CSWPA-Mold Tools Exam

The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Surfacing (CSWPA-SU) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surfacing tools.

The Advanced Mold Tools exam will test your ability to utilize the Mold Tools found in SOLIDWORKS. Understanding SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools will help to aid a user in the completion of a robust mold design in an efficient manner. Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate a users knowledge of how to correctly utilize these tools found in SOLIDWORKS.

Exam features hands-on challenges in many of these areas of the SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality and Mold Industry knowledge:

  • Parting Line Creation
  • Cavity Tool
  • Draft Analysis
  • Undercut Analysis
  • Mold Cooling Problem
  • Max Mold Opening
  • Parting Surface Creation
  • Runner and Sprue fill
  • Shrink / Scale factor
  • Shut-off Surface Creation
  • Modifying Shut-off Surfaces
  • Create Side Cores
  • Create Tapered Interlocks
  • Surfacing:
    • Ruled Surface
    • Planar Surface
    • Knit Surface
    • Filled Surface
    • Extend Surface
    • Trim Surface
    • Lofted Surface

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

Exam Length: 2 hours

Minimum Passing Grade: 75%

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

Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS 2015 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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