New Certification Exam: Certified SolidWorks Simulation Associate – FEA

FEA Tutorials  in SolidWorks
SolidWorks introduces a new certification exam based on the SolidWorks Simulation application and the Finite Element Method.  The Certified SolidWorks Simulation Associate – FEA (CSWSA-FEA) exam is a 2 hour, on-line exam that evaluates knowledge in linear static analysis theory and FEM theory.  The exam also measures skills in Solid, Shell and Beam applications. -

Cantilever beam deflection

Developed by engineers and educators, the CSWSA-FEA exam can be offered to students through our Certified SolidWorks Provider program. Qualified schools, on subscription, and students that have passed the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA),  may now take the CSWSA-FEA exam. 

The Application to become a CSWA provider can be found through the Certified SolidWorks Provider program.

Students need to have applied knowledge in Statics, Strength of Materials, Materials, and FEA Theory.  To prepare for the exam, students should review examples that require beam elements, shell elements (sheet metal parts) and solid elements. 

Passing the CSWSA-FEA exam leads to recognition with a certificate and your name listed in the SolidWorks Virtual Testing Center.  

CSWSA-FEA exam is offered to our commercial users through the SolidWorks Customer Portal  or through the SolidWorks Virtual Testing Center.   Marie




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard