10 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2013 11:59 PM by Jeronimo Sosa

# CSWP Core Sample Exam in SolidWorks

http://files.solidworks.com/services/certification/CSWP-CORE_Sample_Exam2010B.pdf

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/797_ENU_HTML.htm

Has anyone solved the sample exam.

The answers I get are

1) 14207.31 gms

2) 16429.68 gms

3) 14999.49 gms

4) 13168.23 gms

5) 14170.12 gms

The answers given by solidworks ( in page 9 of the sample exam pdf)

1) 14207.34 gms

2) 16490.45 gms

3) 15100.47 gms

4) 13206.40 gms

5) 14208.00 gms

% Difference in answers

 My Answers (gms) Solidworks Answers (gms) % Difference in answers 14207.31 14207.34 0.000211158 16429.68 16490.45 0.368516323 14999.49 15100.47 0.668720907 13168.23 13206.4 0.289026533 14170.12 14208 0.26661036

Not sure if this is acceptable..... because if you see the multiple choice answers in question 4....... its close between a and b. How ever my answer is close to b which is right. But this can be a problem some times. Why does solidworks get different answers?

Also my dimensions A and B do not show the "infinity sybol" stating linked dimensions even though they are linked via equations.

Also the depth of additional pocket added in page 6 of sample exam pdf "CC" is not stated. I assumed it to be the same, 20 mm depth, similar to other pocket shown "AA".

I also didnt know how to link the extrude lengths for both the cylinders "D" in the pdf.

Stage1 and Stage 2 of my exam attached (2012 SP 4.0 Version)

Thanks

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Not sure if this is acceptable..... because if you see the multiple choice answers in question 4....... its close between a and b. How ever my answer is close to b which is right. But this can be a problem some times. Why does solidworks get different answers?

As per my knowldge there will some ±% of the final answer so the tester is being taken care of that i.e. if your answer is between certain range of the correct answer, it'll be accepted by the the tester. The difference in the answers might be due to different settings and method of modeling.

Also my dimensions A and B do not show the "infinity sybol" stating linked dimensions even though they are linked via equations.

Becuase you've not linked them to any value but rather have linked other dimensions to them.

Also the depth of additional pocket added in page 6 of sample exam pdf "CC" is not stated. I assumed it to be the same, 20 mm depth, similar to other pocket shown "AA".

Yes it is.

I also didnt know how to link the extrude lengths for both the cylinders "D" in the pdf.

Simply assign a global variable and link the value of D to that. Similarly link the other D to this variable. And similar way you can do it for A and B.

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Deepak, Thanks a lot.

I emailed the certification team @ SW and they say that a deviation within ± 0.05 % is only acceptable.

I remember the only thing I did not do is to set the decimal places to 2 before starting the problem. However, I did set the decimal places to 2 after modelling the problem and then I changed the decimal places of the mass to 2 in the mass property dialogue box.... does it make a difference? if so where can we set the decimal places to 2 in the systems options dialogue box?

Thanks again!

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where can we set the decimal places to 2 in the systems options dialogue box?

Set them under Tools > Options > Document properties > Units

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Not sure if it makes a difference if I change the decimal place before or after the problem is solved. But I will check. Thank you

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I found the problem, one of my sketch dimension was off by little, which caused erroneous results.

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here are the right models.

-Attached

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Karan;

thanks for posting all of this. I, too, am currently working towards CSWP.

I donwloaded your models and compared to mine. I am (roughly) 50 grams off from the correct answer in step 1 of Stage 2 (answer = b - 13026.40). I have 13256.61, yours is 13206.38.

Comparing them, we have desinged the parts the same. Your order and mine differ slightly, but I really am at a loss as to what constitutes the 50 g difference......I am stumped.

If you (or anyone reading this post) would like to investigate this, I'm excited to hear your feedback!!

Thanks

Matt P

PS I can't seem to post the attachments - I may have to start a new post

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Please use "advanced editor" in case you want to attach any files.

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Matt,

I made a silly mistake and I found that was the reason for my wrong answer.

Please post your cad models if you need me to review them.

Thanks

Karan

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Gracias por toda su ayuda muy pronto realizare este examen.

Saludos.