CSWPA-Sheet Metal Exam

The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Sheet Metal exam shows that an individual has successfully passed a skills test that demonstrates their ability to use the sheet metal tools inside of SOLIDWORKS.

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.

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

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

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Sample Exam: CSWPA – Sheet Metal Exam Guide & Practice Test

Exam Length: 2 Hours

Minimum Passing Grade: 75%

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.

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

All candidates receive electronic certificates and a personal listing on the CSWP directory* when they pass.

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