2. Mechanical Design (CSWE–Mechanical Design)

Mechanical Design (CSWE–Mechanical Design)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert in Mechanical Design

A CSWE will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the SOLIDWORKS software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues.

This certification includes a digital badge issued by Acclaim on behalf of Dassault Systèmes at the successful completion of the test.  Please be sure to accept your digital badge by following the instructions included in the email you will receive from Acclaim.  To learn more about Digital Badges at Dassault Systèmes and their benefits to you, please visit this link.

Take the Exam

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.

Note: SOLIDWORKS 2015 or later is required to take the exam

Exam Prerequisites

  • 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)

Exam Length

4 hours

Minimum Passing grade


About the Exam

All candidates receive electronic certificates, business card logos and personal listing on CSWE directory* when they pass. To show up in the directory, this option must be set in your online certification account.

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

Take the Exam