How to Make Friends and Get Certified This Summer, For Free

As a SOLIDWORKS user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (or SWUGN for short). Many of you attend meetings, go to your local user group events, or have even started your own group! (Well done.)

If you’re not familiar with SWUGN meetings and events, not to worry: they’re fun, extremely helpful, easy to join, and they exist all over the world. In a SWUGN meeting you’ll find SOLIDWORKS users of many fields and all levels of experience who are excited about sharing knowledge. Events include regular meetings, technical presentations, and training events—all of them are great opportunities to talk to other SOLIDWORKS users, get savvier with the software, and learn new methodologies that will help you with your personal projects or your business.

This summer, from June 15th to August 15th 2015 attendees of user group meetings during that time frame will be eligible to take a SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam—for free. You’ll receive a voucher to take exactly one of the following exams: the CSWA, CSWP, or one of the five CSWPAs (Drawing Tools, Mold Tools, Sheet Metal, Surfacing, or Weldments). As long as you use your code within a month of receiving it, the exam of your choice will be at no cost to you.

In order to be eligible for this offer you must attend a meeting and register with the group leader your name and email address (that’s how we’ll get a code to you) and you will also select an exam. Codes will be sent to you within 2 weeks of the date of the meeting, and the one month expiration will begin starting on the day the code is emailed to you.

To find out which exam you’d like to take, visit the SOLIDWORKS Certification Page to read up on all of them so you know which one you’d like to take.

Curious about joining a user group, starting a user group, or learning more about the SOLIDWORKS community? The SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) Site is a great place to start. There you can:

And view other relevant info on SOLIDWORKS User Groups.

Also take a look at:

Here’s to the SOLIDWORKS Community!


Mike Puckett

Senior Manager, Worldwide Certification Program, SOLIDWORKS