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Practice Test: CSWA Exam Guide & Practice Test
Exam Length: 3 hours
Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
All candidates receive electronic certificates and personal listing on the CSWA directory* when they pass.
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
- Feature conditions – start and end
- Mass properties
- Inserting components
- Standard mates – coincident, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, distance, angle
- Reference geometry – planes, axis, mate references
- Drawing sheets and views
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA exam. Also, a CSWA exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.
*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory.
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Other Associate Level Exams:
- CSWA – Electrical (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Electrical)
- CSWA – Sustainability (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Sustainability)
- CSWA – Simulation (Certified Simulation Associate – Simulation)
- CSWA – Additive Manufacturing (Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate)
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