Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)

Proficient in Engineering Principles & 3D visualization

As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market. CSWA certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS® expertise – cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward. A Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate is an individual that has successfully passed the SOLIDWORKS fundamental skills examination.  Each CSWA has proven their ability to design parts and assemblies using a variety of core features in SOLIDWORKS.


Exam details:

Exam Length: 3 Hours
Min Passing grade: 70%
Type: Hands-on exam

Recommended training:


Exam Topics

Exam features hands-on challenges in many of these areas:

  • 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

  • Linear, circular and fill patterns

  • Dimensions

  • Feature conditions – start and end

  • Mass properties

  • Materials

  • Inserting components

  • Standard mates - coincident, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, distance, angle

  • Reference geometry – planes, axis, mate references

  • Drawing sheets and views

  • Dimensions and model items

  • Annotations

  • SimulationXpress