2. CSWPA-Sheet Metal

Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-Sheet Metal)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM)

Employers can be confident that an individual with this certification understands the set of SOLIDWORKS tools that aid in the design of sheet metal components.

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Note: The Sheet Metal exam in English requires the use of SOLIDWORKS 2011 or later. For now, all non-English versions of the test will still be the older Sheet Metal exam (2006 - 2010 version).

Recommended Training Courses

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials
  • Sheet Metal

Exam Length

  • 2011 Version (English): 90 minutes
  • 2006 - 2010 Version (Non-English): 2 hours

Minimum Passing grade


About the Exam

All candidates receive electronic certificates and a personal listing on the CSWP directory* when they pass. To show up in the directory, this option must be set in your online certification account.

Exam features hands-on challenges in many of these areas of SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal functionality:

  • Linear Edge Flange
  • Curved Edge Flange
  • Miter Flange
  • Closed Corner
  • Gauge Tables
  • Bending calculation options
  • Bend Allowance
  • Bend Deduction
  • K-Factor
  • Hem
  • Jog
  • Sketched Bend
  • Forming Tool
  • Unfold and Fold
  • Flatten

Note: Excel should be installed on the computer you are running SOLIDWORKS to ensure that your Gauge Table functionality works properly for the exam.

The following topics will also be included on the SOLIDWORKS 2011 version of the exam:

  • Convert to Sheet Metal Feature
  • Hem Improvements
  • Sheet Metal Cut List Properties

Re-test Policy

There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWPA-SM exam. Also, a CSWPA-SM exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

Take the Exam Sample CSWPA-SM Exam