SOLIDWORKS Drawing Specialist Training - CSWPA-DT

Get all the skills needed to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional in Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT).

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Course Summary

This is a streamlined course to take you from knowing nothing about SOLIDWORKS to giving you all the knowledge and skills needed to become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional in Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT). The course will enable you to, with confidence, use SOLIDWORKS Drawing tools to communicate complex models and bill of materials to your clients or manufacturers. After completing this course, you can proudly list your Advanced SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools skills in your resume. We are following a learn-by-doing approach for you to truly master all the skills needed for the certification test.


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

  1. We recommend having SOLIDWORKS version 2016 or newer to best be able to follow up with the course. 
  2. Basic knowledge using SOLIDWORKS to the Associate level 
  3. Access to SOLIDWORKS 2016 or newer

What is in the Course?

48 learning elements including:

  • 37 videos 
  •  5 practice sets

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to communicate complex designs through engineering drawings 
  2. Be able to generate customized bills of materials for your drawings 
  3. Be able to extract design insights from and communicate them in 2D rendering 
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
3 hours/week or 12 hours learning time

Questions Frequently Asked

What is the CSWPA-DT Certification?

CSWPA-DT stands for Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced - Drawing Tools. It is an advanced SOLIDWORKS Certificate that proves you are familiar with SOLIDWORKS's Drawing Environment. The Advanced Drawing Tools certificate is one of five advanced certifications offered by SOLIDWORKS. Want to know more about SOLIDWORKS certification program? Check out about the SOLIDWORKS certification program.

Why Should I Become a CSWPA-DT?

Engineering drawings are the standard communication language between engineers and manufacturers. It also represents a contact between the two sides. This makes the ability to produce clear, communicative drawings essential to any business involved in making things. Being a certified user proves to your potential employers and clients the value you can provide using drawing tools. It guarantees your familiarity with creating complex projections and views for objects, generating bills of material integrating equations, part configurations groupings, and much more.

Is it Difficult to Pass the CSWPA - Drawing Tool Exam?

This depends on one person to another. If you are already familiar with interpreting engineering drawings and generating them using SOLIDWORKS, then passing the exam might not be very difficult. If not, you would need to invest more time and energy to pass the exam.

How to Prepare for CSWPA-DT Exam and Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS User?

The CSWPA-DT certificated is an advanced specialization certificate. It requires a deep and well-rounded understanding of the SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tools and environment. Thus, following structured learning to cover all the tools in detail can save lots of time and guarantee better outcomes. You will also need to get some practice using the tools to increase your overall working speed. What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021? TforDesign has listed top 6 SOLIDWORKS 2021 Updates You Should Know to maximize your efficiency.

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What Does This Course Cover?

  1. How to start a drawing file. 
  2.   How to create standard Orthographic and Isometric Drawing Views.   
  3. How to generate a Relative to Model drawing view.   
  4. How to generate an Auxiliary view and what it represents.  
  5. How to utilize Model Items functions for both parts and assemblies.   
  6. What are Section Views and how to generate them.   
  7. What are Broken-out Section Views and how to generate them.   
  8. What are Break Views and how to generate them.   
  9. What are Detail Views and how to generate them.   
  10. What are Alternate Position Views and how to generate them.
  11. What are Bill of Materials (BOM).   
  12. How to create a Standard Bill of Materials.   
  13. How to add custom properties and equations to Bill of Materials.   
  14. What is a View Focus and how does it effect us.   
  15. How to show and hide components in a drawing.   
  16. How to link notes to show specific information.   
  17. How to find measurements like area and distances from a drawing. 

Samples From the Course

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

Model Items - Parts
BOM Custom Properties
Model Items - Assemblies

Certificate indicate learner successfully completing the solidworks professional-advanced drawing tools 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.

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.

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