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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal  


Sheet Metal teaches you how to build sheet metal parts using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Building standalone sheet metal parts, and converting conventional parts to sheet metal, including in assembly context, are covered.


It is recommended that delegates have attended:

Available Exams and Certifications

General Certifications:

  • CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate)
  • CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional)
  • CSWE (Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert)
  • CPPA (Certified PDM Professional Administrator)
  • CSDA (Certified Sustainable Design Associate)

Product Specific Certifications:

  • CSWPA – Sheet Metal
  • CSWPA – Weldments
  • CSWPA – Surfacing
  • CSWPA – Mold Tools
  • CSWPA – Drawing Tools


In-Class: R3,800.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3,000.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Certified Manual, Dataset CD


2 Days (08:30-16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal?

Convert SOLIDWORKS 3D models or imported CAD models directly to SOLIDWORKS sheet metal models and automatically input your own bend radius, thickness, and K-factor. Design around a group of parts in an assembly.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Basic Flange Features

  • What are Sheet Metal Parts?
  • Sheet Metal Methods
  • Unique Sheet Metal Items
  • Flange Method
  • Base Flange/Tab
  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Editing Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Sheet Metal Bend Features
  • Flat-Pattern Feature
  • Additional Flange Features
  • Edge Flanges
  • Editing the Flange Profile
  • Edge Flanges on Curved Edges
  • Miter Flanges
  • Hem Feature
  • Tab Features
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal
  • Summary of Flange Features

Working with the Flat Pattern

  • Working with the Flat Pattern
  • Flat Pattern Settings
  • Features for Manufacture
  • Corner-Trim Feature
  • Corners in the Formed State
  • Closed Corner
  • Corner Relief
  • Break Corner/Corner Trim
  • Producing the Flat Pattern
  • Sheet Metal Cut List Properties
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views
  • Flat Pattern View Properties
  • Drawing Document Properties
  • Sheet Metal Tables 
  • Cut List Properties as a Note
  • Exporting the Flat Pattern

Additional Sheet Metal Techniques

  • Additional Sheet Metal Methods
  • Designing from the Flat
  • Sketched Bend Feature
  • Jog Feature
  • Adding Features in an Unfolded State
  • Unfold and Fold
  • Swept Flange
  • Swept Flange Flat Pattern Options
  • Lofted Bends
  • Lofted Bends in the Design Library

Converting to Sheet Metal

  • Sheet Metal Conversion
  • Insert Bends Method
  • Imported Geometry to Sheet Metal
  • Adding Rips
  • Insert Bends
  • Making Changes
  • Welded Corner
  • Converting Cones and Cylinders
  • Convert to Sheet Metal

Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

  • Multibody Sheet Metal Parts
  • Multibodies with Base Flange
  • Sheet Metal Parameters for Multibodies
  • Cut List Item Properties for Multibodies
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views for Multibodies
  • Cut List Balloon Annotations
  • Exporting to DXF/DWGs with Multibodies
  • Convert with Multibodies
  • Hiding and Showing Bodies
  • Using Split with Sheet Metal Parts
  • Patterning for Multibodies
  • Using Edge Flanges to Merge Bodies
  • Interfering Bodies
  • Combining Sheet Metal with Other Bodies

Forming Tools and Gussets

  • Sheet Metal Forming Tools
  • Standard Forming Tools
  • Form Tool Features in the Flat 
  • Part Document Properties
  • Custom Form Tools
  • Split Line
  • Forming Tool
  • Form Tools in Drawings
  • Sheet Metal Gusset

Additional Sheet Metal Functions

  • Additional Sheet Metal Functions
  • Cross-Breaks
  • Vent Features
  • Mirror Part
  • Process Plans
  • Sheet Metal Costing
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