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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). The main requirement for obtaining the CSWSA-FEA certification is to take and pass the on-line 120 minute exam which consists of 20 questions.
Exam Length: 2 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 70% (70 points out of 100 points total)
All candidates receive electronic certifcates and personal listing on the CSWSA - FEA directory* when they pass.
(*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory)
Note: You must use at least SolidWorks Premium 2012 or SolidWorks Student Edition 2012 for this exam. Any use of a previous or lower version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files or access some of the needed functionality.
The questions consist of 3 hands-on problems, single answer, multiple choice, yes/no and multiple selection for a total of 100 points. Point allocation ranges from 3 points to 20 points per question, depending on the difficulty. Qualified schools that are CSWA Providers may apply to become CSWSA-FEA Providers. Minimum network license on subscription apply.
Anyone can take this exam including students and commercial SolidWorks users. The intended audience to take and pass the CSWSA-FEA exam is anyone with a minimum of 6 - 9 months of SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation experience and knowledge in the following areas:
Basic View Creation
Engineering Mechanics - Statics
Strength of Materials
Finite Element Method / Finite Element Analysis Theory
Applied concepts in SolidWorks Simulation:
Defining Static Analysis Study
Working with Solid and Sheet Metal models
Defining Solid, Shell, and Beam elements
Applying and modifying Connections, Contact Set, and Contact Type
Defining Standard and Advanced Fixtures and External loads
Knowledge setting and modifying of SI/English units
Defining Local and Global coordinate systems
Understanding the axial forces, sheer forces, bending moments, factor of safety
Defining Connector properties such as Contact Sets, No Penetration, Bonded
Setting up and modifying plots to display in the Results folder
Working with Multibody parts as different solid bodies
Creating different mesh types, quality, and parameters for parts and assemblies
Selecting different solvers as directed to optimize problems
Determining if results are valid and make sense
Understanding the types of problems SolidWorks Simulation can solve
Using SolidWorks Simulation Help