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06/15/2016

ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge Releases Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling Title

Hands-on, Practice-Intensive Learning Resource Ensures Thorough Understanding of Techniques to Get Started with Fusion 360

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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, a member of the Autodesk Authorized Publisher Program, has released a new learning resource for Autodesk Fusion 360. Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling will be available in Video-Enhanced eBook and Video-Enhanced eCourse formats, as well as a print format with access to the video lessons.

“Fusion 360 is rapidly garnering the interest of students and professionals in the mechanical design, simulation, and manufacturing spaces. Early adopters have quickly responded with an abundance of crowd-sourced tips, suggestions, and videos. These resources, while helpful, don’t always give learners the essential fundamentals they need to fully harness the benefits of Fusion 360. This new offering from ASCENT provides an excellent foundation of the core fundamentals of the parametric modeling tools of Fusion 360. It will enable everyone to get the most out of supplemental community-generated knowledge available from other end-users,” says Paul Burden, director of product development for ASCENT. “Whether new to CAD or experienced with other CAD/CAM/CAE platforms, Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling provides users with clear workflow descriptions, instructional videos, and hands-on practice exercises accelerating the ability to get up and running with Fusion 360.”

Available in electronic format as a Video-Enhanced eBook or Video-Enhanced eCourse format, plus available in a print version from Amazon.com with access to the video lessons, Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling incorporates video content from 4D Technologies’ CADLearning. The inclusion of video and hands-on exercises appeals to a variety of learning styles. It allows instructors to reinforce teaching with visual demonstrations and it gives students the ability to see the software in action before using it themselves.

Offering a balance of instructional and hands-on content, Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling covers the following topics:

  • The Autodesk Fusion 360 interface
  • Creating, constraining and dimensioning 2D sketches
  • Creating and editing solid 3D features
  • Creating and using construction features
  • Creating equations and working with parameters
  • Manipulating the feature history of a design
  • Duplicating geometry in a design
  • Placing and constraining/connecting parts in assembly designs
  • Defining motion in assembly designs
  • Creating components and features in assembly designs

Webcast Details

On August 17th, 2016 at 12:00pm (EDT), ASCENT will host a webcast with Jennifer MacMillan, author of Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling, to share insights and highlights about this latest ASCENT offering. Attendance for the webcast is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Availability and Pricing

Both the Video-Enhanced eBook and Video-Enhanced eCourse versions of Autodesk Fusion 360 Introduction to Parametric Modeling are available via annual subscription. To learn more, or order, visit the Fusion courseware webpage. The print version is available on www.Amazon.com and comes with one-year access to the video lessons. All formats of the courseware are being sold for $45.

About ASCENT
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. www.rand.com

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