Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)

Solid Modeling Specialist

A Certified SolidWorks Professional is an individual that has successfully passed our advanced skills examination. Each CSWP has proven their ability to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SolidWorks.

All candidates receive electronic certifcates, business card logos and personal listing on CSWP directory when they pass.

 

Exam details:

Exam Length: 3 Hours and 30 minutes
Min Passing grade: 75%
Type: Hands-on exam


 

Exam Topics

Exam features hands-on challenges in these areas:

Segment 1: (90 Minutes)

  • Create a part from a drawing
  • Use linked dimensions and equations to aid in modeling
  • Use of equations to relate dimensions
  • Update of parameters and dimension sizes
  • Mass property analysis
  • Modification of geometry on initial part to create a more complex part

 

Segment 2: (40 Minutes)

  • Creating configurations from other configurations
  • Changing configurations
  • Mass properties
  • Changing features of an existing SolidWorks part

 

Segment 3: (80 Minutes)

  • Creating an assembly
  • Adding parts to an assembly
  • Doing collision detection when moving a part in an assembly
  • Mates 
  • Replacing a part with another part in an assembly
  • Creating a coordinate system
  • Using a coordinate system to perform mass properties analysis

 

Standard SolidWorks tools that may be covered in the exam include:

  • Sketch entities - lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, ellipses, centerlines
  • Sketch tools - offset, convert, trim
  • Sketch relations
  • Boss and cut features - extrudes, revolves, sweeps, lofts
  • Fillets and chamfers
  • Draft
  • Shell
  • Hole Wizard
  • Linear, circular and fill patterns
  • Linked dimensions
  • Equations
  • Mirror
  • Dimensions
  • Feature conditions – start and end 
  • Multi-body parts
  • Rib
  • Feature scope
  • Mass properties
  • Move/Delete face
  • Materials
  • Restraints
  • Inserting components - new and existing
  • Standard mates and advanced mates
  • Reference geometry – planes, axis, mate references
  • In-context features
  • Interference detection
  • Suppression states
  • Move/Rotate component
  • Assembly features
  • Collision detection in an assembly
  • External references
  • Design tables
  • Dimensions and model items