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Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA)


A Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), is an individual who has successfully passed the SOLIDWORKS fundamental skills examination. Each CSWA has proven their ability to design parts and assemblies using a variety of Core features in SOLIDWORKS.

Recommended Training

Exam features hands-on challenges in many 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