2. Mechanical Design (CSWA–Mechanical Design)

Mechanical Design (CSWA–Mechanical Design)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate in Mechanical Design

The CSWA certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS® expertise with cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward.

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Recommended Training Courses

  • SOLIDWORKS Tutorials
  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS 2011 for this exam. Any use of a previous version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files.

Exam Length

3 hours

Minimum Passing grade


About the Exam

All candidates receive electronic certificates and personal listing on the CSWA directory* when they pass.

Exam may feature hands-on challenges in some 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 views
  • Annotations

Re-test Policy

There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA exam. Also, a CSWA exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

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