Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Today

Go from knowing nothing to becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) today with a streamlined training course by TforDesign.

Get your CSWA SOLIDWORKS certification Today

Course Summary

This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about SOLIDWORKS software to give you all the knowledge and skills needed to become a certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA). This course will enable you to, with confidence, use SOLIDWORKS to design your next innovation and put at the Certified Associate Level. As such, you will also be fully prepared for completion of the certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA.


We recommend having SOLIDWORKS version 2016 or newer to best be able to follow up with the course.

Questions Frequently Asked

What is the CSWA certification?

CSWA stands for Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate. It is SOLIDWORKS most popular and most basic certificate to verify your ability and basic knowledge to use solidworks of engineering fundamentals and mechanical design as a SOLIDWORKS user, which met the industry standard practices.

Why should I become certified in CSWA?  

Being a CSWA is like having proof from SOLIDWORKS themselves that you know all the must-have skills for a serious SOLIDWORKS user. It will also make you stand out and increase your competitiveness from the job market.

What should I do to prepare for the CSWA exam ?

To prepare for the exam, you must have a good mastery of all the must-have SOLIDWORKS features that will enable you to create 3D models of parts and generate assemblies. This entails knowing what those features and commands do, applying them, and knowing their limitation. You must also be able to interpret 2D Engineering drawings quickly and translate them into 3D models and assemblies. All this takes a good amount of both learning and practice of solidworks certification program.

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021? TforDesign has listed top 6 SOLIDWORKS 2021 Updates You Should Know to maximise your efficiency.

What are key tips for taking the CSWA exam? 

Here are some essentials tips and notes that you have to keep in mind when sitting for the cswa exam. Check out the blog and see how long does the cswa exam takes and what are the dos and don'ts during the exam.

8 Tips for Taking Official SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam

You may also take the our  SOLIDWORKS CSWA Practice Exam course  


Including videos, texts & quizzes to enforce your SOLIDWORKS skills.

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Why Our Courses?

  1. Experience teaching SOLIDWORKS with over 30,000 students from over 120 countries
  2. Following the Learning-by-doing  approach which is proven the best for learning software like SOLIDWORKS.
  3. We use annotations in all our lectures for easier follow-up.
  4. Concentrated short videos short in one or few concepts to make them easier for reference. Designed each lecture to  be a stand-alone lecture.
Create dedicated to designing engaging learning experiences. Online courses cover such as SOLIDWORKS certification, portfolio building and climate change

What does this Course Cover? 

  1. How to navigate through the SOLIDWORKS interface.
  2. How to sketch with different sketch commands.
  3. How to define sketches using relations or distances.
  4. How to use more than 10 different features to create 3D models. (extruded boss and cut, fillet, chamfers, revolved boss and cut, swept boss and cut, lofted boss and cut). 
  5. How to create additional reference planes.
  6. How to modify given parts to match design needs.
  7. How to explore different materials for your models.
  8. How to find your model's mass, volume, and center of gravity.
  9. How to assemble different parts into an assembly file.
  10. How to define a new coordinate system. 
  11. How to generate drawings from parts and models.
  12. How to interpret different drawing annotations.

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Get your certificate of completion to highlight your SOLIDWORKS skills

Certificate of Completion 

Once you complete all the course materials, you will get downloadable certificate of Achievement. More importantly, you will be able to highlight your SOLIDWORKS skills in your resume.  

I have been using SolidWorks for some time now and have seriously that about getting certified. Using this course first to make sure I had not missed anything basic was very valuable. I will be moving on to the professional course immediately. Very good course for the raw beginner.

Peter Mitchell

The videos are easy to follow and understand without overwhelming me with information that is hard to process and remember. I commend him on the step by step approach to teaching such an intense software.

Muhamed Ceesay

I had a different course that I kept having to pause and rewind cause they would go too fast. This course is easy to follow and builds on it's self one piece at a time instead of filling each video with a ton of new information. Thank you!

Chad Harris

Course Instructor

Tayseer Almattar

Tayseer Almattar is the founder of TforDesign and co-founder of ideabee Design Consultancy. He holds a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Design (MDes) degree in international design and business management. He has many years of experience in corporate training, instructional design, and quality assurance training. He has also been an avid user of SOLIDWORKS for over 10 years and has published multiple online SOLIDWORKS training courses with about 20,000 enrolled students from over 100 countries. In addition, he authored the book 'Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020' published by Packt Publishing house.

Tayseer is interested in the use of design principles to add value to different organizations. He is also passionate about Sustainability and how can design help to build more sustainable organizations.