Purchase SolidWorks Certification Exams

Use the link below to access the SolidWorks certification web store to purchase your SolidWorks exam.



SolidWorks Certifications

Become SolidWorks Certified


As a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market.


A Certified SolidWorks Professional is an individual who has successfully passed our advanced skills examination.


A Certified SolidWorks Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges.


A Certified Enterprise PDM Administrator (CEPA) is an individual who has successfully passed an advanced examination in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM administration skills and is ready to manage a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM implementation on behalf of his or her company.


As a Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market by demonstrating an understanding of the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design.


The Certified SolidWorks Simulation Associate – Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).

CSWP-Sheet Metal

The completion of the Certified SolidWorks Professional Sheet Metal exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SolidWorks Sheet Metal tools.


The completion of the Certified SolidWorks Professional Weldments exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the SolidWorks tools for Weldments.


SolidWorks software includes many advanced surfacing tools. The Certified SolidWorks Professional Surfacing Specialist exam gauges your ability to use these tools in the creation of complex surfaces.

CSWP-Mold Tools

The Advanced Mold Tools exam will test your ability to use SolidWorks Mold Tools. Understanding SolidWorks Mold Tools will help you create a robust mold design in an efficient manner.

CSWP-Drawing Tools

The completion of the Certified SolidWorks Professional Drawing Tools exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the tools found in the SolidWorks Drawing environment.


The Certified SolidWorks Simulation Professional exam tests your understanding of SolidWorks Simulation tools and simulation in general.

All certification testing is done online. The process for taking a test is as follows:

Step 1: Visit our online store to purchase your exam.

Step 2: When you’re ready, take the exam on your computer.

Step 3: When you’re done, access your account via the SolidWorks Certification Center and print your certificates.

**Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Certification Offers for Subscription Service Customers*

Special Promotional Offers for Subscription Service customers:


1) Redeem one (1) free CSWP or CSWA exam using this coupon code:
Promotional code: CPN75434167856


Note: If purchasing the CSWP Segmented exam, add all three CSWP Segments

to your cart before checking out with the above coupon.


exam using this coupon code:
Promotional code:  CPN28125839425

3)  Redeem one (1) free CSWSA-FEA, CSDA or CEPA exam using this coupon code:
Promotional code:  CPN80816451600


  • Promotional codes should be entered during the webstore checkout process.
  • Each coupon is good for one use per individual.
  • Coupons can be shared with all SolidWorks users at your company for one use each and are not based on total number of licenses.
  • For details on the testing process, visit the Certification page.
  • If you experience any difficulty, send a detailed email to certification@solidworks.com. Allow a minimum of five (5) days for a resolution.
  • These coupons are valid through December 31, 2013. Redeemed coupon tests must be completed no later than June 30, 2014.
  • The coupon code is not a voucher code. When starting the exam using our virtual tester client, there is a field called ‘Redeem a VT voucher’ which you do not need to complete.  This field is only used when someone buys exams in bulk on one credit card and wants to transfer those credits to other individuals.

World’s First 3D Printed 1911 Metal Gun Manufactured by Solid Concepts Inc (Austin, TX)

Austin, TX – Solid Concepts Inc, one of the world leaders in 3D Printing services, has manufactured the world’s first 3D Printed Metal Gun using a laser sintering process and powdered metals.

3D printed M1911 pistol, broken down into parts

The metal laser sintering process Solid Concepts used to manufacture the 30+ gun components is one of the most accurate additive manufacturing processes available, and more than accurate enough to build the interchangeable and interfacing parts within the 1911 series gun

3D printed metal gun

McDonalds Wants To Start 3D Printing Happy Meal Toys

That sentiment is null as McDonald’s IT Director, Mark Fabes, ponders the idea of using in-store 3D printers to print the company’s infamous Happy Meal toys.

Fabes says using 3D printers on-site would allow staff to print the toy of the child’s choice, should the kid not like the toy McDonalds is offering at the time.

“Countless families have had their enjoyment of a nutritious McD’s ruined because they turned up the week that the starring character in that season’s kiddie-sized blockbuster had been replaced by an earnest but boring supporting character as the toy of choice,”. Having the ability to create toys on demand could potentially become an even bigger draw for families to visit the establishment.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-wants-3d-printers-2013-11#ixzz2jzHUzmXX

SolidWorks Hands-On Labs | Houston TX

SolidWorks Hands-On Labs allow you to work directly with SolidWorks Software. You can now register for them before arriving at MLC CAD Systems – Houston TX. Registering online for a Hands-on Lab will save you time and help you plan your day more efficiently, giving you more time to take in all SolidWorks has to offer.

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Review the step-by-step registration process or talk to your local SolidWorks software sales representative for more information.

  1. Register for SolidWorks Hands-On Labs
    Hands-on lab registration is now open. Once you make a selection, you will get an email confirmation that your seat has been reserved.


  1. Check-in for your Hands-on Lab Seat
    You will need to check-in to confirm your Hands-on Lab selection. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your seat. You must confirm by 5 p.m. EST on the day before your event date keep your registered seat(s).


  1. At MLC CAD – Houston TX
    When you arrive at the MLC CAD SolidWorks training center, park in the bottom floor of the garage in the visitors parking. Please check-in with security on the 1st floor. The MLC CAD SolidWorks training center is located on the 1st floor by the elevators. If you do not register for your Hands-on Lab ahead of coming to MLC CAD – Houston, you will still have the opportunity to register once on site.


View more information about the SolidWorks Hands-On Labs we have available for the remainder of 2013 by selecting the event description or click register to begin the registration process.

SolidWorks 2014 Hands-On Lab – Houston TX (November 22, 2013)

SolidWorks 2014 Hands-On Lab – Houston TX (December 19, 2013)

SolidWorks Software – Houston TX sales office and training center location:


10777 NW Freeway

Suite 175

Houston, TX 77092


Main Telephone Number: (713) 682-7490

Sales (East): Sean Strande x1009

Sales (West) Brenna Stevens x1062

Local Tech Support: solidworkssupport@mlc-cad.com

SolidWorks + Oculus VR join forces to create trade show demo for pressure vessel company

Jay Fuller works for Wessels Co., a company near Indianapolis that makes pressure vessels. Those are enormous containers, up to 12 feet across, that cost thousands to buy and might be used as part of a drinking-water or water-heating system.

“We do a couple large industry trade shows a year, which involves shipping out some of our very large, very heavy tanks back and forth between convention halls,” Fuller said. “As you can imagine, that can get pretty expensive. So I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we could bring around a virtual-reality warehouse demo showcasing some of our larger tank models to some of these shows?’

“Because we model all of our tanks in 3-D using SolidWorks (a modeling software program), it was a relatively painless process of converting them into meshes suitable for the Unity game engine (a popular video-game-development toolkit that works with the Rift). We’re planning to premiere the finished demo at our biggest trade show, the AHR Expo (in New York) this coming January.”

Source: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2013/11/04/goggles-inspire-scientists-gamers.html