Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading the testing software, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate.
- To get ready to take the CSWA exam, we first need to download the testing client. To do that, let's go ahead to solidworks.com. And come over here to Support. And under Support, if you click down, on the bottom of the page here, you'll see Certification. Click on that, and then come down to the bottom, and you'll see the Certification Center. Go ahead and click on that. Now you can also just type in the web address. And here it is up here at the top. Once you're logged in, if you're not logged in right away, just go ahead and click on Login.
It's going to ask you for some information. I'm already logged in, so, otherwise you'll probably have to set up an account prior to doing that. But right now, you can see I'm logged in here. Here's my name and I'm ready to download the client. So click on that. It's going to ask you for a download. Click on Save File. I'm going to go ahead and just put that right on my desktop. And click on Save. Now back on my desktop, you can see it here. Double click it. Agree. Save it.
And click on finish. If you have a Norton antivirus, or some other type of virus software, it might be checking your file here, to make sure it's okay. If that happens, just go ahead and click okay. And use English as our standard language here. And click on continue. And then go ahead and sign up for an account, if you don't have one. Or if you already have one, just go ahead here and type it in. (typing) And continue. Now, I have a bunch of different exams here, that I have purchased or in my account, that I am able to take.
So I can select down here, which one I want to take. So go ahead and click on CSWA. And choose English if you're speaking English. Go ahead and click on Start Exam. Now I'm not quite ready to start the exam, but that's going to be our next step.
Along the way, he'll cover creating effective sketches, using equations to modify parts, weighing parts, building assemblies, assigning the correct materials and units, and creating drawing views. At the end of the course, there are two sample exams to practice what you've learned.
- CSWA requirements review
- Working with sketch entities (Line, Circle, Rectangle, and Arc)
- Making offset, convert, and construction lines
- Reviewing the boss and cut features
- Sweeps and lofts
- Smoothing corners with Fillet and Chamfer
- Creating linear and circular patterns
- Dimensioning techniques
- Setting mass properties
- Selecting and using materials
- Inserting components
- Setting up reference geometry
- Establishing standard drawing views
- Annotating your drawings