During this first segment of the CSWP, you will be tested on your ability to create moderate to complex mechanical parts using some or all of the geometry creation tools. Specifically, these models need to be built in such a manner that they can be changed quickly and easily based upon the required specifications.
- Sketch entities - Lines, Centerline, Circle, Arc, Rectangle, Slot, Ellipse
- Sketch tools - Add Relation, Trim, Offset, Convert, Mirror
- Smart Dimensions
- Link Values
- Sketch relations - Coincident, Concentric, Tangent, Parallel, Perpendicular, Equal, Collinear
- Boss and Cut Features - extrudes, revolves, sweeps, lofts.
- Intelligent Feature conditions – Starting and Ending constraints.
- Delete Face
- Move Face
- Hole Wizard
- Shell with Multi-thickness
- Draft with Neutral Plane
- Fillets and Chamfers
- Linear, Circular, and Fill patterns
- Multi-body part environment including the use of Feature Scope.
- Combine- Add, Subtract, or Common
- Delete/Keep Body
- Reference geometry – Coordinate Systems, Planes, Axis, Mate References
- Materials - How to assign the correct material to update the parts density.
- Mass properties - Specifically how to find center of mass from a given coordinate system.
**There are several iterations of CSWP exam test questions and models, therefore some or all the above skills may be needed; additional skills may be required as this list is not intended to represent every last scenario encountered in all version of test questions and is subject to change when the exam is revised, but you should be able to figure it out as that is what makes you a PROFESSIONAL!**
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional
by David C. Planchard CSWP & SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator
David's book is the official SOLIDWORKS certification guide for the Professional and you can expect to find a complete breakdown of the current CSWP sample available from the Tangix Virtual Tester Client and on the Solidworks.com website. This manual includes chapters that cover all three exam segments, with practice for each skill set that will be needed on the real exam. Additionally, David shows previous CSWP test questions from past revisions of the CSWP exam to give you an idea of what type of questions you can expect to find on the current exam.
SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques
by Paul Tran CSWE, CSWI
SolidWorks advanced techniques by Paul Tran, this manual has chapters on advanced topics that includes advanced sweeping and lofting. Additionally, this manual provides some CSWP preparation materials along with another sample exam in, along with other advanced techniques that will help you with daily SolidWorks usage in general. Finally, all of Paul’s manuals include a Solidworks Quick guide which includes the icons found within the program interface along with a description, as well as a few pages on Customizing SolidWorks toolbars and keyboard shortcuts.