ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Showcases New Courseware at Autodesk University 2016

Second Edition of Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to Parametric Modeling  Augments Comprehensive Suite of Learning Solutions 

Owings Mills, MD  — November 16, 2016 —  Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its courseware division,  ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher, has released the second edition of their popular Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to Parametric Modeling title at Autodesk University 2016. This title is available in print format from ASCENT’s  eStore and plus in Video-Enhanced eBook format through ASCENT’s eStore. This second edition now includes over seven hours of video demonstrations with 118  CADLearning embedded videos. Purchasers of the print version can register for complimentary online access to a digital version containing all of the video content.

"We developed the first edition of Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to Parametric Modeling to serve as a learning resource to introduce the fundamentals and get users started with Fusion 360, and that guide was met with a very positive response,” says Paul Burden, director of product development, ASCENT. “We’ve now released this second edition to update the existing content for the quickly evolving software and to add new content to address all of the topics associated with the Autodesk Certified User exam for Fusion 360. This title also uses a multi-modal approach to learning by fusing together video demonstrations, practical hands-on exercises, and detailed examples making it attractive to a range of users including independent learners, enterprise users seeking training, and students enrolled at academic institutions."

New chapters and video demonstrations for the Sculpt, Drawing, and Simulation environments have been added to the second edition. It has a logical topic sequence that now takes the learner through sketching, part modeling, assembly modeling, modeling with T-splines, design documentation in two-dimensional drawings, and static analysis. Those who purchased the first edition of Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to Parametric Modeling can see these new updates automatically the next time they access the eBook or online digital content.

Autodesk University Learning

In addition to launching this second edition title, ASCENT will showcase a complete suite of learning solutions, including eLearning courses, custom learning content and over 20 titles from their Autodesk 2017 printed and Video-Enhanced courseware line-up at Autodesk University booth #2705. For attendees, ASCENT will be offering a special show discount on courseware in hardcopy, eBook, Video-Enhanced eBook and eLearning formats. Attendees can pick up their discount code at booth #2705. 

Michelle Rasmussen, senior instructional designer for ASCENT and civil engineering industry specialist, will also be available to share her expertise at booth #2705. She will be sharing her expertise in her Autodesk infrastructure solutions class –  Do You Cross the Bridge or Fade Away?.


ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge develops professional training courseware and technical documentation for engineering applications including those from Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes and PTC. ASCENT is an Authorized Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum. ASCENT training guides, eBooks, Video-Enhanced eBooks, Instructor Tools and eLearning Bundles are available to educational institutions and training centers, individuals and corporations and can be purchased directly from the  ASCENT eStore (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.


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