Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Today

The perfect start to your 3D modeling journey: from zero to a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) today.

Start realizing your next innovation and Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Today!

Course Summary

This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about SOLIDWORKS software to giving 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 be 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.

What is in the Course?

93 learning elements including:

  • 66 videos 
  • 8 practice sets 
  • 1 capstone project 
  • a final test

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to navigate around SOLIDWORKS 
  2. Be able to design medium complexity parts   
  3. Be able to generate dynamic and static assemblies  
  4. Be able to conduct simple evaluations on designs  
  5. Be able to generate simple 2D engineering drawings
you will get an certificate after completed the course

Certificate of Completion
To recognize what you learned

offer live office hours 3 times a week

Live Office Hours
3 times a week to clarify your doubts

Assuming you are starting from scratch

Beginner Level
Assuming you are starting from scratch

the whole course will deliver in English

Taught in English
Standard English is used to deliver the material

 take one month to complete the course

One Month to Complete
6 hours/week or 24 hours learning time

Questions Frequently Asked

What is the CSWA Certification?

CSWA stands for Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate. It is SOLIDWORKS’s most popular and most basic certificate to verify your ability and essential knowledge to use the software. It proves your skills to use SOLIDWORKS to model designs meeting the industry's 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. What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021? TforDesign has listed top 6 SOLIDWORKS 2021 Updates You Should Know to maximize 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 the CSWA exam takes and what the dos and don'ts during the exam. We have gathered 8 Tips for Taking Official SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam for your reference.

You can also check out our SOLIDWORKS CSWA Practice Exam Course for more CSWA exam preparation.

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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. Those include 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.

Samples From the Course

Below are sample videos from inside the course. All other materials are made with the same style and quality.

Sketching Circles, Arcs and Ellipses
Swept Boss and Cut
The Mates Coincident, Parallel, Perpendicular

Capstone project require learners to make an air-piston assembly from scratch

Capstone Project

At the end of the course, you will have a chance to do a capstone project to reinforce all you learned by practice. In this, you will be given a set of engineering drawings. You will interpret them and construct an air piston assembly made of 11 unique parts. In addition to the capstone project being a good practice, it will also be an excellent addition to your portfolio.

Certificate indicate learner successfully completing the Solidworks Associate level Training

Certificate of Completion

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

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Course Instructor

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. He has also been an avid user of SOLIDWORKS for over 10 years and has published multiple online SOLIDWORKS training courses with over 40,000 enrolled students from over 120 countries. In addition, he authored the book 'Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020' published by Packt Publishing.

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