SOLIDWORKS Certifications

SOLIDWORKS certifications can be used as a benchmark to measure your knowledge and competency with SOLIDWORKS software. Exams focus on the fundamental skills necessary to ensure your company’s overall success using SOLIDWORKS.

All Certifications are done online . You can take the certification exam at our Authorized Training and Support Centre.

Contact us to schedule a time to take your certification exam.

The process to take the test is as follows:

Step 1: Purchase your Exam(s)

In order to take the online SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam , visit the SOLIDWORKS Web Store to purchase your exam.

Step 2 : Take your Exam(s)

Once you’ve purchased an online exam, you will receive two emails. One indicating that your testing account has been created, the other a receipt of your transaction. To begin your exam, simply download the virtual tester client as instructed and follow the directions. You will also need the exact information (login and password) that was supplied in the email notice.

Step 3: Print your Certificate(s)

When you achieve a certification, SOLIDWORKS allows access to your electronic certificate(s). Each certified user will be given a user account where they can view , download, print their certificate(s)

Available Certifications:

A Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), is an individual who 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.

Recommended Training:

SOLIDWORKS Essentials

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
  • Simulation Xpress

Exam Length: 3 hours

Minimum Passing grade: 70%

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A Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) is an individual who has successfully passed our advanced skills examination. Each CSWP has proven their ability to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SOLIDWORKS software.

Recommended Training:
SOLIDWORKS Essentials
SOLIDWORKS Drawings
Advanced Part Modeling
Advanced Assembly Modeling

Exam features hands-on challenges in these areas:

Segment 1: (90 Minutes)

  • Creating a part from a drawing
  • Using linked dimensions and equations to aid in modeling
  • Using equations to relate dimensions
  • Updating parameters and dimension sizes
  • Mass property analysis
  • Modifying geometry on initial part to create a more complex part

Segment 2: (40 Minutes)

  • Creating configurations from other configurations
  • Changing configurations
  • Mass properties
  • Changing features of an existing SOLIDWORKS part
  • Creation and modification of a Design Table in an existing part

Note: Excel should be installed on the computer you are running SOLIDWORKS to ensure that your Design Table functionality works properly for the exam.

Segment 3: (80 Minutes)

  • Creating an assembly
  • Adding parts to an assembly
  • Mates
  • Replacing a part with another part in an assembly
  • Creating a coordinate system
  • Using a coordinate system to perform mass properties analysis

Standard SOLIDWORKS tools that may be covered in the exam include:

  • 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
  • Draft
  • Shell
  • Hole Wizard
  • Linear, circular, and fill patterns
  • Linked dimensions
  • Equations
  • Mirror
  • Dimensions
  • Feature conditions – start and end
  • Multi-body parts
  • Rib
  • Feature scope
  • Mass properties
  • Move/Delete face
  • Materials
  • Restraints
  • Inserting components – new and existing
  • Standard mates and advanced mates
  • Reference geometry – planes, axis, mate references
  • In-context features
  • Interference detection
  • Suppression states
  • Move/Rotate component
  • Assembly features
  • Collision detection in an assembly
  • External references
  • Design tables
  • Dimensions and model items

Exam Length: 3 hours

Minimum Passing grade: 70%

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A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges. 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.

To Qualify to take a CSWE Exam, a candidate must have :

  • Successfully passed the CSWP exam
  • Successfully passed at least three advanced topic exams

Exam features hands-on challenges in many 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

Exam Length: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Minimum Passing grade: 85%

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The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Sheet Metal exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools. Employers can be confident that an individual with this certification understands the set of SOLIDWORKS tools that aid in the design of sheet metal components.

Recommended Training:

SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS SheetMetal

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

  • Linear Edge Flange
  • Curved Edge Flange
  • Miter Flange
  • Closed Corner
  • Gauge Tables
  • Bending calculation options
  • Bend Allowance
  • Bend Deduction
  • K-Factor
  • Hem
  • Jog
  • Sketched Bend
  • Forming Tool
  • Unfold and Fold
  • Flatten

Exam Length: 90 minutes

Minimum Passing grade: 75%

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The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Weldments exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the SOLIDWORKS tools for Weldments. Employers can be confident that you understand the SOLIDWORKS tools that will aid in the design of Weldment components.

Recommended Training:

Weldments

SOLIDWORKS SheetMetal

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

  • Weldment profile creation
  • Placing the Weldment profile in the Weldment profile library
  • Basic and Advanced Weldment Part creation
  • Weldment corner modification
  • Gussets
  • Weldment Part modification
  • Trim/Extend Command
  • 3D Sketch Creation
  • Cut List Folder management in the Weldment Part
  • Cut List creation in the Weldment Drawing

Exam Length: 2 hours

Minimum Passing grade: 75%

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SOLIDWORKS software includes many advanced surfacing tools. The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Surfacing Specialist exam gauges your ability to use these tools in the creation of complex surfaces.Successful completion of this exam also shows the ability to troubleshoot and fix broken surface bodies or imported bodies that are incorrect.

Recommended Training:

Advanced Surface Modeling

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

  • Spline Creation
  • 3D Curve Creation
  • Boundary Surface
  • Filled Surface
  • Swept Surface
  • Planar Surface
  • Knit Surface
  • Trim Surface
  • Untrim Surface
  • Move Face
  • Extend Surface
  • Fillet
  • Thicken

Exam Length: 90 minutes

Minimum Passing grade: 75%

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The Advanced Mold Tools exam will test your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools. Understanding SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools will help you create a robust mold design in an efficient manner.Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate knowledge of how to correctly use these SOLIDWORKS tools.

Recommended Training:

Mold Design using SOLIDWORKS

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

  • Parting Line Creation
  • Parting Line Surface Creation
  • Draft Analysis
  • Shut-off Surface Creation
  • Imported Part Repair
  • Cavity Tool
  • Parting Line Split Face

Exam Length: 90 minutes

Minimum Passing grade: 80%

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The Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools and 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.

Recommended Training:

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Essentials

Solidworks Simulation Professional

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

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

  • 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

Exam Length: 90 minutes

Minimum Passing grade: 75%

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