As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market.

The CSWA certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS® expertise with cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward.

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Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS 2011 for this exam. Any use of a previous version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files.

Exam Length: 3 hours

Minimum Passing grade: 70%

Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA exam. Also, a CSWA exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

All candidates receive electronic certificates and personal listing on the CSWA directory* when they pass.

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 views

  • Annotations

*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory.

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