CSWP : Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional

About Certification

The CSWP exam is a comprehensive, non-proctored online exam that tests an individual’s ability to design and analyze parametric parts and movable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SOLIDWORKS, including design validation tools. A Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional is an individual that has successfully passed this exam.

The CSWP certification sets you apart as a person who has surpassed the basic skills of SOLIDWORKS and who has developed an advanced understanding of the software. Achieving certification establishes you as a highly competent professional in the use of SOLIDWORKS. For hiring managers, it acts as a valuable assessment to attest for an individual’s competency, thereby reducing the amount of time and energy required to research prospective candidates.

Exam Details

Total Exam Length : 3 hours 20 minutes (All segments)
Minimum Passing grade : See details below
Re-test Policy : There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the same CSWP Segment exam. Also, an exam credit for that CSWP Segment must be purchased for each exam attempt

Segment 1:

70 Minutes – 75 points to pass/105 points maximum
• 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
• Modifying parameters on the part at different stages while maintaining all other dimensions and design intent

Segment 2 :

50 Minutes – 77 points to pass/104 points maximum
• Creating configurations from other configurations
• Changing configurations
• Creation of configurations using a Design Table
• Mass properties
• Changing and/or rearranging features of an existing SOLIDWORKS part

Segment 3 :

80 Minutes – 77 points to pass/109 points maximum
• Creating an assembly
• Adding parts to an assembly
• Doing collision detection when moving a part in an assembly
• Interference detection
• Basic and advanced mates
• Rigid and Flexible subassemblies
• Replacing a part with another part in an assembly
• Creating a coordinate system
• Using a coordinate system to perform mass properties analysis