SheetMetal Solutions

Effortlessly design sheet metal for bending

Bring SOLIDWORKS sheet metal functionality to the next level. Simplified design, automated calculations, flawless unfolding of complex parts, easy data transfer to CAM, and much more.

SheetMetalWorks from SPI

Professional-grade CAD software for sheet metal workers and service providers.

From automatic design checks to cost calculations,  from the import of non-native data to the export to CAM and CNC, SheetMetalWorks has got you covered.

Optimal handling of non-native data

Easily fix errors without having to modify the model.

Improved sheet metal design

Specialized commands and exact calculations.

Automatic manufacturability checks

Eliminate the need for costly practice parts.

Manufacturing-ready flat pattern

Containing all the necessary manufacturing information.

Numerous CAM Interfaces

For TRUMPF, WiCAM, Bystronic, LVD, and more.

Easy transfer to CNC programs

e.g., TruTops, PNBend, Stream Bend, CADMAN B.

Built-in time and cost calculations

Rule-based estimates at the press of a button.

All common export formats

Includes DXF, GEO, STEP, and WiCAM-XML.

A streamlined process chain from the idea to the finished product


Non-native data


Learning tool recognition


Unfolding assemblies


Bend reliefs


Manufacturing information


Data output formats

Simplified sheet metal design

Reduce errors and save as much as 80% of the design time.

SheetMetalWorks provides automatic corner reliefs, numerous formulas for calculating shortening in the bending zones, optimal handling of multi-body parts, editable material and tool management, and more.

Manufacturing-ready flat pattern

100% ready for fabrication. No reworking, no practice parts.

The superior SPI unfolding algorithm takes into account not only the material and sheet thickness but also your laser, punching and bending machines. Accurately unfold even freeform surfaces, transitions, and curved surfaces.

Easy data transfer to CAM and CNC

Seamlessly connect your design and fabrication.

Manufacturing interfaces and corresponding output formats for a wide range of CAM applications and CNC machines.
Precise, error-free, fast, and cost-effective.


The software has become indispensable for us.

Without SPI SheetMetalWorks, we would not be able to handle certain components and therefore could not produce them at all.

Alen Ljuhar, Ronge Profil

In a sense, SPI delivers us 5D data.

It includes the complete process information. First, the 2D pattern for laser cutting and punching, including tool information. And, at the same time, also a flawless 3D STEP file that is adapted to the respective machine for offline bend programming.

Tobias Höhnlein, Bader Holding

In hindsight, I would choose the SPI solution again, just earlier.

I have absolute confidence in the North German professionals, who have accompanied our project as a process consultant for many years.

Bernd Flatzek, Keller Lufttechnik


SPI SheetMetalWorks is used everywhere where precise unfolding is required.

Our customers include sheet metal fabricators, facade builders, manufacturers of enclosures and housings, ventilation equipment providers, vehicle manufacturers, mechanical and industrial engineers, as well as specialists of many other industries.

Do I need SOLIDWORKS to use the software?

Yes. SheetMetalWorks requires the corresponding version of registered SOLIDWORKS software, e.g., SOLIDWORKS 2019 for SheetMetalWorks 2019.

Can I receive a training to help me to get started?

But of course! When you purchase our software, we offer you an online or in-person training that is custom-tailored to your needs. We will show you how to make the most out of SheetMetalWorks in your sheet metal process chain.

Is software support available?

Our support customers enjoy email and phone support in English and German, as well as remote maintenance via TeamViewer.

Can I import my own shortening values?

Yes, you can. We offer data import from TruTops Classic and TruTops Boost as well as Excel-based import from other software.

Ready to get started?

Order a free trial of SPI SheetMetalWorks!

Order free trial

We offer you the opportunity to test SPI SheetMetalWorks for two weeks. Before you receive your access data for downloading the trial, we kindly ask you to register.

Please note: the trial version requires registered SOLIDWORKS software, for example, SheetMetalWorks 2019 requires SOLIDWORKS 2019.

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