CSWP-S (Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional)
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional exam is designed to test an individual's understanding of Simulation tools inside SOLIDWORKS and of simulation in general.
Candidates who successfully pass this certification exam have demonstrated the ability to set up, run, and examine the results of various types of Simulation scenarios. They also have demonstrated the ability to interpret the various results available to them in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and an understanding of the basics of simulation and FEA.
Exam Length: 90 minutes
Minimum Passing Grade: 75%
Re-Test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWPA-SU exam. Also, a CSWPA-SU exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.
All candidates receive electronic certificates and a personal listing on the CSWP directory* when they pass.
Note: The CSWSP-FEA exam will no longer be a prerequisite test for the CSWE exam after January 1, 2014. If you passed the CSWSP-FEA before January 1, 2014 it will be honored as one of the four advanced topics exams needed to qualify for the CSWE.
Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS Standard and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium 2011 or SOLIDWORKS Student Edition 2011 or later for this exam. Any use of a previous or lower version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files or access some of the needed functionality.
Exam features 3 categories of questions:
- Multiple choice questions about general topics in simulation and FEA, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation
- Manual calculations of loads and stresses in simple cases
- Several hands-on challenges in many areas of SOLIDWORKS Simulation
The hands-on section of the exam features challenges in many of these areas of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation functionality:
- Static, Frequency, and Thermal studies
- Working with Solid and Shell elements
- Working with Beams
- Definition of beams and trusses
- Beam loads
- Beam results
- Applying loads and restraints
- Planes of symmetry
- Non-uniform loads
- Mesh controls
- Use of configurations to compare designs
- Convergence of results
- Result forces
*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory. **Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.