Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional

A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges inside SOLIDWORKS. A CSWE will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the SOLIDWORKS software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues.


Exam Prerequisites:

To qualify to take the CSWE exam, a candidate must have:

  • Successfully passed the CSWP exam
  • Successfully passed at least┬áthree advanced topic exams

The CSWE exam is meant to be the most challenging exam SOLIDWORKS offers. If the exam is not successfully passed, you will have to wait 90 days to take the exam again.


Exam details:

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


Exam Topics

Exam may feature hands-on challenges in some of these areas:

  • Lofts
  • Sweeps
  • In-context assembly changes
  • Imported part modification
  • Belts and chains
  • Sketch blocks
  • Multi-bodies
  • In-context assembly design
  • Sketch pictures
  • Spring modeling
  • Move/Copy bodies
  • Split tool