ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Completes Autodesk 2018 Courseware Roadmap with over 70 Titles

ASCENT Adds Three New Titles to 2018 Courseware Offering

Baltimore, MD  — March 7, 2018 —  ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge  announces the completion of their  2018 Autodesk Courseware Roadmap containing 73 learning guides including three brand-new titles. Titles are available for purchase through ASCENT’s online store at, through format only), and on the  Google Play Books store (in digital format).

"The requirement for comprehensive learning resources has not diminished with the maturation of core software tools,” says Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. “New and experienced users continue to look to ASCENT as a trusted and timely resource for learning and refreshing their skills.  With the 2018 Autodesk software release, we have continued to add titles for specialized tools, such as BIM 360 Glue and Advance Steel, recognizing the increased need for effective learning content by this ever-widening user base.”

In addition to Autodesk Learning Guides, ASCENT offers Video-Enhanced eBooks, Instructor Tools, Official Certification Preparation books, Self-Paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles. ASCENT also provides training and technical courseware for Dassault Systèmes and PTC engineering software.

New ASCENT Autodesk 2018 Learning Guides

Autodesk BIM 360 Glue User Fundamentals teaches users how to better predict project outcomes, reduce conflicts and changes, and achieve lower project risk using a BIM workflow. Users will also learn how to consolidate civil, architectural, structural, and MEP models into one BIM model in the cloud. A review of markup tools shows learners how to communicate issues across disciplines and locate clashes that can lead to downstream construction issues.

Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Sculpting with T-Spline Surfaces teaches users how to effectively create 3D designs using the tools available in the SCULPT workspace. If you used ASCENT’s first Fusion guide,  Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling, then you were introduced to the concept of T-Spline surface design by creating and editing basic shapes. In this new learning guide, users go beyond the basics to learn how to create surface geometry that references image files, as well as learn to create sculpted extrude, revolve, loft, and swept geometry. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, learners acquire the key skills and knowledge necessary to create visually appealing, non-parametric models. This learning guide includes instructional videos for the two advanced project exercises.

Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Fundamentals teaches users how to access powerful tools for steel design, detailing, and fabrication. Users will learn how to model 3D objects such as columns, beams, and bracing, apply connections including plates, bolts, and welds, add grating, cladding, and stairs and railings. It also shows users how to produce fabrication drawings using automated tools. To learn more about this new guide,  view a recording of our recent webcast from February 14, 2018.

Learning Guide Availability

ASCENT’s learning guides are available to educational institutions, corporations, Autodesk Training Centers and individuals worldwide through distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at  1-866-527-2368.


ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, a division of Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), is an Authorized Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum, developing professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC.For more information, visit the  ASCENT website and follow ASCENT on Twitter at  @ASCENT_CTK.


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