Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Simulation Specialist exam is designed to test an individual’s understanding of Simulation tools inside SOLIDWORKS and of simulation in general. Candidates who successfully pass this certification exam have demonstrated the ability to set up, run, and examine the results of various types of Simulation scenarios. They also have demonstrated the ability to interpret the various results available to them in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and an understanding of the basics of simulation and FEA.

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


Exam details:

Exam Length: 90 minutes
Min Passing grade: 75%
Type: Hands-on exam


Exam Topics

Exam features 3 categories of questions:

  • Multiple choice questions about general topics in simulation and FEA, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • Manual calculations of loads and stresses in simple cases
  • Several hands-on challenges in many areas of SOLIDWORKS Simulation


The hands-on section of the exam features challenges in many of these areas of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation functionality:

  • Static, Frequency, and Thermal studies 
  • Working with Solid and Shell elements
  • Working with Beams
    • Definition of beams and trusses
    • Beam loads
    • Beam results
  • Applying loads and restraints
  • Planes of symmetry
  • Non uniform loads
  • Mesh controls
  • Use of configurations to compare designs
  • Convergence of results
  • Result forces