convergence? Revit 2019 and Advance Steel Interoperability.
With a passion for architecture and education, Martha brings her 20+ years’ of experience to this AU class. In addition to being lead author of the ASCENT Advance Steel learning guide, Martha is responsible for the content of ASCENT’s Autodesk Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure and Revit BIM Management guides.

Michelle Rasmussen:
Secrets Revealed for Construction Simulation in Navisworks Manage
Michelle is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and lead author of ASCENT’s Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk BIM 360, Autodesk Infraworks and Autodesk Navisworks learning guides. Michelle has also earned the prestigious honor of ‘AU Mentor’ and will be mentoring first-time AU presenters. AU mentors are chosen based on a variety of factors including their previous AU speaker experience and class ratings, as well as their abilities, attitudes and willingness to give of their time and energy to help new speakers succeed. 

To connect with Renu, Martha or Michelle at Autodesk University, register for one of their classes or visit ASCENT during booth hours on Tuesday, November 13th. AU 2018 takes place November 13 to 15, 2018 at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.


ASCENT at the AU Exhibit Hall

In addition to showcasing courseware and eLearning solutions at the booth, Visitors to Booth A210 can discuss the following services with ASCENT experts:

  • Technical Writing –ASCENT can develop, edit, and maintain existing documentation such as online help, user guides, and API documentation. ASCENT also offers proofreading and editing services of existing documentation to assist a client’s in-house technical publications team.
  • Process Documentation – Many organizations have unique processes. Whether it is how systems and tools are used or how workflows are leveraged to create designs, ASCENT can document these processes to train and support users.
  • Customized Application Courseware – ASCENT has a broad library of learning guide titles for Autodesk software, but many organizations prefer using their own workflows, datasets and models. ASCENT can create professional courseware unique to a client’s needs. Recent custom projects include video, online learning and assessment tools to provide best-in-class training experiences.  


Booth visitors will receive a voucher to save 25 percent off any ASCENT learning materials. This promotion will be valid until January 18, 2019.



ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), is an Autodesk Authorized Publisher and Developer of professional CAD courseware. ASCENT also provides technical editing and writing services, custom courseware and technical documentation including PLM documentation services. ASCENT training materials include learning guides, eBooks, instructor guides and eLearning Bundles. Products and services are available to anyone seeking self-study or instructor-led materials including: Autodesk Training Centers, educational institutions, individuals, corporations, associations and trade unions. Products can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore or Amazon.com. (For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative). For more information, visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.


About Rand Worldwide
Rand Worldwide is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services and technology to the engineering community, targeting organizations in the building, infrastructure and manufacturing industries. www.rand.com




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