ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, Autodesk Authorized Developer and Publisher, Announces 2017 Courseware Roadmap

ASCENT’s Authors to Participate in “All-Author” Webcast to Highlight Key 2017 Courseware Enhancements

Owings Mills, MD,  April 20, 2016Rand 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, a member of the Autodesk Authorized Publisher Program, has released 11 updated training guides for Autodesk 2017 software. Additionally, ASCENT has now released its Autodesk 2017 Courseware Roadmap. The newly released titles are available through ASCENT’s online store at, in both print and eBook formats, and in print at

"Once again, we are proud to be amongst the first to market with updated learning resources for Autodesk software," says Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. "Our team puts forth considerable effort in advance of the software release to understand new and enhanced features and their impact on our learning content. This enables us to have updated training guides ready for purchase concurrent with the new releases of software, including AutoCAD, Inventor, Civil 3D, and Revit."

Recognized by Autodesk’s Authorized Publisher Program, ASCENT’s training guides can be used for self-paced learning, instructor-led training, and on-the-job reference. In addition to student guides and eBooks for Autodesk software, ASCENT also offers Video-Enhanced eBooks, Instructor Tools, Official Certification Preparation books, and self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles.

By timing the release of these 2017 training guides to match the “First Customer Ship” dates of Autodesk software, ASCENT ensures that architects, civil, manufacturing and mechanical engineers and designers can immediately benefit from the latest advancements in the industry’s leading 3D design software.

The following Autodesk 2017 Training Guides are now available for purchase:

Webcast Details

On Thursday, April 21 at Noon (EDT), ASCENT will host an Autodesk All-Author webcast.  Five ASCENT subject-matter experts, Martha Hollowell, Jennifer MacMillan, Renu Muthoo, Barb Nash and Michelle Rasmussen, will share insights and highlights about the latest ASCENT training guides for Autodesk software. Attendance for this webcast is free, but registration is required.

Training Guide Availability

ASCENT’s training guides are available to educational institutions, individuals, corporations and Autodesk Training Centers worldwide through distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. They can be purchased directly from ASCENT’s online store at or from For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368 or Email Contact.

Custom Training Guides

All of ASCENT’s courseware can be tailored to meet the unique training needs of large or small organizations, academic institutions, trade unions and associations. Whether it’s adding or removing content, inserting client-specific models and data management processes or creating totally 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 Custom Courseware, watch 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 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.

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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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