The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools.
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: A new version of the Sheet Metal exam in English has been released and 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).
Exam Length: 2011 Version (English): 90 minutes
2006 - 2010 Version (Non-English): 2 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 75%
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWPA-SM exam. Also, a CSWPA-SM exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.
All candidates receive electronic certificates and a personal listing on the CSWP directory* when they pass.
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
- Sketched Bend
- Forming Tool
- Unfold and Fold
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
*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory.
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