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TEDCF Launches Inventor 2008 Certified Training Course

Porterville, CA, May 23, 2007 – TEDCF Publishing, a leading Authorized Autodesk Publisher of interactive courses for Autodesk Inventor, today announced the availability of Accelerated Productivity 2008: Solid Modeling, the first in a series of certified courses for Autodesk Inventor 2008.

Accelerated Productivity 2008: Solid Modeling is a comprehensive interactive course showing how to use all the commands associated with creating solid models. It can be launched from your desktop or from the Inventor menu bar. Using the latest multimedia technology, users can watch animated movies that describe how to effectively and productively use the commands.

The Lesson Player, shown above at 1/4 scale, tracks the progress of up to 10 users on a single work station. All you need is a computer with speakers and a CD Drive, and the Lesson Player does the rest.

  • Automatic Course Layout – The course starts with basic concepts and builds to more advanced concepts. Users simply click the Next button to go to the next lesson in the course.
  • Automatic Book Marking – Close the courseware to automatically bookmark your place.
  • Automatic Study History Logging – After a lesson is viewed, it’s automatically moved to the History List. Users are able to review lessons from the History List simply by selecting a lesson from the list.
  • Review Previously Viewed Lessons – Users can go back as many lessons as needed simply by clicking the Back Button.
  • Quickly Find Lessons – All the lessons are accessible from the Lesson List.
  • Fully Indexed – The Memory Jogger allows users to enter keyword phrases to find a particular lesson without knowing the name of the lesson. Simply enter a keyword phrase, and a lesson about the keyword phrase begins to play.
  • Slider Control – This feature allows users to quickly move to any point in a lesson.
  • Volume Control – This feature allow users to adjust the volume of a lesson.
  • Time Displays – Total length and current position of each lesson is displayed.

“This product is great!” said Lenny Koniewicz, Engineer and CAD Manager for AM Manufacturing Co. “I’m self taught and didn’t want to shell out the big bucks for a week long session … This course covered so much detail at such a low price it’s unbelievable.”

“Our goal at TEDCF Publishing is to provide low cost high quality training for Inventor users. Lenny’s comments and comments from countless other satisfied customers means we’re meeting our goal,” said David Melvin, PE, Author and Producer of the course. “We get outstanding reviews from our customers, and that helps fuel the creative fire for improvements. 100% of this course was recorded using Autodesk Inventor 2008. We added a little over 12% more lessons than the course for Inventor 11, which is significant because the course has over 9 hours of instruction, and the series of courses will have over 31 hours of instruction.”

TEDCF’s customers are amply satisfied with the power of this course, as indicated from a marketing study conducted by TEDCF. While earlier releases of their courses significantly helped new Inventor users quickly get up to speed, the study shows that users already familiar with Inventor experienced as much as a 40% increase in productivity.

Learn more about Accelerated Productivity 2008: Solid Modeling.

About the Author
David Melvin, PE is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with over 23 years of experience in research and development for major companies. He founded The Engineering Department Consulting Firm in 1998 and soon discovered that he needed an easier and faster way to train his draftsmen and engineers to use Autodesk Inventor. This need led him to begin making video based training courses. He found that this method of teaching was so effective that he founded TEDCF Publishing in 2000. Now his courses are used by thousands of professionals, students, and teachers all over the world.

About TEDCF Publishing
Founded in 2000, TEDCF Publishing is a division of The Engineering Department Consulting Firm. The company attained recognition as an Autodesk Authorized Publisher & Developer within the first year of business. The company provides training courses on CD for Inventor 6 through 2011, SolidWorks 2009-2011, and Microsoft Excel.

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