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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWE

The Alignex Team on March 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM


One of the many great things SOLIDWORKS offers it's customers is the ability to prove their technical know-how through a wide variety of certifications. Obtaining a SOLIDWORKS certification proves that you have what it takes to get the job done. Whether trying to advance at your current position or looking for a new one, having a SOLIDWORKS Certification on your resume will help you get where you need to go.

In this blog post we will cover all you need to know and prepare for another SOLIDWORKS Certification, the CSWE.

Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWE

Exam Prerequisites:

To qualify to take the CSWE exam, a candidate must have:

  • Successfully passed the CSWP exam
  • Successfully passed at least four of the CSWP advanced topic exams (Sheet Metal, Weldments, Surfacing, Mold Tools, and Drawing Tools)

The CSWE exam is meant to be the most challenging exam we offer, so therefore no sample exam is provided.  If the exam is not successfully passed, you will have to wait 90 days to retake the exam.

Exam Length: 4 hours

SOLIDWORKS 2015 or later is required to take the exam

Minimum Passing grade: 80%
All candidates receive electronic certificates, business card logos and personal listing on CSWE directory when they pass.

Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWE

Exam may feature hands-on challenges in some 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
  • Assembly Mates
  • 3D Sketch
  • Advanced Weldments
  • Sheet Metal Import and Modification
  • Assembly Configurations
  • Advanced Bill of Materials Functionality

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