ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge completed its 2018 Autodesk Courseware Roadmap. The courseware contains 73 learning guides and three new titles.

"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. “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.”

Autodesk BIM 360 Glue User Fundamentals teaches users how to predict project outcomes, reduce conflicts and changes, and achieve lower project risk using a BIM workflow. Users 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 create 3D designs using the tools available in the SCULPT workspace. 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.

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.

Titles are available for purchase through ASCENT’s online store at, through (print format only), and on the Google Play Books store (in digital format).

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 more information, visit