Hi, I am preparing for the CSWE and I would like to know that I can take the CSWE with student edition or not. I heard student edition has limited features compared to commercial version. Is it okay to use student edition for the CSWE?
Did you take the prerequisite CSWPs with the student edition? If you did, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to take the CSWE test with it?
Certified SolidWorks Expert | SOLIDWORKS
FYI, the student edition contains the following
Student Software 3D MCAD Tools from SOLIDWORKS
I used SolidWorks 2013 commercial version for CSWP, but, according to Certified SolidWorks Expert | SOLIDWORKS, it states, SolidWorks 2015 or later is required for CSWE. This sounds like I cannot take CSWE with SolidWorks 2013.
I have money for purchasing new version of student edition, but not for commercial. It is too expensive for me. D:
As long as you meet the requirements listed on the page, it will not matter if the version is educational or commercial. Most of the differences are in the output. A drawing will be stamped with a mark stating it is from an educational version.
I am working my way through the certifications again, as an educator, and will try the CSWE when I get back to that point. I have taken the CSWA, CSWP, Mold Tools, Surfacing, and Sheet Metal on an educational versions and it has worked just fine.
you can take it because they say "SolidWorks 2015 or later is required to take the exam" and they didn't mention if it's commercial version or student edition.
Student editions is usually 1 year behind a commercial release. So for example, Student 2016-2017 version runs in a 2016 engine; but don't quote me 100% on that, it's been quite a while since I last heard this information (around 6 years).
I'm pretty confident you can take the test with the latest student version. I took it myself and other than maybe a 'future version' issue with 2013, I don't see a reason why you wouldn't be able to take it with the 2013 itself. So even if the 1-year engine difference info it's still correct, you should be able to do it no problem with 2016-2017 student version.
Yes, the student versions are 1 release behind. 2016 is the current student version. It has not changed.
Not sure if you would be able to open up any models if required to download during the exam. So better confirm with Certification team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The models will open up just fine. I took the CSWE on an educational version, that I use to teach students in Portland.
The only difference you see is, when you take an educational model into a commercial version, you will get a message that says this file was created in an educational version, and will have a graduation hat next to the part file, within SolidWorks.
Any of the standard certifications can be taken with the educational version. This includes CSWA, CSWP, CSWP- Advanced Specialty tests, and the CSWE. (Sustainability test can be taken outside the software.
You would need the SKE package (still educational) to take the MBD Certification.
I can not speak to which version would be needed for Simulation, as that is my area of weakness.
Cory Derico wrote: ....Simulation, as that is my area of weakness.
Cory Derico wrote:
....Simulation, as that is my area of weakness.
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