CSWPA-Drawing Tools Exam

The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the tools found in the SOLIDWORKS Drawing environment.

Exam features hands-on challenges in many of these areas of SOLIDWORKS Drawing functionality:

  • Basic View Creation
  • Section Views
  • Auxiliary Views
  • Alternate Position Views
  • Relative to Model Views
  • Broken-out Section
  • View Focus when creating 2D geometry
  • Transferring sketch elements to/from Views
  • BOM Table creation and modification:
    • Top level
    • Parts-only
    • Indented
    • Part configuration grouping
    • Missing items
    • Accessing custom properties in BOM
    • Using equations with BOM data
  • Item numbers and their display
  • Hide/show components
  • Linked notes
  • Importing Model Items

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Sample Exam: CSWPA – Drawing Tools Exam Guide & Practice Test

Exam Length: 100 Minutes

Minimum Passing Grade: 75%

Re-Test Policy: There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWPA-DT exam. Also, a CSWPA-DT exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS 2010 for this exam. Any use of a previous version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files.

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

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