Official Guide to Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exams (2018-2019)
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The Official Guide to Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exams: CSWA, CSDA, CSWSA-FEA is written to assist the SOLIDWORKS user to pass the associate level exams. Information is provided to aid a person to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), Certified SOLIDWORKS Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) and the Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA FEA) exam.
There are three goals for this book. The primary goal is not only to help you pass the CSWA, CSDA and CSWSA-FEA exams, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the three certification processes.
The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWA, CSDA and CSWSA-FEA exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam.
The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass the CSWA, CSDA and the CSWSA-FEA exam.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface 2. CSWA Introduction and Drafting Competencies 3. Basic Part and Intermediate Part Creation and Modification 4. Advanced Part Creation and Modification 5. Assembly Creation and Modification 6. Certified SOLIDWORKS Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) 7. Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) Exam
David Planchard is the founder of D&M Education LLC. Before starting D&M Education, he spent over 27 years in industry and academia holding various engineering, marketing, and teaching positions. He holds five U.S. patents. He has published and authored numerous papers on Machine Design, Product Design, Mechanics of Materials, and Solid Modeling. He is an active member of the SOLIDWORKS Users Group and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
David holds a BSME, MSM with the following professional certifications: CCAI, CCNP, CSWA-SD, CSWSA-FEA, CSWA-AM, CSWP, CSWP-DRWT and SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator.
David is a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner, an Adjunct Faculty member and the SAE advisor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Mechanical Engineering department. In 2012, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team (senior capstone) won first place in the Mechanical Engineering department at WPI. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, David's senior Major Qualifying Project teams won the Provost award in the Mechanical Engineering department for design excellence.
In 2018, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team (Co-advisor) won the Provost award in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Subject area: Electrical System Implementation of Formula SAE Racing Platform.