Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Sample Exam 2, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate.
- On sample exam number two, this exam is a little bit older, and the exam has actually been quite a bit updated, from these type of questions. However, I do want to go through here and review some of the questions, and how they're relevant to today's exam. So number one, there's some good parts for modeling. So this part here, we've already gone through how to model it, and again, this is a very good part to practice with, because it is fairly difficult. And that's the second question on it. Questions two and three. Question two is a COSMOS question, which is irrelevant now because COSMOS has been replaced by SolidWorks Simulation, and there's not very many questions going to be on the exam from this.
So you can pretty much ignore question number two. Question number three, though, is a prime question that you'll definitely see something very similar to, on the exam. Now on the exam here, you'll see, it's a broken-out section. I'm basically cutting in with this little sketch here, this spline sketch. I'm cutting into the material, to see inside there. Anytime you see any type of cut, into a material, it's always going to be a broken section, so you can see inside, so keep that in mind. All these available questions are probably what you're going to expect to see on the exam.
It's not necessarily going to be a broken-out section, but it could be an aligned section, just a standard section, or a detailed section. So make sure you're familiar with all four of those. Question number four, we went ahead and built this already. This is a great example of two simple parts to build. Build an assembly, and then making sure that we've got the right origin and the right orientation of these parts, to make sure we're getting the right values, for the center of mass. Question number five, same thing. This question is really making sure that you know how to define where the origin is, to get the right center of mass.
This question here, again, is a more difficult part to define, but definitely go through and practice. Build this part from this drawing. Make sure that you can build it correctly, and make sure you weigh the part, to get the correct mass and verify that you get the right answer. Now all the right answers are on this last page, down here. Go through and build each one of these parts. Answer each one of the questions, and then verify that you got the correct mass of each part, as well as the correct center of mass. And then go ahead and verify your answer. And then go ahead and verify you answers against the correct answers at the end of the exam.
Best of luck.
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