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SOLIDWORKS – CSWA CERTIFICATION

SOLIDWORKS – CSWA CERTIFICATION

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CSWA – Academic Exam
Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Academic (CSWA – Academic) certification is intended for a student with a minimum of six to nine months of SOLIDWORKS experience and basic knowledge of engineering and fundamentals and practices.

The CSWA – Academic Exam is provided in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Chinese S, Chinese T, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Who should take the CSWA – Academic Exam

CSWA – Academic certification is intended for a student with a minimum of six to nine months of SOLIDWORKS experience and basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and practices. SOLIDWORKS recommends that applicants review the online tutorials on Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings as a prerequisite, and have at least 45 hours of classroom time learning SOLIDWORKS or using SOLIDWORKS with basic engineering design principles and practices.

Organization of the CSWA – Academic Exam

The CSWA – Academic Exam is divided into five major sections which are described below.

Questions in the exam are provided randomly from a pool of available questions. The questions refer to an in-depth, illustrated, dimensioned model. The minimum passing grade is 165 out of 240 points.

Drafting Competencies (3 Questions of 5 Points Each)
Miscellaneous questions on drafting functionality

Basic Part Creation and Modification (2 Questions of 15 Points Each)
Sketching
Extrude Boss
Extrude Cut
Modification of Key Dimensions

Intermediate Part Creation and Modification (2 Questions of 15 Points Each)
Sketching
Revolve Boss
Extrude Cut
Circular Pattern

Advanced Part Creation and Modification (3 Questions of 15 Points Each)
Sketching
Sketch Offset
Extrude Boss
Extrude Cut
Modification of Key Dimensions
More Difficult Geometry Modifications

Assembly Creation (4 Questions of 30 Points Each)
Placing of Base Part
Mates
Modification of Key Parameters in Assembly

Total Questions: 14
Total Points: 240
Points Needed to Pass: 165
Maximum Time: 180 min for the full exam or 90 min for each part of the two part exam

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