SOLIDWORKS Metal Fabrication

The instructor-led SOLIDWORKS Metal Fabrication training course focuses on developing skills in sheet metal and weldments.

IN-PERSON: Attend the course at one of our campuses for an unforgettable learning experience! Find the campus closest to you and pick a date that fits your schedule perfectly.

Participants will learn how to create complex sheet metal parts, work with different thicknesses and materials, and utilize weldment tools to create structural frames.

The course includes hands-on exercises and projects to reinforce the concepts and techniques presented. By the end of the course, participants will have developed proficiency in sheet metal, enabling them to efficiently design complex parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS.


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This Metal Fabrication course uses real-world case studies to illustrate processes, teaching you everything you need to know for creating parametric models of parts and assemblies.

  • The Metal Fabrication course comprises of 15 modules covering topics such as Sheet Metal and Weldments.
  • A digital handbook is supplied to the participants to support their learning and serve as reference material.
  • The lecturers are experienced SOLIDWORKS trainers and experts in their field, providing high-quality instruction and support.
  • This course prepares participants for 2 CSWPA exams, which includes CSWPA Sheet Metal, and CSWPA-Weldments.
  • The Sheet Metal module covers essential topics such as base features, flanges, bends, and forming tools, and teaches participants how to create complex sheet metal parts and assemblies.
  • The Weldments module focuses on utilizing weldment tools to create structural frames, custom profiles, and 3D sketching, and covers different weldment profiles and end treatments.

Hands-on exercises and projects are included in each module to reinforce the concepts and techniques presented.

Sheet Metal:

Module 1: Basic Flange Features

Module 2: Working with the Flat Pattern

Module 3: Standardizing Sheet Metal Designs

Module 4: Additional Sheet Metal Techniques

Module 5: Converting to Sheet Metal

Module 6: Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

Module 7: Forming Tools and Gussets

Module 8: Additional Sheet Metal Functions


Module 1: Weldment Features

Module 2: Working with Weldments

Module 3: Configuring and Detailing Weldments

Module 4: Working with Bent Structural Members

Module 5: Introduction to Structure System

Module 6: Working with Structure System

Module 7: Defining and Inserting Connection Elements

Total Duration: 4 days – Modules: 15


  • Mechanical design experience.
  • Completed the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.
  • Experience with the Windows® operating system.

System Requirements

SOLIDWORKS Version: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
CPU: 64-bit; Intel or AMD
RAM: 16 GB or more
GPU: Certified cards and drivers (SOLIDWORKS Hardware Support)
Storage Drives: SSD drives are recommended for optimal performance

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