CSWP: Weldments

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Recently the team at Solidworks rolled out another certification test. It popped up on their main blog and the personal site of one of the guys on the certification team, Mike Puckett. This new test covers the weldments features. This looks exciting and a great reason to delve into weldments, which can be used for a huge variety of things.

To review what the parent company has to say regarding the test and what it covers:

Exam Length: 2 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 75%
All candidates receive electronic certificates and a personal listing on the CSWP directory* when they pass.

Note: You must use at least SolidWorks 2009 sp4 for this exam. Any use of a previous version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files.

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

I planned on starting my study for this test after passing the Mold Tools exam, but a new design came up that looks easiest using these features so why not go for both.

Thankfully the new team of certification specialists at solidworks have provided a bit more help in the way of sample tests and things to consider. The sample CSWP weldment test is available through their site.

I’ve also found a number of tutorials on Youtube (one of my favorite places for Solidworks learning) that I’ve decided to put into a playlist. This will be updated as I progress.

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