ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge® Releases New Title: Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014: BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways

First Autodesk Official Training Guide to cover software suite, allowing engineers to quickly cover a complete BIM workflow

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 23, 2013Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, today released the latest Autodesk Official Training Guide (AOTG) – Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014: BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways. This training guide is the first ever by ASCENT to integrate a suite of software so that planners, engineers-in-training, and civil and transportation engineers can immediately integrate workflows across the Autodesk software products to intelligently leverage the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process.

“As Autodesk suites include more software products with enhanced capabilities, the power of BIM workflows increases,” says Michelle Rasmussen, Senior Instructional Designer, ASCENT. “When Autodesk asked us to develop this training guide, the vision was to ensure the engineer could immediately start leveraging the full power of BIM using this robust software suite. To reach this goal, we knew we had to create a training guide that would connect the software pieces together so that the end-user could develop effective workflows that would dramatically increase their effectiveness.”

Comprehensive Training Guide

This unique training guide walks through an example of a workflow for a road and highway design project using Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate. Students will use Autodesk InfraWorks, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Navisworks Manage, Autodesk 360, AutoCAD WS, and Autodesk 3ds Max Design to complete a road design project from project planning through visual communication and construction documentation.

Ideal for both individual self-study use and instructor-led classroom use, this guide focuses on teaching a workflow for designing roads and highways to help Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate users be more efficient, accelerate project approvals, and win more work. It is the only AOTG training guide that walks through the project oriented workflow using the multiple products of a software suite.

Author Shares Insights in Webcast

To learn more about this first-of-its-kind AOTG training guide, the author will be hosting a webcast: Highlights of ASCENT’s new Autodesk Official Training Guide: Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014: BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways. Designed for both instructors and end-users, this 40-minute webcast will outline each chapter and then explore the completed model to show the results of the exercises. The author will also highlight the certification exam related to this training guide. Register now for this free webcast on May 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. EDT or 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Tools for Instructors

To assist instructors in efficiently prepping for their class and effectively delivering the material, the Instructor Tools for this training guide are delivered in a downloadable PDF document. Available in May, the package contains answers to questions throughout the guide, timing suggestions for delivering the course, and instructor presentation files that complement the guide.

Pricing and Availability

The Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014: BIM Workflow for Roads and Highways is available as a hard copy training guide or an eBook for US$65. Once available, the Instructor Tools will be provided in a downloadable PDF document for US$68. Purchase both the training guide and the Instructor Tools online.


ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the world’s sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT hardcopy training guides, eBooks and Instructor Tools are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the ASCENT eStore. For more information visit the ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at @ASCENT_CTK.

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