Youngest CSWE SOLIDWORKS User in Turkey

SOLIDWORKS reseller, Ilker Uludag, CEO of TEKYAZ introduced me to Nurettin Sevdik, the youngest Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) in TURKEY.   Nurettin, is a 17 years old student from ENKA Technical High School. He was part of the SOLIDWORKS FIRST Robotics Competition Student team and now is an active member of the TEKYAZ | 3DEXPERIENCE Students Platform.

Nurettin completed all TEKYAZ free on demand training classes. He attended 3DEXPERIENCE World and participated in the Student VIP access promotion to obtain the necessary SOLIDWORKS certification free exam codes.  One-by-one he completed each exam, passed, and achieved his CSWE.

I was fortunate to interview Nurettin and to be able to share his journey with you.



Marie: How old were you when you started to learn SOLIDWORKS?

Nurettin: First I started to use and learn SOLIDWORKS at age of 15 (September 2018) in my school’s Design-Maker Club with my mentor Servet Temel.

Marie: How were you introduced to SOLIDWORKS? Thru FIRST?  A teacher?

Nurettin: On the first Wednesday of my high school days, I made my decision to choose the Design-Maker club and, with that decision, it all began.

Marie: Have you used the 3DEXPERIENCE SWYM Student Community established by TEKYAZ?  If yes, how have you used this community?

Nurettin: Yes, of course. I used this community and platform for having help, helping others, creating new content, getting my CSWA-MD, CSWA-AM and CSWP-MD exam passes, etc.

Marie: Do you use any other 3DEXPERIENCE platform apps like xDesign or xShape?

Nurettin: Yes, I used xDesign, 3DDrive, Collaborative Spaces, and SOLIDWORKS  add-ons for our 2021 FRC Challenges. After our 3DEXPERIENCE EDU Worldwide Challenge submission sponsorship approval, I used these apps and tried xShape for a short time.

Marie: I understand you are involved in FIRST Robotics.  What do you do in FIRST?

Nurettin: I feel great and do so many things in my first and last season. Before that, I was on the Robot Wars team of ENKA TECH. As the leader of the mechanics’ department, we attended the Game Design and Infinitive Recharge at Home Challenges. We designed a great game and made our presentations wonderfully.

Marie: Now that you have achieved CSWE, a great accomplishment, what do you want to do next?

Nurettin: Thanks for your good wishes first, after accomplishing my CSWE-MD aim I started to learn Solidworks Simulation (want to be an Expert at the Simulation too) and further developing my 3D Printer brand “LNS3D”.

Marie: Anything else you want to tell our SOLIDWORKS community.

Nurettin: For the young SOLIDWORKS  users and beginners, whenever you feel ready for the certifications don’t wait for it, start finding ways to getting exam vouchers and prove yourselves to the world. It’s just like a staircase; you first start with learning, after the first step of proving yourself with the CSWA exam, and so on. At the last step, at the glorious CSWE exam, you will shine with your true potential.

What is next for Nurettin? This young entrepreneur wants to create a start-up to manufacture 3D Printers – he is already working on the designs.

For TEKYAZ and the future of students in Turkey, Ilker concluded, “So it is a great story for us to believe the power of 3DEXPERIENCE platform and collaboration. Sponsorship helps us to engage those good students but it is much more powerful to develop a long-term relationship and a sustainable journey to nurture their capabilities. So today we have 700 members in the TEKYAZ | 3DEXPERIENCE Students community and growing .”

Nurettin, Ilker, thank you for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE EDU communities.


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