Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)
DISCLAIMER: This sample exam is provided to show you the format and approximate difficulty level of the real exam. It is not meant to give away the whole CSWA exam. These questions are an example of what to expect in the CSWA exam. How to take this sample exam: 1. To best simulate the conditions of the real test, itis best NOT to print this exam. Since the Virtual Tester client window runs concurrently with SolidWorks you must switch back and forth between the two applications. Keeping this document open and consulting it on your computer while running SolidWorks is the best method to simulate the real test conditions. 2. The multiple choice answers should serve as a check for you to ensure that your modelis on the right track while completing this exam. If you do not find your answer in the selections offered then most likely there is something wrong with your model at that point. 3. Answers to the questions are on the last pages of this sample test document. There are also hints that can help save time during the exam. 4. If you can complete this exam and get at least 6 out of the 8 questionscorrectly in 90 minutes or less then you should be ready to take the real CSWA exam. What you will need for the real CSWA exam: 1. A computer that is running SolidWorks 2007 or higher. 2. The computer must have a connection to the Internet. 3. A double-monitor is recommended but not necessary. 4. If you will be running the Virtual Tester client on a separate computer from the one that is runningSolidWorks, make sure there is a way to transfer files from one computer to the other. You will be required to download SolidWorks files during the real test to be able to correctly answer some of the questions.
The following is the topic and question breakdown of the CSWA exam: Drafting Competencies (3 Questions of 5 Points Each): Miscellaneous questions on drafting functionality Basic PartCreation and Modification (2 Questions of 15 Points Each): Sketching Extrude Boss Extrude Cut Modification of Key Dimensions Intermediate Part Creation and Modification (2 Questions of 15 Points Each): Sketching Revolve Boss Extrude Cut Circular Pattern Advanced Part Creation and Modification (3 Questions of 15 Points Each): Sketching Sketch Offset Extrude Boss Extrude Cut Modification of Key Dimensions More Difficult Geometry Modifications Assembly Creation (4 Questions of 30 Points Each): Placing of Base Part Mates Modification of Key Parameters in Assembly Total Questions: 14 Total Points: 240 165 out of 240 points needed to pass the CSWA. The sample test below will show the basic format of the CSWA exam in three sections: Drafting Competencies PartModeling Assembly Creation
SAMPLE TEST Drafting Competencies: 1. To create drawing view ‘B’ it is necessary to sketch a spline (as shown) on drawing view ‘A’ and insert which SolidWorks view type?
a) b) c) d)
Section Crop Projected Detail
2. To create drawing view ‘B’ it is necessary to sketch a spline (as shown) on drawing view ‘A’ and insert which SolidWorks view type?
a) b) c) d)Aligned Section Detail Broken-out Section Section
Part Modeling: (These images are to be used to answer Questions #3 – 4)
3. Part (Tool Block) - Step 1 Build this part in SolidWorks. (Save part after each question in a different file in case it must be reviewed) Unit system: MMGS (millimeter, gram, second) Decimal places: 2 Part origin: Arbitrary All holes through all unless shownotherwise. Material: AISI 1020 Steel Density = 0.0079 g/mm^3 A = 81.00 B = 57.00 C = 43.00 What is the overall mass of the part (grams)? Hint: If you don't find an option within 1% of your answer please re-check your solid model. a) b) c) d) 1028.33 118.93 577.64 939.54
4. Part (Tool Block) - Step 2 Modify the part in SolidWorks. Unit system: MMGS (millimeter, gram, second) Decimal places: 2 Part...