I am getting the wrong mass for the second part of the test. I am about 6 grams off, so it is a small error. Also, the mass is still only 6 grams off after changing the global variables, so whatever the error is it is not affected by the global variable dimensions. I attached my part as well as the CSWP practice exam. I am taking the real exam tomorrow so help would be very much appreciated!


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Last comment By: Kevin Chandler   Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:27:28 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Hello,

 

For practice and during the exam, create a drawing and add the relevant dimensions to see where things

are at.

 

The time spent will be easily recovered come review time as you won't have to open features, sketches, equations, etc (all one at a time) and remember all of the values to see if you're on the wrong path.

 

Kevin

By: Kevin Chandler  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:10:57 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

The way you created Sketch15 is...  well, I can't say.

 

I'm sorry, if you have 3 questions in one day about the practice exam, I don't think you're ready for the real thing.

By: Josh Brady  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:20:14 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Thank you, that will definitely be helpful during the exam!

By: Amanda Haines  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:29:54 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

I don't really have a choice, it is my final exam for a course I'm taking. I realize I am not as prepared as I could be but considering I just started learning SolidWorks 4 months ago (and easily got a 240/240 on my CSWA), I'm doing my best for this.

 

I would work on being a little less condescending. I can't say your answer was very helpful, so no need to post it.

By: Amanda Haines  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:33:32 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Another great trick is to name your dimensions or use global variables and link your dimensions to them.. then you can use the equations interface to make sure all your changed dimensions really are what they need to be.

 

Good luck!

By: Nadia Shea  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:54:30 GMT
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Hi Amanda,

 

Two contradicting comments..... "I realize I am not as prepared as I could be" and "I'm doing my best for this."

 

If Josh has indicated that your Sketch15 needs attention, then I've no doubt that it does, and therefore he has indeed helped you has he not?

 

All the best with your exam

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:25:05 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Amanda Haines wrote:

 

I don't really have a choice, it is my final exam for a course I'm taking. I realize I am not as prepared as I could be but considering I just started learning SolidWorks 4 months ago (and easily got a 240/240 on my CSWA), I'm doing my best for this.

 

I would work on being a little less condescending. I can't say your answer was very helpful, so no need to post it.

Sorry, fix Sketch15.  Your problem is there.  Good luck tomorrow.

By: Josh Brady  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:35:04 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Yes, you are right that comment was a bit helpful. I definitely knew that wasn't the best way to do it while creating the part, and I have learned how it should be done through some tutorials. So I will retract my "not at all helpful" statement. However, I'll stick to the part about learning to be a bit less condescending. Forums are meant to help each other out And learning to not be condescending is just a good life skill in general.

 

And I wouldn't say those comments are contradicting. As I said, I just started learning SolidWorks 4 months ago as one of my 6 courses. So despite doing my best I could still be more prepared but, unfortunately, just don't have the time to do that.

 

Hopefully all goes well tomorrow but I'll just keep working and what happens is what happens.

By: Amanda Haines  Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:50:23 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Haha, I'm not sure where your spoon airplane comment went but honestly thank you for replacing it with this one, I appreciate it. Obviously you are one of the more experienced people on this forum, but it would be nice if you were a little kinder about those of us who are just trying to learn (or if we terribly frustrate you just ignore us). My teacher refuses to help us outside of class and doesn't exactly care if we are learning anything, so I was just searching for some outside help. I am just trying to learn and comments like your spoon one are quite discouraging for seeking help in the future.

 

But thank you for changing your response. And as I said to Dave, I do retract my "not at all helpful" statement. I knew I hadn't done that part right at all, but was clearly struggling with by offsets there.

By: Amanda Haines  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:52:41 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Sorry, the airplane thing was out of line.  I'm sorry I wasn't quick enough to delete it.

By: Josh Brady  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:53:16 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

As Josh has already mentioned, your sketch 15 is the issue. If you looking closely, the arc is not tangent to the two lines and hence the issue. Seems like you've extended the arc to match up with the two line

 

By: Deepak Gupta  Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:16:43 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

I took the exam yesterday and passed. Not with a ton of spare room for mistakes, but I'm still very happy with the results. Thanks for the help everyone!

By: Amanda Haines  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:10:01 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Amanda Haines wrote:

 

I took the exam yesterday and passed. Not with a ton of spare room for mistakes, but I'm still very happy with the results. Thanks for the help everyone!

 

Congratulations....... well done!

 

Dave.

By: Dave Bear  Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:34:53 GMT
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Well done Amanda.... 

By: Anna Wood  Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:56:38 GMT
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Welcome to the club.....

By: David Matula  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:31:05 GMT
Re: CSWP practice part incorrect mass, help with finding error.

Amanda Haines wrote:

 

I took the exam yesterday and passed. Not with a ton of spare room for mistakes, but I'm still very happy with the results. Thanks for the help everyone!

Exceptional!

Any plans on the next cert?

By: Kevin Chandler  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:27:28 GMT
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