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ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Releases First Autodesk Official Training Guides for Autodesk 2016 Software

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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, is releasing the first Autodesk Official Training Guides (AOTG) for Autodesk 2016 software. The newly released titles are available through ASCENT’s online store at in both print and eBook formats.

“ASCENT will release close to 60 AOTG titles in multiple formats for Autodesk 2016 software and suites over the next six to eight months to help support learners and instructors,” says Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. “Our learning content for Autodesk software has been a stable and reliable resource for individuals, organizations, schools, Autodesk Authorized Training Centers, and Authorized Academic Partners for more than 20 years as they adopt new software and upgrade to new versions. Our team continues to meet the challenge delivering timely content enabling users to leverage the latest technology.”

As the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides, ASCENT’s expert team of courseware developers works closely with Autodesk to produce high quality training materials that coincide with software release dates. This initial release of 2016 Autodesk Official Training Guides ensures that architectural, civil, manufacturing and mechanical engineers and designers can immediately benefit from the latest advancements in the industry’s leading 3D design software, whether they use ASCENT’s AOTG curriculum for self-paced learning, instructor-led training, or as an on-the-job reference.

The following Autodesk Official Training Guides are now available for purchase:

AutoCAD 2016 Update for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 Users

AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2016 Fundamentals

AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Fundamentals

Autodesk Inventor 2016 Introduction to Solid Modeling

In addition to Autodesk Official Training Guides, ASCENT also offers Instructor Tools, Official Certification Preparation books, and self-paced eLearning bundles.

Autodesk Official Training Guides – Highlights

The new and improved features of the Autodesk software that are relevant to the scope and learning objectives of ASCENT’s AOTG curriculum are incorporated into the guides. A key point in the AutoCAD 2016 Update for AutoCAD 2014 and 2015 Users training guide addresses a range of software enhancements that improve command, 3D modelling and collaboration. ASCENT courseware developer Michelle Rasmussen has outlined the key software enhancements and how ASCENT’s Autodesk Official Training Guides address them in her latest blog post. Michelle will also delve deeper into Chapter 3 of the AutoCAD 2016 Update guide with a webcast on ‘Working with Point Clouds in AutoCAD 2016.’ The webcast will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wed., April 15, 2015 and is free to attend, but registration is required.

ASCENT’s AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2016 Fundamentals training guide incorporates the latest 2016 software enhancements and offers more focused, targeted content aimed at maximizing both the teaching and learning experiences. Renu Muthoo, an ASCENT expert and courseware developer, has outlined these features in a recent blog post.

Autodesk Official Training Guides – Availability

ASCENT’s training guides are available in both imperial and metric versions, to educational institutions, individuals, corporations and Autodesk Training Centers worldwide through distribution centers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. They can be purchased directly from ASCENT’s online store at For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368.

Custom Autodesk Official Training Guides

All of ASCENT’s courseware can be tailored to meet the unique training needs of large or small organizations, academic institutions, unions and associations. Whether it’s adding or removing content, inserting client-specific models and data management processes, or creating unique content, ASCENT’s five levels of customization are designed to meet the courseware needs for every organization that trains engineers, architects and designers. For additional information on ASCENT’s ability to adapt their courseware, view this three minute video.


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 Author, Publisher and Developer of Autodesk curriculum and the sole provider of Autodesk Official Training Guides. ASCENT training guides, 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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