Get the Help and Practice you need to Pass the SOLIDWORKS CSWP Exam

Article by Rod Mackay updated April 7, 2020


We have recently released a new SOLIDWORKS CSWP Exam Preparation Live Online Workshop to help SOLIDWORKS users gain the knowledge and practice to pass the exam, learn more about the new workshop below:


CSWP Exam Preparation

Who is the CSWP Exam Prep Workshop for?

The SOLIDWORKS CSWP Exam Preparation Workshop is designed for every SOLIDWORKS user who wants to take their career to the next level by becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional in Mechanical Design. Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructors and sample exam materials will guide you through the required knowledge and strategies that best equip you for exam success.

Hands-on exercises are designed to mimic the exam requirements, so you will gain a thorough understanding of expectations. As a bonus, the instructor will offer timed exercises for a real-life exam experience.

While attending our workshop prepares you for the challenge of taking the CSWP – Mechanical Design exam, it does not guarantee you will pass.

How do I complete the CSWP Exam?

To complete the exam, you must have a license of at least SOLIDWORKS 2015. Free vouchers are available to current Subscription Service customers, If you are not currently on subscription service, Javelin has a limited number of complimentary exam vouchers available for those who complete the workshop. Contact us for details.

How do I attend the Workshop?

The Workshop is comprised of 3 Online Live sessions, 3 hours per session, with 1 session on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. You will receive live instruction over the web from a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert who will teach you how to take the exam and answer any of your questions. We have found that this method is more effective than recorded videos and we can provide the specific help to each individual user that attends the workshop.

How will the Workshop prepare me and my computer to take the certification exam?

To have the best chance of passing the exam first time we will help you to prepare by giving you the required knowledge plus assist you in preparing your computer to work as fast and efficiently as possible for the timed exam. The workshop will help you to:

  • Optimize your workstation for taking the exam
  • Become familiar with the Virtual Tester interface which you will use to take the exam
  • Quickly understand the expectations for each question in the exam
  • Organize your SOLIDWORKS environment to suit the requirements of the exam
  • Pre-set parameters such as global variables and equations to enable quick design changes under time constraints
  • Learn the most effective methodology for creating and modifying parts and assemblies fast, including:
    • Model complex parts from printed drawings
    • Identify and apply design intent
    • Make fast design intent changes
    • Use advanced evaluation tools
    • Master configuration management tools
    • Build and revise multi-level assemblies fast using standard and advanced mates
  • Understand best practices to complete the exam

What is included in the CSWP Preparation Workshop?

The Workshop is comprised of 3 segments/sessions, the topics covered during the sessions are listed below:

Segment 1: Model Parts from Printed Drawings under Time Constraints

  • Optimize workstation for taking the exam
  • Become familiar with the Virtual Tester interface
  • Configure SOLIDWORKS User Interface for maximizing performance
  • Identify the design intent in the printed drawings
  • Identify datums
  • Identify major dimensions and features that will change
  • Create Global Variable and Equations to increase change speed and accuracy
  • Plan the structure of the FeatureManager Tree
  • Advanced Sketch Management
  • Modify geometry on initial part to create a more complex part
  • Modify parameters on the part at different stages while maintaining all other dimensions and design intent
  • Use mass property analysis to validate model designs

Segment 2: Revise Design Intent and Configure Parts Fast

  • Complex design intent revision
  • Change and/or rearrange features of existing SOLIDWORKS parts
  • Error management and diagnostic tools
  • Create configurations
  • Change configurations
  • Configuration tables
  • Use mass property analysis to validate model designs

Segment 3: Build, Revise and Validate Assemblies

  • Create assemblies using bottom-up modeling
  • Add parts to an assembly
  • Basic and advanced mates
  • Insert sub-assemblies
  • Interference detection
  • Perform dynamic collision detection when moving components in an assembly
  • Replacing a component with another in an assembly
  • Create coordinate systems
  • Override mass properties, including center of mass
  • Use a coordinate system to perform mass properties analysis

When are the Workshops available and how much are they?

We have scheduled workshops for the next coming months, review our schedule for upcoming Workshop dates. We are offering a reduced price during the COVID-19 pandemic so get a quote to get the best price from us.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.