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A Look at the CSWA Exam and SolidProfessor’s CSWA Prep Course


Jul 29 2013

CSWA stands for “Certified SolidWorks Associate” – a certification that’s not handed out to just anyone!  One must pass an exam to obtain it, created and administered by SolidWorks, and it serves as a benchmark to measure your knowledge and competency with SolidWorks software. It is also an industry recognized achievement demonstrating your expertise. So when potential employers see that you are a CSWA, they’ll know you meet SolidWorks’ standards, and it will help you stand out from other applicants.

The SolidProfessor Virtual Internship includes SolidProfessor’s CSWA prep course, which provides you with all the necessary info you need to prepare for (and ace!) the exam. SolidProfessor tailored our prep course specifically for the CSWA exam, so you can feel confident and fully prepared come exam-time.

Taking approximately 3 hours, the CSWA exam covers a wide array of hands-on challenges to test one’s understanding of the fundamentals of SolidWorks. To learn more about the CSWA Certification and to download a sample CSWA Certification exam, visit the Solidworks CSWA certification page.

Areas of focus in the CSWA 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
  • 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

The SolidProfessor Virtual Internship is the best way to prepare for and earn yourself a CSWA Certification. Explore our website for more information!

John Farmer
John Farmer

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John Farmer

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