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1 Certification Exam Insights Lars ChristensenCADimensions
2 Agenda… What is SolidWorks certification about CSWA vs. CSWP vs. CSWE and all the other onesWhat is the requirements?How do I get it?How is these things are constructed?Lets get SolidWorks rocking!Tips, tricks and of course if any questions
3 What is SolidWorks certification about SolidWorks certifications can be used as a benchmark to measure your knowledge and competency with SolidWorks software.CSWA A CSWA certification is proof of your SolidWorks® expertise – cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward.CSWP A CSWP has proven their ability to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SolidWorks.CSWE A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SolidWorks user among their colleagues.
4 Other certifications… CSWP-Sheet MetalCSWP-WeldmentsCSWP-SurfacingCSWP-Mold ToolsCSWSP-FEA
5 What is the requirements? You need internet connection doing the whole test.You can take the test on any level of SolidWorks 2008 or later.There is a 30-day waiting period before retaking the CSWA, and there is a 14-day waiting period before retaking any CSWP segment exam.I do not use SolidWorks or SolidWorks Simulation. Can I still take the exam with an evaluation copy? Yes. But you will have to get the evaluation version from one of the SolidWorks resellers in your area.
7 How is these things are constructed? CSWA = 3 hours Exam with a 70% minimum passing rateExam 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, angleReference geometry – planes, axis, mate references, Drawing sheets and views, Annotations
9 How is these things are constructed? Sample CSWA Exam link:
10 How is these things are constructed? CSWP= 3 hours 30 minutes exam with a 75% in each segmentSegment 1: (90 Minutes)Create a part from a drawingSegment 2: (40 Minutes)Modify existing partSegment 3: (80 Minutes)Creating an assemblySample CSWP Exam link:
11 Tips & Tricks “Ctrl+” to copy parts in assembly mode. Coordinate System.Distance Mate.With Mate.Collision Detection.Simulation ExpressFace+edge = Angular Reference Plane.
12 I need more information… Become a Certified SolidWorks Associate by Mark MartelHow to Become a CSWP by Mark MartelCSWP Preparation by Chris McAndrew