1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 21, 2009 3:33 PM by Jose Eduardo Fernandes de Camargo

    CSWP Simulation Exam

    Gamal Reda


      I'd like to take the CSWP Simulation exam, Is it just for static analysis, or it includes other topics like dynamic analysis, fatigue,.....

      Thanks in advance

        • Re: CSWP Simulation Exam
          Jose Eduardo Fernandes de Camargo

          CSWP Simulation Exams goes further than SolidWorks Simulation (STANDARD). It gets questions from FEA and theory to SolidWorks Simulation Advanced. See bellow the info about this certification:




          The Certified SolidWorks Professional Simulation Specialist exam is designed to test an individual’s complete understanding of Simulation tools inside SolidWorks. Candidates who successfully pass this certification exam have demonstrated the ability to set up, run, and examine the results of various types of Simulation scenarios. They also have demonstrated the ability to interpret the various results available to them in SolidWorks Simulation.

          Recommended Training Courses:
          SolidWorks Simulation

          Exam Length: 2 hours

          Minimum Passing grade: 70%

          All candidates receive electronic certifcates, business card logos and personal listing on CSWP directory when they pass.

          Exam features hand calculations in the following areas:

          • Free body diagrams - Resolving Reaction force and moments
          • Basic stress and strain calculations 
            • Shear stress, Axial stress
            • Lateral strain, Axial strain
          • Calculating material properties 
            • Elastic modulus
            • Poisson's ratio


          Exam features hands-on challenges in many of these areas:

          • Geometry 
            • Defeaturing
            • Idealization
            • Clean up (Ex: suppressing cosmetic features)
          • Material 
            • Understanding ductile and brittle materials
            • Understanding material failure theories
            • Creating and modifying material properties
          • Meshing 
            • Draft/High quality solid mesh
            • Application of mesh controls on areas of interest
          • Contacts 
            • Simulating interactions between parts of an assembly
            • Modeling contacts based on loading type (Bending, Axial, shear)
          • Restraints 
            • Fixed - Easy to use. Ramifications if any?
            • Using Symmetry to reduce model size
            • Using Symmetry to constrain rigid body motions
            • Bolt connectors - simplify assembly analysis
          • Loads 
            • Force loading with respect to reference plane
            • Load distribution based on selecting one or more geometry in same selection set
            • Load manipulation while using symmetry
          • Results 
            • Significance of vonMises stress
            • Significance of Principal stresses
            • Significance of stress intensity
            • Factor of safety calculations
            • Getting reaction forces
            • Getting results on components of interest


          Best regards,

          Eduardo Camargo