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DriveWorks Solo Certification

What is DriveWorks Solo?

Use DriveWorks Solo, to quickly and easily create and configure custom products inside SOLIDWORKS速.

The rules-based design automation eliminates errors and expensive, time-consuming design changes.

Automate repetitive SOLIDWORKS tasks and free up engineers to focus on product innovation and development.

DriveWorks Solo is easy to setup, maintain and use. Deliver custom products faster and with greater accuracy, without using complex macros, design tables or code.

Get a head start by trying DriveWorks Solo free for 30 days.

DriveWorks Certifications

Add to your DriveWorks knowledge and get certified

There are three DriveWorks Certifications, ranging across all three DriveWorks Products, starting from DriveWorksXpress, to DriveWorks Solo and then on to DriveWorks Pro.

Our Certifications, created by our DriveWorks Technical Experts, test your capability and understanding of the training. They are a great way to demonstrate your DriveWorks knowledge and skills.

The DriveWorksXpress and DriveWorks Solo Certifications are open to everyone. You can learn and get certified online anytime.




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Take your design automation knowledge further

TheDriveWorks Solo Certificationis available to anyone with a DriveWorks Solo licence, including the 30-day free trial.

The certification isa great way to get off to the best start with your DriveWorks Solodesign automationprojects.

Strengthen your DriveWorks Solo skills and push your DriveWorks projects further.

Complete the exam in less than 3 hours to learn more about design automation and add an extra certification to your CV.

Build on your DriveWorks knowledge and skills and become more successful with your own DriveWorks projects.

Try DriveWorks Solo free for 30 days download the trialand make the most of your 30 days by learning and getting certified.

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The certification is a DriveWorks project, created using DriveWorks Pro. It’s available online 24/7 and is easily accessible through the DriveWorks Community.

With access to the DriveWorks help file throughout and template projects ready to download, the certification project contains everything you need.

Some questions are multiple choice and some require you to find information within the projects you will create during the exam.

Once finished, hit submit and find out instantly whether you have passed or failed.

Once you have passed, you’ll receive a CDWS certificate with your name and you’ll have a new certification to add to your CV!

If you don’t pass, we will tell you the areas you need to improve on so you know where to focus your learning. You’ll be able to take the certification again in 24 hours.

How to Get Certified

The DriveWorks Solo Certification is a timed exam with questions covering multiple aspects of DriveWorks Solo functionality.

The Certification is free to take and can be completed by anyone with a DriveWorks Solo licence, including the 30-day free trial.

Log in to the DriveWorks Community. If you don’t have an account, it’s quick and easy to create one.

If you haven’t already had DriveWorks Solo training, go through the training manual and lessons first.

Take the timed exam with questions covering multiple aspects of DriveWorks Solo functionality.

Find out straight away if you’ve passed and get your CDWS certificate to prove your achievement.

You will have 3 hours to complete the exam. During the exam, you will complete a number of Tasks using DriveWorks Solo Project Templates that you will need to download. Instructions on how to download these are provided in the exam, just make sure you read through Introduction, Information and Template before you begin.

You will need SOLIDWORKS 2017 or later installed to complete the Certification. You will also need the latest version of DriveWorks Solo installed and licensed.

Download and Use DriveWorks Solo Free for 30 Days

Download a 30 Day Free Trial of DriveWorks Solo to see the functionality for yourself and follow our tips below to help you get the most out of your free trial.

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Learning Resources

Use the many resources we have available in the DriveWorks Community and online to help you become a CDWS or take your learning further.

Training Tutorial

Download the free Training Manual to learn how to use DriveWorks Solo step by step. There is also a training video for each lesson to make it even easier.

DriveWorks Community

Meet other users, share tips and tricks and find solutions in the DriveWorks Community. Get involved with the forums, watch how-to videos and download the training tutorial.


Head to the DriveWorks YouTube channel for an in-depth look at DriveWorks Solo with useful how-to videos and sample project walk through videos.


Join the DriveWorks Solo Getting Started and DriveWorks Solo Online Training webinars to learn more, ask questions and get up and running quickly.

Sample Projects

Learn about DriveWorks Solo by downloading the sample projects and picking them apart to discover how each one was constructed and what it can do. Each project comes with a useful walk through video and a PDF with the key facts.

Online Help File

The DriveWorks Help File is packed with valuable information so you can find answers to your questions and learn what’s possible, following best practices and picking up tips and tricks. The search function makes it really easy to find what you’re looking for.

Little Book of Rules

Filled with examples of the rules used to automate designs with DriveWorks and a guide to the syntax you can use. Buy the Little Book of Rules here or tell us what you have achieved with DriveWorks and well send you one for free.

ROI Calculator

Calculate ROI for DriveWorks Solo, based on automating one of your own products. It accounts for the cost of the software, the time it will take to implement and the savings that can be made and how soon you will benefit.

Take The DriveWorksXpress Certification

You might want to start your learning by completing the DriveWorksXpress Training & Certification.

DriveWorksXpress is a free design automation tool included in every license of SOLIDWORKS.

The DriveWorksXpress Training and Certification is a free certification for all engineering and design professionals, SOLIDWORKS users and students who have access to SOLIDWORKS.

Become a Certified DriveWorksXpress Associate in just 3 steps, in 3 hours. Gain new skills to add to your CV and start your design automation journey.